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

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Retail management

DegreeFull-time, 3 years | Part-time up to 10 years

Annual Fees(indicative 2019)

Programme code

CH3988

Domestic

$6,000 - $6,700

Starts

Please enquire

International

$19,340+ $500 text book costs

Credits

360

Course related costs

Advised on enrolment

Level

7

Domestic Applications due

Received all year

International Applications due

22 January for February start, 23 June for July start

Location

Christchurch - Madras Street

About this programme

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.

This programme is run according to demand. If you're interested in studying it, please register your interest with our Contact Centre, 0800 24 24 76.

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

Programme structure

To complete this Degree you are required to complete 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
  • University Entrance: 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)

    OR
    New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Level 4) Ara Business and ICT Pathway or equivalent

    Note: If you have undertaken examinations other than NCEA (e.g. International Baccalaureate, Cambridge Examination), Ara will assess your qualification for academic entry equivalency.

    * NZQA approved subjects: see http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/qualifications-standards/awards/university-entrance/

Alternative requirements
  • Still want to study but don't meet the Academic Requirements?

    If you show that you have equivalent skills for tertiary study gained through study, work and/or life experience, you may be able to gain alternative entry.

    Note: The number of courses you have to complete for this qualification may be reduced where you have relevant credits from previous study, or evidence of similar learning or experience in the workplace. Contact Ara for advice.

Additional requirements
English requirements
  • What if English is not my first Language?

    If English is not your first language, we want to make sure that you will be successful in your chosen programme of study. Please provide a result from a test or qualification on the acceptable alternatives English Proficiency Outcomes Chart .

    OR

    • If you are a New Zealand Citizen or Permanent Resident, complete an Admission and Enrolment form and Ara will contact you regarding a free assessment.
    • If you are not a New Zealand Citizen or Permanent resident, book an IELTS, Pearson or other test through the Ara Examination Centre or in your home country.

    IELTS scores used must be taken from a single IELTS test report form and are valid for two years from the date of the test.

    What if I have achieved NCEA Level 3 University Entrance?

    You do not need to provide additional evidence of English Language skills.

OVERALL IELTS REQUIREMENTS

6.0 ACADEMIC

SPEAKING

5.5

READING

5.5

WRITING

5.5

LISTENING

5.5
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

Credit recognition

If you have work experience in this area, or a relevant prior qualification, you may be eligible for credit recognition towards this qualification.