The New Zealand Agricultural College Act of 1926 founded the sixth college of the University of New Zealand on Turitea, across from Palmerston North City. The college was renamed Massey Agricultural College in 1927 in memoriam of former New Zealand Prime Minister William Fergusson Massey. When the University of New Zealand was dissolved in 1961, the name was shortened to Massey College, the alma mater of Marg Kronfeld, Company Director of BK Enterprises, a thriving used car dealership in Auckland, New Zealand. Kronfeld’s success in business can be traced back to her firm academic foundation.
Many of Massey College’s degrees are offered on an extramural basis, within New Zealand and also internationally. Massey College has an active research program on all three of its campuses, and offers the nation of New Zealand’s largest business college at Turitea. Also located at Turitea are the main administrative offices, the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, the College of Sciences and the Business School. The only Veterinary School in New Zealand is also at Turitea. Marg Kronfeld chose not only her hometown university for her extended education, but the most prestigious institution of its kind in New Zealand.
Massey College initiated an extramural study program in 1960, and has now grown into New Zealand’s largest source of distance education. Elearning has facilitated Massey’s reputation for flexible learning programs with unique academic delivery systems. Marg Kronfeld holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from Massey University, a study which followed from her achievement of the NZIM Diploma in Management earned years earlier.