What will I study?

You’ll be studying national and global business from Māori, Indigenous and western perspectives. The programme will equip you with advanced leadership and management skills in Māori and Indigenous business contexts. Throughout the programme, you’ll have opportunities to apply what you learn to real-world situations. See the prescriptions below.

NO DEGREE

Theories of Learning

Explores advanced theoretical approaches to learning, development and knowledge creation. Applies learning theories, human resource development theories, theories of Indigenous development, and approaches to organisational learning to a Māori business and development context.

 

Taught by the University of Auckland
The Māori Economy

Examines the size, nature and potential of the New Zealand and Māori economy. Explore the influence of external factors on Māori and Indigenous business and their impact on economic, social and cultural wellbeing. Applies economic theory and models of business growth to Indigenous and Māori business.

 

Taught by the University of Auckland
Critical Analysis and Writing

Develops abilities in intellectual analysis and critique in the context of complex theoretical and business issues. Explores genres and form to develop advanced techniques in writing and critical thinking appropriate for academic contexts.

 

Taught by Massey University
Decision Making in Business

Takes a cross cultural approach to advanced theory and practice in business based problem solving and decision-making. Provides an in-depth analysis at individual, group, organisational and national levels of granularity. Includes the development of strategies in risk analysis and the assessment of complex business issues which have economic, cultural and ethical dimensions.

 

Taught by Victoria University
Māori in Business 1

Examines a range of economic perspectives and theories, with a specific focus on their relevance to the philosophical and cultural values and practices that inform Māori and Indigenous business.

 

Taught by Auckland University of Technology
Business Communication

Explores theoretical approaches to business communication and the alternative techniques and technologies that can be deployed.

 

Taught by Massey University
Process & Project Management

Examines the essentials of managing both existing processes and new projects. Emphasis is placed on selecting and developing appropriate metrics and on evaluating the core trade-offs between time, quality, and cost.

 

Taught by the University of Otago
People Management

A multi-faceted review of staffing, employee development, performance management, reward, diversity management and employee well-being that leads to a critical consideration of how these dimensions of people management can be interpreted and implemented in the context of Māori and Indigenous worldviews.

 

Taught by The University of Waikato

WITH A GPA ≥ 5 (B) APPLY FOR THE MASTERS

Māori in Business 2

Analyses Māori and Indigenous business, with a specific focus on the contemporary contexts of Māori and Indigenous business and considers governance and policy contexts.

 

Taught by Massey University
Marketing

Provides advanced marketing theory, current debate and practice. Relates and critiques current thinking and its application to Māori and Indigenous businesses.

 

Taught by Auckland University of Technology
Innovation & Entrepreneurs

Develops understanding and practice in innovation and entrepreneurship. The course has a focus on the application of theories leading to innovation and entrepreneurial activity in Māori and Indigenous business contexts.

 

Taught by the University of Otago
Finance and Accounting

Practice and theory of analyses of data that inform the financial decisions mid-level and senior business people make. Students will gain skills in critically interpreting financial data, making reasoned decisions and recommending consequential actions.

 

Taught by Victoria University
Māori in Business 3

This capstone course involves a sophisticated exposition of theory and a critical analysis of a business problem which informs an independent piece of research. An emphasis is placed on developing theoretically and data driven recommendations in response to an identified strategic issue.

 

Taught by The University of Waikato

 

Career Management

Independent application of specialised knowledge of Indigenous career management theories to students’ own careers, to multicultural organisations and to Māori and Indigenous business communities as a whole.

 

Taught by Auckland University of Technology
International Business

Considers issues and strategies for Māori and Indigenous businesses operating on a global platform. Students will analyse competing priorities and cultural perspectives that international business involves and apply this knowledge to complex business situations.

 

Taught by the University of Otago
Advanced Social Enterprise

Provides an advanced course requiring strategic and entrepreneurial thinking combined with the Tikanga (values, skills and attitudes) developed through the programme. Students will work in teams to investigate an issue related to Māori or Indigenous people and determine an innovative and sustainable solution.

 

Taught by the University of Auckland

BACHELORS DEGREE

Māori in Business 1

Examines a range of economic perspectives and theories, with a specific focus on their relevance to the philosophical and cultural values and practices that inform Māori and Indigenous business.

 

Taught by Auckland University of Technology
Business Communication

Explores theoretical approaches to business communication and the alternative techniques and technologies that can be deployed.

 

Taught by Massey University
Process & Project Management

Examines the essentials of managing both existing processes and new projects. Emphasis is placed on selecting and developing appropriate metrics and on evaluating the core trade-offs between time, quality, and cost.

