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Bachelor Program in Retail Management

Stockholm School of Economics
3 years
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
Blended learning
Stockholm
English
August 2021

Program description

Bachelor Program in Retail Management

The BSc Program in Retail Management (180 ECTS credits) is a specialized education focused on retail. Please note that the program is fully taught in English.

From day one, the Retail Management Program is specialized on retailing, while also containing the same content students normally receive at all business schools, including, economics, marketing, accounting, management, strategy, etc. Many courses are adjusted to provide both general and retail-specific content.

All teaching is conducted in English. During the first two years, a semester at the Retail Management program typically includes four to five courses. During the third year, students take fewer courses but write two larger reports, a company project within the Applied Retail Track and their Bachelor thesis. The activities in the Applied Retail Track and the Antonia Ax:son Johnson Tutorial run in parallel with the classroom courses over three years.

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Admission requirements

I don't have Swedish Proficiency / Swedish in my High School Diploma

The following application materials are required:

  • Upper secondary diploma, including
    • At least Mathematics 3b or 3c (high grade is favored)
    • At least English 6 or equivalent (high grade is favored). If you lack the requirement of English 6 in your highschool diploma, we accept the following tests, approved by University Admissions:
      • IELTS Academic
      • TOEFL iBT
      • Cambridge Michigan Language Assessments
      • Pearson PTE Academic
      • University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations
      • English language test exemption: upper secondary school diploma conducted completely in English
  • Grade point average corresponding 17.0 in the Swedish upper secondary system or IB average of 34
  • Students in their last year of high school are welcome to apply and must upload a study plan including predicted grades in the application. A limited number of Conditional admissions will be offered to students graduating in 2021, who must complete with final grades and documents no later than by enrolment, August, 2021.
  • All students graduating in 2021 must upload a study plan including predicted grades in the application

I have Swedish Proficiency / Swedish in my High School Diploma:

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Program content

Year 1

Semester 1

  • Introduction to Retailing
  • Economics I
  • Marketing
  • Accounting

Semester 2

  • Supply Chain Management
  • Management Control
  • Economics II
  • Data Analytics: Statistics for Retail Management

Year 2

Semester 3

  • Finance
  • Management & Organization
  • Business Law
  • Retail Accounting and Financial Management

Semester 4

  • Marketing Research
  • Marketing Communications
  • Shopper Marketing
  • Sales and Service Management
  • Retail Buying & Merchandising

Year 3

Semester 5

  • Current Issues in Retailing
  • Operations Strategy
  • Retail Management Control

Semester 6

  • Brand and Category Management
  • Innovation Strategy
  • Degree Project

Applied Retail Track runs during all semesters.

Scholarships & funding

Scholarships for non-EU students are available. Please visit the university website for more information.

Tuition fees

100 000 SEK / year

Citizens of an EU/EEA country or Switzerland are not required to pay tuition fees.

Continuing studies

The degree will qualify you to apply for certain specializations within Master programs at SSE or a Master program at another college or university in Sweden or abroad.

Career opportunities

Students who have completed the BSc Program in Retail Management work in a variety of industries and fields. They are for example:

  • Category Managers
  • Merchandise Managers
  • Key Account Managers
  • Project Managers
  • Business Developers
  • Management Consultants
  • Analysts
  • Business Controllers
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Marketing Managers
  • Customer Insight Analysts

Retail knowledge is not only in demand in the traditional retail sector. After your education, your skills will also be applicable to working in the manufacturing or service sector, or working as a brand, product or expansion manager. You will also be qualified to work in any business that increasingly invests in stores, such as banks, insurance companies, automotive companies, and mobile operators, the choices are many.

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Stockholm School of Economics

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