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Take your career to the next level. Gain in-depth specialist business skills that will help give you the skills to move up the hierarchy in your career. Read more

Take your career to the next level

Gain in-depth specialist business skills that will help give you the skills to move up the hierarchy in your career.

In Massey University’s Master of Business Studies you will combine study of advanced theory with research in a specialised field of business to give you a career advantage. 

A Master of Business Studies will give you the skills you need to progress your career, or continue to further study.

Learn from leading business experts

The Massey Business School is one of the country’s leading and largest business schools - it is ranked among the top two per cent of business schools globally and is AACSB accredited. 

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 on the major that you choose.

Complete in a shorter time

This master’s qualification offers the same rigorous and prestigious programme as other master’s degrees, yet can be completed in only three semesters (180 credits), or one and half years.

What will you learn?

A master’s is a rigorous, challenging, rewarding and exciting programme of study. Your study will focus on your chosen major, but help you put this speciality into the context of other business disciplines - reflecting the reality of today’s business environment.

To succeed at a senior level in business, or academia, you must be able to communicate your work and findings effectively.

The Master of Business Studies programme will develop your oral and written communication skills to the level expected of senior business leaders.

You will learn the processes and disciplines involved in high-level in-depth research and how to apply them to business. As part of your study you will complete and present a comprehensive written report on an independent research topic.

Relevant learning

Massey’s programmes are research-led. The Master of Business Studies not only draws on the latest business research but also has a focus on real-world learning. We utilise our relationships with industry and help you draw on experience you may have to give your learning context and relevance to the real world.

Flexibility of study

The MBS offers a flexible study plan comprising of subject specialisation courses and research-focused courses.

Why postgraduate study?

Postgraduate study is hard work but hugely rewarding and empowering. The workload of the Master of Business Studies replicates the high-pressure environment of senior workplace roles and high-level research. Our experts are there to guide but if you have come from undergraduate study, you will find that postgraduate study demands more in-depth and independent study.

Not just more of the same

Postgraduate study is not just ‘more of the same’ undergraduate study. It takes you to a new level in knowledge and expertise especially in planning and undertaking research.



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Waikato's Master of Digital Business is unique in New Zealand, as it provides a strong focus on digital technology from a management perspective. Read more

Waikato's Master of Digital Business is unique in New Zealand, as it provides a strong focus on digital technology from a management perspective. If you're keen to pursue a career as a tech-savvy manager, this pioneering programme will bring you bang up-to-date with the theory and practice of e-commerce and digital business.

You'll gain advanced skills in how the latest digital technologies are revolutionising business operations and changing the way we interact with customers and suppliers across most industries. For example, even agriculture is now a hotbed of digital innovation, as geospatial data can link what we buy from the supermarket to specific paddocks, trees or vines.

Our students get hands-on exposure to contemporary business technologies, and gain key management skills in leading digital transformation strategies for organisations. You'll also have the opportunity to do an industry internship over summer.

In this degree, you'll explore topics such as cloud computing, big data, mobile computing, beacon technology, gamification, social media, business intelligence, real-time analytics, global marketing, IT consumerisation, location-based services, supply chain integration, automated logistics, e-government business services, and virtual team communication.

In a society that has an obsession with all things smart and mobile, industries and businesses that fail to keep pace with these new technologies will become increasingly irrelevant.

Students can attend face-to-face classes on campus in Hamilton, or choose to study online from anywhere in New Zealand.

Professional stream

If you’d like to gain practical knowledge of digital business and prepare for a professional career, this stream is for you.

It includes an industry internship (8-13 weeks over summer) working on real projects at an organisation of your choice, either in New Zealand or overseas. This is designed to kick-start your career by gaining hands-on experience, and help solidify your knowledge base.

You'll also complete an applied research project investigating a problem or opportunity related to digital business.

It's possible to study the Professional stream completely online if you wish – ideal for people who are working full-time. All interactions with staff and students will take place online.

Research stream

Conduct in-depth research into a specialist area of digital business that you're truly passionate about.

This stream may be the best option for you if you're interested in further academic study, such as a PhD, or a possible future research career. You'll get to grips with the latest research and gain expertise in how digital technologies can be applied in a business context.

Waikato has an international reputation

You'll be studying at Waikato Management School, a Triple Crown international business school accredited by EQUIS, AMBA and AACSB since 2005. This is a global benchmark of excellence in teaching and research, achieved by less than 1% of the world's business schools.

