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MAIB734 Advanced Social Enterprise

An advanced paper requiring strategic and entrepreneurial thinking combined with the Tikanga (values, skills and attitudes) developed through the MMAIBus programme. Involves working in independent teams to investigate an issue relating to Māori or Indigenous people and determine an innovative and sustainable solution.

The aim is to enable students to develop as skilled business people who are able to work for the benefit of their wider communities.

Paper title Advanced Social Enterprise
Paper code MAIB734
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: 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:
  • Group plan and opportunity identification 15%
  • Project report 60%
  • Oral presentation 10%
  • Group executive summary 15%
Teaching Arrangements

At the beginning of the paper students will identify a seemingly intransigent or 'wicked' problem relating to Māori or other Indigenous peoples. They will form groups according to specialist interest and expertise. Each group will be supported through briefings, tutorials and coaching to self-manage through a flexible problem solving process. This is an advanced course, and students will be expected to demonstrate a high level of independence in managing their work and proactively seeking support. The paper will culminate in the delivery of independent reports and presentations to an academic, business and lay audience.

To be advised
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Lifelong learning, Communication, Cultural understanding, Environmental literacy, Self-motivation.
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Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Work collaboratively to plan, manage and execute a complex project, including agreeing upon independent roles and responsibilities and providing leadership and support to others.
  2. Approach and address a problem using techniques and thinking that reflect and are sensitive to the world views and values of Māori or other Indigenous people.
  3. Innovate by identifying opportunities and determining sustainable solutions to difficult problems in uncertain environments.
  4. Engage others and communicate ideas persuasively in Indigenous and business settings.

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Not offered in 2019

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