The Postgraduate Diploma in Māori and Indigenous Business (PGDipMAIBus) is a part-time programme can be studied over two, and not more than four, years. It consists of MAIB papers to the value of 120 points.
The teaching for a number of these papers is undertaken as a national partnership by the following partner universities: the University of Auckland, Auckland University of Technology, The University of Waikato, Massey University, and Victoria University of Wellington.
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.
Management Experience Pathway
Applicants without a degree may apply to study towards the Postgraduate Diploma in Māori and Indigenous Business (PGDipMAIBus) 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.
Regulations for the Postgraduate Diploma in Māori and Indigenous Business (PGDipMAIBus)
Admission to the Programme
- Admission to the programme shall be subject to the approval of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Commerce).
- Every applicant must
- be a graduate in a relevant degree or an alternative qualification acceptable to the Pro-Vice-Chancellor, and have at least two years’ relevant management experience, or
- have at least five years of relevant management experience; and
- have performed at an acceptable level in any tests of academic aptitude and/or interview that may be prescribed by the Board of Studies for Māori and Indigenous Business.
- 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.
Structure of the Programme
The programme of study shall consist of papers from MAIB 701-704, 711-714 and 721-724, worth a total of 120 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.
- A candidate who has passed a paper or papers equivalent to any of MAIB 701-704, 711-714, 721-724 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.
- A candidate who has completed the requirements for a Postgraduate Certificate in Māori and Indigenous Business shall be exempted from those papers in the programme for the diploma which have been previously passed for the certificate.
Duration of the Programme
A candidate for the diploma shall normally follow a programme of study for two years of part-time study, and not more than four years of part-time study.
Withdrawal from the Programme
Where a candidate withdraws from the programme, whether voluntarily or otherwise, after completing some or all of MAIB 701-704, 711-714 and 721-724, the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Commerce) may recommend the award of the Postgraduate Certificate in Māori and Indigenous Business, or determine which papers may be credited towards that qualification.
Level of Award of the Diploma
The diploma 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+.
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.
The Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Commerce) may in exceptional circumstances approve a course of study which does not comply with these regulations.