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Postgraduate Diploma in Business in Māori Development
“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
This two-year executive programme is designed to build on the knowledge and skills of Māori leaders, executives, entrepreneurs and business managers and administrators who are engaged in Māori business development. It also attracts other New Zealanders who wish to learn how to work more effectively with Māori within the Māori economy.This postgraduate diploma is part of the Te Tohu Huanga Māori Business Development programme and can lead to higher study.
At minimum, you will have
- Completed a bachelor’s degree and at least two year’s relevant employment experience
- An approved professional qualification and at least two year’s relevant employment experience
- Completed at least five years relevant employment experience
Every Māori Development graduate will tell you that getting the most out of the programme demands a lot of your time and support from your whanau, hapū and Iwi as well as your work colleagues.
You will complete eight courses, part-time, over two years. Courses are taught over Quarters, with one course per Quarter.
In each Quarter, classes run for 10 weeks, plus one assessment week and one break week (12 weeks per Quarter).
During each Quarter, you will be actively studying in class for 30 hours. For each hour in the classroom, you should commit approximately three hours to personal and group study.
The programme is being offered in Te Tai Tokerau, Tāmaki Makaurau and Te Tai Rāwhiti regions. All prospective students will apply to the Tāmaki Makaurau (City) Campus.
The programme will be delivered using a combination of wānanga and online learning. The wānanga will be held over two days at the beginning of each Quarter, followed by a weekly online evening lecture (5.30–8.30pm).
Participants must complete a minimum of 120 points from the following courses:
Year 1 (60 points):
|Course title||Points||Course outline||Course code|
|Whai Rawa: Māori Economies||15||Course outline||MAORIDEV 720|
|Te Whakamana Rōpū Māori: Governance and Management||15||Course outline||MAORIDEV 731|
|Whakatairanga Huanga Māori: Marketing||15||Course outline||MAORIDEV 732|
|Tikanga Ture mo ngā Huanga Māori: Legal Studies||15||Course outline||MAORIDEV 722|
Year 2 (60 points):
|Course title||Points||Course outline||Course code|
|Whakatakinga Tahua Huanga Māori: Accounting and Finance||15||Course outline||MAORIDEV 734|
|Te Whakapakari Huanga Māori: Māori Entrepreneurship||15||Course outline||MAORIDEV 721|
|Tātaritanga Huhua: Quantitative Analysis||15||Course outline||MAORIDEV 733|
|Tikanga Māhere i te Ao Māori: Strategy||15||Course outline||MAORIDEV 738|
Further information on course requirements is available on the University of Auckland Calendar:
- General Regulations – Postgraduate Diplomas
- Postgraduate Diploma in Business – PGDipBus
- Enrolment and Programme Regulations
Quarter 2 – Start March 2021
|Quarter starts||Quarter ends||Exam date|
|Quarter 2||Mon 29/03/2021||Fri 04/06/2021||Sat 12/06/2021|
|Quarter 3||Mon 21/06/2021||Fri 27/08/2021||Sat 4/09/2021|
|Quarter 4||Mon 13/09/2021||Fri 19/11/2021||Sat 27/11/2021|
Applications close 1 February 2021. Late applications will be considered if places are still available.
Orientation will be held in Tāmaki Makaurau over two days in mid-March 2021.
For more information please contact Ngaroimata Reid, Student and Programme Adviser
2020 PGDipBus students
|Duration and points||Fees (NZD)|
|Postgraduate Diploma in Business (PGDipBus)||2 years – 120 points||$18,615.60*|
Amount shown is indicative*. Students should also allow for up to $2500 annually for additional costs including admission fee, student services fee, textbooks, printing and parking.
New Zealand Government’s Fees Free
PGDipBus students may be eligible for the Government’s Fees Free for up to a maximum of $12,000 for the first-year of study or equivalent. You can check your eligibility for Fees Free on the Tertiary Education Commission’s website.
Scholarships, awards and grants
He Hua Kauanuanu Study Grant
Every student enrolling in this programme is eligible to receive a study grant of $5,000 which is paid toward course fees, with $2,500 awarded upon the successful completion of each study year.
He Hua Kauanuanu Study Grant is awarded from the Dean of the Auckland Business School and is to support the fulfilment of individual and collective potential, and help the Māori economy bear fruit.
Sir Hugh Kawharu Foundation PGDipBus Māori Development Award
The Sir Hugh Kawharu Foundation PGDipBus Māori Development Award is awarded to one student annually, who receives $2,500 per year to contribute to course fees.
This scholarship was established to encourage and support a Māori student to undertake a Postgraduate Diploma in Business in Māori Development at the University of Auckland. Learn more.
Māori and Pacific Scholarships and Awards
Students can access a range of postgraduate scholarships, awards and grants through the University or external organisations. Learn more.
For more information please contact Ngaroimata Reid, Student and Programme Adviser.