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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

Our prospectus


At minimum, you will have completed a bachelors degree and at least two year’s relevant employment experience, or have an approved professional qualification and at least two year’s relevant employment experience, or have completed at least five years of relevant employment experience.


Time commitment

You will complete eight courses over two years part-time. Each year is divided into four quarters, with one course per quarter. Each quarter is taught within 12 weeks in total.

You will be actively studying in-class for 30 hours. Classes run for ten weeks, plus there is one assessment week and one break week. For each hour in the classroom, you should commit approximately three hours to personal and group study.


Course content

You will complete one course during each twelve-week quarter over two years. Classes are delivered on one week night: 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:



2019 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.

You may be eligible for ‘free fees’

For eligible students, the government may pay up to a maximum of $12,000 towards first-year (or equivalent) fees. PGDipBus students, without a bachelor’s degree, may be eligible. You can check your eligibility for fees-free via the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC). Visit the TEC’s website.


Scholarships, awards and grants

He Hua Kauanu Study Grant

Every student enrolling in this programme is eligible to receive a study grant of $5,000 to contribute to course fees, with $2,500 given upon the successful completion of each study year. Hua (nga) symbolises abundance and sustenance, Kaunau is to be awe-inspiring. The purpose of the He Hua Kauanu Study Grant is to support the fulfilment of individual and collective potential, and help the Māori economy bear fruit. Please email Ngaroimata Reid for more information.

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 .

Scholarships and Awards

Maori and Pacific students can access a range of postgraduate scholarships, awards and grants through the University or external organisations. Learn more or students can contact the Scholarships Office. Learn more.


Important dates

Quarter 3 – Start July 2020

  Quarter starts Quarter ends Exam date
Quarter 3 Mon 06/07/2020 Sat 12/09/2020 Sat 19/09/2020
Quarter 4 Mon 28/09/2020 Sat 05/12/2020 Sat 12/12/2020

The programme will only be offered in Te Taitokerau for 2020 and in Tamaki Makaurau for 2021.

Applications close 1 May 2020 for June start (Quarter 3). Late applications will be accepted and considered after 1 May 2020 if places are still available.

For application information and advice, please contact Student and Programme Adviser Ngaroimata Reid.


Pathways to further study

Graduates of the Postgraduate Diploma in Business in Māori Development who complete the programme with a B average could be eligible to go on to study a Master of Business Administration.




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