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MAIB702 The Māori Economy

Examines the size, nature and potential of the New Zealand and Māori economy. Explores the influence of external factors on Māori and Indigenous business and their impact on economic, social and cultural well-being. Applies economic theory and models of business growth to Indigenous and Māori businesses.

Paper title The Māori Economy
Paper code MAIB702
Subject Business Studies
EFTS 0.1250
Points 15 points
Teaching period Not offered in 2019
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $2,236.75
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Limited to
Limited to: PGCertMAIBus, PGDipMAIBus
Otago Business School -
Teaching staff
To be advised
Paper Structure
Student workload
150 hours' learning over a single quarter, including:
  • 30 formal contact hours
  • 120 hours of self-study
100% coursework, comprising:
  • Reflective logs, summaries of readings and contribution to class discussions 10%
  • Individual report 30%
  • Group report and presentation 30%
  • Test (2hrs) 30%
Teaching Arrangements
This paper will be delivered online using webinars, videoed presentations, interactive tasks and online collaborative activities and discussions. The class will meet for approximately 30 hours, delivered weekly within a 10-week quarter.

Each week students will join a one-hour tutorial webinar either from their home or at the nearest participating institution. The one-hour tutorial will be accompanied by two hours' structured activity. Students will also undertake self-directed individual and collaborative work and assignment preparation.

The emphasis will be on the development of practical skills appropriate for working with M?üori and others and to prepare themselves for completing their studies and capitalising on their newly developed skills and outlook.
To be advised
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Lifelong learning, Cultural understanding, Research.
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Learning Outcomes
By the end of this paper it is expected that the student will be able to:
  1. Assess the scale and nature of the MÄori economy and the challenges it faces
  2. Critically apply economic theory to investigate a selected New Zealand industry and the role of MÄori business within it
  3. Discuss the potential of the MÄori economy, both drawing on and challenging current theoretical approaches
  4. Examine a selected business and conduct a detailed case analysis from an economic perspective, taking into account their current and likely future external influences

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Not offered in 2019

Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system