BSc in Retail Management

Bachelor of ScienceRetail Management

Full Time
2019 CAO range:
        190 - 441
Cork Road
3 years
180 ECTS

Retailing is a global, growth industry that provides challenging and rewarding career opportunities. Retail management is the achievement of company goals through effective and efficient planning, leadership, organisation and control of internal resources. 

The BSc in Retail Management is a full-time three year degree programme, combining class-based training with practical assignments.  Throughout the course, students study general business theory and practice along with key areas relating to retail management, specifically: Retail Marketing, Brand and Category Management, International Retailing and Sales and Merchandising.

Special Features of the Retail Management course

  • Our BSc in Retail Management programme is the ideal course of study for any individual who wishes to pursue a career in the retail sector.

  • The applied nature of the programme means you undertake tasks and assignments similar to those worked on in the retail sector.

  • The Business Learning and Practice module in first year is specifically designed to assist your transition to college life.

  • The work placement option in semester 5 allows you to gain real experience working in a retail environment.  Each student will be required to keep a log of his or her work-related experience and produce an applied research project as part of this placement.

  • The study abroad option in semester 5 gives students an opportunity to spend the semester studying in one of our partner colleges in Europe, North America or Canada.

Year 1
Semester 1Semester 2
Applied RetailingCommunication Skills 2
Communication Skills 1Communication and Technology 2
Communications and Technology 1Introduction to Macroeconomics 1
Introductory Microeconomics 1Retail Consumer
Managing the Retail OrganisationRetail Marketing
Maths for BusinessStatistics for Business
Year 2
Semester 3Semester 4
Accounting for RetailersApplied Marketing Research
Enterprise SkillsBrand and Category Management
Introduction to Human Resource Management Employability Skills
Law 1Human Resource Management in Practice
Online Retailing Law 2
Sales and Merchandising Marketing Mix Decisions
Year 3
Semester 5Semester 6
Choose one of the following electives:Customer Relationship Management
*Retail Work Placement & LogInternational Retailing
*Retail Study Abroad & Log Leadership Skills for Managers
Retail Promotion
Retail Services Management
Choose one of the following electives:
*Fashion Retailing
*Finance for Retailers
* = elective module*Retail Entrepreneurship

Leaving Cert: Minimum entry requirements for BSc in Retail Management 

5 subjects: O6/H7
English or Irish: O6/H7
Mathematics: O6/H7

Advanced and Equivalent Entry  for BSc in Retail Management :

BSc in Retail Management career opportunities

  • Graduates often pursue lead, supervisory or management positions at the retail store level, or specialist/analyst positions within a retail department or corporate headquarters such as: Category Management, Buying and Merchandising, Key Account Management and  Sales/Marketing positions

  • General Retail Management

  • Business ownership

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