Part-time: Varies
Available locations
City, Online
Programme type

Programme overview

The Postgraduate Diploma in Māori and Indigenous Business is a 120-point programme awarded jointly by the University of Auckland, Massey University, Auckland University of Technology, University of Otago, Victoria University of Wellington and the University of Waikato.

Throughout the online 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

You will be expected to complete eight courses (120 points) to gain your postgraduate diploma. A normal PGDipMAIBus journey will require you to take one course during each 10-week quarter over two years. If you achieve a GPA of 5.0, you will have the opportunity to do a further two years’ study and complete a Master of Māori and Indigenous Business.

Classes are online, allowing you to complete the work when and where it suits you, although there will be set timeframes around assessment.

2019 entry requirements

Programme requirements

You will have at least five years’ management experience, or have completed a bachelors degree or equivalent at a recognised university (or equivalent institution) and have at least two years’ management experience.

Further programme requirements

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

2018 fees

Domestic students

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 $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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Scholarships and awards

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Student loans and allowances

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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 2019
9 March 2019

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.

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