Retail Management (Higher Certificate)

  • Convenient and appropriate avenue into retail management studies
  • Designed to meet the needs of those who are involved in the wholesale and retail field.

1 Year
NQF Level 5

About The Higher Certificate in Retail Management

Over the last decades, Mauritius has developed an extensive wholesale and retail industry. So, it is becoming, increasingly, important for retailers to be able to manage their operations and address key issues in their sector. The Higher Certificate in Retail Management (HCRM) programme from REGENT Business School is designed to meet the needs of learners who are already employed and involved in the retail field.

The purpose of qualification in retail management is to introduce the main functions, principles of management and the key issues associated with retail businesses. Equipped with these understandings, the learner will be able to operate a business more efficiently and this will, inevitably, lead to maximising profits.


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Who Should Attend

  • Aspiring individuals whose objective it is to seek employment in the retail sector or who need the grounding to do a BCom degree.
  • People with part-time or full-time employment who wish to advance their abilities to perform in the retail sector.
  • People whose post-school qualifications are not in business management but have taken a position in the retail industry.
  • Individuals who either work in or run retail businesses and need information and skills so they can develop their ideas, and formulate strategies for the growth of this business.

Career Opportunities

Higher Certificate in Retail Management

  • Retail Officer
  • Operations Supervisor
  • Merchandising Representative
  • Store Manager
  • Franchise Coordinator

Entry Requirements

2 A Levels at HSC


Assignments and examinations will be weighted in the ratio of 40% and 60% respectively in each module.  

Programme Structure

Duration: 1 year

Semester 1

  • Business Management
  • Accounting
  • Economics

Semester 2

  • Business Information Systems
  • Business and Consumer Law
  • Retail Management

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Higher Certificate in Retail Management, the student should be able to:
  • Communicate effectively with a range of stakeholders using a variety of communication tools
  • Analyse and interpret financial information and develop an action plan to address possible shortcomings
  • Manage employee performance to achieve specific objectives in a retail environment
  • Understand various aspects of the retail supply chain to achieve specific objectives in a retail environment
  • Analyse information relating to the economics of retail businesses and develop an action plan to address possible shortcomings.

Student Support

The Higher Certificate in Retail Management is delivered through supported distance learning. Workshops are held each semester to support students in their studies.

The guide includes:

  • Compulsory readings
  • Self-study activities
  • Tutorial Letters
  • Assessment Exercises

In addition, students have access to:

  • Online Journals
  • Past examination papers
  • Supplementary learning materials available

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