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MA International Retail Business, Sustainability & Technologies

Goldsmiths, University of London
1-2 years
Full time/part time
Master's degree
Scholarships available

About this program

MA International Retail Business, Sustainability & Technologies

This programme will provide you with fundamental knowledge of the retail industry, introduce you to a diverse range of contemporary issues and teach you skills in creative and cutting-edge solutions based on core intellectual and practical frameworks.

The MA International Retail Business, Sustainability and Technologies combines retail business/management studies with a deep exploration of sustainability principles and practice, technological solutions to contemporary challenges, and building the requisite skills of leadership to drive these solutions forward. The programme differs from conventional retail management courses which exclusively or predominantly focus on the narrow 'management' aspects of retail business. Instead, we adopt a multi-disciplinary approach that introduces you to a diverse range of contemporary issues and provides knowledge and professional skills in cutting-edge solutions based on three core areas of expertise: International Retail Business, Sustainability and Leadership, and Retail Data and Technology.

Admission requirements

You should have a minimum of 2:1 (or equivalent) in a subject relevant to the programme or relevant equivalent experience. Entrepreneurs or industry professionals may gain entry by prior accredited learning, subject to stringent evaluation criteria.

International qualifications

We accept a wide range of international qualifications. Find out more about the qualifications we accept from around the world.

If English isn’t your first language, you will need an IELTS score (or equivalent English language qualification) of 6.5 with a 6.5 in writing and no element lower than 6.0 to study this programme. If you need assistance with your English language, we offer a range of courses that can help prepare you for postgraduate-level study.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

Compulsory Modules

  • International retail Management
  • Sustainability Thinking and Leadership: Consumption & Development
  • Retail Data and Technology
  • Dissertation

Option modules

  • Creative Social Media
  • Luxury Brands: Retail, Digital and Marketing
  • Culture, Tourism and Regeneration
  • Cultural Relations and Diplomacy II: Explorations
  • From Idea to Realisation: Entrepreneurial Thinking
  • Technological Innovation & Market Creation
  • Marketing Strategy
  • Consumer Behaviour
  • Creating Customer Experiences
  • Leadership and Talent Management
  • Data Visualisation and the Web
  • Critical Social Media Practices
  • Consumer Citizenship and Visual Media
  • Social Media in Everyday Life: A global perspective

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Career paths

As one of the most highly globalised industries at a time of significant change, the retail sector has an urgent need for personnel (new recruits and middle-level managers) who not only understand core business principles and practices but also have the requisite mindset to engage with the social and cultural contexts within which their businesses operate.

This programme's interdisciplinary approach augments a traditionally business studies approach to equip you with business management fundamentals in both theory and practice. You will also be exposed to relevant knowledge and critical understanding from other disciplines, set within a variety of economic, social, and cultural contexts that more closely reflect the true business world. You will come away with a much broader understanding of the retail sector and why certain business decisions should or should not be made. These essential critical thinking, analytical, and practical skills will make you extremely marketable in the retail world of the immediate future.

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Goldsmiths, University of London

With an academic legacy dating back to 1891, Goldsmiths has a rich heritage in the arts and creative disciplines and offers degrees in subjects from the humanities and social sciences to computing and law. Students at Goldsmiths are encouraged to...

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At Goldsmiths we're constantly exploring, questioning and reshaping the world. You can challenge yourself through our innovative degrees and world-leading academics that will inspire you to see the world differently.

At Goldsmiths you’ll change how you think and be inspired to develop fresh ideas and new approaches to your studies. We champion degrees that provoke thought and stretch the imagination. That’s why so many of our former students are leading the way in reshaping the sociocultural landscape on a global scale.

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Goldsmiths, University of London

8 Lewisham Way
SE14 6NW London
United Kingdom

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