IGBM 3592 – Applied Indigenous Management Issues


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Summer 2024 Session: Introduction to Māori Culture and Business Practises


Indigenous Governance and Business Management (IGBM) 3592 will be offered in Summer Session I, May-June 2024. This course will explore Māori Culture and Business Practices and will be team taught by Andrea Amelinckx and Rob Crow. Learning will occur in the classroom and online starting May 21, with a 2 week study tour in New Zealand from June 1 – 15, 2024.  This will be followed by student presentations as a culminating activity the week of June 17.

Students will have a unique opportunity to gain a greater understanding of cultural, business and economic aspects of Indigenous governance and management issues for the Māori people of New Zealand. Application for funding to help support the trip will be through the  Global Skills Opportunity FAQ | University of Lethbridge (ulethbridge.ca), and must be applied for by February 29.

The maximum course capacity will be 18 students, with priority given to IGBM majors and minors.


Class schedule:

The course will be offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting May 21 from 3 - 5 p.m., with online and F2F components. This will be followed by the study tour to New Zealand June 1 to June 15. The week of June 17 will have presentations by students as a culminating activity.  


Key deadlines:

Feb. 12 – Application deadline (see link to application form below)

Feb. 19 – Students notified of acceptance

Feb. 26 – $300 application fee due

Feb. 29 – Deadline to apply for Global Skills Opportunity funding


Prerequisites and application form:

This course is only open to Canadian Indigenous students that are declared First Nations, Métis, or Inuit. The pre-requisite for IGBM 3592 is successful application and one of IGBM 2500 or INDG 1000. Please ensure that you have met these pre-requisite requirements.

Please fill out this form to apply.