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Retail Management

GMIT Retail Management student on work placement in Galway

Bachelor of Business in Retail Management

Discipline: Retail Management

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Location: Galway - Dublin Road

NFQ Level: 7

Programme Duration: Three years

Mode of Study: Full time

Application Route: Apply through the CAO

Places: 45

CAO Round 1 Points: 160 (2019)

Why Study?

This programme aims to provide learners with the knowledge, skills and competencies necessary for a management career in a retail sector.

This dynamic business demands a high level of professionalism and outstanding customer service skills and graduates can expect to use their academic knowledge and work experience to help them carve out a career in this exciting industry.

Programme Modules

This award includes a number of modules including:

  • Introduction to the Retail Industry
  • Introduction to Economics
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Retail Finance
  • Food and Wine Appreciation
  • Management Principles
  • Customer Care
  • Consumer Behaviour
  • Financial Accounting
  • Learning and Innovation Skills
  • Retail Buying
  • Marketing Principles
  • Retail Services Marketing
  • Introduction to Business Law
  • Management Information Systems
  • Retail Property Development
  • Visual Merchandising Design and Atmospherics
  • Human Resource Management
  • E-tailing
  • Contemporary Issues in Retail Management
  • Fashion Retail
  • Food Retail
  • Training for the Retail Industry
  • Retail Law 
  • International language (elective)

Career Opportunities

Successful candidates can expect to work as managers or supervisors in small and medium retail outlets.

Graduates have also achieved other employment positions such as Fashion Buyers, Food Buyers, Stock Controllers and Visual Merchandisers.

Follow-on Studies: 

Graduates may progress to the final year of the Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Retail Management, the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Hotel and Catering Management or to the Bachelor of Business (Honours).

Essential Information: 

  • After the second year examinations, students undertake an accredited thirty week industrial placement, organised by the LINKS office in conjunction with the student. A relevant industry project must be completed in respect of this placement.
  •  If students are considering an international career, the college would encourage students to study an international language during the three years of study and to complete their international placement in a location that supports the development of the language.

Additional Costs

Students of the College of Tourism and Arts can incur additional costs.

Contact Us

Tom Conlon
Phone: 091-74 2876
Email: Tom Conlon


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