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Massey Business School

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In the top 2% of business schools worldwide

The Massey Business School is one of New Zealand’s leading and largest business schools. We have a proud foundation of academic excellence, teaching business studies since 1972. We offer world-leading, relevant, flexible, research-led tertiary education that prepares students for the first job – and beyond. As a business you can access our relevant and topical research and services to help your organisation grow.


Whether you have just left school, or are already in the workforce, our research-led teaching will help you gain a relevant, comprehensive business qualification. Massey Business School provides a unique combination of strong academic grounding and real-world learning.

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Massey University’s world-class, multidisciplinary research creates innovative responses to the challenges faced in today’s business environment. More than 200 staff are engaged in research in a large array of business and economics-related fields and disciplines.

Business research

Enterprise and partnerships – working with us

Massey Business School has developed close relationships with industry across our areas of expertise and we are ready to work with you.

We have consultancy and business start-up services and we also work to match partners with students for internships and work placements. This allows our students to gain real-world experience while gaining credit towards their degree and gives businesses talented, young, keen students to help with projects. We have around eighty businesses that we have worked with to date.

Working with us


    Big Issues in Business - Measuring Success - Shared Prosperity Index

    1-3 May 2019

    Currently we don’t have a measure for shared prosperity, or a consensus on what this actually means. Hear the latest research from Massey Business School on a Shared Prosperity Index – identifying the dimensions that form the basis of how a society fairly shares its prosperity, and how reducing barriers to opportunity can be a key factor in enhancing economic growth.

    Find out more and register

    Aviation Open Day

    14 September 2019 (Saturday), 9am - 3.30pm

    Massey's Milson Flight Centre Open Day offers a chance to view our facilities, take part in trial flights (must be pre-booked), view aviation presentations and talk to current aviation students. You must pre-register for this event.

    Massey University Flight Operations Centre, Airport Dr, Palmerston North.


    Professor Stephen Kelly

    Pro-Vice Chancellor

    Stephen is a professor of strategy and enterprise. He is widely published and has secured in excess of $1m in grant, project and research funding.

    His research focus is on marketing and enterprise development.

    Professor Fawzi Laswad

    Head, School of Accountancy

    Fawzi is a highly regarded accountancy researcher, with specific research and teaching interests in financial reporting and accounting education. He has expertise in professional accountancy and has served on numerous professional boards and committees.

    Mr Ashok Poduval

    Chief Executive Officer, School of Aviation

    Ashok has been a training captain with Indian Airlines and Gulf Air and has over 12,500 hours of airline jet flying experience. He has held corporate positions with IATA and Gulf Air and is a frequent international presenter and consultant.

    Professor Stephen Croucher

    Head, School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing

    Stephen was listed in the top 1% of all communication scholars globally from 2012-2016. An award-winning and widely published scholar, his research expertise is in immigrant cultural adaptation, religion and communication, statistics, and conflict.

    Professor David Tripe

    Head, School of Economics and Finance

    David had 17 years of banking experience prior to moving to Massey at the beginning of 1994. His personal research interests include bank performance and balance sheet structure, bank asset and liability management, credit risk in banking, payment systems, international expansion of banks, and other issues in banking management.

    Associate Professor Jo Bensemann

    Head, School of Management

    Jo teaches small business management and entrepreneurship, innovation and creativity and also contributes to papers within Massey's MBA programme.

    All staff


      Auckland campus

      Massey University’s Auckland campus is in Albany on the North Shore of Auckland. Massey Business School departments are based in the Massey Business School Building (School of Accountancy), Atrium Building Level 1 (Institute of Executive Education and Enterprise) and Quadrangle Building B (all other schools).

      Manawatū campus

      Massey University’s Manawatū campus is in Palmerston North. The Massey Business School offices and teaching spaces are predominantly in the Business Studies building (which has ‘Business Studies West’ and ‘Business Studies Central’ wings).

      Wellington campus

      Massey University’s Wellington campus is centrally located near the city’s artistic and entertainment quarters of Cuba Street and Courtenay Place in the heart of Wellington. The Massey Business School offices and teaching spaces are predominantly in Building 5.

      Strategy 2016-2020

        Moemoea (Vision)

        Kia hira, kia hāngai, kia auaha te rangahau hei arataki i te ako o te hinonga ā-motu, ā-ao whānui.

        Excellence in relevant, innovative, research-led study of local and global enterprise.

        Te Pae Tawhiti (Mission)

        Ko tā mātou he ū ki te rangahau angitu, rangahau wātea, he ū ki te whakaako e hono ai ki te mahi ia kia tū rangatira, kia hāpai i te tirohanga whakamua o Aotearoa, he momoho, he tōnui, he mauroa.

