Bachelor of Commerce in Retail Management

The Bachelor of Commerce in Retail Management is an undergraduate qualification that provides an overview of retail management practice in a national and international context.

3 years
NQF Level 7
360 credits

Key features

  • The programme aims to develop conceptual understanding, synthesis and application of management and management theory for students wishing to progress in management careers.
  • The purpose of this programme is to introduce students to the main functions and management of a retail business and the key issues associated with understanding retail trading and retail environments.
  • The curriculum aims to equip qualifying students with the knowledge and practical skills required to perform effectively in a Retail Management role as well as with an appropriate knowledge base as preparation for further learning.
  • The qualification is directed towards persons occupying or intending to occupy junior and middle management positions in private and business sector organisations and who are also aspiring towards senior management positions.

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Upon successful completion of the programme, the student should be able to:

  • Display knowledge of retail management in general
  • Apply skills of rational judgement, planning, and independent decision-making
  • Interpret and evaluate evidence objectively
  • Recognise and respond to change within the retail sector
  • Make appropriate use of information technology
  • Critically analyse and solve retail management problems
  • Display ethical behaviour in a retail management context
  • Apply research and communication skills for effective retail management

Programme structure

Duration: 3 years

Year 1

 Semester Modules

  • Business Communication
  • Retail Management in Context

Annual modules

  • Business Management 1
  • Economics 1
  • Accounting 1

Year 2


Semester 1

  • Business Ethics in retail
  • Business and Consumer Law
  • Operations management

Semester 2

  • Strategic Retail Marketing 202
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Retail Risk Management 202

Year 3


Semester 1

  • Procurement Management
  • Sales Marketing
  • Retail risk management

Semester 2

  • Customer relationship marketing
  • Financial Management
  • Strategic retail marketing

Admission requirements

A national Senior Certificate with Bachelor’s Degree endorsement or any other NQF 4 qualification or equivalent.

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