Takituu: Governance, Sustainability And Indigenous Development Programme

This programme is designed to assist leaders of iwi and other Maaori organisations and communities in thinking about and preparing for the tasks of governance.

Professor Stephen Cornell, Co-Director of the Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development; states that in the course of your discussions, he will have in mind a particular idea of governance, something more than what typically is taught in business schools or by consultancies and institutions that serve the needs of corporate leaders. For the purposes of your discussions, he defines governance as the principles and mechanisms by which the will of a community is translated  into sustained, organised action.

The communities Professor Cornell, has in mind are Indigenous communities – nations, tribes, iwi, in the so-called CANZUS countries: Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and the United States. In all four of these countries, colonised Indigenous peoples are reclaiming the right to govern their lands and other resources, their internal affairs, their futures – in short, to govern themselves. As they do so, they face a distinct set of challenges involving governance, sustainability, and development that you will explore over three days.

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

The MBA is the most recognised management qualification in the world.

Since 2011, the Waikato-Tainui College for Research and Development (the College) has delivered its innovative Waikato MBA programme in a distinctive living and learning environment. Waikato-Tainui provides leadership and management studies within the indigenous New Zealand / Aotearoa context to cultivate indigenous leadership and indigenous knowledge and development.

Jointly delivered in partnership with the University of Waikato, our MBA is unique in that it fosters Maaori values and indigenous ways of doing business, and features a variety of indigenous courses to select from.

In this short time, the College has won an international MBA Innovation Award from the London-based Association of MBAs. This award is testament to the quality of our MBA programme and the distinctiveness of its curriculum.

The Waikato MBA is internationally accredited and renowned for its exceptional content on indigenous communities, and the character and competency with which it is delivered.

MBA Innovation Award

Tainui Grants

Waikato-Tainui offer a select number of Tainui education grants and Scholarships each academic year.