        We are committed to excellent and accessible research, teaching and engagement that connect to practice and enable leadership, contributing to a thriving, prosperous and sustainable future for New Zealand and beyond.

        Ngā Uara (Values)

        Whai ngākau tētahi ki tētahi Respect for all

        Hāngai ki te tino ao Real-world relevance

        He ako noa Learning without boundaries

        Mā te rangahau e arataki Research-led thinking


        A university plays an important role in building a better society through developing and imparting knowledge, stimulating curiosity, challenging and broadening minds, and developing critical and innovative thinking. For a business school, this means trying to build a better society through enhancing the environment and capabilities for business and the professions. We believe that ethical and effective business can be a force for the betterment of society through increasing its prosperity, richness (in the broad sense of the word) and wellbeing.

        Accreditations and rankings

        Massey Business School is internationally accredited by AACSB International (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) as being in the top 5% of global business colleges. AACSB Accreditation is known, worldwide, as the longest standing, most recognised form of specialised/professional accreditation that an institution and its business programs can earn.

        AACSB - Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

        The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) is the global body for professional accountants. ACCA offers business-relevant, first-choice qualifications to people of application, ability and ambition around the world who seek a rewarding career in accountancy, finance and management.

        ACCA - The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants

        Massey’s communication programmes are the only New Zealand communication programmes outside of the US to be recognised by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (ACEJMC). This acknowledges Massey's "good connections with industry, its commitment to constant improvement, its strong leadership and large research output".

        ACEJMC - Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication

        Massey's Executive MBA programme has been accredited by the Association of MBAs - the global organisation that focuses on international business school accreditation. We have programme-specific endorsements in accountancy, finance and aviation.

        AMBA - Association of MBAs
        Association of MBAs

        Accountancy programmes have accreditation from the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ), one of the leading professional associations of business and finance in New Zealand and Australia.

        Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ)

        Massey University is part of CFA's University Affiliation Programme. This demonstrates that our curriculum is closely tied to the practice of investment management and is helpful for students preparing for the CFA Program exams.

        CFA - Chartered Financial Analysts Institute

        The accountancy programmes at Massey University have been accredited by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants. CIMA is the world’s largest and leading professional body of management accountants. They have 172,000 members and students in 165 countries.

        CIMA - Chartered Institute of Management Accountants

        Accountancy programmes at Massey University have been accredited by CPA Australia. This is one of the world’s largest accounting bodies with a membership of around 150,000 finance, accounting and business professionals.  Core services include education, continuing professional development, technical support and advocacy for the profession.  The CPA designation is recognised globally, with members in 121 countries.

        CPA Australia - Certified Practising Accountants
        CPA Australia

        The Bachelor of Aviation programme at Massey is ISO-9001-2015 certified and holds the unique distinction of holding an Equivalence Approval from the New Zealand Civil Aviation Authority.

        Civil Aviation Authority certification
        Civil Aviation Authority (CAA)

        Financial Advice New Zealand is New Zealand's professional body for advice practitioners in financial planning, insurance, investment and estate planning. The group recognise some relevant Massey qualifications, allowing graduates to become a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERCM Professional.

        Financial Advice New Zealand
        Financial Advice New Zealand

        First Retail Group are experienced, innovative retail consultants, planners and strategists. This organisation is the proud supporter for Massey University’s Centre for Advanced Retail Studies(CARS) – the only research centre in New Zealand focused on this exciting, diverse, dynamic and growing industry.

        First Retail Group Ltd
        First Retail Group Ltd

        Massey Business School and IMNZ have a collaborative partnership to offer development pathways that transform talented people into valuable managers, visionary leaders and global executives.

        Institute of Management New Zealand - IMNZ

        The Property Institute of New Zealand (PINZ) accredits the Bachelor of Business (Property). It is a national organisation representing property professionals with more than 2500 members working in a broad range of fields throughout New Zealand and the world.

        PINZ - Property Institute of New Zealand

        The Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) is a United Nations-supported initiative founded in 2007 as a platform to raise the profile of sustainability in schools around the world, and to equip today's business students with the understanding and ability to deliver change tomorrow. Massey Business School has been a signatory to the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) since 2011.

        PRME - Principles for Responsible Management Education

        The School of Aviation is an Air NZ Preferred Flight Training Organisation. After a rigorous selection process Air New Zealand chose four Preferred FTOs (PFTO) to provide airline-informed ab-initio flight training. Massey University is the only PFTO provider offering an integrated aviation degree.

