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Master of Business Administration (Business Sustainability)

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Next start date

Expected Mar 2023


Auckland Campus


Develop leading edge business skills through a unique qualification closely connected to practice.

The Master of Business Administration (Business Sustainability) specialisation is about building businesses that last and organisations that are resilient in the face of a fast changing world.

Whether motivated by changing customer demands, stakeholder pressure, environmental concern, regulation or profit, organisations are dedicating significant resources towards creating sustainable enterprises.

This MBA specialisation enables you to build management competence and governance structures that facilitate the identification and implementation of innovative practices, products and services that are sustainable and resilient.

This programme will expose you to businesses and experts within New Zealand and overseas who have had successes and overcome challenges in building sustainable enterprises. Both the strategic and operational aspects of developing and leveraging innovative sustainable products and services while mitigating risk are addressed in this specialisation.

Unique partnership

Our MBA online option is New Zealand's only MBA designed in partnership with the award-winning Wiley Education Services.

You'll get access to world-class online technology 24/7 and engaging learning methods. This includes online classes and team-meetings, along with forums and group-work. This allows you to network with and learn directly from your peers and faculty.


No matter which industry you are in, the Massey Master of Business Administration can help you progress into leadership and management roles faster. As an adept, globally competent graduate you can join local as well as international firms, non-profit organisations, government entities and more.

The MBA is specifically designed for emerging managers and leaders. With its strongly applied focus, the programme brings practice into your learning and learning into your practice. It will give you the edge when applying for management and leadership positions.

Planning overview

If you study full-time, you’ll take 180 credits over a period of 12 months or 90 credits per semester.

This is a parts-based qualification. For progression to Part Two you must have achieved a B- grade average across the courses completed in Part One.

To complete the Business Sustainability specialisation you must pass 60 credits in Business Sustainability which includes two courses (15 credits each) plus the Action Learning Project (30 credits).

Entry criteria

To enter the Master of Business Administration you will:

  • have been awarded or qualified for a relevant bachelor’s degree, having achieved at least a B- grade average in the highest level courses, or equivalent
  • have completed at least three years of relevant postgraduate practical work experience
  • been selected into the programme on the basis of selection process which may include a written application, references and practical exercises.

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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