Regulations for the Postgraduate Diploma in Māori and Indigenous Business (PGDipMAIBus)

This qualification is awarded jointly by the University of Auckland, Massey University, Auckland University of Technology, Victoria University of Wellington and the University of Waikato.

1.   The Personal Programmes of Study Regulations apply in these regulations.
Admission
2.   Candidates for the Postgraduate Diploma must have
  (a)    qualified for the award of a bachelors degree deemed relevant by the Academic Board or for a qualification considered by the Academic Board to be equivalent, and
  (b)    produced evidence of at least two years management experience deemed relevant to the postgraduate diploma by the Academic Board, and
  (c)    performed at an acceptable level in any tests for academic aptitude and/or interviews prescribed by the Academic Board, or
  (d)    produced evidence of at least five years management experience deemed relevant to this postgraduate diploma by the Academic Board, and
  (e)    performed at an acceptable level in any tests for academic aptitude and/or interviews prescribed by the Academic Board.
3.   In exceptional circumstances, based on academic merit and relevant experience, candidates who do not meet the requirements of section 2 of these regulations may be considered for admission subject to the completion of any qualifying papers the Academic Board may prescribe which must be completed either prior to or concurrently.
4.   Selection into the Postgraduate Diploma is on the basis of criteria approved for this purpose by the Academic Board.
Requirements for the Postgraduate Diploma
5.   The normal minimum period of enrolment for completion of the Postgraduate Diploma is one year.
6.   Candidates completing the Diploma must normally complete within four years.
7.   Candidates must enrol in the Waikato Management School and follow an approved programme of study.
8.   Candidates admitted to this diploma must gain 120 points at 500 level from papers listed in Appendix A to the regulations for the Postgraduate Diploma in Māori and Indigenous Business and must not enrol in more than 160 points for this diploma.
9.   The programme of study for each candidate requires the approval of the Programme Director prior to enrolment.
10.   A candidate enrolled for this diploma who has been credited for another degree or diploma any papers the same or similar to those listed for this postgraduate diploma is to substitute for each paper so credited an alternative paper approved by the Dean of the Faculty of Management or representative.
11.   A candidate who does not meet the requirements for this diploma may apply to reassign papers passed for the Postgraduate Diploma in Māori and Indigenous Business to the Postgraduate Certificate in Māori and Indigenous Business.
12.   If a candidate fails a paper or papers (worth not more than 30 points in total) he or she may repeat the paper or papers or take an alternative paper or papers with the same points value on one occasion only. A candidate who fails a paper or papers worth more than 30 points in total will require permission from the Board of Studies for Māori and Indigenous Business to proceed with the Degree.

Award of Honours

13.   The Degree may be awarded with Distinction or Merit. Distinction may be awarded where overall achievement falls within the A grade range. Merit may be awarded where overall achievement is a B+ grade.

Variations

11.   The Dean or delegated authority may vary or waive these regulations in individual cases.

Appendix A

Students admitted under 2(a) must complete 120 points from MIBUS501-504, MIBUS511-514 and MIBUS521-524.

Students admitted under 2(d) must complete 120 points from MIBUS501-504, MIBUS511-514.

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