Postgraduate Certificate in Retail Management

MQF Level 7

Postgraduate Certificate

Retail Management

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18 months
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Course Description

This course has been designed to meet the growing needs of all those who work or intend to work within retail management, taking into account the current trends in the industry, namely: market structure, current and emerging retail channels, market innovation, technology development, marketing for the new realities within the retail industry and the ever-evolving regulatory environment.

It also provides you with the opportunity to tailor the programme to reflect your particular interests or career aspirations by choosing elective modules that focus on buying and merchandising, international retailing, the application of business intelligence in retail, franchising and retail negotiations.

Entry Requirements

Candidates who apply for this course must possess one of the following:

• a Level 6 degree;


• a Level 5 diploma or higher diploma and 5 years’ work experience in a supervisory or managerial role, preferably but not limited to the retail industry.

Target Audience

This course is targeted at:

• professionals seeking a management career within the retail industry;
• those working in management positions within retail or retail-related industries, and who wish to refine and improve their competencies and skills.

Career Paths

The possible positions for which this programme aims to prepare you for include, but are not limited to:

• retail manager
• visual merchandiser
• supply chain manager
• finance and accounting
• sales manager
• marketing manager
• commercial manager
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You are required to complete all 5 compulsory modules (30 ECTS) to fulfil to the requirements of this postgraduate certificate.

Retail Management Principles and Distribution Channels
Strategic Management of the Retail Environment
Retail Supply Chain Management
Financial Management for Retail
Managing People in Retail

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Postgraduate Certificate in Retail Management

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How you’ll be assessed

This is a part-time programme and will typically take 30 months to complete. The programme comprises a total of 10 modules. The method of assessment is assignment-based.

The course comprises:
• 6 lectures per module;
• 3-hour lectures;
• 12 hours of online content per module, comprising asynchronous online discussions, tutorials and/or videos.


Learning Outcomes:

The learner will be able to:

  1. Identify the market and management theories, typical structures, and trading formats of a range of retailer channels.
  2. Develop comprehensive understanding of retail strategy and its design, implementation, and assessment based on consumer needs and market changes.
  3. Advise how digital concepts and tools can help retailers improve customer experience.
  4. Apply leadership, management and negotiation skills to empower and improve team performance.
  5. Enhance own career by developing knowledge and understanding to systematically and creatively upgrade retail related practices.
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