Waikato is ranked in the world's top 250 universities for the teaching of Business & Management Studies by the prestigious QS World University Subject Rankings 2017.

And in the Eduniversal Best Masters Rankings 2017, our Master of Digital Business is ranked 41st globally and 1st in New Zealand for Best Master's in E-Business and Digital Marketing.

Career opportunities

  • Digital business manager
  • Business analyst
  • Project manager
  • Systems developer
  • Web systems manager
  • User experience manager
  • Digital marketing specialist
  • Product architect


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Foster the pathway of knowledge to strength, independence and growth for future generations. The Master of Māori and Indigenous Business (MMAIBus) is an online, part-time masters degree designed to equip you with the dynamic business expertise to lead and manage a Māori or Indigenous business. Read more

Foster the pathway of knowledge to strength, independence and growth for future generations.

The Master of Māori and Indigenous Business (MMAIBus) is an online, part-time masters degree designed to equip you with the dynamic business expertise to lead and manage a Māori or Indigenous business.

The burgeoning Māori economy needs skilled business graduates to drive sustainable local, national and international growth - and this highly practical degree will set you up to be at the forefront of Māori or Indigenous-led enterprises.

This three-year course is aimed at those who wish to advance their professional career and move into a senior leadership/management role. It's also ideal for anyone who wants to start their own entrepreneurial business.

The course is designed to maximise the impact of Māori on New Zealand's economic development and wellbeing.

You'll gain the knowledge, skills and confidence to develop executable business strategies and make better business decisions, enriched by an understanding of Māori cultural values and Indigenous approaches to business.

Course content

The course consists of 12 core papers covering topics such as the Māori economy; process and project management; marketing; innovation and entrepreneurship; finance and accounting; people management; and international business.

Each paper is a 10-week block of study, and you'll normally complete four papers a year (40 weeks) for three years.

Students will analyse real-life case studies of Māori businesses, and engage with a wide range of Māori and Indigenous business leaders.

You'll also learn about the importance of ethical business practices and Māori values in contributing to sustainability, improved stewardship of taonga (treasures), community wellbeing, and tikanga Māori (Māori culture).

Towards the end of the course, you'll complete a capstone project investigating a real-world business issue, and undertake an advanced social enterprise project.

Online learning - when and where it suits you

This programme is delivered as an online partnership between six New Zealand universities, providing you with access to some of the country's leading business academics and practitioners.

Partners include the University of Auckland, Auckland University of Technology, Massey University, University of Otago, Victoria University of Wellington, and the University of Waikato.

Students can enrol with the preferred university of their own choice - whether that's in your home region or further afield.

All classes are taught online, allowing you to complete the work when and where it suits you, through a combination of individual learning and online group activities. There will be webinars, videos, class discussions, readings, interactive tasks and weekly tutorials.

At the University of Waikato, our classes will be jointly delivered by http://www.management.ac.nz" target="_blank">Waikato Management School and the Faculty of Māori and Indigenous Studies.

Kaupapa Māori teaching and learning

The teaching and learning style is kaupapa Māori, and is designed to support students' academic and business success.

To get you started, the programme kicks off with a two-day wānanga to connect you with your national community of MMAIBus staff and students. Support services will be explained to you during the wānanga.

Students will also have opportunities to meet face-to-face with staff and other students at their nearest university every week, to facilitate group activities and support whakawhanaungatanga.

This will help you to build and connect with a large network of future Māori business leaders across the country.

The course content has evolved from consultation with iwi, hapū and whānau, government, senior Māori academics, and community and corporate leaders.

Career opportunities

  • Business owner
  • General manager
  • Management consultant
  • CEO of not-for-profit community enterprise


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This one-year masters degree provides a truly transformative business education that will take your career to new heights. The MBM will give you a comprehensive understanding of the fast-paced global business environment, and prepare you to take on a wide range of management and leadership roles. Read more

This one-year masters degree provides a truly transformative business education that will take your career to new heights.

The MBM will give you a comprehensive understanding of the fast-paced global business environment, and prepare you to take on a wide range of management and leadership roles.

It's designed for graduates of any bachelor's degree – from arts and engineering to teaching and social sciences – who wish to expand their career prospects and increase their earning potential. Previous business experience is not required.

