Global Retail Management

  • The retail sector plays a vital role in the global economy. The Global Retail Management specialization provides the industry-specific skills needed to become a global leader in the ever-evolving world of retailing.

    Electives in this specialization combine theory and context through industry guest speakers, international cases, applied examples and projects. The specialization offers many international case examples and grounded studies to involve students directly in the world of contemporary global retail.

    In an economy where two thirds of the GDP comes from retail consumption, the Schulich MBA specialization in Global Retail is a degree for our times.

  • Professor Markus Giesler, Specialization Director
    Professor Markus Giesler, Specialization Director

Career Opportunities

  • The Global Retail Management specialization is designed to develop strategic global managers for retail operations. For those with direct and indirect retail experience – developing store managers, buyers, account managers and salespeople; for those in companies facing retailers – such as CPG or food product managers; and for those in retail support services – such as consulting, law and research.

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    - Take advantage of a series of proven career-building modules, including up-to-date Job Search Techniques, Self-Assessment, Resume and Cover Letter Writing, and Interview Skills to help you stand out from the competition.

    - Corporate Information Sessions offer you an opportunity to meet top level recruiters, alumni and executives.

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Study Options

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  • Specialization Requirements

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    Students must complete 12.00 credits total, consisting of:

    • 9.00 credits of Required Courses
    • 3.00 credits Elective Courses

    Required Courses:

    • RETAIL MARKETING STRATEGIES
    • RETAIL ANALYTICS
    • SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT

    Elective Courses:

    • MANAGEMENT PRACTICES FOR SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS
    • INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS - STRATEGIC OVERVIEW FOR MANAGERS
    • INTERNATIONAL NEGOTIATIONS - ANALYSIS, STRATEGY AND PRACTICE
    • SERVICE MARKETING
    • MARKETING METRICS
    • BRAND MANAGEMENT
    • STRATEGIC PROFESSIONAL SELLING
    • CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE DESIGN
    • MODELS & APPLICATIONS IN OPERATIONAL RESEARCH
    • GLOBAL OPERATIONS AND INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
    • SERVICE OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT
    • NEGOTIATIONS

     

     

    NOTE: Not all courses required to fulfill a specialization are offered each term. Course offerings are based on factors such as student demand and instructor availability. The office of Student Services & International Relations is available to provide advising on course sequencing and the fulfillment of program and specialization requirements within a student’s period of study. For current course offerings and details, please view the Schulich Course Offerings Database.

Faculty

  • Full-time and part-time faculty with significant academic and industry experience all over the world teach the program in Global Retail Management.

    Most courses make extensive use of guest lecturers, applied examples, international cases and project-oriented assignments.