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Retail Management

Universidade de Aveiro
2 years
Master's degree
Scholarships available
Universidade de Aveiro

Program description

Retail Management

The Retail Management master results from a partnership between ESTGA-UA and a group of business organizations partners, from which Jerónimo Martins group (largest food distribution group in Portugal and Poland) stands out.

The master's degree is a unique academic training offer in the country, due to its high connection to practice associated with academic and scientific rigor.

The course plan was designed to meet the growing needs of all those who work or intend to work in Retail and Commercial Management, taking into account the current context and new trends in these areas, namely: more informed and demanding consumers; Purchase experiences with enhanced importance; Increased competition between retailers and suppliers; Business digitalization and enhanced business productivity imperatives.

Master's degree students will be equipped with scientific, technical and behavioral skills,that are indispensable to the exercise of functions in the areas of Retail, Distribution, Commercial Management and respective support activities.

Admission requirements

  1. Licenciatura level degree, or legal equivalent in Management, Economics, Marketing, Accounting, Human Resource Management, or other related fields.
  2. Foreign higher education degree in Management, Economics, Marketing, Accounting, Human Resource Management, or other related fields awarded on completion of a 1st cycle study program organised in accordance with the principles of the Bologna Process by a State adhering to this process.
  3. Foreign higher education degree in Management, Economics, Marketing, Accounting, Human Resource Management, or other related fields recognised as satisfying the objectives of the licenciatura degree by the scientifically and statutorily competent body.
  4. The Scientific Council of the University of Aveiro may admit applicants proposed by the Director of the Study Cycle who do not meet the conditions specified above but whose academic, scientific or professional curriculum reveal an adequate preparation for frequenting the Masters program, in accordance with Article 17, Nº 1, d), Decree Law nº 74/2006, as expressed in DL nº 65/2018 of 16 August, and Article 47, Nº 1, d) of the Study Regulations of the University of Aveiro.
  5. That which is indicated in points 2 to 4 is valid only for entry to the study cycle and does not confer any formal recognition of this degree on the holder of the qualification.
  6. Students enrolled in the 2019/2020 academic year in a cycle of University of Aveiro studies and who meet conditions for application in 2020/2021 may not apply for the same cycle of studies under the terms of this competition.

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

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Program content

Year 1

1º Semester

  • Retail Marketing
  • Strategic Management
  • Retail Supply Chain Management
  • Sales Team Management
  • Seminar I

2º Semester

  • Business Performance Measurement and Management
  • Retail Operations Management
  • Quantitative Methods Applied to Management
  • Seminar II
  • Free Option

Year 2


  • Dissertation / Internship / Project

Scholarships & funding

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

Tuition fees

  • Local/EU Students: 1000€ per year
  • International/Non-EU Students: 4650€ per year

Career opportunities

The main careers for this master's degree holders are:

  • Commercial, marketing and operations departments management
  • Stores' Direction and coordination;
  • Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) commercial management;
  • Account management;
  • Inventory management, logistics and supply management.

The destination sectors are very diversified, with emphasis on retail and wholesale distribution, the consumer goods industry, fast-moving consumer goods, specialized services and consultancy.

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Universidade de Aveiro

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Campus Universitário de Santiago
3810-193 Aveiro

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