        Preferred Flight Training Organisation
        Air New Zealand Aviation Institute

        Massey is ranked by QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) as one of the top 200 universities for accounting and finance. QS is an organisation that ranks universities worldwide in various topics.

        QS Ranking - Accounting and Finance
        Quacquarelli Symonds

        Massey University is ranked by QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) as one of the top 250 universities for business and management. QS is an organisation that ranks universities worldwide in various topics.

        QS Ranking - Business and Management

        Massey University is ranked by QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) as one of the top 250 universities for economics and econometrics. QS is an organisation that ranks universities worldwide in various topics.

        QS Ranking - Economics and Econometrics

        Massey University is ranked by QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) as one of the top 300 universities for mathematics. QS is an organisation that ranks universities worldwide in various topics.

        QS Ranking - Mathematics

        Massey University is the first tertiary institution outside of Australia to join the Qantas Group Future Pilot Program. Successful Bachelor of Aviation (Air Transport Pilot) students will gain a pathway to fly for Jetstar New Zealand.

        Qantas and Jetstar partnership

        The Real Estate Institute of New Zealand (REINZ) accredits the Bachelor of Business (Property). It represents more than 14,000 real estate professionals nationwide. Their specialties include residential sales, rural, auctioneers, business brokers, commercial and industrial sales and leasing and residential property managers.

        REINZ - Real Estate Institute of New Zealand

        The Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) accredits Massey's Bachelor of Construction and Bachelor of Business (Property). This is a global professional body promoting and enforcing the highest international standards in the valuation, management and development of land, real estate, construction and infrastructure.

        RICS - Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors

        With around 4,200 members, Retail NZ is the leading retail trade association with a membership that represents over 65% of retail industry turnover. Retail NZ is one of the strategic partners for Massey University's Centre for Advanced Retail Studies (CARS).

        Retail NZ
        Retail NZ

        The Royal Aeronautical Society is the world's only professional body dedicated to the aerospace community. The group accredit all aviation programmes at Massey University, underlining that they meet the RAeS's international professional standards.

        Royal Aeronautical Society accreditation
        Royal Aeronautical Society

        Massey University School of Aviation offers the Bachelor of Aviation Management and Master of Aviation via distance learning to international students enrolled via the Massey- SAA partnership. The Singapore Aviation Academy (SAA) is the internationally-recognised training arm of the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore. SAA is an ICAO TRAINAIR PLUS Full Member, ICAO endorsed Government Safety Inspector Training Centre and ICAO Aviation Security Training Centre

        SAA-Massey partnership
        Singapore Aviation Academy

        The Master of Analytics and its majors are sponsored by the world’s leading business analytics software provider - SAS. That means that upon completion of these degrees you will receive the globally recognised SAS certification. This agreement was the first of its kind with a New Zealand university.

        SAS Analytics

        ServiceIQ is the industry training organisation (ITO) for the aviation, hospitality, retail, travel, tourism and museums sectors.

        Service IQ
        Service IQ

        Massey University is ranked in the top 200 universities in the world in the subject area of communication by the Shanghai Ranking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects. The ranking is determined by a series of indicators such as the number of papers authored by an institution in an academic subject, international collaboration on papers, and the number of staff winning awards in an academic subject.

        Shanghai Ranking - communication
        ShanghaiRanking Consultancy

        Massey University is ranked no.1 in New Zealand for business administration and finance by the Shanghai Ranking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects. The ranking is determined by a series of indicators such as the number of papers authored by an institution in an academic subject, international collaboration on papers, and the number of staff winning awards in an academic subject.

        Shanghai Ranking – business and finance
        ShanghaiRanking Consultancy

        The Warehouse Group is New Zealand's largest retail group. This group consists of The Warehouse, Warehouse Stationery, Noel Leeming and Torpedo7. The Warehouse group collaborates with Massey University's Centre for Advanced Retail Studies (CARS) to help us realise our strategic objectives.

        The Warehouse Group
        The Warehouse Group

        The Valuers Registration Board (VRB) accredits the Bachelor of Business (Property). It is an independent statutory body administered by Land Information New Zealand (LINZ).

        VRB - Valuers Registration Board

          Departments and staff

          School of AccountancySchool of AviationSchool of Communication, Journalism and Marketing

          School of Economics and FinanceSchool of ManagementInstitute of Executive Development

          Massey careers

          Massey careers

          Current staff job vacancies are advertised through Massey University’s central careers area.

          Massey careers

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