Academic Advisory Board
NZMA has an independent Academic Advisory Board, which provides guidance in terms of programme development, delivery and moderation so that:
- Our students and other stakeholders can be confident that NZMA delivers its courses with the appropriate academic rigour and commitment to quality.
- Other partners, whose products we are delivering, can be confident that NZMA delivers their products with the appropriate academic rigour.
- Other organisations (for example universities and other tertiary institutions both in New Zealand and internationally) can confidently grant our graduates articulated pathways/advanced standing into their programmes.
The Board is chaired by Dr Alastair MacCormick, who spent 14 years at Auckland University as Dean of the Business School, later serving terms there as Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Acting Vice-Chancellor. Dr MacCormick is an Emeritus Professor. He holds a BSc in Mathematics and Physics and an MCom in Economics from the University of Auckland, and a PhD in Management Science from Yale University.
Currently a professional director, Dr MacCormick has experience across a range of public and private companies, including new venture companies with a technology focus. His corporate and consulting assignments have spanned the business, government, not-for-profit and university sectors in Asia, Australia, New Zealand, the UK and the USA. He has been extensively involved in the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation through both PECC and APEC. Dr MacCormick is also Chairman of the Business Innovation Centre Advisory Board for the Auckland University of Technology
This means that we are on the highest tier of private tertiary educators and operate under a four year NZQA External Evaluation and Review (EER) cycle. NZMA’s most recent EER was in 2013, where we retained our Category 1 status.