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Ara Institute of Canterbury

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Ara Institute of Canterbury

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Bachelor of Applied Management (Retail Management)

Key information

Level of study:
Bachelor's Degree
Tuition fees:
Duration:
3 years
Start date: February-2022
Campus:
Ara Institute of Canterbury
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Course details

Summary

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.

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.

Entry criteria

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,
Numeracy* - 10 credits at Level 1 or above

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

Due to Covid-19 disruption, if you studied and achieved NCEA Level 3 during 2020, you only need 12 credits per Level 3 subject (i.e. total of 36 credits). Literacy and Numeracy requirements remain the same

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

Alternative 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

English requirement: IELTS test - Academic score of 6 with no band score lower than 5.5 (SPEAKING – 5.5, READING - 5.5, WRITING - 5.5, LISTENING – 5.5)

TOEFL Paper-based test (pBT) - Score of 550 (with an essay score of 5 TWE)

TOEFL Internet-based test (iBT) - Score of 60 or higher (with a writing score of 18)

Cambridge English Qualifications - B2 First, or B2 First for schools, or C1 Advanced, or C2 Proficiency with a score of 169. No less than 162 in each skill

Pearson Test of English (Academic) - PTE (Academic) score of 50 with no band score lower than 42

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