SCHOOL OF RETAIL MANAGEMENT

School of Retail Management in Symbiosis Indore

The Indian retail industry has emerged as one of the most dynamic and fast-paced industries due to the entry of several new players. It accounts for over 10 per cent of the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and around 8 per cent of employment. India is the world’s fifth largest global destination in retail space.

Market Demand at Symbiosis Indore

The India Retail Industry is gradually inching its way towards becoming the next boom industry. Organised retail evidently needs a supply of higher-end labour that has better education and skills. The conceptualisation of labour is entirely different. The expectation of performance level is also different and even more demanding.

The School of Retail Management focuses on providing skilled human resources and path-breaking solutions to the challenges faced by the sector through applied research. Students get an opportunity for ‘learning by doing’ through practical training at retail stores on campus and during internships that expose students to the real world work environment. Incubation centres and centres of excellence help to test and explore innovations thereby elevating the retail sector to next level.

The School of Retail Management offers a range of Certificate, Diploma and Degree programmes in tune with industry requirement. The curriculum is designed in consultation with the industry to ensure that students are job ready and employable on completion of the course. Each course within the programme is modular and credit-based while learning outcomes and skill competency levels expected from students are clearly defined.

Programme structure allows multi-entry and multi-exit facility to students. The policy for multi-entry and multi-exit is as prescribed by the University’s statutory bodies. Vertical mobility from certificate to degree programmes provides career progression from one job role to the next. Students have the option to accumulate and transfer credits to relevant programmes of the University over a period of time.

BBA in Retail & E-Commerce Management

BBA in Retail & E-Commerce is mapped to demand roles in retail sector. The programme builds a strong foundation of Basics of Business Management, Basics of Business Economics, Basics of Law, Basics of Research Methodology, Basics of Information Management, Financial Accounting, Business Mathematics, Statistics, Corporate Accounting, Supply Chain Management, Retail Marketing, Quantitative Methods in Retail, Corporate Management etc. It also builds an understanding of the retail sector as a whole. In the final year, students can opt for electives to enhance their domain knowledge. Depending on the stream of specialisation, appropriate training is planned. In the V and VI semesters, students work on a project based on real-time problems. Overall, the course is structured in a way to give well-rounded knowledge and practical training to students so that they can become valuable contributors in the professional world.

Duration: Three Years 

Executive MBA

Executive MBA is aimed as an exhaustive programme designed to enhance leadership in context of Indian Industry. It enables students to evaluate business strategies, experiment with upcoming models from international markets and explore various challenges that are synonymous with the industry.

This programme incorporates a blend of classroom sessions, case studies, simulations, skill-based learning, lab exercises and experiential training, which is constantly stirred with industrial expertise. The Executive MBA programme is a revolutionary beginning in the field of organised skill-based learning. The classes – which are conducted in a unique amalgam of 70 per cent practical sessions and 30 per cent conceptual learning – are conducted on the weekend (Saturdays and Sundays).

The University has set up specialised Retail labs on campus to enable students to develop required skills and obtain hands-on experience in the retail sector. A mock store, visual merchandising lab and a fully functional retail store by Future Group are some of the facilities available here.

  1. Passed 10+2 or equivalent course in any discipline from any recognised Board / Council / University with minimum 50% marks for general (open) category belonging to the State of Madhya Pradesh.
  2. Passed 10+2 or equivalent course in any discipline from any recognised Board / Council / University with minimum 45% marks for students of reserved category (excluding creamy layer) belonging to the State of Madhya Pradesh.
  3. Qualify in Personal Interview conducted by Symbiosis University, Indore.

NRI / International Students

A candidate who has completed XII (10+2) or equivalent examination from any Foreign Board must obtain an equivalent certificate from the Association of Indian Universities (AIU). This is a prerequisite to seek provisional admission in any programme of Symbiosis University, Indore. In order to promote international understanding between Indian and Foreign students, SUAS has reserved 5 per cent seats for NRIs / International students in every division.