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What is studying business like?

Hear from current business students about their experience studying at the Massey Business School.

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Careers in business

No matter which major you choose, your Massey business qualification will help you gain flexible and highly-portable skills. We also have a unique focus on real-world skills through opportunities like our internship programme, giving you that all-important experience before you even graduate.

Whether you are interested in working in small businesses settings or within a multi-national organisation, these skills can be applied across industries and are highly-sought-after by employers.

Find out more about careers and study programmes by exploring programmes in your area of interest above.

Executive education and short courses

Whether you are looking to learn about the latest trends in management and business, improve your career prospects by gaining new management and leadership skills, or join a new industry, Massey offers a number of professional qualifications as well as short courses and bespoke training.

Executive education and short courses
Professional businesswoman looking off into distance


    Aviation Management Internship

    The Massey Bachelor of Aviation Management degree’s industry internship enables students to combine their university studies with work experience in any area of the aviation industry.

    Students complete a 12 week internship with an aviation industry organisation. Completed projects include airport safety research, assistance to create a new cargo airline, analysis of crew scheduling and improvement of On Time Performance for a low cost international airline.

    Contact Anke Smith

    Business Internship

    The Business Internship is available to high-achieving undergraduate business students in their final year. Students will complete 180 hours in the workplace over two semesters (timing negotiated between the student and organisation). Past students have undertaken a wide range of projects including software systems implementation, marketing planning, social media initiatives and operational analyses.


    Communication Internship

    The Communication Internship is available to high-achieving Bachelor of Communication students in their third year. The internship gives our students great real-world experience. Internships consist of 100-120 hours working on projects or a collection of communication-related activities that will support the work of the host organisation.

    For more information email Claudia Silva

    Master of Analytics - work placement

    The Master of Analytics aims to give students experience solving real-world business problems. As part of their study, students complete a four month work placement (Nov – Feb). This allows businesses the opportunity to hire a postgraduate student trained in the rigorous analysis of big data, to help with either completing a specific analytics project, or extending the organisation's analytics capability.

    Contact Esther Jaspers

    Master of Business Administration - Research Project

    As part of the Master of Business Administration (MBA) qualification students are required to produce an applied business research report. Often MBA students conduct research at their own employer, however they can look for another organisation or a different sector within which to do this work. If you have an area that would benefit from an experienced executive perspective, get in contact with us.

    Contact Patricia Bossons

    Master of Management - Professional Practice

    The Master of Management has a professional practice course as a capstone course in students' final semester. Students undertake an investigation broadly within the area of their programme major, which is completed via either an internship/practicum, applied case study or enterprise planning practice. The students prepare a professional consulting style report, and present their findings at the end of the course.

    Contact the Massey Business School

    Retail and Business Management Internship

    Completing an internship is compulsory for Bachelor of Retail and Business Management students. They are also available to selected students interested in retail and the broader service sector. As part of the internships, students are expected to critically reflect on their internship experiences and their host organisation’s product offerings and the markets they serve, as well as producing operational and strategic analyses in the form of consultancy reports.

    Contact Hayley Noom

    Sport management practicums

    Massey University’s Bachelor of Sport Management students complete two practicums: a 30-hour Sport Management Mini-Practicum (second year) and a 180-hour capstone Sport Management Practicum (third year). This helps students gain hands-on experience and develop the specialised sport management knowledge and skills they need when they join the workforce.

    Massey sport management students can lead or partake in industry projects related to events, social media, marketing, sponsorship or general sport management. They can also take part in staff and planning meetings, budget discussions, sponsor liaisons, debriefs, etc.

    Contact Trish Bradbury

    Internship experiences


    Undergraduate scholarships

    There are a number of scholarships open to you if you wish to study business at Massey. These scholarships can help financially towards the cost of your study.

    Search scholarships and awards

    Postgraduate scholarships

    There are a number of business-specific and more general scholarships open to prospective students and those who have already started their degree.

