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Maori Business at Otago

The Otago Business School is committed to developing a pro-active, coordinated approach to growing Māori and Indigenous economies through a mix of relationship building, growing context aware students, curriculum development and seeking and realising research opportunities.

Māori Business Objectives

The Otago Business School seeks to fulfil the following business objectives in its commitment to Māori:

  • Quantify our student profile to establish best practice models of ensuring both programme relevance and student success.
  • Develop and sustain mutually beneficial relationships with key strategic business partners.
  • Develop an undergraduate curriculum that reflects Māori economic participation – past, present and future – and that legitimises Māori knowledge.
  • Develop a specialised post graduate programme that builds on the undergraduate BCom programme.
  • Develop executive education programmes that focus on the relevant needs of Māori communities.
  • 'Educate' educators in the significance of the Māori economy: past, present and future.
  • Develop and attract Māori researchers focusing on Māori economic development.
  • Develop coherent research themes based on the needs of our partners and the skills of our researchers.
  • To have the research output of the Business School in conjunction with Institutional partners and Strategic Business Partners recognised internationally.
  • Work with a philosophy of inclusivity; acknowledging the need to work collaboratively across the School, institution and with other institutions where necessary in order to reach desired outcomes.

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