About MBA in Retail Management

An online Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Retail Management is a Postgraduate level program that focuses on developing the skills and knowledge necessary to excel in the retail industry. Dy Patil specialized online MBA program combines business and management principles with specific expertise in the retail sector. Retail Management program focuses to equip learners with a deep understanding of retail operations, marketing strategies, supply chain management, consumer behaviour, merchandising, and e-commerce in the retail industry.

The course curriculum of an online MBA in Retail Management typically includes core business courses such as finance, accounting, marketing, and strategy. In addition to these foundational courses, students take specialized courses related to retail management, such as retail analytics, retail buying and planning, store operations, customer relationship management, and retail branding. Online MBA programs offer flexibility in terms of schedule and location. Students can access course materials, recorded lectures and assignments through online learning platforms (LMS). This online format allows working professionals to pursue the degree without interrupting their careers.

Duration of Dy Patil online MBA in Retail Management is a 2 years program on an online basis. Online MBA in Retail Management graduates have a wide range of career opportunities in the retail industry. The retail industry in India is diverse and consists of various sectors and companies. Some prominent sectors and companies in the Indian retail industry are E-commerce, Hypermarkets and Supermarkets with different business verticals are

Supermarkets: Big Bazaar, Reliance Fresh, More, Spencer's Retail, D-Mart
Apparel and Fashion: Shoppers Stop, Lifestyle, Pantaloons, Max Fashion, Zara
E-commerce: Flipkart, Amazon India, Myntra, Snapdeal, Paytm Mall
Electronics and Consumer Durables: Croma, Vijay Sales, Reliance Digital, Ezone, Sargam Electronics
Food and Grocery: Future Retail, Godrej Nature's Basket, Metro Cash & Carry, Aditya Birla Retail, 24Seven
Pharmacy and Healthcare: Apollo Pharmacy, MedPlus, Guardian Pharmacy, Religare Wellness, Fortis Healthworld
Furniture and Home Decor: IKEA India, Home Centre, Urban Ladder, Pepperfry, FabIndia
Automotive Retail: Mahindra First Choice Wheels, Maruti Suzuki True Value, Tata Motors Assured, Hyundai H-Promise
Jewellery: Tanishq, Kalyan Jewellers, Malabar Gold & Diamonds, PC Jeweller, Joyalukkas
Sports and Fitness: Decathlon, Sports Authority of India, Adidas, Nike, Puma
Luxury Retail: Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Rolex, Burberry, Versace

This list represents some of the major players in each sector, but there are many more retail companies operating in India. The industry is continually evolving, with both traditional brick-and-mortar retailers and e-commerce companies playing a significant role in shaping the retail landscape in the country. The retail sector offers a wide range of job opportunities across various functions and levels. Some common job roles for Retail MBAs in the retail industry are Store Manager, Retail Sales Associate, Visual Merchandiser, Retail Buyer, Merchandising Manager, Retail Operations Manager, E-commerce Manager, Customer Service Representative, Loss Prevention Manager and Retail Analyst.

Program Outcomes

  • To enable the advanced study of organisations, their management, and the changing external context in which they operate.

  • To equip individuals for and/or development of a career in business and management by developing skills at a professional or equivalent level to assume senior managerial and leadership positions in the business.

  • To develop the ability to apply knowledge and understanding of business and management to complex issues, both systematically and creatively, to improve business and management leadership and practice.

  • To enhance lifelong learning and personal development so as to be able to work with self-direction and originality and to contribute to business and society at large.


The post-graduate degree program, MBA in Retail Management (RM) is spread across 2 years. The detailed program structure is as follows