Over 12 months, you'll hone your skills in all aspects of business: planning for strategic growth, marketing, digital business, economics, financial analysis, human resources, global business, supply chain management, design thinking and innovation, and commercial law.

You'll also develop strong communication and problem solving skills; gain the ability to undertake business research and analyse data, question ideas and findings; and build the confidence to lead teams and manage organisational change.

Practical business learning

Throughout the MBM degree, you'll become aware of your own abilities as a future business leader or entrepreneur. Your learning experience is designed to be practical, challenging, and inspiring.

You'll work in teams to develop ideas for a start-up business, and then pitch your business plan to a group of senior executives.

Students also undertake a one-month internship at a local business, while completing an Action Learning Project that delivers real value to the company. We organise all internships on your behalf, across a wide range of industries.

Learning is through classroom lectures, analysing case studies, practical group assignments, video, social media, creative problem solving and reflective learning.

Waikato has an international reputation

Study this degree at Waikato Management School, a Triple Crown international business school accredited by EQUIS, AMBA and AACSB since 2005. This is a global benchmark of excellence in teaching and research, achieved by less than 1% of the world's business schools.

You can start the MBM programme in either March or November.

Cultural experience

Waikato Management School has a vibrant student culture and provides a supportive learning environment, with ready access to mentors who have graduated from the MBM.

Working with other students from diverse cultural backgrounds will help you establish a strong network of local and international business contacts.

Throughout the course, you’ll be invited to take part in many fun social and cultural activities to help you bond with your classmates – such as hiking up a mountain for the day! 



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The Master of Business Administration (Otago MBA) degree is an intensive two phase programme. Phase One comprises nine months of on-campus study of core papers. Read more
The Master of Business Administration (Otago MBA) degree is an intensive two phase programme. Phase One comprises nine months of on-campus study of core papers. This is followed by a highly flexible Phase Two of electives, international exchange or online distance learning, plus a business project. Phase Two can range between six to twelve months.

The programme takes on a strong global perspective. Together with the diversity of our classes and opportunities for international exchange to renowned universities worldwide, we prepare students for success in the highly competitive global economy. Our comprehensive MBA programme also goes well beyond the academic syllabus to include career development guidance, practical experience and networking activities.

Lecturers on the Otago MBA programme are drawn from three areas - the University, other reputable global business schools, and consultants or business practitioners. They are carefully selected for both academic excellence and strong practical experience in running successful businesses. The small class size ensures a large degree of personal mentoring and guidance from staff.

The style of learning is highly interactive, and participants learn as much from one another as from the course leader or facilitator. Students are assigned to teams, which reflect the diversity of professional and educational backgrounds, demographics and work style preferences. These teams work together on projects, presentations, and assignments to apply business knowledge learned in academic class in real live settings, as well as hone skills such as time management, conflict resolution and problem solving.

Information for New Applicants

The course commences each year in early April. Student applications are processed as they are received on a rolling basis, and we will endeavour to complete the application process within a month. As class size is small and seats are limited, applicants are advised to submit their application early to secure their place.

Start your application by completing the ‘Register your Interest’ form on the Otago MBA website or contact the MBA Admissions Manager, Susan Steer on 479 4514 or email

International students are reminded to allow sufficient time to make travel arrangements and visa application if required. Also, the full time Otago MBA requires a minimum Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) score as part of the entry requirement and students need to plan for this if they have not already done so.

Structure of the Programme

The programme of study consists of compulsory papers from Phase 1 (the core) together with a choice of a business project, or a selection from a list of elective papers, or papers from an approved international exchange partner. The core papers, the business project, and the elective papers are set out in the MBA Schedule. Papers to be taken through international exchange must be approved by the Director of Executive Programmes in Business. One BMBA 500-level paper not listed in the schedule may be substituted for another BMBA 500-level paper, with the approval of the Director of Executive Programmes in Business.
A candidate must normally pass all papers from Phase 1 before proceeding to Phase 2.

Note: A Candidate who enters the programme from the Diploma in Business Administration programme may be permitted to take one or more papers from Phase 2 before completing all papers in Phase 1.

A candidate with insufficient grounding in Accounting, Mathematics and the use of computers may be required either:
-To attend short programmes of instruction.
-To carry out prescribed reading and study..
-A formal examination may be required.

