Massey Business School

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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.

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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.

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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.

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The Trump Era what's next? International relations, impeachment and the impact on the world of business

Wednesday 9 October (Auckland), Wednesday 16 October (Palmerston North)

How did Trump get elected in America & why? How does he lead? Where is he taking America? What are the implications of his approach and actions? What will happen next?

Dr Arthur Shriberg is from Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. He is a well-known leadership expert who teaches and consults with leaders in industry and government. He has studied and lectured about the styles of world leaders.

  • Auckland 5.00pm – 6.45pm, 9 October
  • Palmerston North 5.00pm – 6.45pm, 16 October

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Working Life in New Zealand - the Big Issues Symposium

17 November 2019, 9.15am-2.15pm

Working life in NZ is in, reflecting recent and imminent regulatory, policy and workplace changes. The transition Massey University People, Organisation, Work and Employment Research (MPOWER) Group, Massey University Business School, and the Centre for Labour, Employment and Work (CLEW) at Victoria University of Wellington bring you this symposium in which academic, government and industry representatives will discuss research and developments in our working life, with specific reference to gender equity, fair pay agreements/collective agreements and the Living Wage.

  • Massey University Auckland campus
  • Q&A sessions; Morning Tea and lunch included.
  • All welcome; no entry fee but please RSVP for catering purposes.

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Building financially capable communities

28-30 November

This conference will bring together policy-makers, academics, corporate and community sectors and provide a platform for discussion and learning across research and practice in the field of financial capability.

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Open days

Open Days at Massey University are your chance to explore your future options. They give you an insight into study areas, accommodation, student life and more.

Open Days are typically held around August each year on each of our campuses.

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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.

Associate Professor Jo Cullinane

Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor

Jo’s academic background is in strategic management and human resource management. She joined Massey University as Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor in August 2017, having previously worked in roles in the UK such as Academic Dean at Coventry University in London and Director of Learning and Teaching in the Business Faculty, University of Greenwich.

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 Martin Berka

Head, School of Economics and Finance

Martin is a Professor of Macroeconomics and a director of the New Zealand Centre for Macroeconomics. His primary research interests lie in international finance, open economy macroeconomics, and monetary economics.

Professor Ted Zorn

Head of Institute - Massey Executive Development

A professor of organisational communication for nearly 30 years, Ted held positions at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Waikato University before joining Massey University in 2012. His research in recent years has focused on the use of dialogue and other forms of communication in leading change.

Associate Professor Jo Bensemann

Head, School of Management

Jo became the Head of School for the School of Management in 2019, after five years as Associate Head of School. Her academic background is in human resource management, tourism and entrepreneurship. She maintains research interests in entrepreneurship and innovation, agribusiness and family business, along with women and work.

Dr Farah Palmer

Associate Dean - Māori

Farah is passionate about diversity, inclusion and Māori aspirations in leadership, governance particularly in sport and business initiatives.

She is a Director on the NZ Rugby Board, Chair of the NZ Māori Rugby Board and the SportNZ Board, and is a member of the NZ Universities Women in Leadership Steering Committee.

Jade Zhou

Business Manager

Graduated from Victoria University and a Chartered Accountant by profession, Jade has been the Business Manager of Massey Business School for over 6 years, after starting her Massey career in Strategic Planning and Finance. Besides managing the College’s finance, her role includes having oversight of MBS’ international portfolio.


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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).

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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).

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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.

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Strategy 2019-2023

Moemoea (Vision)

To be a business school of consequence.

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Te Pae Tawhiti (Mission)

To be an educator that supports the wellbeing and ambition of students and staff, contributes to sustainable prosperity in Aotearoa New Zealand, and engenders impactful research of theoretical and practical significance.

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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

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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.

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Accreditations and rankings

Enrolment and graduation figures

Massey Business School publishes the latest data on student enrolment, course completion and graduation.

Enrolment and graduation

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Departments and staff

Massey careers

Massey careers

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

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Donate to the Massey Business School

We welcome your support in raising money to enable excellence in scholarship, teaching and research in the Massey Business School.

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