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Retailing Marketing and Management student profile

Retailing Marketing and Management student profile

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Retailing, Marketing and Management - 2017 entry

 

BSc (Hons) DPS/DintS* 4 years full time sandwich
UCAS Code NN25

*Diploma in Professional/International Studies

  • About the course
  • Course structure
  • Career opportunities
  • Entry criteria
  • Next steps

Designed in collaboration with major retailers, this course aims to develop retailing and marketing managers who are able to lead large teams and use modern information systems to solve complex management and marketing problems and exploit new opportunities.

Retailing is a large and dynamic sector of the economy with many retailers among the world’s most highly respected and innovative businesses. We have close working relationships with retailers, who provide guest lecturers, case studies, skills workshops and company visits.

Taught by a teaching team drawn from senior positions in retailing and marketing, this course prepares you for a career in retailing as a manager in one of the specialist retailing areas such as buying, merchandising, personnel, logistics or store management. Equally, the multidisciplinary nature of the course will equip you for a variety of career opportunities in marketing (for example advertising, brand management or market research) or more general management and consultancy.

About the course

Retailing, Marketing and Management is a four year degree and includes a year on placement or studying abroad (or six months on each) as an integral part of the course. Our final year students regularly comment on how this experience aids their understanding of the material we teach in the final year and their employability prospects.

In the first two years you will be introduced to the major functional activities in retailing and the core management function of marketing, alongside economics, financial management and organisational behaviour. We will develop your quantitative and computing skills, your communication and interpersonal skills and your ability to work in groups – all vital skills for modern management.

In the final year you will study specialist retailing and marketing subjects in depth. You will also be able to select from a wide range of optional modules that include further retailing specialisms, advanced marketing and advanced business modules, enabling you to specialise in areas of interest to your career ambitions.

Year on Professional placement or Studying Abroad

  • salaried Professional Placement helps you test drive a career and stand out to employers. Our dedicated Placements Office work with over 400 leading employers of all sizes around the world to help you secure a placement. Typically around 1/3rd of placement students are offered a job by their placement employer.
  • Studying Abroad at one of our partner universities around the world also boosts your employability and helps you develop intercultural skills highly prized by employers.

Satisfactory completion of either of these options results in either a Diploma in International Studies (DIntS) or a Diploma in Professional Studies (DPS) in addition to your degree.

Recent placements for Retailing, Marketing and Management students

adidas (Marketing Assistant)
Arcadia Group (Brand Merchandising)
Asda (Replenishment Analyst)
Bosch (Marketing Assistant, Power Tools)
BMW (National Communications Assistant)
Butlins (Marketing Assistant)
Debenhams Plc (Trainee Assistant Merchandiser)
Faith (Store Manager)
George Clothing (Assistant Buyer)
Halfords (Store Manager)

Janssen-Cilag (Marketing Assistant)
L'Oréal (Buyer)
Marks & Spencer Plc (Trainee Retail Manager)
Mattel (Sales and Marketing Assistant)
Microsoft (Business Analyst)
Mondelez (Planning and Logistics)
Tesco (Product Display and Space Management)
Waitrose (PR Assistant)
Walt Disney Company (Sales Manager)

Awards and Prizes

The retailing companies supporting this course are keen to help students achieve their potential during their degree and provide sponsored prizes for excellent achievement (see example). In addition, annual awards are presented to students for excellent academic achievement and following a successful placement year students may be nominated for a number of prize awards as well as graduate job opportunities.

The core subjects and options may vary from year to year. For the latest information please email us.

Year 1

Compulsory modules

  • Introduction to Retail Management
  • Retailing Environment
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Microeconomics for Business
  • Financial Framework
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Skills for Study and Work
  • Quantitative Methods for Business
  • Business Modelling
  • Marketing Mix
  • Organisations in the International Context

Year 2

Compulsory modules

  • Visual Merchandising
  • Retail Buying
  • Retail and Service Operations
  • Consumer Behaviour
  • Business Information Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Accounting for Management Decisions
  • Brand Management

Plus three modules from a list of options (including further management subjects such as Sales Management, Data Analysis for Marketing Decisions, Information Systems Development, International Management, and International Business).

Year on Professional placement or Studying Abroad

  • salaried Professional Placement helps you test drive a career and stand out to employers. Our dedicated Placements Office work with over 400 leading employers of all sizes around the world to help you secure a placement. Typically around 1/3rd of placement students are offered a job by their placement employer.
  • Studying Abroad at one of our partner universities around the world also boosts your employability and helps you develop intercultural skills highly prized by employers.

Satisfactory completion of either of these options results in either a Diploma in International Studies (DIntS) or a Diploma in Professional Studies (DPS) in addition to your degree.

Final Year

Compulsory modules

  •  Retailing Logistics
  •  Retailing Strategy
  •  Marketing Strategy and Planning

Plus a number of modules from a wide range of options (including further advanced retailing, marketing and management subjects).

Please note that optional modules are subject to availability and timetable permitting.

Teaching and learning

Our extensive and regular interaction with major companies around the world ensures all our teaching is commercially relevant. Find out more about how you will be taught and assessed at Loughborough to give the very best learning experience.

Career opportunities for Retailing, Marketing and Management graduates

Our great all-round student experience develops well-rounded graduates who are highly employable:

  • Loughborough was ranked joint 3rd in UK for Graduate Prospects in Business and Management Studies (Complete University Guide, 2017).
  • Loughborough is one of the top 15 universities most targeted by leading recruiters according to the 2016 Graduate Market Review (High Fliers Research).*

Opportunities for retail and marketing graduates abound – in merchandising, personnel, marketing, buying, logistics, store management or in manufacturing, working for suppliers to the retail sector.

Example graduate destinations: Marks & Spencer (Commercial Manager); Abercrombie & Fitch (Store Experience Manager); Tesco (Visual Merchandising Manager); Hi-Tec Sports (Group Marketing Communications Executive).

*Source: High Fliers Research, ‘The Graduate Market in 2016’, January 2016

Entry criteria – 2017 entry

Information about the entry requirements for this course are below. 
A-level AAB (Excluding General Studies, Critical Thinking and Communication and Culture). In some circumstances we may ask applicants to achieve specific grades in certain subjects
SQA AH AB Advanced Highers plus AAB Highers
IB 35 points minimum with Grades 6 6 5 at HL
Other BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma: DDD profile in relevant subjects
Additional Strong GCSE profile including minimum grade B in Maths and English Language (or equivalent)

All applications must be made through UCAS. To find out what to do next, please read our how to apply section.


SQA AH
 = Scottish Qualifications Authority Advanced Highers 
IB = International Baccalaureate Diploma 
BTEC = Business and Technology Education Council (UK)

Next steps

If you are interested in studying our Retailing, Marketing and Management BSc please follow the links for further useful information:


Contact details

To enquire about any of undergraduate courses please contact:

Charlotte Connor
Undergraduate Admissions and Recruitment Officer
Tel: +44 (0)1509 223393 
Email: sbe.ug@lboro.ac.uk 



 

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