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Executive education and short courses

Tailored to your needs not ours

Massey University’s courses don’t just inform, they transform the way you think about learning. We have a broad range of expertise within our executive education area and have worked with some of the leading business people in New Zealand. We are known for our approachable real-world attitude to your learning. You may be in business, or you may work in other industries like science, health or the arts. Whatever your current situation, we can help give you the confidence to progress in your career. Talk to our friendly team about your next steps.

COVID-19 assistance - Business ReBoot events

Massey Business School presents the 2020 Business ReBoot webinars. These explore the challenges of doing business in the time of Covid-19, and help provide some guidance and reassurance as we pivot to the new normal.

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Massey offers a number of innovative professional practice degrees across our areas of business expertise including our Master of Business Administration (MBA).

Professional qualifications


Tailored solutions

Massey’s executive development services engage a team of experienced specialists who work with you to identify and solve problems related to staff development, engagement and performance. Companies throughout New Zealand have used our leadership and directorship development services.

We use a highly flexible framework of options that we modify to your particular organisational needs. This could include individual or team interventions, training and development programmes of various descriptions. We work anywhere with organisations of any size. We also have an optional credential pathway for those who want to continue their development with academic recognition.

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Short programmes

Governance Development Programme

Massey University offers customised governance development programmes for large private and public sector organisations. We also offer a one-year governance development programme aimed at serving or emerging directors in co-operative-styled companies.

Our course leaders have many years of experience in this area. We have worked with multiple organisations to develop current and future directors through induction courses, development programmes, networking events, masterclasses or conferences.

Governance Development Programme

Manager Acceleration Programme

Our Management Acceleration Programme (MAP) activates manager thinking, grows manager knowledge and builds manager competence. The MAP programme is for cohorts of managers from a single company. Suitable for new to middle managers, it provides a solid foundation on which to build a strong management career.

Manager Acceleration Programme

Industry-specific short courses

Business experts at Massey run a series of short courses on a regular basis in various areas.

Advanced Certificate in Personal Financial Management 

This course builds on 'Facilitating Personal Financial Management'. It is for educators and facilitators who will be teaching or facilitating sessions on personal financial management, but do not want to undertake a full degree or diploma programme. Ideal for educators, facilitators and counsellors in financial institutions, teaching institutions, industry training organisations and community service groups.

Advanced Certificate in Personal Financial Management 

CAANZ Instructional Techniques Course

This course is for those training to be a flight instructor. It is a prerequisite for the CAANZ Category D and C initial instructor rating, and is a mandatory requirement before attempting a relevant flight test. You must have a commercial pilots licence to undertake this course. It will provide you with the knowledge, attitudes, skills and techniques to aid you in instructing within the aviation environment.

CAANZ Instructional Techniques Course

Facilitating Personal Financial Management 

This course is ideal for facilitators in organisations such as financial institutions, industry training organisations, youth service providers and community groups who wish to understand how to facilitate sessions and workshops on the fundamentals of managing personal finances.

Facilitating Personal Financial Management 

Fundamentals of managing your finances

This course extends the understanding of personal financial management fundamentals developed in the 'Your Pathway to Financial Success' course. Participants will learn about the time value of money and its relationship to savings and debt, and strategies for managing debt, savings and investing.

Fundamentals of managing your finances

Money Smarts @ Work 

This short, flexible financial literacy course is offered in collaboration with industry groups and is suited to those in full-time employment. The course makes learning about the basics of financial capability affordable and easily available to those people who have completed their formal education and do not otherwise have access to education about managing their personal finances.

Money Smarts @ Work 

Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems

This course is designed to meet CAA requirements for RPAS operators with little or no aviation experience who want to enter the industry or further develop their understanding of the use of RPAS in the aviation environment. The course is designed to bridge the gap between RPAS operators and aviators to enhance the safety of your operation. It delivers a syllabus centred around safe operating practices featuring hands-on scenarios and practical demonstrations by industry experts.

Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems

Teaching Personal Financial Management (Educators)

A professional development certificate course suited to people who will be teaching personal financial management in a classroom setting. This course is ideal for teachers in primary, secondary and tertiary learning institutions.

Teaching Personal Financial Management (Educators)

Understanding your financial world

Deepen your understanding of personal financial management by learning about the financial system in New Zealand and local and international influences on it. You will learn about the structure, functions and importance of a modern financial system and understand how local, national and global events can influence personal and family finances.

Understanding your financial world

Your Pathway to Financial Success

Ideal for people who wish to improve their financial literacy and management of personal finances. Participants will learn to set financial goals in relation to their life goals and be able to identify the range of saving options and develop their own financial plan for different stages of the family life cycle and life events.

Your Pathway to Financial Success

Meet our graduates

Enterprise and partnerships – working with us

As well as executive education, Massey Business School has many other ways we work with businesses.

We have consultancy and business start-up services and we also work to match partners with students for internships and work placements. This allows our students to gain real-world experience while gaining credit towards their degree and gives businesses talented, young, keen students to help with projects.

Enterprise and partnerships

Internship student - eat my lunch



Our Executive Development team regularly blog with professional development advice, updates on the latest thinking around career development and more.

Exec Development blog

Executive development

Meet the team

Professor Ted Zorn

Head of Institute - Massey Executive Development

A professor of organisational communication for nearly 30 years, Ted held positions at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Waikato University before joining Massey University in 2012. His research in recent years has focused on the use of dialogue and other forms of communication in leading change.

Dr Patricia Bossons

Leadership Development and Coaching Leader

A business psychologist specializing in executive education and personal development, Patricia joined Massey from Henley Business School (UK). She has worked at the interface of academia and business for most of her career, designing and delivering executive education for organisations and individuals.

Dr Heidi Le Sueur

Academic Director

In the capacity of Academic Director Heidi oversees the successful development, direction and delivery of the portfolio of programmes offered by the unit. Heidi held positions at the University of Stellenbosch and the University of Cape Town in South Africa before joining Massey University in 2020. Prior to joining academia she worked for many years in the arena of management consulting focussing on strategic organisational change.


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