|Location||United Kingdom, Guildford, Surrey|
|Type||Bachelor courses, full-time|
|Nominal duration||3 years|
High school / secondary education (or higher)
A-level grades ABB. GCSE English Language at grade C or above and GCSE Mathematics at grade B or above (or equivalent).
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
You must take verified copies of the entry qualification documents along with you when you finally go to the university.
IELTS: 6.5 (with a minimum of 6.0 in each band)
At least 1 reference(s) should be provided.
A motivation letter must be added to your application.
In addition to studying a range of key business and management topics, you will have the opportunity to study a range of specialist areas that will enable you to develop an understanding of the working realities of retail management, operations and relevant retail concepts. You will learn to apply and evaluate appropriate techniques and frameworks that lie at the heart of successful retailing.
Retailing is a dynamic industry, consisting of multi-sectors such as food, fashion, consumer goods, financial services and leisure, which comprise some of the largest companies in the world. This degree aims to provide you with the skills and knowledge required to be a successful retail business specialist (for example, retail analyst, retail buyer, brand communication manager). You will gain an excellent business education and the specialist approach needed for your chosen career. The programme is based around a core of business and management subjects combined with industry-related retail modules.
In your first year, you will be given an introduction to the retail industry. You will also be introduced to the complexities involved in managing a large-scale retail business. As you progress, you will learn about the importance of store location and its significance in the performance of retail stores. You will develop an understanding of the logistics involved in getting products to consumers and the importance of retail buyers in this process.
In your final year you will develop an understanding of international retailing and the marketing challenges faced by organisations operating on a global platform. This knowledge, combined with the awareness and skills you will develop in measuring performance, the role of branding, pricing strategy, quality control and consumer behaviour, is aimed to ensure that you can become an effective retail manager.
We are one of only 14 business schools in the UK to hold accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and the Association of MBAs (AMBA).
There is great demand for our Business and Retail Management students. Thanks to a degree programme that examines the most up-to-date issues in retail commerce, ample opportunities to learn from and interact with ‘real’ retail practitioners and the work experience gained during the Professional Training placement year, many of our students have undertaken successful careers within the retail sector. Areas span from marketing and PR, buying and merchandising, and consumer analysis to supply chain, store operations and location planning.
Other graduates have gone into banking, accounting and consulting. Overall, graduates of this degree have proven to be highly employable across a wide range of organisations, not just limited to retail.