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.
Applicants for the Master of Business Studies (MBS) will have met the University admission requirements as specified; and have been awarded or qualified for a relevant Bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification, with a minimum B- grade average in the highest level courses.
Students must gain admission as being eligible to proceed into this programme.
To support your application, you will need to provide the following document/s:
- Verified copies of all academic transcripts for studies taken at all universities other than Massey University.
Entry requirements international
What is it like?
Find out more about entry requirements, fees and courses in the planning section.
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 and is AACSB accredited.
Massey University’s business and management studies rank in the top 300 (by QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) rankings). We are ranked No.1 in New Zealand and in the top 150 universities worldwide for our business administration, finance and communication programmes by ShanghaiRanking.
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.
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.
Business studies equips students with the flexible and highly portable skills employers are looking for. With a Master of Business Studies you will be prepared to take the next step in your career or to join the world of business in a variety of dynamic roles, from financial accountant to marketing manager.
A 2017 Ministry of Education publication The post-study earnings and destinations of young domestic graduates, found that in New Zealand:
Young master’s graduates earn more than one and a half times more than the national median (five years after study)
Earnings and employment rates increase with the level of qualification completed
Five years after completion, the median earnings of young master’s graduates are 15% higher than for those with a bachelor’s degree.
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