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.
|Semester 1||Semester 2|
|Applied Retailing||Communication Skills 2|
|Communication Skills 1||Communication and Technology 2|
|Communications and Technology 1||Introduction to Microeconomics 2|
|Introductory Microeconomics 1||Retail Consumer|
|Managing the Retail Organisation||Retail Marketing|
|Maths for Business||Statistics for Business|
|Semester 3||Semester 4|
|Accounting for Retailers||Applied Marketing Research|
|Enterprise Skills||Brand and Category Management|
|Introduction to Human Resource Management||Employability Skills|
|Law 1||Human Resource Management in Practice|
|Online Retailing||Law 2|
|Sales and Merchandising||Marketing Mix Decisions|
|Semester 5||Semester 6|
|Choose one of the following electives:||Customer Relationship Management|
|*Retail Work Placement & Log||International Retailing|
|*Retail Study Abroad & Log||Leadership Skills for Managers|
|Retail Services Management|
|Choose one of the following electives:|
|*Finance for Retailers|
|* = elective module||*Retail Entrepreneurship|
Leaving Certificate 2018:
Minimum entry requirements for BSc in Retail Management
5 subjects: O6/H7
English or Irish: 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
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