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Waterford Institute of Technology

Waterford , Munster ,Ireland

Bachelor of Science Retail Management

Retailing is a global, growth industry that provides challenging and rewarding career opportunities. Retail management is the achievement of company goals through effective and efficient planning, leadership, organization and control of internal resources. 

The BSc in Retail Management is a full-time three-year degree program, combining class-based training with practical assignments.  Throughout the course, students study general business theory and practice along with key areas relating to retail management, specifically: Retail Marketing, Brand and Category Management, International Retailing and Sales and Merchandising.

Special Features of the Retail Management course

  • Our BSc in Retail Management programme is the ideal course of study for any individual who wishes to pursue a career in the retail sector.
  • The applied nature of the programme means you undertake tasks and assignments similar to those worked on in the retail sector.
  • The Business Learning and Practice module in first year is specifically designed to assist your transition to college life.
  • The work placement option in semester 5 allows you to gain real experience working in a retail environment.  Each student will be required to keep a log of his or her work-related experience and produce an applied research project as part of this placement.
  • The study abroad option in semester 5 gives students an opportunity to spend the semester studying in one of our partner colleges in Europe, North America or Canada.

Campus Information

Cork Road

Intakes

  • July

Application Processing Time in Days: 10

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

WIT’s award-winning Careers Development Centre is the main point of contact for:

  • Students and graduates, helping you explore your options, develop your employability skills and make successful job applications
  • Academic Staff, supporting you to equip your students with the skills they need to enhance their employability and succeed in their future careers
  • Employers interested in securing the recruitment of well educated, career orientated, informed graduates

The Careers Development Centre supports the Institute in providing opportunities for students and graduates to develop the skills and attributes required to manage their careers throughout their working lives.

PSW Opportunity

2 Years

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

  • You should be at least 17 years of age in January of the year of entry.
  • You must have a Secondary/High School Diploma, with good grades in English and Mathematics and at least 4 other subjects, on average + 60%.
  • Some courses have special entry requirements, which you should check under the course details.

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