Master of Arts:

Retail Management

A prestigious Masters degree program in the heart of the world`s favorite shopping capital

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Improve your professional skills in Retail Management. The program is a unique package of practice-oriented courses in sales management, entrepreneurship and marketing in the area of retail and commerce. Start your successful business journey at Synergy University Dubai Campus.

The Masters of Arts in Retail Management program is designed specifically for the professional development of the middle and top level managers in the exciting field of retail and commerce. While participating in the program, the candidates will attain skills pertaining to the development and implantation of: pricing strategies, sales organization and management, supply, distribution, trade management. They will also learn how to launch and manage their own business.

Students of the program will also receive valuable knowledge for the development of their skills in analysing business cases through various business-games and training sessions. The curriculum is developed by highly reputable experts in the field and covers various spheres of commercial activities, management and organizational theory and practice.

Degree Certificate

Globally recognized Master of Arts Degree — accredited by multiple international associations.

Program Details


  • 2 years (4 semesters)

Program Delivery

  • Three times a week, weekdays (evening hours);
  • Successful completion of interdisciplinary examination;
  • MA Thesis.

Admission Criteria

The minimum academic entry requirements for admission at Synergy University Dubai Campus depend upon the type of high school curriculum you have followed. The minimum requirements based on the most common high school systems are outlined below:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent;
  • Proficient English Language (IELTS/TOEFL or interview with Admission Manager).

Tuition Fee

Tuition Fees Fees per Semester Total Tuition Fees
Master Degree in Retail Management 18,350 $5,000 73,400 $20,000

Registration Fee: AED1,835 ($500)
Student Visa & Insurance: Ask your admissions manager about student visa procedures.
Scholarships: Inquire about available scholarships opportunities.

Program Structure

Compulsary Courses Subjects of Bachelor Program Elective Courses
  • Quality Management
  • Management in the 21st Century
  • Operational Management / Management of Business Processes
  • Foreign Language (Professional)
  • Administrative Economy
  • Methods of Research in Management
  • Modern Strategic Analysis
  • Corporate Finance
  • Theory of Organization and Organizational Behaviour
  • Research Methods in Management
  • Modern Strategic Analysis
  • Time-Management for the CEO
  • Merchandising
  • Development of Strategy and Organization of Distribution System
  • Advertising Activities and Sales Promotion
  • Design Engineering of Shops and Shopping Malls
  • E-commerce
  • HR in Retail
  • Competitive Start-up
  • Legal Regulation of Retail Industry
  • Automated Systems of Retail Management
  • Price Formation and Price Competition
  • Organization of Secure Retail Activities
  • IT for the СЕО
  • Information Security and Protection
  • Risk Management
  • Technology of Development
  • Administrative Decision Making
  • Corporate and Social Responsibility
  • Sociology of Entrepreneurship

A Masters Degree with Great Potential

MA Retail Management is one of the most unique and specialised educational programs at Synergy University and the MENA Region. Graduates will acquire valuable knowledge and skills in the process of analysing business cases through various training sessions and internship opportunities. The curriculum of the program is developed by renowned practitioners and covers various spheres of commercial activities, management and organizational theory and practice. Furthermore, Dubai has retained its position as the 2nd most important international shopping destination globally for the 4th consecutive years, making it the best environment to study Retail Management.

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