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Retail management is a sub-discipline of the general field of management that deals with overseeing the distribution and selling of products directly to consumers, in specific vending points such as shops, chain stores, markets and malls. Retail managers are in charge of everyday operations within a retail store or department. They plan how merchandise is promoted, organise employees, handle customer service, and supervise inventories. Retail managers also have to understand client profiles and empathise with their needs in order to adjust product supply and to anticipate demand, in order to increase profits.

Retail management is closely related to others disciplines ranging from business and international business, marketing and logistics, to supply chain management, operations management, fashion merchandising and others.

Economic colleges, management schools or business schools offer stand-alone retail management degrees, or offer Masters in Management (MiM) and Masters of Business Administration (MBA) with concentration tracks in retail management. Students will learn management models and practices, in addition to relevant marketing strategies. They will also acquire leadership, communication and decision-making skills.

Graduates in the filed can work as managers of hotels, catering, food and beverages companies, travel agencies, and franchise chains among many others. Examples of professional positions include purchasing manager, logistics and distribution manager, personnel manager, merchandise planner, store director or division merchandising manager.

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The MA in Luxury Brand Management offered at the Richmond, the American International University in London  in partnership with Condé Nast is a full time 1 year intensive programme at our Kensington campus. The master is designed so that you develop the management, marketing and entrepreneurial skills to explore an exciting career in luxury goods and fashion brands management.

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