Bachelor program in Retail Management
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- Meet us in Amsterdam, September 24
- Meet us in Rotterdam, September 25
- Meet us in Madrid, September 28
- Meet us in Paris, September 30
- Meet us in London, October 13
- Meet us in Köln, October 20
- Meet us in Tokyo, October 23
- Meet us in Frankfurt, November 12
- Meet us in Dublin, November 15
- Meet us in Milan, December 1
Who is the student choosing Retail Management?
"You are more interested in the business side of the business and economics field, because the Retail Management program has more courses in marketing, management and accounting than in economics and finance. You are also interested in sustainability, digitalization and the changes.
You are also interested in engaging with business people because we provide a lot of opportunities for that throughout the program."
/Fredrik Lange, Program Director
Carefully customized courses
The program largely consists of mandatory courses with a strong retail focus. They have been carefully customized to provide you with both retail-specific content and content students normally receive at business schools (such as economics, marketing, accounting, management and strategy). The program is closely linked to the world-class industry research at Center for Retailing. One of those world-class researchers is Professor Sara Rosengren, interviewed here for SSE's podcast Sound Economy:
Applied Retail Track
The Applied Retail Track that runs through all 6 semesters gives you a unique opportunity to work closely with well-known retail companies. It gives you unmatched networking opportunities for your future career. Theory and practice are combined and you work hands-on with real-life projects and challenges such as sustainability.
There are 10 retail clubs and each retail club consists of 15–20 students, company representatives, and a faculty member from SSE. The Applied Retail Track includes workshops, company visits, theme lectures as well as career planning. Get updates from all these activities on this page.
Highlights from the Applied Retail Track
The Antonia Ax:son Johnson Tutorial Program
The tutorial program runs through all 6 semesters and focuses on offering a more personalized learning experience for students. It is inspired by similar ideas at Oxford and Cambridge. Through tutor sessions with faculty members and skills workshops, you develop your academic knowledge as well as your self-leadership and peer leadership skills.
Bachelor thesis & company project
In semesters 5 or 6, you write your Bachelor's thesis and also have a big company project. Furthermore, there is a limited number of spots available if you want to go for an exchange semester at one of our partner universities.
See the full program structure with courses in detail.
Excellent career opportunities
The BSc program in Retail Management opens the doors to a wide range of careers and advanced studies. SSE is highly ranked and 95 % of our Bachelor students have jobs within 3 months of graduation while 83 % receive a job offer before graduation. Many receive offers from one of our more than 100 partner companies. Other students choose to continue their studies on the Master's level.
During your time at SSE, you are offered career coaching and have access to the SSE Career Hub with many positions and internships available exclusively to SSE students. Find out more about career support for students.
Our graduates typically go onto having successful careers within the retail sector but also other industries. Your skills will be in high demand among all types of companies and organizations working towards consumers, such as E-commerce, fashion, FMCG, and consumer electronics brands. Some examples of our graduates' positions are:
- Marketing Manager
- Brand Manager
- Category Manager
- Merchandise Manager
- E-commerce Manager
- Head of Sustainability
- Consumer Insight Analyst
- Supply Chain Manager
- Sales Manager
- Key Account Manager
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