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Master of Management (Sustainability)

This course is available

On-Campus, Online

Level of Study

Master's Degree


1.5 years

Next start date

Expected Jul 2024


Auckland Campus


Specialise in Sustainability for your Master of Management at Massey

Sustainability has been identified as a key future issue for businesses. This major has been designed to bring together learning around management skills and contemporary issues in sustainability including:

corporate social responsibility


the carbon-free economy

the UN Sustainable Development Goals

specific management applications such as the ethical behaviour of management within businesses and organisations.

Skills employers need

The Master of Management (Sustainability) has been developed in consultation with major industry bodies. This ensures that your learning is consistent with issues and current gaps in business process and knowledge.

Core skills

The Master of Management's unique core of courses focuses on key business skills like communication, leading and working in teams. Your teaching will cover current issues in business as well as in-depth sustainability insights.

You will learn from our business experts – Massey University has the largest and one of the most highly respected management schools in New Zealand. Our lecturers are active researchers.

The Master of Management is a rigorous programme, where you will be expected to achieve at a high level. The quality of our graduates reflects this, and contributes to the reputation of the qualification.

Interested in a PhD?

To progress to a PhD, choose Massey’s research-based Master of Business Studies.

A Master of Management in Sustainability is a good fit if you:

have an undergraduate degree (not necessarily in business)

would like to change or progress a career in sustainability

are interested in a qualification that is primarily taught and practice-based.

Entry criteria

All students must meet university entrance requirements to be admitted to the University.

Specific requirements

To enter the Master of Management (Sustainability) you will:

have been awarded or qualified for a relevant bachelor's degree or equivalent qualification, having achieved a grade average of at least B- in the highest level courses, or

have been awarded or qualified for a Postgraduate Diploma in Business with a B- grade average, or equivalent.

If you have a Postgraduate Diploma in Business as outlined above, you may apply for credit towards Part One of the qualification, in a single subject. Credit may be awarded in in accordance with the limits specified in the Recognition of Prior Learning regulations. If you are granted credit, the degree will be awarded without a subject.

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

International English Language Requirements:

  • IELTS - 6.5 overall and minimum 6.0 in each band
  • TOEFL iBT – Overall score 90, minimum 20 in Writing
  • Cambridge English - C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency with a score of 176. No less than 169 in each skill.
  • NCEL - Level 5
  • PTE - 58 overall and minimum 50 in each communicative skills
  • LanguageCert - C1 Expert IESOL (LRWS) with HIGH PASS and no less than Pass in each skill or C2 Mastery IESOL (LRWS) with PASS and no less than Pass in each skill

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