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What will I learn?

The Master of Management will increase your business knowledge to help move your career in a new direction. You don’t have to have a qualification in business to undertake this master’s.

Perhaps you do not have previous communication experience, but have found yourself a manager of communications staff. Or you may be looking at moving into a management role in a communications area. The Master of Management (Communication) will give you the in-depth knowledge and skills for these roles.

The strategic management of communication channels within an organisation is a growing discipline. It can be very demanding, requiring an ability to multi-task and constantly re-prioritise.

The Master of Management is a professional, relevant and contemporary qualification.

It has a unique core of courses that focus on key business skills like communication, leading and working in teams, and current issues in business.

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

A specialist communication university

Massey has the longest-running communication programme in New Zealand. We have the largest numbers of students in any university communication programme and the most options for communication-related study. Massey University’s graduates have a long-standing reputation for excellence in both theory and practice.

Rigorous study

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.

Careers

A master’s helps you stand out in the employment market. But postgraduate qualifications are becoming more common - a Public Relations Institute of New Zealand study showed that over 40% of PR practitioners now have a postgraduate degree. Now is the time to undertake this qualification!

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.

Which department am I in?

School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing

Study options

Full Time (1.5 years)

Tuition fees
NZ$31,810.00 (US$ 22,741) per year

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

Application deadline

Expected May 2022

More details

Start date

Expected July 2022

Venue

Wellington Campus

Massey University Wellington,

Wallace Street,

WELLINGTON,

Mt Cook,

6021, New Zealand

Online/Distance (1.5 years)

Tuition fees
NZ$27,660.00 (US$ 19,774) per year

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

Application deadline

Expected May 2022

More details

Start date

Expected February, July 2022

Entry requirements

For students from United States

You must 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.

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

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About Massey University

Delivering outstanding learning and ground-breaking research, Massey University has a rich history of academic excellence.

  • Over 5,000 international students
  • Located over three campuses in New Zealand
  • Five innovative colleges
  • Conducts ground-breaking research