Programme

PGDM - Retail Management

Programme Overview

PGDM Retail Management programme at JIMS is approved by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), Ministry of HRD, Government of India. It is accredited from National Board of Accreditation (NBA) for excellence in quality education and equivalent to MBA Degree by Association of Indian Universities (AIU).

Developed in conjunction with the experts from the retail industry, JIMS PGDM- Retail Management taps into the India’s wealth of cutting-edge retail expertise. It helps meet the growing demands for the professionalization of retail management by developing managers with the practical skills and intellectual ability to succeed in this fast-paced and global business environment.

The two year PGDM- RM programme aims to provide students with the comprehensive understanding of the theoretical and applied aspects of Retail Management along with other functional areas such as Marketing and Finance; and to equip students with the practical, research and analytical skills necessary for a professional management career in the retail trade or an allied sector. The skills and knowledge gained on this course makes the student a highly valuable asset in the retail, marketing and banking sectors.

The course provides a detailed knowledge of the concepts and processes involved in retailing and allied sectors. It covers both theoretical and practical approaches relevant to best practice in the national and international retail business. Student will learn important business skills such as budgeting; problem solving, consultancy and team management. From the very start of the course students will have the chance to learn from retail professionals. Field trips will give the chance to explore different types of retail environments and meet practising managers. Guest speakers are regularly invited to discuss curriculum topics and to provide professional insights into contemporary issues.

Programme Highlights
  • JIMS PGDM-RM is a Dual Specialization (Major) course which provide opportunities to choose from any one; Retail Management + Marketing, or Retail Management + Finance
  • Wide course curriculum covering all the aspects of Retail, Marketing & Finance as per industry needs
  • Focus on marketing and retail centric industry oriented modules like Digital Marketing, Visual Merchandising, Store Operations, Luxury Retailing, E-commerce, Social Media Marketing, Franchising, Mall Management, Supply Chain & Logistics Management, Merchandising and Category Management, Branding, etc.
  • State of art classrooms and exclusive VM Lab specially designed to facilitate experiential learning for Visual Merchandising and Styling sessions
  • Meritorious in-house faculty and Practising Professionals as Visiting Faculty
  • Innovative Teaching Methods for Analytical and Problem-Solving Skills
  • Personality Grooming Sessions; Emphasis on Communication Skills, Personality Development, Team Management, and other interpersonal skills.
  • Regular visits and interaction with Indian and globally renowned retailers for practical exposure
  • Mock GDPI sessions from Industry Experts
  • Self-Directed Learning (SDL): Apart from core and elective courses, we at JIMS, engage and empower students by allowing them to discuss, debate and solve real business challenges through Outbound Experiential Learning including Field/Live Projects, Industry Research Project, Social Sensitization Projects, Community Development Projects, MOOC Courses, NCFM Certifications etc. Through these activities students demonstrate their ability to apply learned skills and also students push boundaries and propose and explore much needed solutions across disciplines and cultures.
Career Prospects

Today's job market is highly competitive and a postgraduate degree can command a premium with employers. According to Images Retail & Economic Times, Retail is the Second Largest Employer and the manpower requirement is going to grow from current 3 million to 17.6 million years of data. The programme has been designed for professionals looking to develop successful careers in marketing (offline and online), merchandising, store management, e commerce, and logistics management.

Career Options in Retail:
  • Store Manager
  • Category Manager
  • Visual Merchandiser
  • Brand Manager
  • Retail Planner
  • Logistic Manager
  • Digital Marketing Consultant
  • Product Manager
  • Retail Banker
  • Operations Manager
  • Sales Manager
  • Research Analyst
Who should apply?
  • Ambitious recent graduates in Commerce, Science and Arts, Bachelor in Business Administration/ Management, Bachelor in Technology, Bachelor in Hotel administration/ Management, Fashion Design and Communication who want a career in retail or allied sectors
  • Graduates with a degree in a non-related discipline with some relevant retailing work experience
  • Retail professionals at the beginning of their career who aspire to take on senior roles in the future
  • Individuals who wish to pursue a research career, either within or outside academia, and who wish to specialize in this sector.
Expert Speak
  • Mr. Kumar Rajagopalan

    Mr. Kumar Rajagopalan,

    Mr. Kumar Rajagopalan,

    CEO, Retailers Association of India

    Mr. Sumit Chaudhuri

    Mr. Sumit Chaudhuri

    Mr. Sumit Chaudhuri

    Fellow and Certified Management Consultant (IMCI),
    Chairman and Managing Director,
    Third Millennium Business Resource Associates Private Limited

  • Mr. Avijit Ganguli

    Mr. Avijit Ganguli

    Mr. Avijit Ganguli

    Ex VP Bata India and Visiting Faculty at JIMS

    Mr. Hitesh Manocha

    Mr. Hitesh Manocha

    Mr. Hitesh Manocha

    Alumni of IIM-A, Visiting Faculty,
    and Marketing Consultant with over 30 years’ experience

  • Mr. Umesh Chaudhary

    Mr. Umesh Chaudhary

    Mr. Umesh Chaudhary

    Head-Human Resources, Rituwears, Biglife

    Ms. Aarti Sharma

    Ms. Aarti Sharma

    Ms. Aarti Sharma

    Proprietor- Honeycomb Kidswear

Alumni Speaks
Abhishek Saini
Brand Consultant, Louis Vuitton( LVMH),
PGDM (RM), 2012-14

It gives me complete satisfaction to be a part of an institute which is an incredible blend of academics and fun. It is a pleasure to study under the guidance of renowned and experienced faculty which gives us a platform for a successful career. Special thanks to the CRMC department for their support and efforts, that finally I can say I'm placed.

Ankita Bhadula
Process Associate, Royal Bank of Scotland,
PGDM(RM) 2011-13

A good education is like a savings account, the more you put in the richer you are". I owe so much of my success to 'JIMS' for offering me excellence in skills, academics, and Knowledge and extra- curricular activities. Placement cell (CRMC), faculty, students and all the other staff members have been very helpful and supportive. They have nurtured me with all the guidance i required to get the perfect start I needed. Thanks to 'JIMS' for making me 'who i am today.

Jasmeen Kaur
Assistant Visual Merchandiser, Marks & Spencer, Chandigarh,
PGDM (RM) 2012-14

The journey in JIMS, Rohini has been vivid and delightful. I am very thankful to all my mentors, teachers, classmates for the continuous support and encouragement throughout the course. Studying in this institution has helped me to nurture my personal as well as professional skills by conducting different workshops via corporate from different Industries, Personality Development Programmes ,Mock GD and PI Sessions etc.

Madhuri Sharma
Visual Merchandiser, Marks & Spencer, Delhi,
PGDM (RM) 2012-14

These two years here at JIMS, have been a real learning experience & made me industry ready potential human resource. The quality of education imparted and experience of faculty is unprecedented. All thanks to the JIMS faculties, for the timely guidance, in shaping up career and getting the dream job at “Birla Sunlife AMC”. Remember “if you have the will, the rest will follow. Always keep it burning.

Gaurav Malik
Business Development Manager, STAG International,
PGDM (RM) 2011-13

Good Infrastructure & good facilities to students at JIMS”. Students at JIMS are well groomed. I liked the course structure wherein students get multiple industrial trainings and the effect of same can be seen during interviews. It was good experience recruiting at JIMS

Vaibhav Mittal
Business Development Manager, Snapdeal,
PGDM(RM) 2012-14

My experience in the Retail Management programme has been life changing and overwhelmingly positive. The skills I have gained in my education have provided me with a spectacular job with India’s leading Ecommerce brand. Thanks to JIMS Retail & Marketing Programme!