Please note due to the great demand for our programmes early applications are assessed when received and dealt with promptly. Therefore it is advisable to make early applications for an early response. If you do not yet have your final degree results this will not hinder your application as we are happy to issue conditional offer letters in such circumstances.
Retailing is now a complex global business and tomorrrow's leaders need to be totally informed about the business, the markets and the technology. This internationally-focussed Masters programme is aimed at business or economics graduates who envisage a career at a senior level in this exciting international business. Taken full-time over one calendar year the Masters in Business Studies in Retail Management involves lectures, presentations and seminars on a range of management issues focussed on retailing and on the industry`s leading-edge technology for category management, electronic data interchange and store location decisions.
The programme engages the student in a critical examination of a range of retail issues and specialisms in addition to a focussed review of several critical boardroom-level topics involving broad strategic questions of business policy and direction.
For 2007-2008, the MBS is offered in Full-time mode as well as the existing Part-time version over two years. In both modes, students take thirteen modules some of which are electives. As well as lectures there is a special Themed Seminar Week each January featuring guest speakers from leading companies and universities around the world. Each May there is an International Retail Study Tour Week where students visit leading retail sites abroad and visit companies and universities there to look at emerging trends and see local solutions to universal problems. These full-weeks are mandatory and form part of the assessed learning content of the programme.