Develop the theoretical and practical managerial skills you need for a successful career in the headquarters, stores and supply chains of the retail industry.
This course is for graduates with a degree in any subject. We’ve combined our leading research with our industry partners’ experience to design content relevant to contemporary retailing. You’ll develop the knowledge and skills leaders need to succeed in the rapidly changing retailing industry.
You’ll learn about things like:
- supply chain and distributor relationship management
- making sense of big and small data
- operations management
- consumer psychology
- customer experience
This degree balances the latest theory with practical application. You’ll apply what you learn to real-life case studies and explore them from the perspectives of firms, consumers and society.
You’ll have the flexibility to choose one of three options for the summer term:
- an independent research project
- an industry internship
- launch your own retail start-up
Internships are not guaranteed. Places are competitive and we advertise opportunities to students.
- Graduate prepared to work in many different areas like retail, supply, branding, analytics and management consulting
- Our MSc students come from all over the world. You’ll learn alongside a tight-knit international community.
- Make the course your own. Customise your degree to suit your strengths and interests with a range of optional units.
- Learn directly from experienced industry leaders and academics
We give you the edge
We combine the latest research with many opportunities to apply it. This will help you stand out from the crowd. You'll develop key professional skills and work with our partner organisations on optional projects from day one. Find out more about optional activities.
Our graduates have a great employment record. Most go on to careers in a range of areas, start their own business or begin a PhD. Find out more about how we prepare you for career success.
81% of our 2022 graduates from all our MSc courses had accepted a job offer within three months of completing their degree.
This is a new course and career data won’t be available until late 2024. Here’s some combined data from two related courses, our MSc in Marketing and MSc in Management:
Job functions of 2021-22 graduates:
- 43% work in marketing and advertising
- 13% work in management
- 11% work in business development/sales
- 10% work in consulting
- 9% work in finance/banking/audit
- 3% work in operations/logistics/supply chain
- 2% are business founders/self-employed
- 2% work in IT/engineering
- 1% work in human resources
- 6% work in other functions
Recruiters include Louis Vuitton, Merkle, One Retail Group, Pernod Ricard, THG, Henkel and PepsiCo .
Data shows role functions of 2021-22 class in full-time employment three months after graduation. Percentages are rounded to the nearest whole number.
Building for the future
Our new School of Management building opened in June 2022. The latest technology gives you a flexible and modern learning environment. The design focuses on working together, with an open layout to enable effective teamwork.
Our new building encourages engagement with other students and academics. A dedicated Employment Hub provides a space for you to meet and network with our industry partners.
Learning and teaching
You’ll learn from staff with backgrounds and expertise in relevant areas of management. This course has been designed to ensure the available units complement each other to meet its overall aims.