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.
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.
- MINN 101 Origins of Māori Innovation
- MINN 102 Applying Mātauranga Māori
- INFO 125 Introduction to Programming with Databases
- MGMT 100 Fundamentals of Management
- PROD 110 Product Design Principles
- MINN 201 Contemporary Māori Solution Building
- MINN 202 Revitalising Mana Motuhake
- MINN 203 International Approaches - Indigenous Innovation and Solution Building
- DATA 201 Data Wrangling
- 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.
For study planning help, contact Te Rōpū Takawaenga o UC | UC Liaison Office (new students) or a Te Rāngai Toi Tangata | College of Arts Student Advisor (advancing students).
For more information on facilities, resources, and staff, see Te Rāngai Toi Tangata | College of Arts.