Postgraduate Fashion Retail Programme: Buying, Merchandising & Management
This 6-week course has been created for individuals currently working in the industry or graduates who would like to advance their career in fashion retail; with a particular focus on buying, merchandising and retail management.
Course Length: Six Weeks
Cost: £2,750 Inc VAT
The course provides a unique and in-depth insight into the retail business covering subjects such as:
- Analysis of retail organisations and business models
- Brands and image
- Retail roles and responsibilities - buyer, merchandiser, manager
- Buying and range-planning
- Consumer behaviour
- Management skills
- Technology and the future of retail
- Core skills: interview, negotiation, presentation, team building, and networking
- Targeted CV preparation
The course makes full use of the FRA facilities and its many industry contacts to include industry lectures, store and head office visits and master classes. Opportunities are provided for networking and career planning, culminating in practise interviews conducted by HR specialists working in the industry. These include practise interviews and assessment centres with Arcadia. The course is popular with both UK and international students and has become recognised within the retail industry as offering a gold standard of retail training.
60% of students who completed the last course are now working in the retail sector in a variety of roles.
Completion of research tasks and independent research are required during the course. The course will be delivered by experienced tutors who are also experts in their industry fields. Upon successful completion of the course you will receive a certificate of attendance signed by the principle of the FRA.
Please note students need to be over 18 years for our short courses.
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Last updated February 1, 2016