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Retail Management

What is... Retail Management?
TU Dublin's innovative MBS in Retail Management is a unique specialist post-graduate degree and the only masters programme of its kind offered in the Republic of Ireland for graduates seeking to break the exciting and fast-paced retail industry. The full-time masters programme 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 part-time masters programme is suited to those working in the retail or services industry who wish to deepen their understanding of retail business processes, and broaden their perspective on retail management with a view to improving their career prospects. 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 programme 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.

Course Content
This career-compatible and applied masters' programme 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.

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 programme 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 programmes satisfying the minimum entry requirement is not a guarantee of a place. Depending on the programme 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 programmes.


2 years part-time.

Method of Delivery: Classroom.

Careers or further progression

What are my career opportunities?
Graduates entering the programme will probably already be working in a retail or services sector company or organisation where the successful completion of this degree will be expected to enhance their career prospects and improve their marketability in the workplace.

Further enquiries

Contact Us
Dr. Edmund O`Callaghan

Subjects taught

The general structure of the programme is as follows:

Semester 1 (September-December)
Contemporary Issues in Retail Management
Corporate Finance
Retail Symposium Week

Semester 2 (January-May)
Retail Strategic Management
Global Supply Chain Management
International Retailing Study Tour Week

Semester 3 (September-December)
Managerial Thinking & Decision-making
Research Methods
Option Module: Store Environment or International Retailing

Semester 4 (January-May)
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 5 (June-September)
Dissertation/ Group Project


Location City Centre Aungier Street.

Application date

Applications open from Monday, 4th November 2019.

How To Apply?
Please see "Application Weblink" below.

Enrolment and start dates

Commencement Date: 19/09/2019.

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