Retail management is an incredibly broad and demanding sector, and concerns managing the entire retail process beginning to end; from the raw materials through to the customer-ready products.
Our Retail Management degree has been designed to deliver the specialist knowledge and analytical skills required to succeed in this industry, whether your goal is to work in branding or strategic marketing, consumer psychology or buying & merchandising. Whatever your goal, this degree can help you reach it.
Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Marketing and Insitute of Direct Marketing and Digital Marketing, this four-year course covers every aspect of the retail process, and tackles a number of live case study assignments on behalf of blue-chip retailers. In the past, these have included Waitrose, Harrods and Marks & Spencer; and you’ll even get to present your findings to the companies’ senior managers.
A 30-week work placement, completed at home or overseas in year three is designed to add real-world context to the theoretical and practical framework forged on campus, as well as bearing a bounty of crucial contacts, bolstering your resume and enhancing your personal employability. What’s more, in your final year, you’ll get to complement your portfolio of core modules, with a pick and mix selection of subjects designed to bring your curriculum in line with your career aspirations.
Discover more about international opportunities on this course by reading one of our student blogs about the Retail Management course trip to Madrid.
The work placement at Marks & Spencer was extremely beneficial and allowed me to gain an insight into the retail environment from a head office perspective.” – Olivia Martin, 2016
According to Unistats, 96% of our final year students agree our staff are good at explaining things. Join us on live chat now to find out more, or register to meet us at an Open Day. You can also gain a more detailed insight about this course by watching our online presentation delivered by course leader Corinna Budnarowska.
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All statistics shown throughout this page are taken from Unistats, Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE), BU institutional data and Ipsos MORI (National Student Survey) unless otherwise stated.
Next start date:
September 2018, September 2019
Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus
4 years including a minimum 30-week work placement
The Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM), Insitute of Direct Marketing and Digital Marketing (IDM)
All subjects considered
For 2018 entry: 104-120 tariff points including a minimum of 2 A-levels or equivalent. BTEC Extended Diploma: DMM. For more information check out our entry requirements.