Calling retail leaders of the future: McGill University’s Bensadoun School of Retail Management is launching a unique Master of Management in Retailing (MMR) designed to equip students with the tools they need to thrive in the rapidly evolving post-COVID retail industry.
“The MMR will combine analytics, sustainability, creativity and management to prepare students to become retail leaders of the future,” said Professor Morty Yalovsky, Dean of McGill’s Desautels Faculty of Management. “It is the only Masters program of its kind to prepare students for the shifting priorities anticipated in tomorrow’s economy enabling students to either transition seamlessly into retail or take their existing retail careers to the next level.”
The COVID-19 pandemic and the rise of e-commerce is driving rapid technological innovations in the retail sector. “Now more than ever it is important to understand how big data, machine learning, artificial intelligence and smart infrastructure are changing the supply chains of tomorrow,” said Professor Saibal Ray, Academic Director of the Bensadoun School of Retail Management. “To meet the retail industry’s ever-changing needs, MMR students will exit the program not only with solid academic credentials but with invaluable practical experience.”
Offered in twelve or sixteen-month options, the program is designed to prepare students from any academic background and experience level for a variety of careers in retail such as marketing, strategy, operations, data science, tech/consulting, and supply chain management. There is no other program in the world which looks at management in retailing from end to end.
The MMR features a comprehensive curriculum that integrates advanced retail concepts and real-world experiential learning opportunities in various sectors such as fashion/beauty, food/grocery, financial services, hospitality/entertainment, intelligent mobility, among others. MMR students have the opportunity to participate in internships with the School’s major retail partners, learn about managing all levels of a retail operation using the latest technologies offered in the School’s state-of-the-art Retail Innovation Lab, and take part in an optional international study trip to learn about retail operations in a booming metropolis abroad.
Students can apply to be part of the first cohort of the Master of Management in Retailing. To attend an upcoming information session, register online.