Duration
Part-time: Varies
Next start date
2021 Quarter Two – 29 March
2022 Quarter two – 4 April
Available locations
City, Tai Tokerau
Points
120
Programme type
Postgraduate

Programme overview

The Postgraduate Diploma in Business is offered as 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:
    Core taught
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    MAORIDEV 732
    Name:
    Whakatairanga Huanga Māori: Marketing
    Type:
    Core taught
    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:
    Core taught
    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:
    Core taught
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    MAORIDEV 738
    Name:
    Tikanga Māhere i te Ao Māori: Strategy
    Type:
    Core taught
    Points:
    15 pts

2020 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?

2020 fees

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

Domestic students
NZ$9,460.80 – $18,615.60*

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 $7.86 per point, estimated at $943.20 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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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.

Developing your skills and capabilities

The Business School is committed to giving you opportunities to develop as a scholar, leader, innovator and global citizen.
As you study towards your PGDipBus you can expect to develop capabilities that will enhance your career and help you make a positive impact on society. You will acquire these capabilities from your courses and through participation in a range of co-curricular activities.
While enhancing your critical thinking and analytical skills, your studies will equip you with strong communication, teamwork and leadership skills as well as cross-cultural understanding.
A PGDipBus graduate is expected to have skills and capabilities in the following areas:
Knowledge and practice
Demonstrate advanced knowledge of general management theory and apply this effectively in a range of contexts.
Critical thinking
Effectively evaluate and synthesise evidence from multiple sources to develop coherent and evidence-based arguments.
Solution seeking
Frame and analyse complex problems, develop practical solutions, and understand the impact and implications of planned implementation.
Communication and engagement
Work effectively in teams and engage varied audiences by communicating professionally using multiple formats.
Independence and integrity
Engage in independent and ethical decision-making and behaviour, demonstrating self-reflection and self-management in complex and ambiguous situations.
Social and environmental responsibility
Recognise, in relation to your field, the potential significance of the principles underpinning both the Treaty of Waitangi and sustainability, and demonstrate capability to shape business practice accordingly where appropriate.

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.

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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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