Subject Subject Code Credits
Organizational Behaviour MBA-ON1-OB 3
Principle of Accounting MBA-ON1-POA 3
Managerial Economics MBA-ON1-ME 3
Principles of Management MBA-ON1-POM 3
Quantitative Techniques MBA-ON1-QT 3
Elective Any One
Global Business Environment MBA-ON1-GBE 2
Business Law & corporate Governance MBA-ON1-BLCG 2
Business communication MBA-ON1-BC 2
Subject Subject Code Credits
Human Resource Management - I MBA-ON2-HRM 3
Strategic Management MBA-ON2-STM 3
Financial Management - I MBA-ON2-FM 3
Principles of Marketing - I MBA-ON2-PM 3
Production & Operation Management MBA-ON2-OM 3
Elective Any One
Supply Chain Management MBA-ON2-SCM 2
Management Information System MBA-ON2-MIS 2
Sales Management MBA-ON2-SM 2
Subject Subject Code Credits
International Business MBA-ON3-IB 3
Research Methodology MBA-ON3-RM 3
Project Management MBA-ON3-PM 3
Entrepreneurship Essentials MBA-ON3-EE 3
Cost & Management Accounting MBA-ON3-CMA 3
Project Work - Part 1 - (Credits in Sem 4)
Operation Research MBA-ON3-OR-X 2
Subject Subject Code Credits
Concepts of Retail Management MBA-ON4-RM-CORM 3
Product & Brand Management MBA-ON4-RM-PBM 3
Business Analytics MBA-ON4-RM-BA 3
Merchandising & Retail Environment MBA-ON4-RM-MRE 3
Strategic Personal Selling MBA-ON4-RM-SPS 3
Customer Relationship Management (Option by edX-Customer Relationship Management- IIM-Bangalore) MBA-ON4-EV-RME 3
Project Work - Part 2 Final Submission MBA-ON4-EV-PW 3

Duration: 2 years

  • Master of Business Administration is a 2-year MBA Online program with a core in Retail Management, the minimum eligibility for which is graduation in any stream from a recognized university with minimum qualifying marks. The program is spread over 4 semesters.
  • The MBA in Retail Management program aims to create a new generation of smart retail professionals who are equipped with the best retail management policies practiced across the globe.


For Indian students:

The University welcomes applications from all the aspirants who have completed following criteria :

  1. 40 %+ in 10th  from Recognized Board / SSC is Mandatory  (As per the existing policy of University)
  2. Either 40 %+ in 12th / HSC / Recognized Board  OR Overall 50 %+ in 3 Years of Polytechnic Diploma from recognized Board
  3. Overall 40 %+ in Bachelors Degree from Recognized University (For 10 + 2 + Regular Graduation)
  4. If Student applying for MBA ; wherein student has taken Lateral Entry route for completing Graduation like (10+3+Graduation) ; in such cases Overall 50 %+ in Graduation and Overall 50% in Polytechnic Diploma, both are required
  • 10th (SSC) Statement of Marks
  • 12th (HSC) Statement of Marks
  • Degree Certificate & Last Year / Semester Statement of Marks
  • Photo ID Proof (PAN card / Passport / Driving License / Election Card )
  • Aadhaar Card
  • Passport Size Photograph (not more than 3 months old)
  • Self Declaration on Rs. 100 stamp paper
For International Students:

Program Fee

Full Fee Payment
Particulars Indian Student International Student
Admission Processing Fee 1,500/- 3,000/-
Full Fee to be paid 1,70,000/- 3,50,000/-

Payment on a yearly basis ( 2 instalments )
Admission Processing Fee 1,500/- 3,000/-
Program duration (years) 2 2
Program fee per year 85,000/- 1,75,000/-

Payment on a semester basis ( 4 instalments )
Admission Processing Fee 1,500/- 3,000/-
Program semesters 4 4
Program fee per semester 42,500/- 87,500/-
Finance Based EMI Option
Program MBA
Student Down Payment 14,578
EMI Tenure 15
Student EMI 10,767/-
Student Applicable Fee 1,76,083/-

*Note : Inclusive of Exam Fees for First Attempt; Re-appear Exam Fees Rs. 300/Subject

  • The Facility for EMI based Finance Option is offered by Non Banking Finance Company (NBFC)
  •  By Applying to above Finance led EMI based Fees Plan, the students undertakes that he / she is applying for a Loan from the Non-Banking Finance Company
  • The Loan is subject to Finance based Eligibility Criteria of the NBFC Partner of the University
  •  University has no role to play in the finance option as this is only a facility for students extended by the University
  •  By selecting Loan Facility Student Undertakes to abide by all the norms of NBFC towards the Loan Facility extended
  •  Admission is subject to eligibility norms of the university

Benefits & Advantages

Boost your earning and career potential.

Convenience and flexibility for taking No disruption to your professional life programs and examinations.

Opportunity for educational advancement on your own schedule and at your own pace.

Apply the theoretical knowledge from your program.

Advance education and career Tailor your education around goals without disruption to 0 your life and apply your personal life theoretically.

Tailor your education around your life and apply theoretical knowledge in your profession.

Continuous monitoring and mentoring by faculties. Peer interaction brings a diverse range of skills and professions.

Live classroom and webinar session through university virtual learning environment.

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