The retail landscape is fast paced and constantly evolving. The increasing growth of omni-channel and M-commerce has opened up thousands of roles for those interested in the digital landscape of retail, whilst more traditional retail roles like store management, buying and merchandising provide excellent grounding to build lucrative careers. During your studies, you will cover fashion marketing, digital media and marketing platforms, managing people in retail, brand management and logistics and supply chain operations. You will also explore place management, looking at issues surrounding the High Street and the debate around local vs global retail. You will work on live projects for real retail clients, facing real business challenges and devising solutions to meet the needs of our business partners who include Tesco, JD Sports and McDonald’s. This gives you the perfect opportunity to create your own industry connections and enhance your practical employability skills. You will also have the opportunity to have free student membership of the Institute of Place Management. We also offer four year routes where you can spend your third year on industrial placement or studying abroad. You will be taught in the Business School’s state of the art building on All Saints Campus in central Manchester. This degree is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM). The Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) is the leading professional body for marketers worldwide and exists to develop the marketing profession, maintain professional standards and improve the skills of marketing practitioners. Manchester Metropolitan University has joined forces with CIM to give students the opportunity to gain professional qualifications through CIM Graduate Gateway. CIM qualifications are highly sought after by employers, and map alongside our own degrees which ensures we are equipping students with the best opportunities for a successful marketing career. This course also has association with the IPM (Institute of Place Management) providing our students with free membership to the IPM. We prepare our graduates for employment by ensuring a balance of both practical and theoretical knowledge; consequently, the degree is well regarded by employers. The Business School works closely with the retail sector and we deliver management training for McDonald’s, Tesco, Asda (George) and JD Sports Fashion, so this industry led knowledge is embedded into the course content of this degree. This degree is available as a three year full-time course or as a four year course incorporating a placement or a year of studying abroad. You can choose to include a language as part of your degree through our Uniwide language scheme. The Faculty of Business and Law hosts two Professional Development Weeks annually. Free and open to all students, this includes a festival of skills-development activities, practical support in developing your CV and employability skills, and the opportunity to network with actively recruiting graduate employers.