Duration
Part-time: Varies
Next start date
2022 Quarter Two – 4 April
2023 Quarter Two – 3 April
Available locations
City, Tai Tokerau
Points
120
Programme type
Postgraduate

Programme overview

“Whakananua tō Mātauranga ki te ihi o Tūpuna, hei hīringa mō te korito e toko ake ai te ao Māori.” Infuse your knowledge with the wisdom and power of your ancestors to grow the tender shoots that build a Māori world.

The Postgraduate Diploma in Business is offered with a specialisation in Māori Development.

It is designed to build on the knowledge and skills of Māori leaders, executives, entrepreneurs, business managers and administrators who are engaged in Māori business development and provides a formal business qualification to contribute at a senior level within a kaupapa Māori framework.

This qualification is part of the Te Tohu Huanga Māori Business development programme and can lead to higher study. It also attracts other New Zealanders who wish to learn how to work more effectively with Māori and within the Māori economy.

Programme structure

You will complete one course during each 10-week quarter over two years.

The programme is delivered using a combination of regional wānanga and online learning.

You must complete a minimum of 120 points of courses from the specialisation in Māori Development.

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You'll also need to meet other requirements, including time limits and total points limits. See Postgraduate enrolment.

For all official programme information, including regulations about entry, enrolment, fees, examinations, and requirements for degrees, diplomas and certificates, see the University Calendar.

Sample programme structure

Year 1 60 points

  • Code:
    MAORIDEV 720
    Name:
    Whai Rawa: Māori Economies
    Type:
    Core taught
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    MAORIDEV 731
    Name:
    Te Whakamana Rōpū Māori: Governance and Management
    Type:
    Elective course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    MAORIDEV 732
    Name:
    Whakatairanga Huanga Māori: Marketing
    Type:
    Elective course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    MAORIDEV 722
    Name:
    Tikanga Ture mo ngā Huanga Māori: Legal Studies
    Type:
    Core taught
    Points:
    15 pts

Year 2 60 points

  • Code:
    MAORIDEV 734
    Name:
    Whakatakinga Tahua Huanga Māori: Accounting and Finance
    Type:
    Elective course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    MAORIDEV 721
    Name:
    Te Whakapakari Huanga Māori: Māori Entrepreneurship
    Type:
    Core taught
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    MAORIDEV 733
    Name:
    Tātaritanga Huhua: Quantitative Analysis
    Type:
    Elective course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    MAORIDEV 738
    Name:
    Tikanga Māhere i te Ao Māori: Strategy
    Type:
    Elective course
    Points:
    15 pts

2021 entry requirements

Programme requirements

You must be a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident and have one of the following:

  • An undergraduate degree from a recognised university (or similar institution), or equivalent professional level qualification, and at least two years’ relevant work experience. 
  • At least five years' relevant work experience. 

Further programme requirements

No further programme requirements

For all official programme information, including regulations about entry, enrolment, fees, examinations, and requirements for degrees, diplomas and certificates, see the University Calendar.

How much does a Postgraduate Diploma in Business cost per year?

2021 fees

The PGDipBus  is a 120 point part-time programme usually completed in two years.

Domestic students
NZ$9,565.20 – $18,820.80*

Fees are set in advance of each calendar year and will be updated on this website. 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 $8.02 per point, estimated at $962.40 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.

Find out about financial support information

Scholarships and awards

Find out about the scholarships you may be eligible for.

Student loans and allowances

Are you a New Zealand citizen or resident? You could be eligible for a student loan or allowance.

Cost of living

Get an idea of how much accommodation and general living in Auckland will cost.

For all official programme information, including regulations about entry, enrolment, fees, examinations, and requirements for degrees, diplomas and certificates, see the University Calendar.

Key dates

Please note: We will consider late applications if places are still available. 

Application closing dates

Quarter Two 2021
1 February 2021

Start dates

Here are the start dates for the programme.

Other important dates

See important dates for the academic year, including Orientation, enrolment, study breaks, exams, and graduation.

For all official programme information, including regulations about entry, enrolment, fees, examinations, and requirements for degrees, diplomas and certificates, see the University Calendar.

Fees Free

PGDipBus students may be eligible for the Government’s Fees Free. Check your eligibility on the Tertiary Education Commission’s website.

He Hua Kauanuanu Study Grant

All PGDipBus in Māori Development students are eligible for this study grant of $6,205, which is paid toward programme fees, with $3,105.50 awarded upon successful completion of each study year. The grant is awarded by the Dean of the Business School to support the fulfilment of individual and collective potential and to help the Māori economy bear fruit.

Sir Hugh Kawharu Foundation PGDipBus Māori Development Award

This scholarship is awarded annually to one student, who will receive $2,500 per year towards programme fees. The scholarship was established to encourage and support a Māori student to undertake the PGDipBus in Māori Development.

Sir Hugh Kawharu Foundation award

Māori and Pacific scholarships and awards

There is a wide range of scholarships, awards and grants available to Māori and Pacific students.

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More information

Ngaroimata Reid
Student and Programme Adviser
Email: ngaroimata.reid@auckland.ac.nz

For all official programme information, including regulations about entry, enrolment, fees, examinations, and requirements for degrees, diplomas and certificates, see the University Calendar.

Where could this programme take you?

The Postgraduate Diploma in Business in Māori Development will develop your leadership skills to help you advance your career. Upon completing the PGDipBus, you may be eligible to apply for admission to the University of Auckland 180 point MBA,120 point MBusDev and 120 point MBM.

"The programme has lifted my thinking and challenged me to explore other avenues that can enhance my skill set over time."

Read Witeri's story

Student career planning service

Once you become a student at the University, you can get help with planning and developing your career from Career Development and Employability Services.

Our Business School ASB Careers Centre will help get your career in business off to a strong start. You can access programmes, workshops and one-on-one support. You will be given opportunities to network with employers to increase your knowledge of the local business environment. Visit the Business School ASB Careers Centre.

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Experience the University

Dr Kiri Dell

Welcoming diverse perspectives

Programme Director Kiri Dell invites current and aspiring leaders to be part of this innovative programme that benefits Māori communities.

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