Before commencing the investigation undertaken for the purposes of the project report, a candidate shall seek the approval of the Director of Executive Programmes in Business for the topic, the supervisor(s) and the proposed course of the investigation.

A candidate may not present a project report which has previously been accepted for another degree. Phase 1 of the MBA programme may be undertaken on-campus or by distance learning.

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The Waikato Master of Business Administration (MBA) is a life-changing two-part programme; custom-made with input from New Zealand business leaders. Read more

The Waikato Master of Business Administration (MBA) is a life-changing two-part programme; custom-made with input from New Zealand business leaders. It's designed to propel you into senior leadership roles such as general manager or chief executive officer.

You'll gain expertise in best business practices, and learn how to implement value creation strategies that can radically transform organisations and the people within them.

The Waikato MBA puts a strong focus on leadership development, as well as general management skills. One of the highlights is an international study tour, where you'll learn first-hand about doing business in other countries.

You'll be taught by top lecturers with international teaching experience. They are also sought-after business consultants and active researchers, with links to some of the world's leading companies.

Our students enjoy inspiring presentations from guest speakers in industry, and go on field trips to visit successful local businesses.

Flexible part-time study options

Enjoy the freedom to study part-time while you work, with classes offered in Hamilton, Tauranga, or the Waikato-Tainui College for Research and Development in Hopuhopu, Ngaruawahia.

Classes start in February, March or April, depending on which option you choose.

Waikato has an international reputation

The Waikato MBA is internationally accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA), confirming this is a world-class qualification that offers high-quality teaching and content.

You'll study at Waikato Management School, which has held Triple Crown Accreditation from EQUIS, AACSB and AMBA since 2005. This is a global benchmark of excellence in teaching and research, achieved by less than 1% of the world's business schools.

The Waikato MBA was awarded Tier One Status in the CEO Global MBA Rankings 2017.

International study tour

One of the most popular highlights of the Waikato MBA is an international study tour, with 9-12 days of industry visits and cultural sight-seeing. This provides an opportunity  for you to learn first-hand about doing business in different cultures, and see how global theories work in practice.

Not only will you visit successful blue-chip international companies to see how they are run, but you'll also get to talk to their leaders.

You'll meet New Zealanders doing business offshore, representatives from New Zealand Trade and Enterprise, attend networking events with MBA participants from the host country, and engage with senior economic commentators.

Finally, you'll attend a series of seminars focused on the economies of the countries you visit. Read more about the International Study Tour.



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The Master of Applied Management is aimed at management practitioners and recent graduates (domestic and international) wishing to undertake an advanced programme of study in order to prepare for further study or to assist with obtaining a more senior position. Read more

Course Outline

The Master of Applied Management is aimed at management practitioners and recent graduates (domestic and international) wishing to undertake an advanced programme of study in order to prepare for further study or to assist with obtaining a more senior position. Public and private sector organisations employing graduates of the Master of Applied Management will benefit from the advanced knowledge and capabilities (including analytical, managerial and research) that the graduates have acquired during their programme of study.

Course Content

Master of Applied Management students will undertake a coherent programme of 180 credits approved by the Programme Manager and will follow one of two pathways.

The first pathway is designed for students who want to undertake more course work and consists of four compulsory components:

Compulsory Papers

- MGT801 Management Practice (15 credits)
- MGT802 Researching Management Issues and Trends (15 credits)
- MGT803 Research Proposal (15 credits)
- MGT901 Research Project (45 credits)

and an approved selection of papers worth at least 90 credits from the following list (each paper worth 15 credits, except for 810):

Electives

- MGT810 Applied Project (30 credits)
- MGT811 Business Analysis
- MGT812 Globalisation and International Management
- MGT813 Project Management and Governance
- MGT814 Strategic Management
- MGT815 Strategic Marketing
- MGT816 Special Topic
- MGT821 Business Communications
- MGT822 Business Entrepreneurship and Innovation
- MGT823 Business Finance
- MGT824 Business Human Resources
- MGT825 Business Marketing
- MGT826 Business Planning

The second pathway is designed for students who want to undertake a more substantial research project and consists of four compulsory components:

Compulsory Papers

- MGT801 Management Practice (15 credits)
- MGT802 Researching Management Issues and Trends (15 credits)
- MGT803 Research Proposal (15 credits)
- MGT902 Thesis (90 credits)

and an approved selection of papers worth at least 45 credits from the following list (each paper worth 15 credits, except for 810):

