Duration
Part-time: Varies
Available locations
City, Online
Points
120 or 180
Programme type
Postgraduate
Taught options available

Programme overview

The burgeoning Māori economy needs skilled graduates who are able to stimulate local, national and international growth. You will gain advanced skills, knowledge and understanding of the practice and theory of Māori and Indigenous business, organisations and communities.

You will gain insight into cultural values and ethical business practice; be able to conduct independent research, seek innovative solutions and develop executable business strategies; and critically analyse, using culturally appropriate methods, sophisticated theories and appropriate technologies.

During this programme you will engage with dynamic, relevant and meaningful content that has evolved from consultation with iwi, hapū and whānau, community and corporate leaders.

Programme structure

A 180-point distance-taught Masters programme offered by the 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 programme delivery - giving you access to leading academics and business practitioners nationwide.

You will study part-time over three years. Each course is distance-taught in blocks of ten weeks, four per calendar year with weekly evening web-based tutorials via an online learning management system, enabling students to study without compromising work commitments.

2018 entry requirements

My highest qualification is from:

Programme requirements

Minimum programme requirements

Minimum requirements listed here are the likely grades required and do not guarantee entry. We assess each application individually and applicants may require a higher grade to be offered a place.

  • Study option
    Taught 120 points
    Grade required
    GPA Grade Point Average 4.0

    Bachelor of Commerce (Honours)

  • Study option
    Taught 180 points
    Grade required
    GPA Grade Point Average 4.0

    Bachelors degree  

Further programme requirements

Select your study option:

You must have completed a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) with a GPA of 4.0 or higher in at least 45 points. If you have completed a similar tertiary qualification that demonstrates your ability to undertake postgraduate study, we will still consider you for entry.

You also must have at least three years’ relevant management experience and perform to an acceptable level in any tests of academic aptitude and/or interviews prescribed by the Board of Studies for Māori and Indigenous Business.

Consideration will be given to relevant work experience, and all applicants will be expected to have held positions of responsibility.

Note: The programme is designed with exit point options to the Postgraduate Certificate in Māori and Indigenous Business after the completion of 60 points and to the Postgraduate Diploma in Māori and Indigenous Business after the completion of 120 points for students who do not meet the requirements for continuation or who choose to exit the programme before completing the masters degree.

You should have completed a bachelors degree with a GPA of 4.0 or higher in at least 45 points. If you have completed a similar tertiary qualification that demonstrates your ability to undertake postgraduate study, we will still consider you for entry.

You also must have at least three years’ relevant management experience and perform to an acceptable level in any tests of academic aptitude and/or interviews prescribed by the Board of Studies for Māori and Indigenous Business.

Consideration will be given to relevant work experience and all applicants will be expected to have held positions of responsibility.

Note: The programme is designed with exit point options to the Postgraduate Certificate in Māori and Indigenous Business after the completion of 60 points and to the Postgraduate Diploma in Māori and Indigenous Business after the completion of 120 points for students who do not meet the requirements for continuation or who choose to exit the programme before completing the masters degree.

Other pathways to study

If you do not already hold a degree, you can start with the Postgraduate Diploma in Māori and Indigenous Business or Postgraduate Diploma in Māori Development and then transition to the masters programme if you achieve a GPA of 5.0. Find out more about the Postgraduate Diploma in Māori and Indigenous Business.

Programme requirements

Minimum programme requirements

Minimum requirements listed here are the likely grades required and do not guarantee entry. We assess each application individually and applicants may require a higher grade to be offered a place.

  • Study option
    Taught 120 points
    Grade required
    GPE Grade Point Equivalent 4.0

    One year of postgraduate study in business

  • Study option
    Taught 180 points
    Grade required
    GPE Grade Point Equivalent 4.0

    An undergraduate degree

  • Qualification
    IELTS Academic International English Language Testing System
    Score required
    6.5

Further programme requirements

Select your study option:

You must have completed one year of postgraduate study in business, following an undergraduate degree. Your study must have been at a recognised university (or similar institution) and you will need a GPE of 4.0. If you have completed a similar tertiary qualification that demonstrates your ability to undertake postgraduate study, we will still consider you for entry.

You also must have at least three years’ relevant management experience and perform to an acceptable level in any tests of academic aptitude and/or interviews prescribed by the Board of Studies for Māori and Indigenous Business.Consideration will be given to relevant work experience and all applicants will be expected to have held positions of responsibility.

Note: The programme is designed with exit point options to the Postgraduate Certificate in Māori and Indigenous Business after the completion of 60 points and to the Postgraduate Diploma in Māori and Indigenous Business after the completion of 120 points for students who do not meet the requirements for continuation or who choose to exit the programme before completing the masters degree.

You should have completed an undergraduate degree at a recognised university (or similar institution), with a GPE of 4.0. If you have completed a similar tertiary qualification that demonstrates your ability to undertake postgraduate study, we will still consider you for entry.

You also must have at least three years’ relevant management experience and perform to an acceptable level in any tests of academic aptitude and/or interviews prescribed by the Board of Studies for Māori and Indigenous Business.

Consideration will be given to relevant work experience, and all applicants will be expected to have held positions of responsibility.

Note: The programme is designed with exit point options at the Postgraduate Certificate in Māori and Indigenous Business after the completion of 60 points and to a Postgraduate Diploma in Māori and Indigenous Business after the completion of 120 points for students who do not meet the requirements for continuation or who choose to exit the programme before completing the masters degree.  

Other pathways to study

If you do not already hold a degree, you can start with the Postgraduate Diploma in Māori and Indigenous Business or Postgraduate Diploma in Māori Development and then transition to the masters programme if you achieve a GPA of 5.0.

How much does a Master of Māori and Indigenous Business cost per year?

2018 fees

Domestic students
NZ$9,153.60*

Fees are set in advance of each calendar year and will be updated on this website. 2018 fees are inclusive of 15% GST, but do not include the Student Services Fee, course books, travel and health insurance, or living costs. Amounts shown are indicative only. In addition to the tuition fees, there is a Student Services Fee of $6.78 per point, estimated at $813.60 for full-time study (120 points). Fees will be confirmed upon completion of enrolment into courses.

*Please note: amounts shown are indicative and estimates only.

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Cost of living

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Key dates

Please note: We will consider late applications if places are still available. International students should start the application process as early as possible to allow sufficient time to apply for a visa.

Application closing dates

Quarter Two 2018
9 March 2018

Start dates

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Other important dates

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Where could this programme take you?

You will be given the opportunity to be at the forefront of Māori and Indigenous-led enterprise, governance and management. You will gain theoretical and practical knowledge equipping you to hold positions of significant responsibility within local and global business. To succeed at a senior level in business, you must be able to communicate your work and findings effectively. The MMAIBus will give you advanced skills in oral, written and other communication media.

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