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MAIB731 Māori in Business 3

Capstone paper involving a sophisticated exposition of theory and a critical analysis of a business problem that inform an independent piece of research, with emphasis on developing theoretically and data-driven recommendations in response to an identified strategic issue.

This aim of this paper is to enable students to develop their strategic thinking within a 'real world' Māori business environment.

Paper title Māori in Business 3
Paper code MAIB731
Subject Business Studies
EFTS 0.1250
Points 15 points
Teaching period Not offered in 2019, expected to be offered in 2020
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: 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:
  • Project Report 10%
  • Oral Presentation 20%
  • Applied Research Report 60%
  • Reflective logs, summaries of readings and contribution to forum 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 prepare themselves for completing their studies and capitalising on their newly developed skills and outlook.

In this capstone paper students will be working individually with an organisation to produce periodic updates and a final report.

To be advised
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Environmental literacy, Information literacy, Communication, Critical Thinking, Research.
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Learning Outcomes
By the end of this paper it is expected that the student will be able to:
  1. Integrate complex and contradictory information to analyse a business using appropriate tools.
  2. Demonstrate a critical awareness of theories and frameworks in business strategy to interpret a complex situation.
  3. Independently formulate and justify strategic recommendations.
  4. Provide oral and written reports demonstrating advanced communication skills.

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Not offered in 2019, expected to be offered in 2020

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