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Retail Management MBA

Key information

Qualification type

MBA - Master of Business Administration

Subject areas

MBA Retail Sales Management

Course type


Course Summary

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Retail Management is a full-time career development programme for those with previous management experience, designed specifically to prepare you for a career in retail management. It focuses on developing the strategic thinking skills needed in today’s global retail economy. 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. 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. The final dissertation gives you opportunity to produce an evaluative and critical discussion of a strategic issue relevant to your organization together with your recommendations and an implementation plan. There is an opportunity to apply for membership of the Chartered Management Institute providing you fulfil the appropriate terms and conditions.

An MBA is often a route to promotion or a career change. Retailers around the world seek out business and management professionals with an MBA. Every business, from tiny start-ups to large companies, need someone with experience and the necessary education to support common business processes like accounting, finance, human resources, marketing, public relations, sales, and management. Popular options for MBA graduates include human resource management, investment banking, management consultancy, marketing and supply chain management. If you want to continue your studies then you could opt for a research degree (MPhil, DBA or PhD).

Different course options

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



Dissertation II - Core
Research Methods - Core
Financial Management and Decision Making - Core
Strategic Management - Core
Research and Study Skills - Core
Procurement and Operations Management - Core
Omni-Channel Retailing Strategies - Core
Retail in the Digital World - Core
Leadership and Management - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students 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 their application if they don’t possess the above qualifications but have substantial managerial experience.

University information

The University of Bolton dates back to 1825 and has a long and distinguished history of providing quality education. Situated on a modern campus in the centre of Bolton, the University is home to 11,000 students who are very happy with their experience, proved by their number one ranking for student satisfaction in Greater Manchester in the Complete University Guide 2019. The university is split into nine faculties: Bolton School of...more