Bachelor of Applied Management (Retail Management).xml Bachelor of Applied Management (Retail Management)

Qualifications and courses Study options
Retail management

DegreeFull time - 3 years, part time available

Annual Fees(indicative 2016)

Programme code



$5900 - $6500


February, July





Course related costs

Advised on enrolment



Domestic Applications due

Received all year

International Applications due

Please enquire


Christchurch - Madras Street and Timaru


Acquire the management skills required to excel in today's competitive retail environment.

This programme looks in-depth at a wide range of retail-related areas, with a focus on strategic decision making around the resources used to develop and sustain a high performing retail business.

Areas covered include ownership models, channel management, human capital, technology use and adoption, customer experience and merchandising.

You'll learn how to critically evaluate management and marketing concepts in a range of retailing environments; identify and analyse opportunities for improvement; and create strategies for building and sustaining a retail enterprise.

In addition, you'll have the opportunity to utilise all that you've learned during a 400 hour internship in a real-world retail environment.

Programme structure

To complete this Degree you are required to complete a minimum total of 360 credits. Please browse the guide below to view the course options currently available within this qualification.

Core courses
Elective Courses

To be a full time student you need to maintain a workload of 120 credits per year. We recommend you talk with us to ensure you choose electives to benefit your future career.

Entry requirements

Academic requirements
  • NCEA Level 3 (60 credits at Level 3 and 20 credits at Level 2 or higher) which must include

    • 14 credits at Level 3 in each of three approved* subjects and
    • Literacy* - 10 credits at Level 2 or above, made up of 5 credits in reading, 5 credits in writing and
    • Numeracy* - 10 credits at Level 1 or above (specified achievement standards, or unit standards 26623, 26626, 26627)

    Note: Students who have undertaken examinations other than NCEA (eg International Baccalaureate, Cambridge examination) should contact us for requirements.

Alternative requirements
  • Evidence of literacy, numeracy and an ability to study at the appropriate level. This can be through study, work and/or life experience. Literacy assessments are available.

Additional requirements
English requirements
  • If English is not your first language you are also required to provide evidence of your English language skills as listed below. Refer also to the Acceptable Alternatives Chart which includes credits in English-rich subjects from New Zealand educational institutions. If you have no evidence of your English language skills and are a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident, contact us for an assessment.










Acceptable Alternatives Chart

Next steps

To apply for this programme please:

  • Complete an Admission and Enrolment Form or an International Application Form

Alternatively, if you feel you have gained your learning through on the job experience, talk to us about recognition or assessment of prior learning.

Application documents

Career opportunities

With this degree you'll be equipped with a range of skills and expertise and ready to enter retail-related positions in marketing, category management and merchandising.

Study pathways

With this qualification you can broaden your skills with a graduate diploma in another area of business.

Recommended school subjects

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Computing/ICT
  • Economics

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