    Business PhD scholarship
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    International student business scholarships

    • Are you a top-achieving new international student?
    • Are you enrolling in full-time business programme?
    • Are you planning to study on the Palmerston North or Wellington campuses?

    If yes to all three then you should apply for this scholarship!

    Group of international students


    If you are interested in studying business at Massey University we run events you can attend. Meet our lecturers, get help with course planning and get a taste of how exciting study and careers in business can be.

    Open day

    Open days at Massey University are your chance to explore your future options. Held on each campus, they give you an insight into study areas, accommodation, student life and more.

    Open day

    Accounting Economics and Finance webinar

    For school students

    Run annually at the end of June this complimentary half day of learning for Year 12 & 13 Accounting, Economics and Finance students brings to life the accounting techniques and practises they have learned in the classroom, to a real-world NZ business. It is designed to prepare students for the critical thinking necessary for the NZQA Scholarship accounting exam – however Accounting, Economics and Finance students of all levels will benefit from attending the live webinar or viewing the recording.

    To register your interest for June 2022 or request copies of the presenter slides -

    2020 webinar Z Energy Ltd

    2021 Webinar Scales Corporation

    Business Studies days

    For school students

    Learn what studying business is all about, and how your study can have an impact. The days include exercises and speakers from some of New Zealand’s leading businesses and business researchers. Spot prizes included! Events are run through schools so get your teacher to contact us if you'd like to participate.

    Contact us

    Information evenings

    For those thinking about studying at Massey

    If you're thinking about studying at Massey University, come along to one of our free information evenings. These events are being held around the country.

    Find out more


    For current Massey students

    Go Innovate! Now Grand Ideas - the annual business ideas competition at Massey University. Run by Massey’s eCentre, Grand Ideas gives individuals and teams the opportunity to develop a commercial or social enterprise, with the winners receiving $5k worth of seed funding to turn their idea into reality

    Opportunities for students

    Student clubs

    Massey has many different student clubs you can join, including some business specific clubs in areas like accountancy and entrepreneurship.

    Massey Business School clubs

    Student exchange

    As a Massey student you may be able to spend some time studying at a university overseas which will still count towards your degree. We have world-class partner universities in Europe, North America, South America, Africa, Asia and Australia. Student exchange is a reciprocal programme so the number of places available for each partner university is determined by the number of Massey students going on exchange to that university.

    Study abroad

    If you are currently studying overseas but would like to come and spend a semester or two at Massey there are opportunities through our Study Abroad programme. Find out about exchange partners and opportunities at Massey.

    Study Abroad
    Student studying English language at her desk at home

    English language

    If you need help with your English language skills before you start university, we have a number of courses that can help.

    International business students

    Massey University offers you a world-class business education accredited by globally-recognised agencies including the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), QS world university rankings, the Association of MBAs and the global Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.

    International business students

    Student awards and prizes

    Academic Excellence Awards

    The Academic Excellence Awards recognises the academic success of business students at Massey.

    These prizes are awarded, with the help of sponsors, to students who have performed well in particular courses and/or qualifications within the Massey Business School.

    Academic Excellence Awards
    Stephen and Daniel Lowe

    Dean's List and Dean's Scholars

    Massey Business School Dean’s List and Dean's Scholars celebrate academic success at undergraduate level.

    To qualify, students will have achieved outstanding results and are likely to be in the top 5% of their class. This usually means a grade average of A- or better for the equivalent of a full year’s course load.

    Dean's List and Dean's Scholars
    Stephen and Natalia Deans

    Application due dates

    Find out more about Massey University's general application due dates. We have some selected entry programmes in business which can have different requirements and deadlines to other programmes. Selected entry programmes or programmes with different start dates in business are the:

    • Bachelor of Aviation
    • Postgraduate Diploma in Journalism
    • Executive Master of Business Administration
    Application due dates