Regulations for the Degree of Master of Māori and Indigenous Business (MMAIBus)

1.   The Personal Programmes of Study Regulations apply in these regulations.
Admission
2.   Candidates for the Degree 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, with a grade average of B- or higher in 45 points above 200 level, or
  (b)    qualified for the award of a Bachelor of Business Analysis with Honours, Bachelor of Communication Studies with Honours, Bachelor of Electronic Commerce with Honours, Bachelor of Entrepreneurship with Honours, Bachelor of Management Studies with Honours, or for a qualification considered by the Academic Board to be equivalent, with a grade average of at least B- in at least 45 points at 500 level, and
  (c)    produced evidence of at least three years management experience deemed relevant to the degree by the Academic Board, and
  (d)    performed at an acceptable level in any tests for academic aptitude and/or interviews prescribed by the Board of Studies for Māori and Indigenous Business, or
  (e)    qualified for the award of the Postgraduate Diploma in Māori and Indigenous Business with a grade average of B or higher, or
  (f)    qualified for the award of the Postgraduate Diploma in Business in Māori Development with a grade average of B or higher.
3.   In exceptional circumstances, based on academic merit and relevant experience, candidates:
  (a)    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, and
  (b)    produced evidence of at least three years management experience deemed relevant to the degree by the Academic Board, and
  (c)    performed at an acceptable level in any tests for academic aptitude and/or interviews prescribed by the Board of Studies for Māori and Indigenous Business.
4.   Selection into the Masters degree is on the basis of criteria approved for this purpose by the Academic Board.
Requirements for the Degree
5.   The normal minimum period of enrolment for completion of the Degree for candidates admitted under section 2(a) of these regulations is one calendar year or one and a half academic years. The normal minimum period of enrolment for completion of the Degree for candidates admitted under section 2(b) or 2(c) or 2(d) of the regulations is one year.
6.   Candidates who are required to complete 180 points and are completing the Degree part-time must normally complete within five years. Candidates who are required to complete 120 points and are completing the Degree part-time 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 under section 2(a) of these regulations must gain 180 points at 500 level, must not exceed 220 points for this degree, and complete the programme of study as outlined in Appendix A to these regulations. Candidates admitted under section 2 (b) or 2(e) or 2(f) of these regulations must gain 120 points at 500 level, must not exceed 160 points for this degree and complete the programme of study as outlined in Appendix B to these regulations.
9.   Candidates who are required to complete 180 points for this degree must achieve, in the first 120 points of enrolment a grade average of B or higher before enrolling in MIBUS531-MIBUS534.
10.   A candidate enrolled for this degree who has been credited for another degree or diploma any papers the same or similar to those listed for this degree in Appendices A and B 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 degree may apply to reassign papers passed for the Master of Māori and Indigenous Business to the Postgraduate Diploma in Māori and Indigenous Business or 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 Diploma.
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
14.   The Dean or delegated authority may vary or waive these regulations in individual cases.
Appendix A
180 points from MIBUS511-MIBUS514, MIBUS521-MIBUS524 and MIBUS531-MIBUS534.
Appendix B
A candidate who is admitted under clause 2(f) must complete:
    60 points from MIBUS511-524, and
    60 points from MIBUS531-534
A candidate who is admitted under clause 2(b) or 2(e) must complete:
    120 points from MIBUS521-524, and MIBUS531-534.

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