Diploma in Retail Management (This course is in teach-out mode and is not accepting new applications)
(Subject to 7% GST)
S$8,100 (Subject to 7% GST)
Semester 1 - WSQ Retail Management Programme
- (S$5,900) **
(Subject to 7% GST)
- (S$2,200)(Subject to 7% GST)
COURSE FEE SUPPORT **
SkillsFuture Singapore Training Grant (Course fee subsidy and/or absentee payroll funding) available for Semester 1 (for self-sponsored individuals and company-sponsored applicants)
(Twice per week part-time evening classes)
** Details at www.skillsconnect.gov.sg
The Diploma in Retail Management has had 43 runs conducted over the past 23 years. The Retail Academy of Singapore is proud to take over this successful programme from August 2005. This programme started as a collaborative effort between the Singapore Retailers Association’s Institute for Retailing and the Institute for Retail Studies (IRS), University of Stirling. It has since helped many retail managers, executives and supervisors to make better contributions to their companies as well as advance their careers. More than 1,000 retail staff have graduated; many of them are now in senior positions. Some 100 retailers have sponsored their staff on this programme.
The programme is taught by a local faculty as well as the faculty from the IRS. Conducted over a period of 15 months (twice per week part-time evening classes), the programme helps participants integrate their retail experience with relevant retail concepts, and international practices.
After completion, participants will be able to integrate theory and practice and better manage various retail functions and operations such as store operations, merchandising, marketing, advertising and promotion, customer relations, managing people, inventory control, finance, and supply chain; as well as grow the business.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
This course is beneficial for managers, executives and supervisors who would like to better integrate their practical experience with theories and be better grounded in retail management. It is also suitable for executives who are new to the retail industry and who
￼would like to fast-track their professional development.
The applicant should have a minimum of 5 GCE ‘O’ Levels (including English) and 3 years of working experience and is currently holding a supervisory position in the retail industry. Alternatively, the applicant should have a minimum of Level 7 for English Employability Skills WSQ-WPL (Comprehensive) and 5 years of working experience and is currently holding a supervisory position in the retail industry.
In exceptional circumstances, applicants with extensive working experience in retailing OR who have higher qualifications may also be considered.
This diploma consists of 2 semesters. The duration of the programme will be 15 months for evening part-time classes delivery. Semester One will be taught by local faculty; lectures will be held twice a week in the evening.
Semester Two will be taught by IRS faculty; full-day lectures will be held over five days.
The course is delivered using lectures, discussions, case studies and presentations. Assessment includes written examinations and a project paper.
Diploma in Retail Management will be awarded to participants who have successfully completed the course and passed the examinations. It is awarded by the Retail Academy of Singapore and the Institute for Retail Studies, University of Stirling.
Participants who meet the Retail WSQ assessment criteria will be awarded six Statement of Attainment (SOAs) under the Retail WSQ for:
• Retailing and the Economy (RE-MM-408C-1)
• Manage Quality Service Operations
• Manage Customer Relations (CRM) in a Retail Environment (RE-SS-412E-1)
• Buy Merchandise (RE-MM-403E-3)
• Manage Merchandise Presentation and Visual Display (RE-MM-401C-2)
• Manage Promotional Activities
Click here for the list of lecturers and tutors.
The average lecturer-student ratio is 1:25. All lecturers and tutors are teaching on a part-time basis.