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MAIB714 People Management

A multifaceted review of staffing, employee development, performance management, reward, diversity management and employee well-being that leads to a critical consideration of how these dimensions of people-management can be interpreted and implemented in the context of Māori and Indigenous worldviews.

This paper aims to provide students with an advanced understanding of managerial practices of recruitment and selection, development, performance management, reward systems, gender and diversity, conflict management and change management. Throughout the paper, students will learn how to make informed people-management decisions using real cases, taking Māori and Indigenous worldviews into account.

Paper title People Management
Paper code MAIB714
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 30%
  • Report 30%
  • Group presentation 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.

Students will develop practical skills appropriate for working with Māori and others and 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, Lifelong learning, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Environmental literacy, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
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Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Evaluate key people-management practices and identify and explain the potential outcomes of those practices as they relate to Māori and Indigenous worldviews. In particular, students should understand practice in the core areas of: staffing, development, performance management, reward, and gender and diversity
  2. Analyse and prepare a report and presentation on conflict management in the context of Māori and Indigenous business
  3. Make informed change-management decisions, drawing on a variety of factors, and argue the case for those decisions

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Not offered in 2019

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