MBA Executive MBA Retail Management

Want to take your career in retail to the next level? The University of Bolton’s Executive MBA in Retail Management explores the skills required to tackle complex, strategic business challenges in one of the largest economic sectors. This stimulating part-time course aims to prepare you for a career at senior management level. 

Duration: 3 Years, 6 semesters

Start Dates: 24/01/2022

Mode of Study: Part Time

 Entry Requirements:

• You should have both of the following: significant work experience in a business or management capacity; and a UK Honours degree/postgraduate degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject.

• We’ll consider your application if you have substantial management experience, but do not possess a degree.

• We’ll consider applications where appropriate work experience can be demonstrated in lieu of, or in addition to, the published academic qualifications in line with the University’s Recognition of Prior Experiential Learning (RPEL) procedures.

• You may be required to attend an interview and/or provide a portfolio of work.

• When applying you must include a reference from your current employer. The reference should clearly state how long you have been employed by them and give a breakdown of your job content and roles and responsibilities.

• Your application form will need to be accompanied by a reflective overview of the managerial responsibilities you have undertaken to date.

• If English isn’t your first language you’ll also need IELTS 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in any band (or equivalent). We also accept a range of other English language qualifications – please visit our English Language Requirements web page for more details.


Why Study Executive MBA Retail Management at University Of Bolton, RAK?

At the University of Bolton we pride ourselves in delivering higher level qualifications that are designed in consultation with the private sector, helping this Executive MBA course benefit from truly international recognition amongst employers. The Executive Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Retail Management is a part-time career development programme for those with previous management experience, designed specifically to advance your career in retail management. It focuses on developing the strategic thinking skills needed in today’s global retail economy.

We’ll guide you to develop vital skills and knowledge of different retail organisations, their management and supply chains, and help you explore creative and systematic approaches to understanding business issues. We’ll also support you to develop the knowledge needed to improve business and management practice, in addition to encouraging you to build your intellectual capabilities in research, critique and synthesis.

This combination of academic and professional skills will help give you the tools to work with self-direction and originality, and to contribute to business and society at large. Overall, we offer opportunities and support for you to develop the sought-after analytical and critical competencies that prestigious employers in today’s global economy value so highly.

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  • This Executive MBA qualification is designed to prepare you for a wide range of retail occupations – the skills and knowledge gained by graduates of this course are intentionally focussed on those highly prized by employers.
  • You’ll have opportunities to study retail organisations, many with an internationally significant presence.
  • Teaching and supervision is delivered by a dedicated team of experienced and well-qualified staff drawn from business and academia.
  • This Executive MBA course offers you the chance to join a well-established postgraduate community and study alongside fellow professionals aiming for a senior career in management.
  • You’ll also have opportunities to work with our experienced academics to undertake your own research and develop your own areas of expertise.

The programme structure requires students to complete 60 credits per year in each of the three years.If all 180 credits are gained, an Executive MBA in Retail Management will be the final award.
Course Modules
Leadership and Management
Financial Management and Decision Making
Omni-Channel Retailing Strategies
Technology in the Retail Industry
Procurement and Operations Management
Strategic Management
Research Methods

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Course materials are available online, allowing you to prepare work at home to ensure your in-class learning is highly interactive.

You Tube videos featuring relevant scenarios in authentic retail environments are used as part of the teaching materials to re-create the feel of a real working environment.

Your assignments will focus on research into established retail organisations and you’ll be encouraged to engage in genuine and current retail-centred research.

The final dissertation gives you opportunity to produce an evaluative and critical discussion of a strategic issue relevant to your organisation together with your recommendations and an implementation plan.

The University’s excellent libraries, 24/7 IT facilities, WiFi and learning areas are freely available for your use and you’ll be given access to a research and study skills module which can assist in all your studies.
There is an opportunity to apply for membership of the Chartered Management Institute providing you fulfil the appropriate terms and conditions.

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A wide range of employers – retail giants, financial institutions, technology companies, blue-chip companies and SMEs – recruit Executive MBA graduates. Employers look favourably on MBAs because studying for this qualification promotes knowledge and skills that are applicable to any organisation (regardless of the sector). The universal appeal stems from the MBA’s focus on collective business principles.
Alternative career options
• Hotel and leisure management
• Public relations
• Market research analysis
• Product management
• Purchasing
• Teaching and education
• Media (TV, film, online, newspaper, magazine)
• Advertising
• Logistics
• Auditing and quality assurance
• Project management