Electives

- MGT810 Applied Project (30 credits)
- MGT811 Business Analysis
- MGT812 Globalisation and International Management
- MGT813 Project Management and Governance
- MGT814 Strategic Management
- MGT815 Strategic Marketing
- MGT816 Special Topic
- MGT821 Business Communications
- MGT822 Business Entrepreneurship and Innovation
- MGT823 Business Finance
- MGT824 Business Human Resources
- MGT825 Business Marketing
- MGT826 Business Planning

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With more and more data being captured, there is growing need for people with the skills to manage large data collections, and make use of them through a range of data analysis techniques. Read more
With more and more data being captured, there is growing need for people with the skills to manage large data collections, and make use of them through a range of data analysis techniques. It has been said that “data is the raw material of the 21st century”.

The Master of Business Data Science (MBusDataSc) is an interdisciplinary programme that encompasses understanding how data can be used in a business context, how large data sets can be managed, and how data can be analysed. The programme will also develop students’ skills in data analysis techniques and computing.

Graduates of the MBusDataSc will have advanced knowledge in areas including: understanding of opportunities for applying data analysis in business, awareness of ethical and privacy issues and mitigation approaches, understanding of technologies for managing large data sets and the ability to select and apply appropriate technologies, and an understanding of different techniques for analysing data and the ability to select and apply appropriate techniques.

The programme can be completed in a 12 month period.

Programme Requirements

-BSNS 401 The Environment of Business and Economics (20 points)
-COSC 430 Advanced Database Topics (20 points)
-INFO 408 Management of Large Scale Data (20 points)
-INFO 411 Machine Learning and Data Mining (20 points)
-INFO 420 Statistical Techniques for Data Science (20 points)
-INFO 424 Adaptive Business Intelligence (20 points)
-MART 448 Advanced Business Analytics (20 points)

Plus one of the following project papers:
-BSNS 501 Applied Project or BSNS 580 Research Project (40 points)

Structure of the Programme

-A candidate may be exempted from some of the required papers on the basis of previous study. Alternative papers will be required at an equivalent level of study.
-A candidate shall, before commencing the investigation to be described in the applied or research project, secure the approval of the Head of the Department concerned for the topic, the supervisor(s) and the proposed course of the investigation.
-A candidate may not present a project report which has previously been accepted for another degree.
-A candidate must pass both the papers and the project components.

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A unique degree. A unique collaboration between six New Zealand universities, this degree is tailored to help you gain the skills and knowledge to lead the burgeoning Maori economy. Read more

A unique degree

A unique collaboration between six New Zealand universities, this degree is tailored to help you gain the skills and knowledge to lead the burgeoning Maori economy.

The Master of Māori and Indigenous Business (MMAIBus) is a 180-credit, part-time, online master's degree delivered in partnership with the University of Auckland, Auckland University of Technology, Massey University, University of Otago, Victoria University of Wellington and The University of Waikato. The six universities share delivery of the programme providing you with access to leading academics and practitioners nationwide. Students enrol online with the university of their choice.

The MMAIBus is tailored to help you gain the skills and knowledge to lead the burgeoning Māori economy.

The burgeoning Māori economy needs skilled graduates able to stimulate local, national and international growth. You will gain advanced skills, knowledge and understanding of the practice and theory of Māori and Indigenous business, organisations and communities.

You will gain insight into cultural values and ethical business practice; be able to conduct independent research, seek innovative solutions and develop executable business strategies; and critically analyse, using culturally appropriate methods, sophisticated theories and appropriate technologies.

Who is it for?

MMAIBus is for those involved in Māori and Indigenous business and those who wish to enhance their understanding in this field, perhaps as business owners, managers or administrators. This post-experience, distance-taught programme will equip graduates for senior leadership roles.

How does it work

You will study part-time over three years. Each course is distance-taught in blocks of ten weeks, four per calendar year. You will undertake self-directed, individual and collaborative work and assignment preparation via an online learning management system, enabling students to study without compromising work commitments.

Throughout the programme you will engage with dynamic, relevant and meaningful content which has evolved from consultation with iwi, hapū and whānau, community and corporate leaders.

Your study will be kicked off with a two-day wānanga, which will connect you with your national community of MMAIBus staff and fellow students. Support services and group collaboration will also be explained to you during the wānanga.



