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Master of Business Studies (Marketing)

This course is available

Online, On-Campus

Level of Study

Master's Degree

Duration

1.5 years

Next start date

Expected Feb 2023

Campus

Manawatu Campus

Summary

Gain in-depth specialist business skills that will help you move up the hierarchy in your career.

Massey University’s Master of Business Studies combines study of advanced theory with research. It gives you the skills you need to progress your career, or continue to further study.

Join the leaders in marketing education

You will be joining the longest standing marketing school in the country. Your teachers are internationally ranked professors.

Massey University’s teachers are actively researching. You are taught the most relevant perspectives, from the most influential academics, in the most experienced environment.

What will you learn?

A master’s is a rigorous, challenging, rewarding and exciting programme of study. Your study will focus on your chosen specialisation, in the context of other business disciplines. This reflects the reality of today’s business environment.

You will learn the processes and disciplines involved in high-level in-depth research and how to apply them to business. You will complete and present a comprehensive written report on an independent research topic.

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.

The Master of Business Studies programme will also develop your oral and written communication skills to the level expected of senior business leaders.

Careers

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 you could join the world of business in a variety of dynamic roles, from financial accountant to marketing manager.

Further study

After successfully completing a Master of Business Studies, you could go on to a PhD.

Credit summary

180 credits from the Schedule to the Degree including:

  • Completion of Part One and Two
  • Compulsory courses
  • Completion of a subject
  • At least 60 credits at 800 level

A specialisation (subject) is compulsory and requires 180 credits. Includes a 60-credit research report, or a 90 or 120 credit thesis.

Advanced entry: Those who have already completed specified qualifications in advance of the minimum entry requirements and have been granted credit for it, may be able to complete this degree in 60 - 120 credits.

This is a parts-based qualification. This means there are regulations around your completion of Part One before progressing to Part Two, etc.

Entry criteria

To enter the Master of Business Studies (Marketing) you will 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.

If you have been awarded the Degree of Bachelor of Business Studies with Honours, or the equivalent degree of another recognised university, you may apply for credit towards Part One of the qualification in accordance with the limits specified in the Recognition of Prior Learning regulations.

You will need to provide verified copies of all academic transcripts for studies taken at all universities other than Massey University.

Students from a country where English is not the first language, must obtain a minimum English Language competency level.

  • IELTS score of 6.5 (no band less than 6.0)
  • TOEFL iBT score of 90 overall (min 20 in Writing)
  • PTE Academic score of 58 Overall (min 50 in communicative skills)
  • Cambridge English score of 176 overall and all bands 169 or better

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