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

Retail is one of the largest sectors in the country and a pillar of the economy. The BBA in Retail and E-commerce Management programme acts as a Launchpad for your managerial aspirations in the retail industry. At SUAS, the course is based on industry insights, and our learning structure is specifically designed to suit the demands of the retail world. Our unique course pedagogy and conducive environment ensure that students are well-prepared to face the dynamic retail environment. With modern facilities, expert faculty and a thorough curriculum, an exciting career in retail are assured with a BBA in Retail and E-commerce Management. Read more

Duration: 3 Years


This programme deals with the management of various forms of digital media, including music, television, movies and games, and fosters the adoption of digital technology by businesses. In addition to core business areas such as accounting, marketing, economics and management, students dive into digital analytics, digital media enterprise creation, digital interactive technology, digital media marketing, digital media production planning, social networking and digital analytics. Over the course of three years, students also develop an in-depth understanding of the planning, organising, and execution of various strategies across digital media. Read more

Duration: 3 Years


The MBA (Marketing) program is a thorough study of business management that involves the methods and procedures of organizing the resources of an organization both effectively and efficiently with a special focus on its marketing aspects. This program will train the students in local as well as global marketing techniques that will provide great opportunities for creativity and innovation. Read more

Duration:  2 Years

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.

Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA):

  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.

Master of Business Administration Executive:

  1. Bachelor Degree in any area with 50% aggregate marks.
  2. Candidates with industry experience minimum 2 Years will be given preference.
  3. Qualify in Personal Interview/Presentation 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.