About the course
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.Youll 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, youll have the opportunity to utilise all that youve learned during a 400 hour internship in a real-world retail environment.
Intake Months
February, July
Delivery Locations
3 Years
English language requirements
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Start date and prices
Starting Duration Fees Status Campus
February, 2024 Duration 3 Years Course fee NZD 64,485
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City Open Now Campus Madras Street Campus
July, 2023 Duration 3 Years Course fee NZD 64,485
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City Open Now Campus Madras Street Campus

Ara Institute of Canterbury

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Ara Institute of Canterbury is a vibrant, progressive, government funded tertiary institute providing world class, tertiary level education throughout the Canterbury and Waitaki region. It was created in 2016 when education providers CPIT and Aoraki Polytechnic merged, bringing together two well-established organisations and over 200 years of collective experience and success.
The talented staff, innovative business collaborators and supportive community partners are passionate about the role they play in students success. Together, the institute is committed to equipping every student with the industry-relevant knowledge, skills and experience they need to get the job they want and to excel in it. It’s learning models and course content continually evolve to respond to industry and regional needs. To ensure the students have real-world experience, Ara offers an ever-expanding array of workplace training opportunities, internships, apprenticeships and partnerships with industry. And to meet demand for flexible study options, it offers an increasing range of online, blended delivery and part time programmes.
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Madras Street Campus - Ara Institute of Canterbury

130 Madras Street, Christchurch, Canterbury, 8140

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Our largest campus is located in central Christchurch, the biggest city in the South Island. At the City campus you’ll find a wide range of services and facilities to enhance your student experience. The campus also has a theatre where performances are staged, spaces where exhibitions of student art are held, and attractive outdoor areas where you can meet and relax with friends between classes. Close by there are bars, cafes, restaurants, supermarkets, public transport, the main bus interchange, shops and entertainment. The City campus is also just a short walk from Hagley Park, the Christchurch Botanic Gardens, the Christchurch Art Gallery, Tūranga (the city’s new public library) and exciting new precincts like Riverside and Little High.