Master of Māori and Indigenous Business

The AUT Business School is known in New Zealand and internationally for the high quality of its graduates, the impact of its research and its effective engagement with business and the broader community. We attract students from New Zealand and overseas who are seeking a relevant, rigorous and engaged business education that prepares them well for business practice.
 

The growing Māori economy needs skilled graduates who can stimulate local, national and international growth.

The Master of Māori and Indigenous Business (MMAIBus) is a part-time, online master’s degree designed to give you the advanced skills, knowledge and understanding of the practice and theory of Māori and indigenous business, organisations and communities.

The degree is tailored for those involved in, or seeking involvement in Māori and indigenous business, and for those who want to enhance their understanding in this field, perhaps as business owners or managers.

What will I learn?

Throughout the programme you will engage with dynamic, relevant and meaningful content that has evolved from consultation with iwi, hapū and whānau, community and corporate leaders. You will:

  • gain insight into the practice and theory of Māori and indigenous business, organisations and communities
  • conduct independent research, seek innovative solutions and develop business strategies
  • use culturally appropriate methods to analyse business theories and practices
  • engage with Māori and indigenous business leaders
  • undertake an applied project on a real-world issue

How will I learn?

MMAIBus is a national collaboration between six New Zealand universities (University of Auckland, Auckland University of Technology, Massey University, University of Otago, Victoria University of Wellington, and the University of Waikato).

The six universities share delivery of the programme, providing you with access to leading Māori academics and business people nationwide.

  • You will undertake individual work, collaborative work, and assignment preparation via an online learning management system, enabling you to study without compromising work commitments.
  • Each paper is delivered online over ten weeks. There are four ten-week blocks each calendar year.
  • Generally, the MMAIBus journey will require you to take one paper during each 10-week block, completing the programme over 3 years.
  • Your study will kick off with a two-day wānanga, to connect you with your national community of MMAIBus staff and students. Support services and group collaboration will also be explained to you during the wānanga.

Entry pathways

Entry pathways to this degree

There are three pathways into the MMAIBus.

Bachelor’s degree entry pathway:

  • You hold an undergraduate degree with a grade average of B- or higher, or equivalent qualification that shows ability to undertake postgraduate study; and
  • You have at least 3 years management experience.

Business degree with honours entry pathway:

  • You have a business degree with honours, with a grade average of B- or higher, or equivalent qualification that shows ability to undertake postgraduate study; and
  • You have at least 3 years management experience.

Note: entry from an honours programme in a business discipline requires completion of 120 points rather than 180 points to achieve the MMAIBus.

No degree entry pathway:

  • If you do not hold a tertiary degree you can apply for the postgraduate diploma and then transition to the master’s programme.
  • At least 5 years management experience is required for this pathway.

Note: entry from the postgraduate diploma requires completion of 120 points rather than 180 points to achieve the MMAIBus.

Applicants may also be required to perform to an acceptable level in any tests of academic aptitude and/or interviews prescribed by the Board of Studies for the MMAIBus degree.

For expressions of interest, please contact Agnes Naera.

For more information about the programme, visit the MAIBUS website.

Programme details

Programme code: AK1080
Level: 9
Points: 180 (12 papers)
Duration: 3 years (part-time)
Delivery: Online
Start date: 9 April 2018

Programme exit options: The programme is designed with exit options:

  • A Postgraduate Certificate in Māori and Indigenous Business after completion of 60 points;
  • A Postgraduate Diploma in Māori and Indigenous Business after completion of 120 points (for students who do not meet the requirements for continuation or who choose to exit the programme for other reasons).

Further study options

The MMAIBus is applied in nature, and not intended to lead directly into a PhD programme. To progress into a PhD programme, MMAIBus graduates will need to complete courses in research methodology and undertake an appropriate research dissertation/project (minimum 30 points).

Last updated: 22-Sep-2017 3.28pm

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