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MAIB723 Innovation and Entrepreneurs

Develops understanding and practice in innovation and entrepreneurship, with a focus on the application of theories leading to innovation and entrepreneurial activity in Māori and Indigenous business context

This paper develops a detailed understanding of innovation and entrepreneurial processes. The paper aims to build skills in identifying and analysing opportunities in planning for growth in a Māori and Indigenous context.

Paper title Innovation and Entrepreneurs
Paper code MAIB723
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: 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 40%
  • Essay 2 40%
  • Presentation 20%
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 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, Communication, Critical thinking, Environmental literacy, Information literacy, Research.
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Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Apply relevant theories to Indigenous innovation and entrepreneurship, analyse a situation and recommend means of creating opportunity and supporting success.
  2. Evaluate Māori and Indigenous models of innovation and entrepreneurship.
  3. Develop a strategy for enhancing innovation and entrepreneurship in a selected Māori or Indigenous community or context and persuade others of its merit.

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Not offered in 2019

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