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Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Retail Management (Add-On)

One year, add-on course for students who want to graduate with an honours degree in Retail Management

Discipline: Retail Management

Location: Galway - Dublin Road

NFQ Level: 8

Programme Duration: One year add-on

Mode of Study: Full time

Application Route: Apply direct to GMIT

Why Study?

This course is designed to enable graduates to gain employment in challenging positions with varying levels of responsibility. 

Graduates of this course will be highly employable and will have a wide range of opportunities to choose from. 

With the retail management industry, both in Ireland and worldwide expected to grow significantly over the next decade graduate employment and career prospects will be excellent. 

This course produce capable, adaptable, resilient and self-confident graduates with a capacity for independent thought and judgement and a specialised knowledge of Retail Management.

The degree is designed around nine key themes, namely:

  1. Retailing
  2. Customer care and customer service
  3. Marketing
  4. Human resources management/law
  5. Finance
  6. Information technology
  7. Management
  8. Research
  9. Languages

Programme Modules

  • Visual Merchandising: Concepts and Psychology, Theory and Practice
  • Facilities Management for Retail
  • Website Design and Publishing
  • Management Accounting - Performance Management and Decision Making
  • International Retailing
  • Employee Resourcing
  • Marketing Management
  • Multi-Channel Retail Strategy
  • Applied Research Project

Elective modules chosen by students include, but are not limited to:

  • Language and Culture (French, Spanish, German or Gaeilge)
  • Advanced Website Design
  • Selling and Negotiation Skills
  • Leading Strategy Implementation and Change
  • Retail Fashion: Textile and Design

Career Opportunities

This degree bis designed to equip graduates to be able to take up positions such as in General Retail Store Management and in specialised functional areas such as merchandising, purchasing and customer services management.

Graduates with retail management competence can expect to find employment in a variety of enterprises such as food, fashion, DIY, furniture, electrical and electronic retailing. 

In addition, there are opportunities for graduates in consultancy, franchising, self-employment, research, and postgraduate education.

Follow-on Studies: 

Graduates may proceed to further, highly specialised post-graduate studies in a Level 9 taught or research Masters programme in a relevant Business or Retail Management field.

Contact Us

Tom Conlon
Phone: +353 (0)91 74 2876
Email: Tom Conlon


Jacinta Dalton
Head of Department of Culinary Arts & Services Industries
Email: Jacinta Dalton
Phone: +353 (0)91 742320