MBA in Retailing (This course is in teach-out mode and is not accepting new applications)
After completion, participants will be able to:
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
The majority of individuals on the MBA are middle managers wishing to prepare for more senior positions or senior managers wishing to update and broaden their skills base. Qualifications will normally be an Honours Degree or its equivalent. However, in recognition of the many very competent people in the distributive trades who are non-graduates, a candidate may be accepted if he or she has significant and relevant work experience, and has the ability to undertake postgraduate study.
The MBA in Retailing is a modular programme that allows you to study at your own pace. It covers both general management as well as retail specific subjects. It has been developed in close co-operation with the retail sector and is delivered through a combination of face to face teaching and distance learning materials. The MBA programme provides students with a complete study package including:
In addition, students are encouraged to attend:
Study Schools are held every four months
Tutorials are held every six - eight weeks between study schools to
The Study Schools and tutorials are held in Singapore. Whilst the study schools are not compulsory students are encouraged to attend whenever possible because of the benefits of meeting and working with students from a wide range of backgrounds.
The teaching of the programme is undertaken by staff of the Institute, other academics and retail practitioners supported by industry tutors who are recognised teachers of the University.
Assessment is a combination of coursework and examination.
The MBA in Retailing is a postgraduate programme open to both graduates and non- graduates.
In practice, the MBA in Retailing attracts a good balance between graduates and non-graduates with applicants being drawn not only from retailing itself, but also from many organisations associated with the supply and provision of services to the sector (for example, manufacturers, software companies and financial service providers).
In summary, the entry requirements are:
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The average lecturer-student ratio is 1:25. All lecturers and tutors are teaching on a part-
PROGRAMME FEE & SCHOLARSHIP
Programme Fees (To Be Advised)
The total cost of the programme includes the cost of all tuition, study materials and relevant texts at study schools and tutorial teaching (excluding travel).
National Retail Scholarship Year 2015 available
The MBA in Retailing is the designated course of study of the National Retail Scholarship (Master's).
Launched in May 2007, The National Retail Scholarships Programme was a joint-initiative by the Singapore Retailers Association (SRA) and SPRING Singapore to professionalise our retail workforce, raise retail standards and maximize opportunities for Singaporeans.
The Scholarship is open to Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents.
The National Retail Scholarship (Master’s) is offered to middle managers who strive for more senior positions, have shown a soundness of character and the potential to lead, and who possess an unwavering dedication to impact the retail industry.
More information on the Scholarship is available from the Singapore Retailers Association,
You may also contact the Retail Academy of Singapore at 6694 2829 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
STUDY SCHOOL DATE
The programme is divided into 4 study schools each lasting approximately 4 months and the final study school 5 lasting 8 months for the Dissertation. Each study period starts and ends with a study school where new modules are introduced and taught, and old modules concluded. Teaching methods include seminars, guest speakers, tutorials and case study workshops.
GRADUATES & TESTIMONIAL
"MBA in Retailing is a perfect platform for busy retail professionals who want to upgrade themselves. I have benefited a lot from the programme. It provides many good ideas relevant to our local retail context which I can easily apply to my daily work. Now I am able to work more professionally, with an enhanced personal status and better career opportunities than my peers."
Lim Tay Beng
Divisional Merchandising Manager
Isetan (S) Pte Ltd
Class of 2009
"The MBA in Retailing has provided me with the professional tools that I need to be competitive in the global business environment. It has also given me the opportunity to interact with students from diverse professional and academic backgrounds."
Herbalife Taiwan Ltd
Class of 2009
"The MBA in Retailing expanded my scope of understanding to the complex world of
retail. Through the multi-disciplinary spectrum of topics taught during the course, I was able to process difficult and theoretical frameworks, and fit it into the real world. Through the engaging face-to-face sessions with the professors and sharings from my fellow participants, I was also able to gain an uncompromisable and invaluable learning experience."
Lecturer, Retail Management
Class of 2009