The main objective of this Retail Management course from Aarhus University is to enable students to develop a full retail plan that they can use to begin a new business venture. In the process, students will learn not only how to plan a retailer, but how to deal with retailers from a business-to-business relationship
This qualification aims to provide you with knowledge needed to work in the retail sector, covering: selling, service, team working, health and safety, dealing with theft, and product knowledge. Covering a variety of specific product areas, it's ideal for those already working in the retail sector looking to progress, or for those looking to work in the sector who'd like to increase their knowledge.
The retail industry is highly dynamic and innovative, which means it is very engaging to study . This module looks at how retailing has developed, how retail outlets operate and how retailers apply retail marketing techniques. During your studies you will consider contemporary factors that affect retailing: globalisation; the impact of ever-changing technology; and social and ethical issues.
Retail management is a sub-discipline of the general field of management that deals with overseeing the distribution and selling of products directly to consumers, in specific vending points such as shops, chain stores, markets and malls. Retail managers are in charge of everyday operations within a retail store or department. They plan how merchandise is promoted, organise employees, handle customer service, and supervise inventories. Retail managers also have to understand client profiles and empathise with their needs in order to adjust product supply and to anticipate demand, in order to increase profits.
Retail management is closely related to others disciplines ranging from business and international business, marketing and logistics, to supply chain management, operations management, fashion merchandising and others.
Economic colleges, management schools or business schools offer stand-alone retail management degrees, or offer Masters in Management (MiM) and Masters of Business Administration (MBA) with concentration tracks in retail management. Students will learn management models and practices, in addition to relevant marketing strategies. They will also acquire leadership, communication and decision-making skills.
Graduates in the filed can work as managers of hotels, catering, food and beverages companies, travel agencies, and franchise chains among many others. Examples of professional positions include purchasing manager, logistics and distribution manager, personnel manager, merchandise planner, store director or division merchandising manager.Read more View all Short Courses in Retail Management