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MAIB733 International Business

Considers issues and strategies for Māori and Indigenous businesses operating on a global platform, with analysis of the competing priorities and cultural perspectives involved in international business and application of this knowledge to complex business situations.

The paper focuses on the challenges and opportunities of Māori businesses operating in an international environment and explores the particular tensions and points of cultural connectedness as they play out in governance, supply-chain relationships, management and day-to-day operations.

Paper title International Business
Paper code MAIB733
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
150 hours learning over a single quarter including:
  • 30 formal contact hours
  • 120 hours of self-study
100% coursework comprising:
  • Case analysis 1 30%
  • Case analysis 2 40%
  • Group presentation 20%
  • Reflective logs, summaries of readings and contribution to class discussions 10%
To be advised
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Information literacy, Research.
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Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Independently evaluate current theoretical perspectives on international business forms and modes of operation, assessing their relevance to Māori and Indigenous business.
  2. Analyse multifaceted perspectives in international business, demonstrating mastery of the topic through the development of sophisticated and evidence-based argument and high levels of cross cultural awareness.
  3. Demonstrate a critical analysis and advanced knowledge in Māori international business through robust, sophisticated problem solving and persuasive argument.
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.

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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