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Grow your career with the Massey University MBA. Join New Zealand's only truly national MBA and become a generalist leader capable of heading organisations at the most senior level. Read more

Grow your career with the Massey University MBA

Join New Zealand's only truly national MBA and become a generalist leader capable of heading organisations at the most senior level. Emerge with a new-found confidence and ability to lead, manage and grow your business.

Applications open now to start on 23 February 2018.

Fits with your busy life

Our contact courses take place over weekends, meaning minimal disruption to your work and family life. In 2018 the MBA will be taught in Auckland (North Shore and South Auckland offerings) and Wellington, adding classes in other centres in the second year.

Unique study tour

The two-week MBA international study tour is unique to Massey. You will gain invaluable experience of international business operations, economic and social frameworks.

Small, focused classes

The Massey MBA is taught in an Executive MBA style. You will be part of small, focused classes with only MBA students. This gives you better access to your teachers and you will gain more value from peer working groups and support.

In the top 2%

Massey's MBA is globally recognised by AACSB and AMBA. This places Massey Business School as one of the top two per cent of business schools globally. The programme is delivered by internationally experienced business academics with strong industry links.



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The Master of International Business (MIntBus) is a 12-month coursework degree designed to provide graduates with the knowledge and practical skills to work across cultural boundaries in the expanding global business environment. Read more
The Master of International Business (MIntBus) is a 12-month coursework degree designed to provide graduates with the knowledge and practical skills to work across cultural boundaries in the expanding global business environment. Designed for graduates who are looking to advance their career opportunities, the programme offers a range of papers across business disciplines. For those students with appropriate language ability, there is the opportunity to further develop their language skills.

Programme Requirements

Three compulsory papers (20 points each):
MANT 414 Research Process
MANT 454 Global Management
MANT 460 Advanced Global Business Strategy

Four of the following elective papers (20 points each):
ACCT 412 International Accounting
BSNS 401 The Environment of Business and Economics
ECON 404 International Economics
ENTR 411 Introduction to Entrepreneurship
ENTR 415 New Venture Strategy
FINC 410 Advanced International Financial Management
MANT 415 Advanced Research Practice
MANT 458 Advanced Management Studies
TOUR 422 Tourism and Global Environmental Change
CHIN 441 Topics in Advanced Chinese
FREN 441 Topics in Advanced French
GERM 441 Topics in Advanced German
JAPA 441 Topics in Advanced Japanese
SPAN 441 Special Topic in Marketing

Plus one of the following (40 points each):
BSNS 501 Applied Project
BSNS 580* Research Project

Structure of the Programme

-The programme of study shall consist of seven 20-point papers, together with a 40-point project. (See table above).
-A candidate shall secure the approval of the Head of Department concerned before enrolling in the above named language papers and will need to demonstrate appropriate language ability as determined by the Department of Languages and Cultures.
-A candidate may be exempted from some of the required described on the basis of previous study. Alternative papers will be required at an equivalent level of study.
-A candidate shall, before commencing the investigation to be described in the project, secure the approval of the Head of the Department concerned for the topic, the supervisor(s) and the proposed course of the investigation.
-A candidate may not present a project that has previously been accepted for another degree.
-A candidate must pass both the papers and the project components of the programme.

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The Master of Sustainable Business (MSusBus) is an interdisciplinary programme providing students with an advanced qualification in sustainability and its relevance to the business community. Read more
The Master of Sustainable Business (MSusBus) is an interdisciplinary programme providing students with an advanced qualification in sustainability and its relevance to the business community.

Drawing upon emerging research in the field, this programme will position graduates for a wider range of career options in the public and private sectors as practitioners and policy makers in fields such as sustainability management for industry, business analysis, sustainable business consulting and sustainable development management.

The Master of Sustainable Business will normally be completed in 12 months of full-time, or 24 months of part-time study.

