Wednesday, 6 July 2016
Biz4Taiohi was held this morning in Te Kura Pakihi (University of Otago Business School) for the third time since its inception in 2014.
Thirty senior Māori students and their teachers from across 10 Dunedin secondary schools were exposed to the world of business and innovation from a uniquely kaupapa Māori perspective. They were introduced to all the subjects they could study as part of a Bachelor of Commerce, as well as programmes and support mechanisms targeted specifically to Māori both within the School and across the University.
Three ‘snacks’ were then offered to the students, to give them a taste of some of our disciplines: Marketing (facilitated by Dr Kirsten Robertson, Kāi Tahu); Management (facilitated by Mr Corey Bragg, Kāi Tahu and Ngāti Kahungunu); and Information Science (facilitated by Dr Chris Edwards, Ngāti Raukawa).
Feedback provided by both students and teachers throughout the 3-hour programme was extremely positive.
Hopefully we have left a lasting impression and have inspired our potential future Māori business leaders to think about business as a viable and valuable direction.
Ekea kā tiritiri o te moana.
Ascend to the height of your aspirations.