The BSc Program in Retail Management (180 ECTS credits) is a specialized education focused on retail. Note that the program is fully taught in English.
"I chose SSE because I have heard that the school has one of Europe's best education programs for business and retailing. It is a perfect combination of studies related to the business sector. I am very pleased with my choice!"
Current BSc student in Retail Management
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1. Why did you choose SSE and the Bsc Program in Retail Management?
I chose SSE because I have heard that the school has one of Europe's best education programs for business and retailing. It is a perfect combination of studies related to the business sector. I am very pleased with my choice!
2. Why would you encourage others to apply to SSE?
I really recommend this program at SSE for what it offers the students. In addition to solid and proven education, you get a large network of contacts from the partner companies that CFR works with.
From day one, the Retail Management Program is specialized on retailing, while also containing the same content students normally receive at all business schools, including, economics, marketing, accounting, management, strategy, etc. Many courses are adjusted to provide both general and retail-specific content.
The degree will qualify you to apply for certain specializations within Master programs at SSE or a Master program at another college or university in Sweden or abroad. All teaching is conducted in English. During the first two years, a semester at the Retail Management program typically includes four to five courses. During the third year, students take fewer courses but write two larger reports, a company project within the Applied Retailing Track and their Bachelor thesis. The activities in the Applied Retailing Track and the Antonia Ax:son Johnson Tutorial run in parallel with the classroom courses over three years.
The Applied Retail Track
The Applied Retail Track is a course where theory and practice are combined and a unique interaction between students, faculty, and companies is established. Ten retail clubs (one for each partner company) comprise the track. Each retail club consists of 15–20 students from all years in the program, company representatives, and a faculty member from SSE. The core teaching formats on the Applied Retail Track comprise half-day workshops and company visits, in which all students in a retail club participate. Additional activities, such as theme lectures, career planning (year 2), and a company project (year 3) complements these core formats. The course gives companies and students a great opportunity to get to know one another and to exchange ideas and share experiences.
Antonia Ax:son Johnson Tutorial Program
The Antonia Ax:son Johnson Tutorial Program starts in 2018 and focuses on offering a more personalized learning experience for students. It seeks to convey general knowledge and develop intellectual capacity, complementing the academic and practical content of the Applied Retail Track. Students will be invited to discuss their experiences and reflect on their own development with a tutor. Tutors will be faculty members with whom students interact on courses and the Applied Retail Track.
Enter the employment market
After graduation, those who want to enter the job market will have excellent, interesting employment and assignment opportunities. The Applied Retail Track gives students an inside perspective into different career opportunities within retailing and allows them to start building a network in this field. Several of the companies participating in this track offers job opportunities and careers in Sweden and internationally. Those who have graduated from the school work in a variety of industries and fields. They are, for example, brand managers, key account managers, entrepreneurs, project managers, PR consultants, marketing researchers, marketing managers, controllers, and management consultants.
Retail knowledge is not only in demand in the traditional retail sector. After your education, your skills will also be applicable to working in the manufacturing or service sector, or working as a brand, product or expansion manager. You will also be qualified to work in any business that increasingly invests in stores, such as banks, insurance companies, automotive companies, and mobile operators, the choices are many.
We are proud to say that, according to our Placement Report 2017, more than 91 percent of the students choosing to enter the labor market following graduation secured a job within three months.