NFQ Level 8 Business Graduates (Minimum award 2.2) or Non-Business Graduates (Minimum award 2.1), or holders of equivalent professional qualifications. Applicants with considerable and relevant retail experience will also be considered. The MBS is particularly suited to those who wish to pursue a career in retailing, deepen their understanding of retail business processes, and broaden their perspective on retail management. All applications will be assessed on their own merit. The MBS has been host to students from diverse cultures, including the UK, Holland, France, Bulgaria, Canada, India, China and Vietnam who contribute to the richness of the educational experience.The programme is conducted in English so a strong working knowledge of English (Minimum 6.5 IELTS or equivalent) is required.
Note: Due to the considerable competition for our postgraduate programmes satisfying the minimum entry requirement is not a guarantee of a place. Depending on the programme of study applications will be assessed based on your academic grades and may also take into account your work/life experience. Applicants may also be required to attend for interview for specific programmes.
TU Dublin’s innovative MBS in Retail Management is a unique specialist post-graduate degree and the only masters programme of its kind offered in the Republic of Ireland for graduates seeking to break the exciting and fast-paced retail industry. The full-time masters programme is twelve months in duration and is delivered by an expert academic team with strong industry connections and an established reputation for developing future retail industry leaders.
This master programme is suited to graduates who wish to pursue a career in the most dynamic business sector, deepen their understanding of retail business processes, and broaden their perspective on retail management. Students are exposed to the latest thinking and the newest developments in retail management and technology with an intense week long Retail Symposium in January and an International Retail Study Tour Week in early Summer making this programme a career-compatible and applied masters.
TU Dublin School of Retail & Services Management has devised this Masters in Retail Management and customised it to the needs of the Retail Industry, the programme reflects the educational requirements and learning opportunities necessary to succeed in today`s competitive retail environment. Recognised as the largest specialist retail school in Europe and the only specialist retail school in Ireland, TU Dublin School of Retail & Services Management has a rich heritage and esteemed reputation in retail education, nationally and internationally.
Graduates of the this masters programme pursue careers at management level in large scale retail companies, family businesses or in organisations supplying such companies. Previous graduates have secured management positions in varying roles throughout the services sector to include category management, retail analyst, local government planners, retail buyers, logistics, digital marketing and retail management along with a number of entrepreneurs and retail business owners.
This career-compatible and applied masters’ programme actively engages the student in a critical examination of contemporary retail management issues that shape a company’s strategic policy. Students are also exposed to the latest creative thinking and innovations in retail management and technology. The one-week intense immersion in the retail symposium, and international retail study tour week allows the student to fully engage with international practitioners and academics, offering deep understanding of strategic retail issues.
The general structure of the programme is as follows:
Semester 1 (September-December)
- Contemporary Issues in Retail Management
- Corporate Finance
- Retail Symposium Week
- Managerial Thinking & Decision-making
- Research Methods
- Option Module: Store Environment or International Retailing
Semester 2 (January -May)
- Retail Strategic Management
- Global Supply Chain Management
- International Retailing Study Tour Week
- Predictive Retail Analytics
- Retail Location/ GIS & Property Management
- Option Module: Digital Environment Management and e-business or Marketing the Retail Brand or Human Resource Management
Semester 3 (June-September)
- Dissertation / Group Project
After eight years developing my business, I felt I had exhausted my knowledge and expertise within the retail sector. This led me to the MBS in Retail Management. I enjoyed the programme, where I found the content to be excellent and the lecturers very supportive. The work load was always tough but manageable. The International tour week in May was inspiring, the calibre of individual we got to interview and the variety of retail stores visited was excellent. The trip gave me lots of ideas to bring back to my business. I would wholeheartedly recommend this masters’ degree course to anyone who is passionate for retail.
Completing this MBS is an amazing upgrade to my knowledge, insights and experience. Relevant subjects, excellent lecturers and well managed. I would highly recommend this to anyone interested in upgrading their retail skills to the highest level.
Having returned to study after an absence of 17 years, I have found the experience very rewarding. The lecturers do more than teach and provide support advice and guidance. There is also excellent academic resources available on-line and through the library, and with small class sizes and an emphasis on collective learning and shared experiences, strong bonds are created within the group. I would recommend this course to all retail middle management who want to broaden and deepen the understanding of retail and the forces that influence our sector.