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Master of Māori and Indigenous Business (MMAIBus)

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Overview

The Master of Māori and Indigenous Business (MMAIBus) is a national partnership between six New Zealand universities (University of Auckland, Auckland University of Technology, Massey University, University of Otago, Victoria University of Wellington and the University of Waikato), leading Māori academics and business people. For more information see maibus.ac.nz

This innovative part-time, online masters programme starting in April 2018 is aimed at those involved in Māori and Indigenous business, or those who wish to enhance their understanding in this field, perhaps as business owners, managers or administrators. This unique programme caters to people from degree and non-degree backgrounds with managerial experience who wish to remain in the workforce while they study.

The programme incorporates Māori values, business issues and business models, using approaches to teaching and learning that reflect a Māori worldview and support Māori academic and business success.

Students will gain insight into cultural values and ethical business practice; be able to conduct independent research, seek innovative solutions and develop executable business strategies; and critically analyse, using culturally appropriate methods, sophisticated theories and appropriate technologies.

The teaching of programme content is shared across the six partner universities, providing students with access to leading academics and practitioners throughout New Zealand. Students have the freedom to enrol with the university of their choice, and ultimately graduate from that university.

Generally students study part-time over three years (please note this will be dependent on their academic background). Each paper is offered online and taught in ten-week blocks, four per calendar year. Students will undertake self-directed, individual and collaborative work and assignment preparation via an online learning management system, enabling students to study without compromising work commitments.

Each year will begin with a two-day wananga (workshop) , which will connect students to their national community of MMAIBus staff and fellow students. Support services and group collaboration will also be explained.

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Alternative entrance pathways

If you do not initially fulfil all entrance criteria for the MMAIBus outlined in 1.b then you may be able to enter the programme via an alternative pathway.

Management Experience Pathway
Applicants without a degree may apply to study towards the Postgraduate Diploma in Māori and Indigenous Business (PGDipMMAIBus) and then, subject to satisfactory academic achievement, transition to the Master’s programme. Consideration will be given to relevant work experience and all applicants will be expected to have held positions of responsibility.

Additional programme entry requirements
At least five years’ relevant management experience and performed at an acceptable level in any tests of academic aptitude and/or interviews prescribed by the Board of Studies for Māori and Indigenous Business.

Contact details

Tel 64 3 479 8149
Email business@otago.ac.nz
Website maibus.ac.nz

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Programme Requirements

Master of Maori and Indigenous Business (MMAIB) degree table

Papers University provider Points

MAIB 701  Theories in Learning

MAIB 702  The Māori Economy

MAIB 703  Critical Analysis and Writing

MAIB 704  Decision Making in Business

MAIB 711  Māori in Business

MAIB 712  Business Communication

MAIB 713  Process and Project Management

MAIB 714  People Management

MAIB 721  Māori in Business 2

MAIB 722  Marketing

MAIB 723  Innovation and Entrepreneurs

MAIB 724  Finance and Accounting

MAIB 731  Māori in Business 3

MAIB 732  Career Management

MAIB 733  International Business

MAIB 734  Advanced Social Enterprise

University of Auckland

Auckland University of Technology

Massey University

Victoria University

Auckland University of Technology

Massey University

University of Otago

University of Waikato

Massey University

University of Auckland

University of Otago

Victoria University

University of Waikato

Auckland University of Technology

University of Otago

University of Auckland

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Regulations for the Master of Māori and Indigenous Business (MMAIBus)

  1. Admission to the Programme

    1. Admission to the programme shall be subject to the approval of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Commerce).
    2. Every applicant must
        1. be a graduate in a relevant degree and normally have achieved an average grade of B- or higher in 300-level papers worth 45 points, or have alternative qualifications or experience acceptable to the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Commerce), and
        2. have at least three years’ relevant management experience, and
        3. have performed at an acceptable level in any tests of academic aptitude and/or interviews that may be prescribed by the Board of Studies for Māori and Indigenous Business; or
      1. have obtained a Postgraduate Diploma in Māori and Indigenous Business with an average grade of B or higher; or
      2. have obtained a Postgraduate Diploma in Business in Māori Development from the University of Auckland with an average grade of B or higher.
    3. In considering an applicant’s qualifications, regard will be had to the detail of the course of study followed to gain the qualification, as well as the applicant’s performance in the programme.
  2. Structure of the Programme

    1. The programme of study shall consist of the papers MAIB 711-714, 721-724 and 731-734, worth a total of 180 points.

      Note: The teaching for a number of these papers is undertaken by the following partner universities: the University of Auckland, Auckland University of Technology, the University of Waikato, Massey University, and Victoria University of Wellington.

    2. A candidate will not normally be permitted to enrol for MAIB 731-734 unless MAIB 711-714, 721-724 have been passed with an average grade of B or higher.
    3. A candidate who has passed a paper or papers equivalent to any of MAIB 711-714, 721-724, 731-734 that has been credited towards a completed qualification at any tertiary institution shall be required to replace the paper or papers concerned with alternatives approved by the Board of Studies for Māori and Indigenous Business.
    4. A candidate who has completed the requirements for a Postgraduate Certificate or Postgraduate Diploma in Māori and Indigenous Business shall be exempted from those papers in the programme for the degree which have been previously passed.
    5. A candidate who has completed the Postgraduate Diploma in Business in Māori Development from the University of Auckland shall be exempted from four papers (worth a total of 60 points) from MAIB 711-714, 721-724.
    6. A candidate who has been admitted to the degree of Bachelor of Commerce with Honours or who has been awarded a Postgraduate Diploma in Commerce may be exempted from up to four of MAIB 711-714, 721-724 (worth up to a total of 60 points).
  3. Duration of the Programme

    A candidate who has been admitted under regulation 1.b.i shall normally follow a programme of study for three years of part-time study, and not more than five years of part-time study. A candidate who has been admitted under regulation 1(b)(ii) or 1(b)(iii) shall normally follow a programme of study for two years of part-time study, and not more than four years of part-time study.

  4. Withdrawal from the Programme

    Where a candidate withdraws from the programme, whether voluntarily or otherwise, after completing some or all of MAIB 711-714, 721-724, the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Commerce) may recommend the award of the Postgraduate Diploma or Certificate in Māori and Indigenous Business, or determine which papers shall be credited towards either of those qualifications.

  5. Level of Award of the Diploma

    The degree may be awarded with distinction or with credit. Distinction will be awarded where overall achievement is at a grade of A- or above. Credit will be awarded where overall achievement is at a grade of B+.

  6. Exclusion from the Programme

    A candidate who fails two or more papers, or who fails one paper twice, will require the permission of the Board of Studies for Māori and Indigenous Business to continue in the programme.

  7. Variations

    The Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Commerce) may in exceptional circumstances approve a course of study which does not comply with these regulations.

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