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Retail Business Management

University of Bolton
3 years
Foundation / Pathway program
On campus
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Program description

People love shopping whether in-store or online, and retail businesses need talented graduates. Designed in consultation with successful retail chains, our Retail Business Management Foundation Degree offers an excellent preparation for an exciting career in the fast-paced retail industry.

The retail industry employs 2.8 million people and contributed £358 billion to the UK economy in 2016 (ONS 2017). Digital technology is transforming traditional retailing, and businesses are now able to attract a global customer base through social media and other e-tailing channels. Creating seamless customer experiences that link online presence with in-store shopping experiences is now key to staying ahead of competitors in meeting customer expectations, which are higher than ever. Such a competitive marketplace means that there are a wide range of exciting, varied and rewarding careers available to skilled and imaginative retail business managers.

Our FdSc Retail Business Management course offers a focused programme where you’ll study topics such as retail environment, retail sales and marketing, retail operations, people and performance, and financial management. Our dedicated team of experienced retail professionals and academics will help you develop key employability skills such as leadership, team management, customer service and professional communication.

Retail offers a vast range of careers in many sectors and we’ll help you enhance your employability. Whether your passion is fashion, food, cosmetics, electronics, or any of a wide variety of retail sectors, we’ll support you whatever your aspirations, helping you develop your career and life skills.

Admission requirements

For more information about this program, please contact the school directly.

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We are a modern and dynamic university with an academic heritage dating back nearly 200 years and a long and proud history of delivering top-class, industry-relevant courses. Our Teaching Intensive, Research Informed approach means we offer distinctive, high-quality, student-focused programmes inspired by the world-leading...

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