Programme Requirements

Four compulsory papers (20 Points each):
MANT 414 Research Process
MANT 437 Organisations and Sustainability
MANT 450 Governance and Social Responsibility
MANT 458 Advanced Management Studies

Three of the following elective papers:
ECON 405 The Economics of Natural Resources and Public Choice
EMAN 410 Energy Policy
ENTR 420 Sustainable Entrepreneurship
FINC 420 Energy and Carbon Finance
GEOG 472 Developments in Environmental Management
GEOG 475 Sustaining Rural Livelihoods in Developing Countries
MANT 415 Advanced Research Practice
MANT 451 Strategic Thinking
MANT 455 Leadership Development
TOUR 422 Tourism and Global Environmental Change

Plus one of the following (40 Points each):
BSNS 501 Applied Project
BSNS 580 Research Project

Structure of the Programme

-The programme of study shall consist seven 20-point papers, together with a 40-point project. (See table above).
-A candidate may be exempted from some of the required described on the basis of previous study. Alternative papers will be required at an equivalent level of study.
-A candidate shall, before commencing the investigation to be described in the project, secure the approval of the Head of Department concerned for the topic, the supervisor(s) and the proposed course of the investigation.
-A candidate may not present a project which has previously been accepted for another degree.
-A candidate must pass both the papers and the project components of the programme.

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The Master of Business (MBus) degree is a professionally-oriented specialist qualification designed to meet the needs of both employers and students. Read more
The Master of Business (MBus) degree is a professionally-oriented specialist qualification designed to meet the needs of both employers and students. It consists of two semesters of papers and a nine-month thesis. To be eligible to undertake this programme you must be a graduate in commerce, business studies or an equivalent area, or possess appropriate experience. The MBus degree provides advanced study including an applied research topic. The thesis reports on an applied research project based on contemporary theory from the academic literature.

Subject Areas

-Accounting
-Economics
-Finance
-Information Science
-International Business
-Management
-Marketing Management

Structure of the Programme

-The degree may be awarded in any of the subjects listed above.
-The programme of study shall be as described for the subject concerned in the subjects listed above.
-A candidate shall, before commencing the investigation to be described in the thesis, secure the approval of the Head of Department concerned for the topic, the supervisor(s) and the proposed course of the investigation.
-A candidate may not present a thesis which has been accepted for another degree.

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This qualification will help you become an outstanding leader by providing you with the knowledge and tools to be able to make positive change in your organisation and the world around you. Read more

This qualification will help you become an outstanding leader by providing you with the knowledge and tools to be able to make positive change in your organisation and the world around you. You will learn not only how to lead, but how to release that potential in others.

Relevant learning

Massey University’s Master of Advanced Leadership Practice is a unique qualification in New Zealand. You will gain from Massey’s research-led approach, focusing on the latest findings in the fields of positive psychology and strengths-based leader development. Using internationally-tested and proven methods this programme has a strong focus on relevant, applied learning. We work hard to ensure your learning is relevant to your current situation, and career ambitions.

You are encouraged to bring challenges and current limitations from your workplace to the programme, ready for exploration and breakthrough solutions.

You will make the powerful shift from managing to leading, gaining a deep understanding of yourself, your performance and your impact on others. Learn how to motivate diverse teams and bring them with you. You can expect to emerge as an adept, authentic, self-aware and adaptable solution-seeker, who can think critically.

Who is it for?

The big question for organisations in all fields is: “Where are your leaders coming from?”. The answer is that many of those future leaders are already present in your staff.

You may be a mid-level or senior manager, or an employer who knows exceptional leaders are vital to an expanding and thriving organisation. 

The Master of Advanced Leadership Practice is specifically designed for those who are currently in full-time positions.

What will you learn?

This is an intensive programme where we will help you develop the wide range of in-depth skills you need to become not just a good, but an excellent leader. 

You will distinguish yourself not only by your communication, coaching, negotiation and influence skills. By your self-awareness and emotional and social intelligence, enabling you to ‘read’ and deal with a myriad of potential situations. You will learn how to negotiate difficult situations in governance, ethics and conflict resolution. To manage change and stress. To be entrepreneurial, strategic and inspirational. All the while maintaining a healthy work-life balance and thinking about your and the organisation’s future.

How will you learn?

Experiential workshops are an integral part of MALP learning. They cover all aspects of being an effective leader, from established and emerging leadership concepts to self-awareness, advanced negotiation and influence, talent and diversity management, sustainability, mentoring, succession and future thinking. 

Some will be centred around the engineering of peak performance, some include elements of sports and performing arts psychology, while others will focus on authenticity, power and politics. These focus on transforming any old inefficient behaviours into new more effective direction. 

Ongoing assessments over the course of the programme include monthly reports and conducting a larger Social Enterprise Project.

