Waikato-Tainui College

Traci Houpapa

Co-owner/Principal THS & Associates

The MBA is a comprehensive study programme involving a high calibre of candidates who are typically professional, experienced individuals many of whom hold senior and executive roles in their respective organisations and entities. The programme is led by a good mix of academic and industry experts who are able to combine theory and practice in the programme delivery. The MBA is commercially relevant, and excels where other programmes do not by challenging candidates to consider and debate commercial and business models in the context of practical application. This combination provides an ideal opportunity for personal and professional growth, while ensuring immediate return on the investment of time and money.

As a Maori business owner, the MBA allowed me to also consider and test the balance of cultural and commercial imperatives in the context of my work in the Iwi and Maori sector. The MBA is rigorous learning process, and demanding time, self discipline and focus. It is not for the faint hearted.