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About the Massey Executive MBA

Our conveniently scheduled 3-weekly or 6-weekly (differs by location) contact courses take place mainly on weekends, with no evening classes meaning minimal disruption to your work and family life.

In 2020 the EMBA will be taught in Albany (Auckland’s North Shore), Auckland Airport and Palmerston North. You’ll have great access to teachers and gain more value from peer work groups with small, focused classes and extended networking. Join with other like-minded and motivated business people from across industry, bringing a depth and breadth of experience to the classroom, and learn from our internationally acclaimed staff and business leaders who have significant corporate credentials.

One of the things you’ll notice with the Massey EMBA experience is the personalised attention throughout your learning journey, and the supportiveness of our team. Our concierge approach gives you access to a senior insider who’ll champion for you, and help smooth your learning journey throughout. You’ll make a life-long, close network of friends and contacts.

Don’t take it from us – hear from our alumni and business partners about their MBA experience.

What will you learn?

Become a leader who:

  • Can lead small, corporate, or public organisations
  • Can think and act strategically
  • Is innovative and entrepreneurial
  • Is self-aware and has behavioural flexibility
  • Can influence others and bring them along with them
  • Can contribute to their communities and the broader society
  • Is knowledgeable and effective in international environments
  • Can recognise ethical issues and exercise good judgement
  • Has skills and knowledge base confidence
  • Is an effective decision maker

Key dates

  • EMBA course begins 21 February 2020


The Massey Executive MBA programme commences with an orientation in Palmerston North followed by the first paper. Your 19 months of contact courses plus six months of research are divided into Part I and Part II. You have a maximum of 30 months to complete the programme.

Where can I study?

In 2020 the  Executive MBA will be taught in Auckland (Albany and Auckland Airport) and in Palmerston North.


Auckland (North Shore) – classes are held every third weekend in Albany, on the Auckland campus.
Auckland (South Auckland) and Palmerston North – our South Auckland & Palmerston North classes are held over a long weekend (Friday to Sunday or Monday) every sixth weekend in the first year. In Auckland it is at a hotel near Auckland Airport, in Palmerston North it is on the Massey Campus.

Twice during the first year all classes come together, at Orientation which includes the first paper in Palmerston North and for the Marketing paper in Auckland. In the second year all regional classes are taught together at various locations.

Entry requirements

The EMBA is a selected entry programme for which you will need to apply. Requirements for entry include a bachelor degree and minimum of seven years work experience and two three years of management experience. We do accept a limited number of candidates without a degree based on exceptional work experience, please contact the EMBA office for specific details.


The 2020 domestic course fees are $2,640 for each 15 credit course, approximately $42,300 for the programme. The fee covers textbooks including e-books, study materials and catering on teaching days. Annual non-tuition fees will also apply. Tuition, non tuition and study tour costs (up to $8,600) may be covered by the Student Loan scheme if you are eligible, please refer


There are a number of scholarships open to Massey University master's students.

How to apply

If you know you are ready to apply –

  • Fill out this form and attach your CV. Please list the names and email addresses of referees you are happy for us to contact.
  • Suitable applicants will be selected for an interview.
  • Those who are selected after the interview process will then proceed to enrol for the EMBA through the Massey online enrolment system.

If you need more information contact us. We realise an EMBA is a large financial and time commitment. We can help you work out if this is the programme for you.

Contact us

Use the form below to request more information on the EMBA, or to apply.

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