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Retail management is a sub-discipline of the general field of management that deals with overseeing the distribution and selling of products directly to consumers, in specific vending points such as shops, chain stores, markets and malls. Retail managers are in charge of everyday operations within a retail store or department. They plan how merchandise is promoted, organise employees, handle customer service, and supervise inventories. Retail managers also have to understand client profiles and empathise with their needs in order to adjust product supply and to anticipate demand, in order to increase profits.

Retail management is closely related to others disciplines ranging from business and international business, marketing and logistics, to supply chain management, operations management, fashion merchandising and others.

Economic colleges, management schools or business schools offer stand-alone retail management degrees, or offer Masters in Management (MiM) and Masters of Business Administration (MBA) with concentration tracks in retail management. Students will learn management models and practices, in addition to relevant marketing strategies. They will also acquire leadership, communication and decision-making skills.

Graduates in the filed can work as managers of hotels, catering, food and beverages companies, travel agencies, and franchise chains among many others. Examples of professional positions include purchasing manager, logistics and distribution manager, personnel manager, merchandise planner, store director or division merchandising manager.

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Master of Marketing Franchising, Retail and Service Chains

The Master Marketing – Franchising, Retail and Service Chains at IAE Rennes taught exclusively in English offer you the opportunity to study in a multicultural environment via interactions and team work involving students from different countries, as well as joint classes and team work with the French students enrolled in the other group of this Master.

France
M.A. Luxury Brand Management

The Master of Arts in Luxury Brand Management at Richmond, the American International University in London, teaches students how to handle consumer culture theory and insight, after analysing the global history of luxury. The Master’s programme will also provide students with a summer internship, for a better insight in the industry trends and the management of luxury brands.

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M.Sc. Hospitality and Retail Management

The Master of Science in Hospitality and Retail Management degree is designed for students with either a bachelor's degree in hospitality or retail management. Persons with work experience in either area, with a bachelor's degree outside of hospitality or retail management, will also be considered. 

United States