Master of Business Administration (MBA)

    • Full or part time
      Full time , Part time & Online distance learning available
    • Course fees
    • Course Disciplines
      Business & Management - Other
    • Course Start
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    • Course Duration
      1 year of full-time study or up to 5 years of part-time study
    • MBA Program Type

    Course Description

    Massey University’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) is unique in New Zealand – the only MBA with specialisations and that is available to study as a full-time or online option.

    A good fit if you:

    • Have three or more years full-time work experience and would like to progress into leadership and management roles
    • Would like to study online at your own pace (Online MBA), or
    • Would like to complete an MBA with minimal career disruption

    What is it like?

    The Massey University Master of Business Administration (MBA) gives you the unique ability to choose when and where you study.

    One-year full-time or distance options

    We offer options to gain a MBA by studying full-time for a year, or studying completely by distance (online study) over a longer period. This means this degree can be completed by those working in regional New Zealand or living outside of New Zealand.

    Take the next step of your career, sooner

    The shorter time of the degree means that you will be able to go back to your career more quickly. This means you won’t be overlooked when there are opportunities to grow and you’ll move faster into a corporate career.

    Specialisations that give you a point of difference

    Another unique aspect to Massey University’s MBA is the ability to specialise. You can choose between Business Sustainability, Digital Transformation or International Marketing and graduate with these as your key focus. These specialisations focus on topics relevant to today’s business challenges. You will not only gain critical knowledge but it will give your qualification a clear differentiation from non-specialised MBAs.

    We recommend that you choose a specialisation after you have started your study, to enable you to experience the different subjects and decide which interests you most.

    You may also complete the qualification without a specialisation should you choose. 

    Take less time off work

    If you choose to study the MBA full-time, you will be able to complete the qualification in one year. This means you have a chance to get a major upgrade to your career with minimal absence from work.

    Full support for your study

    This programme is an intense interaction MBA with scheduled sessions, mentors and full support. Regardless of whether you are studying on-campus or online, learning is active, not passive. The online option gives you the flexibility to manage your workload, but with scheduled interaction sessions and on-call support you will be expected to work at the same level as any other postgraduate degree.

    A flexible programme

    A unique flexibility for our online students is the option to choose to complete some modules on-campus in Auckland. This is unique to the Massey programme.

    Learn key skills and apply them to the real world

    The Massey MBA focuses on giving you the skills to lead with integrity. You will develop your strategic thinking skills, problem analysis and solving, technology and cultural competencies.

    Your learning will draw from the most recent research, but also from business practitioners who will be presenting, mentoring and creating real-world assignments. The full-time MBA offers a work experience opportunity in a New Zealand firm, or an overseas firm with a New Zealand presence.

    Leading the way in New Zealand online

    If you choose to study this MBA via distance, you’ll be part of a unique partnership with global online learning experts Wiley. Massey is the only partner with Wiley in New Zealand. For 200 years Wiley has been helping people like you develop the skills and knowledge they need to succeed.

    Gain from our experience

    The Massey Business School is one of the country’s leading and largest business schools and is AACSB accredited. We have the longest-running MBA programme in New Zealand.

    Massey University’s business and management studies rank in the top 250 by QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) rankings. We are also ranked in the top 150 universities worldwide for business administration programmes by the ShanghaiRanking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects.

    You will learn from well-respected academics and business experts, gaining an international perspective.

    Level up your study

    Note that this MBA programme is at quite a different level to undergraduate study. Whichever MBA delivery you choose (online or full-time) it will involve full-immersion study and group learning both within the University and in the workplace.

    Our suite of MBA programmes

    Massey offers three different options for those who wish to study towards an MBA.

    Executive MBA

    For students with significant work and management experience (7+ years full-time, with three of those in management). It is for those currently working full-time and involves regular weekend sessions. Teaching is face-to-face, located in Auckland. Suitable for domestic students.

    Full-Time MBA

    For students with 3+ years full-time work experience. One year of face-to-face sessions which take place on a Tuesday-Thursday in Auckland. Suitable for international and domestic students.

    Online MBA

    For students with 3+ years full-time work experience. This is a fully-online programme, which involves intense small-group and one-on-one interaction with tutors, mentors and students. Suitable for international and domestic students.


    No matter which industry you are in, the Master of Business Administration can help you progress into leadership and management roles faster. As an adept, globally competent graduate you can join local as well as international firms, non-profit organisations, government entities and more. It will give you the edge when applying for management and leadership positions.

    Visit the Master of Business Administration (MBA) page on the Massey University web site for more details!

    Entry Requirements

    Admission to the degree of Master of Business Administration requires that the candidate will:

    - meet the University admission requirements as specified; and
    - have been awarded or qualified for a relevant Bachelor’s degree, having achieved at least a B- grade average in the highest level courses, or equivalent; and
    - have completed at least three years of relevant postgraduate practical experience; and
    - have been selected into the programme on the basis of selection process which may include a written application, referees reports and practical exercises.

    Course Fees

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