 

Taught by the University of Otago
People Management

A multi-faceted review of staffing, employee development, performance management, reward, diversity management and employee well-being that leads to a critical consideration of how these dimensions of people management can be interpreted and implemented in the context of Māori and Indigenous worldviews.

 

Taught by The University of Waikato
Māori in Business 2

Analyses Māori and Indigenous business, with a specific focus on the contemporary contexts of Māori and Indigenous business and considers governance and policy contexts.

 

Taught by Massey University
Marketing

Provides advanced marketing theory, current debate and practice. Relates and critiques current thinking and its application to Māori and Indigenous businesses.

 

Taught by Auckland University of Technology
Innovation & Entrepreneurs

Develops understanding and practice in innovation and entrepreneurship. The course has a focus on the application of theories leading to innovation and entrepreneurial activity in Māori and Indigenous business contexts.

 

Taught by the University of Otago
Finance and Accounting

Practice and theory of analyses of data that inform the financial decisions mid-level and senior business people make. Students will gain skills in critically interpreting financial data, making reasoned decisions and recommending consequential actions.

 

Taught by Victoria University
Māori in Business 3

This capstone course involves a sophisticated exposition of theory and a critical analysis of a business problem which informs an independent piece of research. An emphasis is placed on developing theoretically and data driven recommendations in response to an identified strategic issue.

 

Taught by The University of Waikato

 

Career Management

Independent application of specialised knowledge of Indigenous career management theories to students’ own careers, to multicultural organisations and to Māori and Indigenous business communities as a whole.

 

Taught by Auckland University of Technology
International Business

Considers issues and strategies for Māori and Indigenous businesses operating on a global platform. Students will analyse competing priorities and cultural perspectives that international business involves and apply this knowledge to complex business situations.

 

Taught by the University of Otago
Advanced Social Enterprise

Provides an advanced course requiring strategic and entrepreneurial thinking combined with the Tikanga (values, skills and attitudes) developed through the programme. Students will work in teams to investigate an issue related to Māori or Indigenous people and determine an innovative and sustainable solution.

 

Taught by the University of Auckland

BUSINESS DEGREE (HONS)

ANY FOUR

Māori in Business 1

Examines a range of economic perspectives and theories, with a specific focus on their relevance to the philosophical and cultural values and practices that inform Māori and Indigenous business.

 

Taught by Auckland University of Technology
Business Communication

Explores theoretical approaches to business communication and the alternative techniques and technologies that can be deployed.

 

Taught by Massey University
Process & Project Management

Examines the essentials of managing both existing processes and new projects. Emphasis is placed on selecting and developing appropriate metrics and on evaluating the core trade-offs between time, quality, and cost.

 

Taught by the University of Otago
People Management

A multi-faceted review of staffing, employee development, performance management, reward, diversity management and employee well-being that leads to a critical consideration of how these dimensions of people management can be interpreted and implemented in the context of Māori and Indigenous worldviews.

 

Taught by The University of Waikato
Māori in Business 2

Analyses Māori and Indigenous business, with a specific focus on the contemporary contexts of Māori and Indigenous business and considers governance and policy contexts.

 

Taught by Massey University
Marketing

Provides advanced marketing theory, current debate and practice. Relates and critiques current thinking and its application to Māori and Indigenous businesses.

 

Taught by Auckland University of Technology
Innovation & Entrepreneurs

Develops understanding and practice in innovation and entrepreneurship. The course has a focus on the application of theories leading to innovation and entrepreneurial activity in Māori and Indigenous business contexts.

 

Taught by the University of Otago
Finance and Accounting

Practice and theory of analyses of data that inform the financial decisions mid-level and senior business people make. Students will gain skills in critically interpreting financial data, making reasoned decisions and recommending consequential actions.

 

Taught by Victoria University

PLUS

Māori in Business 3

This capstone course involves a sophisticated exposition of theory and a critical analysis of a business problem which informs an independent piece of research. An emphasis is placed on developing theoretically and data driven recommendations in response to an identified strategic issue.

 

Taught by The University of Waikato

 

Career Management

Independent application of specialised knowledge of Indigenous career management theories to students’ own careers, to multicultural organisations and to Māori and Indigenous business communities as a whole.

 

Taught by Auckland University of Technology
International Business

Considers issues and strategies for Māori and Indigenous businesses operating on a global platform. Students will analyse competing priorities and cultural perspectives that international business involves and apply this knowledge to complex business situations.

 

Taught by the University of Otago
Advanced Social Enterprise

Provides an advanced course requiring strategic and entrepreneurial thinking combined with the Tikanga (values, skills and attitudes) developed through the programme. Students will work in teams to investigate an issue related to Māori or Indigenous people and determine an innovative and sustainable solution.

 

Taught by the University of Auckland