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Executive Master of Business Administration

Key facts

  • Available at Auckland
  • Available Auckland city
  • Available Wellington city
  • Two calendar years plus six months (30 months)
  • Not available for international students

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Entry requirements

Massey’s EMBA is designed for executives and managers. There is one intake per year and successful applicants study together as a cohort over the next 30 months.

Admission to the EMBA programme is via Selected Entry and candidates will:

(a) meet the University admission requirements as specified; and

(b) have been awarded or qualified for a relevant Bachelor's degree, or equivalent;

(c) have completed at least seven years business experience, at least three of which must be at management level; and

(d) have been selected into the programme on the basis of a selection process which may include a written application, interview and practical exercises.

Applicants should supply with their application the following documentation:

  • Verified transcripts of all previous university and/or professional qualifications;
  • A full CV showing at least seven years work experience including at least two years of management level experience;
  • A comprehensive statement of personal goals including aspirations and expectations;
  • Attendance at a selection interview (applicants who successfully make it through to the interview stage of selection will be contacted directly with information about their individual interview details);
  • A passport-sized photo for identification purposes.

Candidates will be university graduates or hold professional qualifications, university diplomas or other significant tertiary qualifications.
All candidates must have practical working experience of usually not less than seven years with at least two years at management level. This requirement ensures that all candidates are able to contribute significantly to group discussions and debates from a position of experience and knowledge. Consequently, candidates who lack such experience are unlikely to be considered for entry.

For general entry requirements see Massey University entry requirements.

Planning your programme

The Massey EMBA is designed for full-time working executives and managers who need to study part-time. It is available as a 30 month programme conducted every 3rd weekend in Auckland and Wellington and every 6th weekend at Auckland Airport, or other regional cities depending on demand.

Part One courses are offered over 17 weekends at 3-4-week intervals. The Auckland Airport offering is run as 3 or 4-day block courses over 11 weekends. Part Two courses will be offered nationally in block mode (Friday-Monday) at approximately 5-6 week intervals. Candidates are required to spend 15-30 hours per week in individual and group study between the weekend classes.

A unique aspect of the Massey EMBA is the 2-week international study tour. This trip takes place in the second year of your study. You will gain invaluable experience of international business operations, economic and social frameworks. Each year a different country is visited.

Executive Master of Business Administration structure

Course Regulations

Part I

These regulations are to be read in conjunction with all our Statutes and Regulations of the University including the General Regulations for Postgraduate Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas, and Postgraduate Certificates.

Part II


  1. Admission to the Executive Master of Business Administration requires that the candidate will:
    1. Meet the University admission requirements as specified; and
    2. Have been awarded or qualified for a relevant Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent; and
    3. Have completed at least two years of relevant practical experience at management level; and
    4. Have been selected into the programme on the basis of a selection process which may include a written application, interview, and practical exercises.

Qualification Requirements

  1. Candidates for the degree of Executive Master of Business Administration shall follow a parts-based course of study, totalling at least 240 credits comprising:
    1. Parts One and Two as specified in the Schedule to the degree; and including:
    2. The compulsory courses as specified in the Schedule to the degree;
    3. Attending Contact Workshop, block courses, field trips, studios, workshops, tutorials, and laboratories as required.

For progression to Part Two candidates must have achieved a minimum B- grade average across 105 credits completed in Part One.

These regulations should be read in conjunction with all other Statutes and Regulations of the University including the General Regulations for Postgraduate Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas and Postgraduate Certificates


Schedule of Courses

Part One

Compulsory courses (120 credits):
115.723 Accounting I
115.724 Business Finance
115.725 Leadership and People
115.726 Marketing
115.728 Contemporary Strategy
115.732 Operations and Logistics
115.745 Economics - Applied and International
115.775 Business Law

Part Two

Compulsory courses (105 credits):
115.709 Applied Personal Leadership
115.710 Governance and Responsibility
115.735 Applied Business Research
115.821 Strategic Management
115.822 Applied Research Project

Elective courses - at least 15 credits from:
115.736 Business Development
115.739 Special Topic I
115.740 Special Topic II


Domestic students: $42,662 in 2020 plus Study Tour and domestic travel costs of approximately $10,000 plus non-tuition fees of approximately $330 pa.

Tuition fees are indicative and may change.

How much will it cost?

We can't tell you the exact cost until you have chosen your courses, as the tuition fees you pay each year vary depending on the courses you choose. There will also be compulsory non-tuition fees you have to pay in addition to your tuition fees. For some courses there may be other charges for things such as study resources, software, trips and contact workshops.

To get an approximate idea of tuition costs for typical study areas, you can use our quick guide to programme fees.

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Financial assistance

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