PGDM in 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 in Retail Management 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, Finance and E-commerce 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 retail, marketing, e-commerce and banking & finance sector.

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
    • Retail Management + Finance
    • Retail Management + E-Commerce
  • Wide course curriculum covering all the aspects of Retail, Marketing, E-Commerce & 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, Supply Chain & Logistics Management, Merchandising and Category Management, Branding, E-Commerce, E-Entrepreneurship, E-Business Strategy, Business Analytics, Retail Analytics, Marketing Analytics, E-Commerce Analytics 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.
pgdm in Retail ManagementCareer 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
Institutes for PGDM in Retail Management in DelhiWho 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.

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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
Gaurav Malik
Group Head, Reliance Broadcast Network,
PGDM (RM), 2011-13

The PGDM-RM programme helped me in developing brilliant marketing skills. It also enhanced my communication and negotiation skills which are extremely crucial in this field. The practical knowledge imparted to the students by making them visit to the various industries adds on to the knowledge and that is the best part of this course. In India, the retail industry has seen a great upsurge in the past decade. From adopting new marketing strategies to diversifying into businesses, companies have tried all gimmicks to impress the customer. There is a demand for people who ace retail and marketing skills and can take the newly developing businesses to new heights; therefore, this course is a good career choice. The individual interested in this field and good communication skills must pursue this course.

Rishabh Yajurvedi
Administration and Inventory Incharge, Louis Vuitton,
PGDM (RM), 2010-12

My two years life at JIMS Rohini, were the golden years I have been through, filled with a lot of learning, fun, challenges and what not. I got the opportunity to work in various activities and events which helped me grow my overall personality and helped gain me managerial and organizational skills. JIMS Rohini has the best faculties on board to get the best out of every student for the corporate world, which has helped me in what I am today.

Ravi Kant
Retail Manager, Mac Cosmetics,
PGDM (RM), 2011-13

PGDM - Retail Management Program at JIMS Rohini has given me holistic learning; not only made me conceptually strong theoretically but also given me the best learning opportunity by providing me practical exposure through live projects and internship, research paper publication and Industry Research Projects. One to one discussions with teachers and the holistic development through case studies and rigorous training has sharpen me for the Retail industry and helped me to grab Placement at JIMS. JIMS Rohini PGDM Retail management is a smart choice to build a student's career.

Jeetu Wadhwani
Store Manager, H&M,
PGDM (RM), 2011-13

Retail and Marketing is in huge demand in the market. The concepts and technicalities taught in the PGDM-Retail Management program are actually helping me in my career. This program has really pushed me to a newer height and helped me to have a better managerial future. The curriculum is the biggest strength of the course as it is developed as per the industry requirements and also being taught keeping in mind the industry practices. Retail Management is a good choice for a career because it enhances your personality and widens up your knowledge in every aspect be it theoretical concept building or getting practical real time exposure.

Juhi Gupta
Consultant, PWC,
PGDM (RM), 2015-17

JIMS is a complete institution. It provided us with a positive atmosphere, good campus and great infrastructure. It also offered us with an immense number of opportunities both extracurricular and academics. Being a PGDM-RM student, I got a lot of opportunities to explore and develop managerial and organisational skills in me by organising various activities and events such as seminars and conferences. Students get a lot of corporate exposure through guest sessions, live projects, internships and participation in various corporate events such as Delhi Retail Summit which was a complete new experience to the world of Retail for me. The faculty is also supportive in every sphere and always reachable to solve the issues and queries.

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.

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