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.

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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.

Working with us


Business ReBoot webinars

Massey Business School presents the 2020 Business ReBoot webinars. These explore the challenges of doing business in the time of Covid-19, and help provide some guidance and reassurance as we pivot to the new normal.

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Other events

    Aviation Open Day

    11 September 2021 (Saturday), 9am - 3.30pm

    Massey's Aviation Open Day offers a chance to view our facilities, take part in trial flights (must be pre-booked), view presentations on programmes and careers and talk to current aviation students. Hall of Residence tours also available.

    Massey University Flight Operations Centre, 47 Airport Dr, Palmerston North.

    Virtual Open Days 2021 and Campus Visit Days

    Join us at our Virtual Open Days 2021 to experience all Massey University has to offer.

    At our live event, you will have the opportunity to:

    • Explore the variety of subjects on offer
    • Learn about our accommodation options
    • Hear about Massey student life
    • Connect with our staff who can guide you on the next steps of your journey.

    To view recording with link: the MBS section is at 2:05: 00 approx. for 45 mins.

    Want to see a campus in person? Register for our Campus Visit Days

    These are designed to complement your Virtual Open Days experience, showing you what the campus has to offer and an opportunity to meet staff in person.

    • Manawatū – 4 August
    • Wellington – 20 August
    • Auckland – 21 August

    Schedule to be confirmed.

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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.

    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

    Jade is a graduate of Victoria University and a Chartered Accountant by profession. She has been the Business Manager of Massey Business School for over six 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.

    Professor Dr Dr Jens Mueller MNZM, MRSNZ

    Professor of Management Practice, Massey Executive Development

    Jens has been a CEO and Director in global firms, including more than 9 years for the $1 billion PHARMAC Crown entity, an advisor to Governments and corporate leaders and is also a Licensed Immigration Adviser.


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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

    Moemoeā (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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    Careers at Massey

    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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