Graduate Diploma in Retail Management.xml Graduate Diploma in Retail Management

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Retail management

Graduate DiplomaFull-time, 1 year | Part-time up to 4 years

Programme code

CH4049

Starts

Please enquire

Credits

120

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

Annual Fees(indicative 2019)

Domestic

$6,100 - $6,800

International

$19,500

Course related costs

Advised on enrolment

About this programme

Acquire specialist retail knowledge and skills, enabling you to work at the highest leves of retail management.

This qualification will equip you with the skills that are required in today's competitive retail environment.

You'll gain specialist knowledge and skills in areas such as buyer behaviour, communication strategies, retail marketing, retail enterprise management, e-commerce business models and techniques to support e-commerce.

You'll also learn about the nature of sales, the selling process, customer relationship management, personal and territory management strategies, managing a multi-outlet retail business, human resources, logistics and supply chain management, and the management of merchandise, operations and finances.

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 a Graduate Diploma in Retail Management you'll be equipped to take on senior roles in sales, marketing, category management, merchandising and logistics and supply chain management.

Study pathways

You can complement this qualification with a graduate diploma in another specialisation.

Recommended school subjects

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Computing/ICT
  • Economics

Programme structure

To complete this Graduate Diploma you are required to complete 120 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
  • A bachelor's degree in any field excluding retail management.

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.