Which university is best for MBA in retail management? .

Shijo Terrance

Shijo Terrance

Hi, I am planning to do an MBA in retail management (or pgdm). Which university is the best for MBA in retail management? Anyone please help me

1 Answers

  • CareerCoach

    CareerCoach

    First time college applicant


    Thanks for asking your question, “Which university is best for MBA in retail management?”

     

    In my opinion, the question(s) should be “do I need an MBA for retail management?” and “which kind of MBA?” In the first question, I’m not sure you need an MBA to get into retail management (https://www.businessbecause.com/news/mba-careers/2532/what-mba-to-specialize-in-for-a-career-in-retail) Most retail store managers work themselves up through each department whether it is a large chain or smaller one.  I also think that MBA’s in retail management is being publicized that it is a “shortcut” to get you into retail. I don’t think an MBA in retail management is a short cut.  

     

    My second question is which MBA if you do want to get one. A review of the site “Masters Portal” (http://www.mastersportal.eu/search/#q=di-244|lv-master,preparation&start=0&length=10&order=relevance&direction=desc) demonstrates a conundrum. There are thirty (30) but not all 30 have the words “retail management” because there so many more ways to get into retail management with a traditional MBA in general management that I feel may make you a stronger candidate than one that is narrow.   Lastly, this “30” list shows that there are many different kinds of MBA’s that are being positioned in retail.

     

    In summary, I would also recommend working in retail for 1-3 years before investing 60-80,000 USD for an MBA either online or in residence. I just think that an MBA in retail management is all that necessary and if you think about it, a general MBA might be better. In either situation. Few will be hired if you just have an MBA without experience.