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Master of Business Administration (Retail Opration)

The Indian retail industry is expanding aggressively and this exponential growth is not just stipulated to the major cities, but also can be observed in Tier II & III cities. The retail industry is amongst the largest growing industries in India, in fact, we are the fifth largest retail market. If you consider the tremendous growth in the organized retail market, you would understand the rising need of trained professionals. Hence, Distance education MBA in retail operation has become a sought after MBA program over the past few years.

In the light of the competitive landscape in the retail sector, an MBA from a reputed institute is a must to kick start your career in the industry. Talentedge offers invaluable lessons through its distance education MBA in retail operations. Be job-ready as you learn industry-focused subjects that sharpens your knowledge of the retail sector. 

Objectives : The course aims at realizing the following objectives:-
» To provide intensive theoretical & practical knowledge of management
» To provide an integrated perspective of management functioning along with a fair amount of exposure to real life cases / technical know how.
» To hone the student’s analytical abilities.
» To develop the essential management skills required to meet & participate in an increasingly international business environment.
» To build upon the essential core management modules allowing greater emphasis on elective modules of management.
Eligibility : 3 years graduation

Min. Duration : 2 year (4 semesters)

Max. Duration : 4 year

Maximum counseling and hands-on experience at study centers : 160 hrs/semester.
Students are required to take six subjects in each of the first two semesters. In each of the third and fourth semesters, there will be two compulsory papers and four papers of the specialization selected by the student. There will also be a project in the area of specialization. The specialization should be selected by the student while reregistering for the third semester. Students will be permitted only one specialization.

Lateral entry to the Second Semester of MBA (First Level) Eligibility:
» BBA / BBM from a recognized University OR
» 3 - Year Graduation and min 3 year managerial / supervisory experience in reputed organization thereafter OR
» 3 - Year Graduation and min 3 year management / supervisory experience in a reputed organization thereafter.
Note: In this lateral entry scheme, student have to appear and pass the first semester examination. Books of first semester will be supplied by the University and internal assessment will be completed at the Learning Center.
Program Structure
First Semester
Core Subjects
Sub.Code Title Credit
MB0022 Management Process and Organization Behavior 3
MB0023 Business Communication 3
MB0024 Statistics for Management 3
MB0025 Financial & Management Accounting 3
MB0026 Managerial Economics 3
MB0027 Human Resource Management 3
  Total Credits 18

Second Semester
Core Subjects
Sub. Code Title Credit
MB0028 Production & Operations Management 3
MB0029 Financial Management 3
MB0030 Marketing Management 3
MB0031 Management Information System 3
MB0032 Operations Research 3
MB0033 Project Management 3
 Total Credits 36

Third Semester
Core Subjects + Specialization Subjects
Sub. Code Title Credit
MB0034 Research Methodology 3
MB0035 Legal Aspects of Business Four Subjects in area of Specialization (2 credits each) Project@ 3
  Total Credits 50

Fourth Semester
Core Subjects + Specialization Subjects
Sub. Code Title Credit
MB0034 Strategic Management & Business Policy 3
MB0035 International Business Management Four Subjects in area of Specialization (2 credits each) Project@ 3
  Total Credits 68
Third Semester
Retail Operations  
Sub. Code  Title Credit
Ml0001 Warehousing & Supply Chain Management 2
Ml0002 Buying & Merchandising 2
Ml0003 Store Operations 2
Ml0004 Retail It Managementl 2
Ml0005 project@  

Forth Semester
Retail Operations  
Sub. Code Title Credit
Ml0006 Warehousing & Supply Chain Relationship Management 2
Ml0007 Advertising Management &Sales Promotion 2
Ml0008 Mall Management 2
Ml0009 Project Management 2
Ml0005 project@ 4
@ The project work will commence from Semester 3 and is expected to be completed in Semester 4. Evaluation will be conducted in Semester 4.
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