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Key to the tables

P Prerequisite: Course(s) you must complete to a defined standard (or have waived) before your enrolment in another course is confirmed.

C Corequisite: Course(s) that must be completed in the same semester as another course, unless already passed or waived.

R Restriction: Similar courses, that cannot both be credited to the same qualification.

The Degree of Bachelor of Retail and Business Management
BRBM

Qualification Regulations

Part I

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.

Part II

Admission

1. Admission to the Degree of Bachelor of Retail and Business Management requires that the candidate will meet the University admission requirements as specified.

Qualification Requirements

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;

and including:

(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.

Specialisations

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.

Academic Requirements

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.

Completion Requirements

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.

Transitional Provisions

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 the Bachelor of Retail and Business Management prior to 1 January 2017 may be permitted to substitute a core course or courses already completed for one or more of the following core courses: 115.112, 115.113, 115.115, 115.116, 157.150. These transition arrangements expire 31 December 2020.

13. 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 Data Analysis 15 credits  
115.112 Accounting for Business 15 credits R 115.102
115.113 Economics of Business 15 credits R 115.106
115.115 Management in Context 15 credits R 115.108
115.116 Introduction to Marketing 15 credits R 115.104
155.110 Retail Law 15 credits R 115.103, 115.211
156.231 Strategic Marketing Management 15 credits P 115.116 or 115.104 or 156.200
156.232 Consumer Behaviour 15 credits P 115.116 or 115.104 or 156.200 or 75 credits for non Business students
156.339 Omni-Channel Retail Marketing 15 credits P 156.231 or 290.2xx
240.260 Logistics and Supply Chain Fundamentals 15 credits R 115.260
290.100 Retail Practice Internship 15 credits C 290.102 R 290.101
290.102 Fundamentals of Retailing 15 credits  
290.201 Retail Knowledge Internship 15 credits C 290.202
290.202 Retail Operations 15 credits P 290.102
290.203 Retail Buying and Planning 15 credits P 290.102 or 240.260
290.204 Store Design and Visual Merchandising 15 credits P 290.102 or 224.157
290.301 Retail Experience Internship 30 credits P 290.201 C 290.302 R 115.388
290.302 Retail Strategy and Business Planning 15 credits P 290.202

Schedule B: Minors (60 credits from)

Business Information Systems and Electronic Commerce (60 credits)

Compulsory course

157.350 Technology Governance and Risk Management 15 credits R 57.301, 157.373, 157.341

45 credits from

156.235 Social Media and Digital Marketing 15 credits P 115.116 or 115.104 or 156.200 or 75 credits for non-Business students
157.151 Living and Working with Technology 15 credits R 115.107, 157.150, 157.100
157.240 Social Media Networks for Business 15 credits  
157.241 Technology Trends for Organisations 15 credits P 157.150 or 157.151 or 115.107 or 158.1xx or 159.1xx R 157.242

Design (60 credits)

Compulsory courses

197.288 Creative Industries 15 credits P 75 credits at 100 level
197.388 Creative Enterprise 15 credits P 75 Credits at 200 Level R 198.481, 212.425, 221.382, 222.382, 223.425, 224.382
222.215 Brand Communication 15 credits P 75 credits at 100 level from College of Creative Arts or 75 credits at 100 level including 115.116 or 115.104
224.205 Design for Display 15 credits P 75 credits at 100 level R 197.205

Logistics and Supply Chain Management (60 credits)

Compulsory courses

240.263 Logistics Operations 15 credits R 240.261
240.364 Purchasing and Supply Management 15 credits P 240.260 or 240.261 or 240.263 R 240.360, 240.361
240.365 Demand Chain Management 15 credits P 240.260 or 240.261 or 240.263 R 240.360, 240.361
240.366 Global Logistics 15 credits P 240.260 or 240.263 R 240.261

Management and Entrepreneurship (60 credits)

Selection from

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  
152.250 Managing Organisations 15 credits R 152.200
152.252 Project Management 15 credits  
152.331 Scaling and Growth 15 credits P 152.233 or 152.234
152.336 Leadership Practice 15 credits R 152.328 and 152.329

Marketing (60 credits)

Selection from

156.233 Marketing Research 15 credits P 115.116 or 115.104 or 156.200 or 75 credits for non Business students.
156.235 Social Media and Digital Marketing 15 credits P 115.116 or 115.104 or 156.200 or 75 credits for non-Business students
156.237 Marketing Communication and Advertising 15 credits P 115.116 or 115.104 or 156.200 R 156.234 or 156.236
156.238 Marketing New Products 15 credits P 115.116 or 115.104 or 156.200
156.334 Marketing Consultancy Project 15 credits P 156.231 and any 156.2xx course
156.338 International Marketing 15 credits P 156.231 and 156.232
156.340 Customer Intelligence 15 credits P 156.233
156.341 Branding 15 credits P 156.231 and 156.232

Retail Banking (60 credits)

Compulsory courses (45 credits from)

125.220 Financial Institutions and Markets 15 credits R 125.221
125.364 Bank Financial Management 15 credits P 115.114 or 115.105; and 125.220 R 125.360, 125.361, 125.362, 125.363
125.365 Retail Banking 15 credits P 125.220

Compulsory course selection (15 credits from)

115.114 Finance Fundamentals 15 credits R 115.105
125.211 The Financial Planning Process 15 credits R 25.210, 25.237, 25.620

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