Retail Management - Aungier Street

What is... Retail Management?
The full-time masters course is twelve months in duration and is delivered by an expert academic team with strong industry connections and an established reputation for developing future retail industry leaders.

This masters programme is suited to graduates who wish to pursue a career in the most dynamic business sector, deepen their understanding of retail business processes, and broaden their perspective on retail management. Students are exposed to the latest thinking and the newest developments in retail management and technology with an intense week long Retail Symposium in January and an International Retail Study Tour Week in early Summer making this course a career-compatible and applied masters.

TU Dublin School of Retail & Services Management has devised this Masters in Retail Management and customised it to the needs of the Retail Industry, the programme reflects the educational requirements and learning opportunities necessary to succeed in today`s competitive retail environment. Recognised as the largest specialist retail school in Europe and the only specialist retail school in Ireland, TU Dublin School of Retail & Services Management has a rich heritage and esteemed reputation in retail education, nationally and internationally.

This career-compatible and applied masters' course actively engages the student in a critical examination of contemporary retail management issues that shape a company's strategic policy. Students are also exposed to the latest creative thinking and innovations in retail management and technology. The one-week intense immersion in the retail symposium, and international retail study tour week allows the student to fully engage with international practitioners and academics, offering deep understanding of strategic retail issues.

Subjects taught

The general structure of the course is as follows:
Semester 1 (September-December)
• Contemporary Issues in Retail Management
• Corporate Finance
• Retail Symposium Week
• Managerial Thinking & Decision-making
• Research Methods
• Option Module: Store Environment or International Retailing

Semester 2 (January -May)
• Retail Strategic Management
• Global Supply Chain Management
• International Retailing Study Tour Week
• Predictive Retail Analytics
• Retail Location/GIS & Property Management
• Option Module: Digital Environment Management and e-business or Marketing the Retail Brand or Human Resource Management

Semester 3 (June-September)
• Dissertation/Group Project

Entry requirements

Minimum Entry Requirements?
NFQ Level 8 Business Graduates (Minimum award 2.2) or Non-Business Graduates (Minimum award 2.1), or holders of equivalent professional qualifications. Applicants with considerable and relevant retail experience will also be considered. The MBS is particularly suited to those who wish to pursue a career in retailing, deepen their understanding of retail business processes, and broaden their perspective on retail management. All applications will be assessed on their own merit. The MBS has been host to students from diverse cultures, including the UK, Holland, France, Bulgaria, Canada, India, China and Vietnam who contribute to the richness of the educational experience. The course is conducted in English so a strong working knowledge of English (Minimum 6.5 IELTS or equivalent) is required.

Note: Due to the considerable competition for our postgraduate courses satisfying the minimum entry requirement is not a guarantee of a place. Depending on the course of study applications will be assessed based on your academic grades and may also take into account your work/life experience. Applicants may also be required to attend for interview for specific courses.

Application dates

Applications for this course are now open.


1 year
Mode of Study: Full Time
Method of Delivery: Classroom

Enrolment dates

Commencement Date: 01/09/2019.

Post Course Info

What are my career opportunities?
Graduates of the this masters programme pursue careers at management level in large scale retail companies, family businesses or in organisations supplying such companies. Previous graduates have secured management positions in varying roles throughout the services sector to include category management, retail analyst, local government planners, retail buyers, logistics, digital marketing and retail management along with a number of entrepreneurs and retail business owners.

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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

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    Full time,Daytime

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