Graduate Diploma in Māori Enterprise

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Our unique Māori World view, language and culture is an amazing point of difference recognised all over the globe! Mātauranga Māori (traditional Māori knowledge) has a huge contribution to make to help design principled-based solutions throughout the business world and wider community.

While designed with tangata whenua in mind, the Graduate Diploma in Māori Enterprise is actually for anyone who is interested in Māori enterprise. The major focuses on Māori values, practices and perspectives on organisations, business and industry.

Entry Requirements

Applicants must satisfy the following criteria:

  • Hold a bachelor’s degree in any field except that of the Graduate Diploma to be studied

  • or demonstrate existing knowledge or experience at bachelor degree level, subject to Pathway Manager’s approval.

Applicants for whom English is not their first language must achieve an IELTS Academic score of no less than 6.0 (no bands lower than 5.5) or hold an equivalent score from a recognised alternative English Proficiency Test.

All applicants may be required to undertake an internal NorthTec English language placement test to confirm their current level of English proficiency.  This will include writing and speaking components. 


Courses Level Credits
AMKT600 - Kaitiakitanga 6 15
AMMM600 - Mātauranga Māori 6 15
AMGA700 - Governance in Aotearoa 7 15
AMME700 - Māori Enterprise 7 15
AMIP700 - Industry Project 7 45
Elective 6/7 15

What you will learn

Graduates will be able to:

  • Apply technical knowledge and skills in the specialist field of Māori enterprise management

  • Demonstrate appropriate planning,monitoring and compliances to Māori enterprise operations

  • Employ creative skills and apply them in an organised approach to problem solving

  • Demonstrate well developed critical thinking capabilities and independent learning skills

  • Understand and manage financial, human and physical resources required in the field

  • Use effective written communication and interpersonal communication skills

  • Use technology and IT communication systems effectively

Courses and programmes may be cancelled, postponed or have their content or configuration changed from time to time (including during the academic year) at the discretion of NorthTec. Fees are an indication, include GST and apply to domestic students only. View terms and conditions

From 1 January 2023, all NorthTec learners will be part of Te Pūkenga. Please note that these programmes of study are currently under review as part of the reform of vocational education training and may be subject to change.

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Full time/Part time


1 Year

Start Dates

Whangarei: February

Cost Incl. GST (Approx):

Domestic: $6,167.09

Student levy may apply

International: $19,760.00

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