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MAIB711 Māori in Business 1

Examines a range of economic perspectives and theories, with a specific focus on their relevance to the philosophical and cultural values and practices that inform Māori and Indigenous business.

This paper will introduce students to the history and political economy of Māori and Indigenous business. It will outline the ways that historical events have changed, impeded or enhanced these business forms, with a view to analysis and extrapolation of future-oriented business models and opportunities.

Paper title Māori in Business 1
Paper code MAIB711
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, MMAIBus
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:
  • Essay 1 30%
  • Essay 2 30%
  • Group report 30%
  • Reflective logs, summaries of readings and contribution to class discussions 10%
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 Māori 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, Interdisciplinary perspective, Research.
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Learning Outcomes

By the end of this paper it is expected that the student will be able to:

  1. Reflect critically on the values, theory and practices that inform Māori businesses and those of other Indigenous peoples' businesses
  2. Contrast and critique a range of economic approaches drawn from different theoretical and cultural perspectives
  3. Develop future-oriented models for Māori and Indigenous business

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Not offered in 2019

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