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Master of Management (Sustainability) Massey University

New Zealand



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Course info


Gain the skills to be an effective manager within a sustainable-focused industry, or bring an increasingly important perspective to any business.

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
  • ethics
  • 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 focus 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.


The Master of Management works to help you understand the issues, and gain the right skills to bring a sustainability perspective to management positions. This ultimately contributes to your employability.

There are a range of roles available for graduates from the Master of Management (Sustainability).

Roles could include representative entry/intermediate level positions such as:

  • graduate sustainability analyst
  • sustainability advisor
  • sustainability programme coordinator
  • associate sustainability consultant
  • environmental advisor
  • sustainability and risk management advisor

These positions may offer career progression to senior positions as sustainability / CSR managers.

With your skills you could also work in consultancy for:

  • business
  • central government
  • local government
  • NGOs (non-governmental organisations) etc.

Credit summary
180 credits from the Schedule to the Degree including:

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

Schedule A: Core courses
30 credits (Core courses)

Schedule B: Subjects

  • 90 credits (Part One Subject courses)
  • 60 credits (Part Two Professional Practice course)

A specialisation (subject) is compulsory and requires 150 credits. This includes compulsory subject courses and a 60 credit professional practice course.

Advanced entry: Those who have already completed specified qualifications in advance of the minimum entry requirements may be able to complete this degree in 120 credits.

Attend field trips, contact workshops, studios, workshops, tutorials, and laboratories as required.

There are regulations around completion of Part One before progressing to Part Two.

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study Master of Management (Sustainability).

Full Time (1.5 years)

Tuition fees

NZ$31,810.00 (16,94,147) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purpose, please check with institution




Auckland Campus

Massey University Auckland (East Precinct),

Albany Expressway (SH17),



0632, New Zealand

Online/Distance (1.5 years)

Tuition fees

NZ$27,660.00 (14,73,125) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purpose, please check with institution




Massey University

Manawatu Campus,

Tennent Drive,

Palmerston North,


4474, New Zealand

Entry requirement for international students

To enter the Master of Management 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
  • been awarded or qualified for a Postgraduate Diploma in Business and Administration with a B- grade average, or equivalent.

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

* Please check with your chosen school for the exact entry requirements for your programme.

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