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Retail means the sale of goods or merchandise directly to the purchaser from a fixed location like a departmental store or a boutique. The end of supply chain consists of the retailers. Retailer buys goods directly from the manufacturers or through wholesalers in large quantities and sells it to the end user in small quantities. Retail is basically the distribution of products from producers to the consumers through convenient channels.

As the retail industry is rising it has led several institutions to start retail management courses. The purpose of this course is to prepare graduates to enter into the field of retailing. The demand of such professionals is increasing to process merchandise shipments, achieve high profit and store sales, to communicate with the clients for gaining their satisfaction and also for the administration of stores.

Any candidate who has passed the higher secondary or 10+2 examination can enroll for a diploma or graduate course in retail management or we can enroll for a post graduate course in the same after having a diploma degree. A degree from a reputed institute in this course will fetch us a good job. With the opening of more and more shopping malls and departmental stores, many employment opportunities are being created.

The syllabus for this course includes many subjects like supply chain management, finance management, marketing and business communication, marketing information, accounting courses. Students learn how to increase the sales, how to develop good relations with the customers, communication in business and quantitative methods in retailing. Students are given jobs in music stores, books and publishing industries, departmental stores, the garment industry, shopping malls, and in the processed food industry.

Several training programs are also available on the internet which aims at giving full understanding of the retail business. The training materials provided by these programs are developed by the consultants who are former retailers. Hence it gives a better practical approach which is based on their leading edge work in this field. Thus these courses will help us to train ourselves with all the aspects of this industry so that we can become aware of all the problems which we can face and can apply a good approach in solving those problems.

These courses will thus help the students to create a productive and rewarding future for them. It equips the students with the professional skills required to become successful in this industry. It has an application and classroom approach as well, which offers a student both a communicational and analytical approach at the point of induction, resulting in creating no gap between learning and delivery. A number of work shops and case studies are conducted to give the students a start in their chosen profession.

Hence pursuing a career in retail management will be very much fruitful for students recently as this industry is blooming. Another major benefit of this industry is that it is not confined to a particular location, it is everywhere. Thus it gives us easy relocation and we can easily jump from one sector to another within the retail sector.
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