Bachelor of Māori Innovation
The Bachelor of Māori Innovation (BMINN) was created for the next generation of graduates who want to evolve our nation and future thinking through both Western and indigenous worldviews.
This degree is a great opportunity for those working in the iwi sector to better recognise and help promote Māori aspirations in all developmental sectors for Aotearoa — policy, health, environment, social equity, technology, and more.
- Choose from a range of majors to customise your study towards a career that best suits you.
- Complete a final-year project within your workplace to connect your studies to real-world outcomes.
- Learn from international indigenous models, including guest lectures from the Tulo Centre of Indigenous Economics.
- Gain industry connections through UC's contacts in the Māori and public sectors.
The BMINN is open to those with work in the iwi sector, which can include organisations owned by Māori, or a dedicated Kaupapa Māori team or unit within an organisation or government.
Your employer will need to provide verification of your employment, and a partnership agreement with UC to make sure you have support for both your study commitments and workload.
Admission to UC with University Entrance (or equivalent) is also required to enrol.
For information on the enrolment process, please see how to apply for undergraduate qualifications.
First year courses in the BMINN are introductory and no previous knowledge is required.
Strong communication skills and a passion for te ao Māori will be useful for your studies.
Bachelor of Māori Innovation – example degree structure
Each small block represents a 15-point course. However, some courses may be 30 points or more.
This diagram is an example only – other combinations are possible. For specific course requirements, see the Regulations for the Bachelor of Māori Innovation.
The Bachelor of Māori Innovation is made up of a total 360 points:
- 195 points of compulsory courses
- 165 points of major courses.
The degree takes 3 years of full-time study, or can be studied part-time for up to 10 years.
The BMINN features compulsory courses that give you foundational skills in technology, analysis, finding and implementing solutions, and using mātauranga Māori in contemporary situations.
You will also choose a major to study throughout the degree.
See ‘How do I plan my degree?’ above for an example degree structure diagram.
- ARTS102 Problems, Questions, Evidence
- COMS101 Media and Society
- MINN101 Origins of Māori Innovation
- MINN102 Applying Mātauranga Māori
- MGMT100 Fundamentals of Management
Plus complete the required 100-level courses from your chosen major.
- COMS201 Media Audiences
- MINN201 Contemporary Māori Solution Building
- MINN202 Revitalising Mana Motuhake
- MINN203 International Approaches - Indigenous Innovation and Solution Building
Plus complete the required 200-level courses from your chosen major.
Plus complete the required 300-level courses from your chosen major.
UC offers a range of postgraduate programmes that can further build your abilities in making positive change, for example:
- Final year project course so you can directly implement your learning into your workplace.
- Professional skills in Māori innovation and change development so that you can easily adapt to future changes in industry.
- Graduates will be able to gain leadership and management roles in the iwi sector, and find work as consultants, advisors, analysts, educators, policy makers, entrepreneurs, and more.
Find out more about what you can do with a degree from UC.
See Tuition Fee Structure for more information
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For the full degree requirements, see the Regulations for the Bachelor of Māori Innovation.
For study planning help, contact a Student Advisor.
For more information on facilities, resources, and staff, see Te Kaupeka Toi Tangata | Faculty of Arts.
For more general information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or freephone 0800 VARSITY (827 748).