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.
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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Specialization RequirementsView course details Hide course details
Students must complete 12.00 credits total, consisting of:
- 9.00 credits of Required Courses
- 3.00 credits Elective Courses
- MKTG 6325 3.00 RETAIL MARKETING STRATEGIES
- MKTG 6326 3.00 RETAIL ANALYTICS
- OMIS 6560 3.00 SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT
- BSUS 6300 3.00 MANAGEMENT PRACTICES FOR SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS
- IBUS 6410 3.00 INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS - STRATEGIC OVERVIEW FOR MANAGERS
- IBUS 6490 3.00 INTERNATIONAL NEGOTIATIONS - ANALYSIS, STRATEGY AND PRACTICE
- MKTG 6300 3.00 SERVICE MARKETING
- MKTG 6360 3.00 MARKETING METRICS
- MKTG 6550 3.00 BRAND MANAGEMENT
- MKTG 6570 3.00 STRATEGIC PROFESSIONAL SELLING
- MKTG 6800 3.00 CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE DESIGN
- OMIS 6000 3.00 MODELS & APPLICATIONS IN OPERATIONAL RESEARCH
- OMIS 6500 3.00 GLOBAL OPERATIONS AND INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
- OMIS 6955 3.00 SERVICE OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT
- ORGS 6560 3.00 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.
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.