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Admission starts on

1st April 2019

Admission ends on

20th September 2019

Re-registration starts on

1st April 2019

Re-registration ends on

20th September 2019

Last date of Admission w/out late fee

10th August 2019

Last date of Admission w/out increased late fee

31st August 2019

Last date of Re-registration w/out late fee

20th August 2019

Exam Cycle

April 2019

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07-March-19 to 22-March-19

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Term End Examination

April Computer Based Exam 2019 (Fri / Sat / Sun)

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PGDBM (Retail Management)

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PGDBM (Retail Management)

Duration: 2 years

The Indian Retail Industry accounts for over 10% of the country’s GDP and around 8% of employment. The industry has immense potential as India has the 2nd largest population with the prosperous middle class, speedy urbanization, and growth of the Internet. The retail market is thus expected to reach US$1.1 trillion by 2020 and this is definitely going to create a huge requirement for a trained professional in the sector. These professionals will require skills to manage the large-scale operations, mass inventory and multiple functional activities.

The 2-year Program will prepare students to understand the management of shop or a big mall and the intricacies involved in the day to day activities. From getting walk-ins to the store to making a sale and easier check out from the store.

The program at a glance:

  • Understand the concepts of general management and integrate it with retail management
  • Develop a sense various activities involved in the retail sector
  • Understand the importance of logistics and supply chain management
  • Recognize the importance of governance and risk in the organized retail sector
  • Understand financial and cost implications in the various activities of retail
  • To take decisions on store location and its design

Unique features:

  • A comprehensive study of retail with cross-functional areas of management.
  • The program also covers a detailed study of the various activities in the retail sector
  • Additionally, it also covers dynamic areas like CSR, Corporate Governance and various strategies involved.
  • Focus on Retail segment which includes both the organized and unorganized sector.

Who is this course for?

  • Aimed for beginners, mid-level managers or individuals with a passion for Retail management and those who wish to apply these principles for further advancement in their career.
  • Marketing or sales job aspirant graduates or early professionals who want to skill themselves in the Retail Sector.
  • Retail Executives interested in sharpening the skills.
  • Business Managers, Entrepreneurs and business owners who want to leverage the digital marketing options to create a global business presence.
Semester-1 Subjects Credits
1 Management Theory & Practice 4
2 Organisational Behaviour 4
3 Marketing Management 4
4 Business Economics 4
5 Financial Accounting & Analysis 4
6 Information Systems for Managers 4

Semester-2 Subjects Credits
1 Business Communication 4
2 Essentials of HRM 4
3 Business Law 4
4 Strategic Management 4
5 Operations Management 4
6 Decision Science 4

Semester-3 Subjects
1 Introduction to Retail
2 Consumer Behaviour
3 Merchandising Management
4 Sales Management
5 Retail Store Design and Location
6 Retail Store Operation and Inventory Management

Semester-4 Subjects
1 Global Retailing
2 International Logistics & Supply Chain Management
3 Marketing Research
4 Business: Ethics, Governance & Risk
5 Research Methodology
6 Project

Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline from any recognized University or equivalent degree recognized by Association of Indian Universities (AIU) with minimum 50% marks at Graduation Level


Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline from any recognized University or equivalent degree recognized by Association of Indian Universities (AIU) with less than 50% at Graduation level and minimum 2 years of work experience

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Students have the following two options for paying the program fee:

Option 1: Full fee payment

Programs Post Graduate
Admission Processing Fee INR 1,200/-
Full Fee Payment INR 86,000/-

Option 2: Annual payment

Programs Post Graduate
Admission Processing Fee INR 1,200/-
Program duration (years) 2
Program fee per year INR 47,000/-

Option 3: Semester-wise fee payment

Programs Post Graduate
Admission Processing Fee INR 1,200/-
No. of semesters 4
Program fee per semester INR 25,000/-

Please note:

  • The above-mentioned fee structure is subject to change at the discretion of the University. Any payment made via Demand Draft should be made in favour of “SVKM’s NMIMS” payable at Mumbai.
  • In addition, Students need to pay an examination fee of Rs 600/- per subject.
  • Now avail loan facility to pay fees for the Program even without a credit card.
  • EMI Facility (3, 6, 9, 12 months) available via credit cards of the following banks: HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank, Axis Bank, Citi Bank, Standard Chartered Bank, HSBC Bank, SBI, Kotak Mahindra Bank.

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