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To work in the fast-paced, dynamic field of retail, you need knowledge, skill, and experience. A course in retail management prepares you for a profession in the retail industry. By teaching you essential techniques and concepts, the course aims to help you further your career.

What is a course in retail management? The primary purpose of the course is to introduce you to key issues and concepts associated with the retail environment. Topics covered in the course typically include business administration, visual merchandising, and marketing.  After completing your studies, you should have a general understanding of retailing theories, elements of the retail environment, and principles of retail management. You may also be exposed to basic accounting and economic concepts. 

There are many retail workers who have commitment, energy, and experience but lack a formal education. As a result, they are unable to attain high-level retail management positions. Employers are more willing to offer promotions to people who have an educational background in retail management.

Many schools offer courses in retail management, and costs vary from school to school. Research or contact an institution before applying to determine the cost of enrollment. 

Acquiring a formal education in retail management opens the door to a number of professional opportunities. You are qualified to apply for a variety of managerial positions. You also have the option to work in other areas of the retail industry such as marketing, sales, or purchasing. If you decide to obtain a degree in retail management, then you will be qualified to work in senior-level management positions. There are many career opportunities available in the retail industry, and you can apply your knowledge and skills to a wide range of professions.

Schools all throughout the world offer courses in retail management. You also have the option to enroll in an online course. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form. 

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6 Results in Retail Management

Damelin Part Time

On successful completion of the programme, the learner will receive the Damelin Short Programme in Supervision of Storekeeping and Stock Control Certificate. ... [+]

Course in Wholesale and Retail - Short Programme in Supervision of Storekeeping and Stock ControlCertificationOn successful completion of the programme, the learner will receive the Damelin Short Programme in Supervision of Storekeeping and Stock Control Certificate.Entry Requirements Learners are required to have knowledge, comprehension and application of English and Mathematics at Grade 11 or equivalent.Course DurationThe programme duration is 80 hours and the tuition is face-to-face. Each Damelin campus has a different tuition schedule. Programmes are offered during the week, in the evenings, or on Saturdays.Course IntroLearners completing this programme will be able to explain the effect of shrinkage and losses on the organisation, identify potential areas of loss and causes of loss within their designated area and implement loss control measures. They will be able to prepare for the stock counts, staff the outlet to meet counting requirements, train staff and analyse the stock count event.... [-]

South Africa Johannesburg
February 2020
Part-time
80 hours
Campus
Damelin Part Time

On successful completion of the programme, the learner will receive the Damelin Short Programme in Storekeeping and Stock Control Certificate. ... [+]

Course in Wholesale and Retail - Short Programme in Storekeeping and Stock ControlCertificationOn successful completion of the programme, the learner will receive the Damelin Short Programme in Storekeeping and Stock Control Certificate.Entry Requirements

Learners are required to have knowledge, comprehension and application of English and Mathematics at Grade 10 or equivalent. Learners must be working in the Wholesale and Retail Sector or have access to such practical experience.

Course DurationThe programme duration is 64 hours and the tuition is face-to-face. Each Damelin campus has a different tuition schedule. Programmes are offered during the week, in the evenings, or on Saturdays.Course IntroThis programme is intended for people who collect and deliver stock. The programme includes moving, packing and maintaining stock in a Distribution Centre/Warehouse and maintaining safety and housekeeping standards. Learners who have completed this programme will be able to count stock accurately in accordance with all organisational procedures.... [-]

South Africa Johannesburg
February 2020
Part-time
64 hours
Campus
University of Tulsa College of Business Administration

Blazing Service is a fast-paced, interactive training program combining best practices of classroom instruction with easy-to-use web based reinforcement tools after the t ... [+]

What is Blazing Service?

Blazing Service is a fast-paced, interactive training program combining best practices of classroom instruction with easy-to-use web based reinforcement tools after the two-day course. Designed specifically for customer service providers in high customer-contact organizations, Blazing Service helps employees grasp and apply proven interpersonal and problem-solving techniques through fun experiential exercises, insightful small group discussion, skills practice sessions, and practical application. Participants return to their jobs with relevant tools and action plans to apply them.

Who Needs Blazing Service?

Any organization with employees who provide customer service, including bank tellers, customer service representatives, telephone call center representatives, cashiers, retail sales associates, and anyone who delivers a product or service involving customer contact.... [-]

USA Tulsa Toledo
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Part-time
2 days
Campus
International Career Institute

Managing a retail outlet entails specific skills. To possess such, enroll in ICI’s retail management course. The course utilizes techniques employed by successful retaile ... [+]

Managing a retail outlet entails specific skills. To possess such, enroll in ICI’s retail management course. The course utilizes techniques employed by successful retailers. Moreover, since it will be taken via distance learning, you can enjoy the convenience of studying at your own pace and place.

Course Outline

Developing and Recognising Skills

Includes lessons on (1) Implementing staff training and (2) Assessing workplace competencies Leading and Managing People

Managing Human Resources

Includes: (1) Providing a safe working environment, (2) Administering human resources policy, and (3) Recruiting and Selecting Personnel

Managing Financial Resources... [-]

United Kingdom London
Open Enrollment
Full-time
Part-time
Online
IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Rio de Janeiro

Learn to design physical stores from the first contact with the brand, its values, concept to concepts of Visual Merchandising, which takes care of the final details of t ... [+]

Because?

Learn to design physical stores from the first contact with the brand, its values, concept to concepts of Visual Merchandising, which takes care of the final details of the physical store

For whom?

Creative and curious people who study or work in the areas of Fashion, Marketing, Visual Arts, Communication, Design and Architecture.

How is it?

The Retail Design course offers students the opportunity to put into practice the ambiance strategies of different styles of point of sale stimulating new experiences for the users.

Marketplace

At a time of crisis, with different markets shaken, draws attention to the intensity with which digital commerce grows, a reality that, consequently, affects the retail market. Brands, on the other hand, look for alternatives that make their physical stores more attractive, creating affective appeals even for an audience more and more related virtually.... [-]

Brazil Rio de Janeiro
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Portuguese
Part-time
60 hours
Campus
IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Florence

The program offers a design perspective on interior spaces and interior decoration in different business contexts, taking into consideration the customer needs and behavi ... [+]

The program offers a design perspective on interior spaces and interior decoration in different business contexts, taking into consideration customer needs and behaviors. The user’s scenario studies allow you to understand the relations between contemporary lifestyles and design values, highlighting the new trends in the field.The education path aims at shaping an individual design sensitivity, the construction of a personal expressive language and the acquisition of a multidisciplinary culture that combines theoretical and practical aspects.

Schedule: Lessons run from Monday to Friday morning and/or afternoon.

Level and prerequisites

This is an intermediate program designed for students with at least one year of academic background or professional experience in Interior Design, Industrial Design, Furniture Design, Architecture. Applicants have to master representation techniques such as drawing, sketching and rendering, and visual communication skills such as computer graphics and rendering, as well as model making and verbal communication.... [-]

Italy Florence
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Full-time
4 months
Campus