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The Doctor of Philosophy (Massey Business School) is an essential qualification for those students who seek an academic, research or corporate career at a high level. To do a PhD you need to have a passion for the subject, to pursue it to the limit, and make your own contribution to the body of knowledgeNew Zealand’s sole national business school.
Massey Business School (MBS) offers a PhD programme for the 21st century in a peaceful and thriving country. It is New Zealand’s sole national business school with campuses in Auckland, Palmerston North and Wellington .
Massey Business School faculties are actively researching, bringing cutting-edge developments in both business theory and practice to provide you with a world-class degree.
There are regular research seminars where PhD candidates are given an opportunity to discuss their research and get feedback on their progress. We support and provide training for all candidates to participate in the annual university 3MT (Three-Minute Thesis) competition.
Working towards a PhD can be a lonely journey and we place a strong emphasis on pastoral care. To create a community of scholars across disciplines, Massey Business School hosts an annual PhD symposium which gives students from the three campuses an opportunity to interact with each other, present their research and receive feedback from the staff and their peers. We also hold social gatherings with the PhD candidates twice a year to discuss any issues that arise in relation to their work and progress. In addition each campus has its own PhD events like pizza nights”with guest speakers. We consider and treat our PhDs as colleagues and not as ‘students’.
The Massey library offers regular workshops on key aspects of the research journey and Massey’s Graduate Research School offers workshops to assist with the development of students’ research skills.
PhD candidates can also access the UK Vitae platform which provides access to a large number of resources to assist in their development as researchers as well as job opportunities globally. Massey is the only New Zealand University which subscribes to Vitae.
Enrolment for the PhD degree is available to people who have completed a Bachelors or Masters degree with First Class Honours or Second Class Honours (Division I) or who hold comparable qualifications.
The PhD requires independent research followed by the submission of a thesis based on the research. Candidates are expected to make a significant contribution to the knowledge and understanding of their field of study.
MBS offers a number of PhD scholarships to domestic and international applicants with excellent academic records. The scholarships are considered in two rounds with deadlines on 1 March and 1 October each year.