The workshops run from 8.30am - 5.00pm on a Friday and Saturday. They are held once a month (mid-month) on the Massey University Auckland campus or at a residential Auckland location over the course of 9 months. 

In the first year two of your courses are run concurrently. Upon successfully completing these you will undertake a research course focusing on leadership in your organisation.

Be inspired

The Master of Advanced Leadership Practice is led by international specialists in their fields.

You will learn from inspirational leaders, creative practitioners and Massey University’s own acclaimed staff. Guest speakers will bring confidential insights and wisdom about the challenges they have faced. You will gain from an intensive and outcome-focused experience.

World-leading business school

Massey Business School is one of the country’s leading and largest business schools - it is ranked among the top two per cent of business schools globally and is AACSB accredited. 

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.

The University recognises a growing global demand for engagement between business schools and organisations in defining future leaders capable of making both the big directional and daily changes needed for organisations - and countries - to thrive in uncertain economic times.

A challenging and rewarding programme

A masters programme is a challenging programme that involves a substantial time commitment. Participants will be supported every step of the way through mentoring and coaching. 

The MALP is 180 credits, meaning you can complete the programme in one and a half years.



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Renewable energy makes a sustainable difference to the world. As our energy sources diversify to include wind power, solar, and other renewable technologies, we see increasing demands for specialist skills and understanding. Read more

Invest in your future

Renewable energy makes a sustainable difference to the world. As our energy sources diversify to include wind power, solar, and other renewable technologies, we see increasing demands for specialist skills and understanding.

The Master of Energy (MEnergy) degree is designed to meet the increasing need for experts across all areas of the energy sector – students with engineering, science, economics and business backgrounds who wish to attain a specialised qualification in this field are encouraged to pursue this versatile, multidisciplinary degree. You will be given a broad introduction to the industry while also exploring the ongoing developments in research and technology, eventually being prepared to embark on a career in a sector with a sustainable, satisfying and global career path.

This interfaculty programme allows students to concentrate on a specific field of energy while pursuing electives from the University’s Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Science, and Business School. Graduates will be equipped with the technical prowess, regulatory and policy-related expertise, and business knowledge required for innovation in the energy industry as it continues to evolve to meet our everyday needs.

Programme Structure

Taught or research (120 or 180 points)
Full-time or part-time

The MEnergy’s flexible structure gives you the opportunity to consider your personal strengths, undergraduate qualifications, previous work experiences and learning objectives. This makes our programme an excellent choice for students who need to study part-time, or are currently working in industry. Options are available for either a taught or research-based programme – while the research masters is recommended only for those with considerable previous experience in energy, both include a compulsory research component, allowing you to experience working on an issue that is relevant to the energy industry.

Electives

Elective enrolments may depend on your prior study and professional experience, but ultimately, choosing the appropriate courses and topics can allow you to concentrate on and develop strengths in your energy field of choice.

Our broad list of electives include courses in:
• Geothermal and petroleum engineering: Specialised information on geothermal energy resources, exploration and technologies.
• Wind energy: In-depth knowledge of technical aspects relevant to this field – fluid dynamics, aerohydrodynamics and selections from Electrical Engineering.
• Energy, sustainability and the environment: A range of courses from Environmental Engineering and the Faculty of Science’s School of the Environment that cover local and international issues such as environmental assessment, policy and resource management.
• Business, economics and management: Key factors that can influence decision-making and the financial side of the industry. These courses are taught by academics throughout the Faculty of Engineering and School of Business, so you’ll gain relevant business skills, such as project management.

Next generation research at the University of Auckland

The Faculty of Engineering is dedicated to providing you with all the facilities, flexibility and support needed for you to develop the skills needed for the workforce. We boast research themes and programmes that provoke interdisciplinary projects, bringing together expertise from our five departments, other faculties, and industry partners and research organisations. Collaborative study is strongly encouraged – postgraduates in particular have the benefit of experiencing cohorts with diverse academic and industry backgrounds.

You will gain access to world-renowned experts who actively demonstrate the positive impacts research have on society. High-performance equipment and labs beyond industry standards are at your fingertips. Our facilities extend beyond study hours – we take pride in our involvement in student events and associations across the University, and are dedicated to providing you with academic, personal and career advice. We encourage you to take advantage of our resources, and use them to expand the possibilities of your research and career path.

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