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The Degree of Bachelor of Retail and Business Management
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These regulations are to be read in conjunction with all other Statutes and Regulations of the University including General Regulations for Undergraduate Degrees, Undergraduate Diplomas, Undergraduate Certificates, Graduate Diplomas, and Graduate Certificates.
1. Admission to the Degree of Bachelor of Retail and Business Management requires that the candidate will meet the University admission requirements as specified.
2. Candidates for the Degree of Bachelor of Retail and Business Management shall follow a flexible programme of study, which shall consist of courses totalling at least 360 credits, comprising:
(a) not more than 150 credits at 100 level;
(b) at least 75 credits at 300 level;
(c) at least 300 credits selected from the schedule to the degree;
(d) the core courses listed in Schedule A to the Qualification;
(e) attending field trips, studios, workshops, tutorials and laboratories as required.
3. Candidates who, in the opinion of the Academic Board, have passed with sufficient merit subjects for a Retail qualification registered on the New Zealand Qualifications Framework at Level 5 or higher, may be cross-credited with specified or unspecified courses not exceeding a total of 120 credits.
4. Candidates may complete a minor by passing at least 60 credits in a specialisation, including at least 45 credits above 100 level, of which at least 15 credits must be at 300 level. The requirements for each minor are set out in Schedule B to the Qualification.
5. Approved minors are: Business Information Systems and Electronic Commerce, Design, Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Management and Entrepreneurship, Marketing and Retail Banking.
6. Minors may be included from any undergraduate degree within the University for which recognised minors are specified.
(a) Where the minor is from another undergraduate degree the regulations of that programme for the minor will apply.
(b) No course may be credited to more than one specialisation.
7. Candidates are required to complete 315 hours of practical work in internship placements, in accordance with the requirements of courses:
(a) 290.100 Retail Practice Internship (45 hours; 6 days);
(b) 290.201 Retail Knowledge (90 hours; 12 days);
(c) 290.301 Retail Experience (180 hours; 24 days).
8. Candidates will be responsible for securing their own placements with suitable retail organisations, which must be approved by the Internship Coordinator. All work undertaken must be completed in accordance with the required standards issued.
9. The timeframes for completion as outlined in the General Regulations for Undergraduate Degrees, Undergraduate Diplomas, Undergraduate Certificates, Graduate Diplomas and Graduate Certificates will apply.
10. Candidates may be graduated when they meet the Admission, Qualification and Academic requirements within the prescribed timeframes; candidates who do not meet the requirements for graduation may, subject to the approval of Academic Board, be awarded the Diploma in Business should they meet the relevant Qualification requirements.
Unsatisfactory Academic Progress
11. The general Unsatisfactory Academic Progress regulations will apply.
12. Subject to the Maximum Time to Completion and Abandonment of Studies provisions specified in the Part I regulations for the degree, candidates who have completed at least 15 credits towards a Bachelor of Retail and Business Management, Management and Entrepreneurship major prior to 1 January 2018 may be permitted to substitute a course or courses already completed towards the major for a course or courses at the same level included in the Schedule for the major. These transition arrangements expire 31 December 2022.
Schedule for the Bachelor of Retail and Business Management
Schedule A: Compulsory core courses (300 credits from)
114.240 Organisational Behaviour 15 credits
115.109 Introduction to Business Analytics 15 credits
290.102 Contemporary Retail Management 15 credits
290.201 Retail Knowledge Internship 15 credits
P At least 15 credits at 200-level from the 290 course prefix series
290.202 Design Thinking for Business Operations 15 credits
290.203 Buying and Category Management 15 credits
290.204 Managing the Customer Experience 15 credits
290.302 Strategic Transformation in Retailing 15 credits
Schedule B: Minors (60 credits from)
Business Information Systems and Electronic Commerce (60 credits)
45 credits from
157.240 Social Media Networks for Business 15 credits
Design (60 credits)
197.288 Creative Collaboration 15 credits
P 75 credits at 100 level
Logistics and Supply Chain Management (60 credits)
Management and Entrepreneurship (60 credits)
114.241 Principles of Human Resources Management 15 credits
114.254 Employment Relations 15 credits
152.230 Entrepreneurship 15 credits
152.232 Small Business Management 15 credits
152.252 Project Management 15 credits
Marketing (60 credits)
Retail Banking (60 credits)
Compulsory courses (45 credits from)
Compulsory course selection (15 credits from)
125.211 The Financial Planning Process 15 credits
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Last updated on Thursday 17 September 2020