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MBA Retail is a 2-year degree program at Shoolini University that focuses on the impact of retailing on the economy, the role of retailing on society, and society’s impact on retailing. The course focuses on understanding the impact of the pandemic on retail dynamics and navigating retail through engagement of customers and changes in their preferences and behaviour with technology. At the heart of Retail Management is knowledge about the nuances of various functions of retail within the broader disciplines of business and marketing.

An MBA in Retail Management offers specialisation in Retail Analytics and E-Commerce, Buying and Merchandising, Category Management, Retail store Operations, Visual Merchandising and Supply Chain Management. 

Emphasis is on recognising and understanding the operations-oriented policies, methods, and procedures used by successful retailers in today’s global economy. Upon completion of the program, graduates can fully understand the responsibilities of retail personnel in the numerous career positions available.

The cutting-edge curriculum offers complete knowledge about the management of retail industry, training and knowledge of key managerial skills essential to streamline retail operations. Fundamentals of business management and administration are a vital part of the syllabus. It also covers areas like servicing and business analysis. Retail management requires a person to use their managerial skills to make the market flow and retail process smooth and efficient.

Shoolini University has an illustrious team of faculty members from academia and industry. Prof Mukesh Goswami, who teaches and mentors MBA Retail students, has over 35 years of experience in Retail Management, Sales, Marketing, Business Development, CRM & Channel Management.

Management graduates get global exposure through international exchange opportunities with renowned universities across the world. Prominent among these are, University of Arkansas, USA; Lanzhou University, China; University of Naples, Italy; Taipei Medical University, Taiwan; Gachon University, South Korea; South Dakota Mines University, USA.

Shoolini University is UGC Approved and NAAC Accredited. 

Apart from core courses in Organisation Theory, Marketing, HR & Finance, focus will be on: 

  • Fundamentals of Retail – Overview of Retail with Importance of Retail in Economy towards GDP and Employment. 
  • Retail Business Models – E-Commerce, Franchising and Emerging Trends post-pandemic. 
  • Buying & Merchandising – Inventory Planning & Management, Category Management. 
  • Retail Operations – Location/Site selection, Store Design/Layout, Visual Merchandising, Store Management.  
  • Global Retail – Retail in US, China, Supply Chain, Vendor management 
  • Guest Lectures from Senior Executives from Key Retail Companies. 
  • Visits to retail stores – large to small format, Department stores, EBOs, SIS for practical understanding of their dynamics, processes, and operations.  
  • Workshops on Business Plans - Sales, COGS, Buying Plans, Category Plans, Staff Planning, Operating Expenses, Warehousing/Logistics plan & cost, Head Office infrastructure & manpower planning, Overall PNL understanding & workings. 

Collaborations with top companies

  • Lifestyle India
  • Landmark Group UAE
  • Aditya Birla Fashion Retail
  • Trent - Tata Retail - will need help of Vishal 
  • Reliance Brands
  • Crocs India 
  • Bata India
  • Al Hokair Group, KSA
  • Al Othaim Group, KSA
  • Apparel Group, UAE


  • Ranked among ‘Top 65 Business Schools of India’ (NIRF) 
  • Stanford-based SPRINT program to develop soft skills to thrive in a competitive workplace
  • Professionals from MNCs and large Indian corporates teach MBA program
  • Extensive use of modern teaching methodologies
  • Personality development modules: Communication Effectiveness Module offers ‘Best in Class’ techniques on communication skills for interviews and managerial effectiveness



  • Store Design & Layout
  • Impact of E-Commerce on Traditional Retail
  • Emerging Retailing Trends post-Covid
  • Indian Organised Retail Sector
  • Prospects of Retailing

Career Opportunities

  • Marketing Manager
  • Merchandising Planner
  • Buying & Merchandise Manager
  • Retail Manager
  • Senior Operations Manager
  • Store Manager
  • Brand Manager

Course Instructors
Atul KhoslaProfessor
Mukesh GoswamiProfessor
Narinder VermaProfessor
Pratip MazumdarProfessor
Kesari SinghProfessor
Pooja VermaAssociate Professor
Amar RaoAssociate Professor
Varsha PatilAssistant Professor
Kamal Kant VashisthAssociate Professor
Ankit ShuklaAssistant Professor
Nagendra YadavAssistant Professor
Vijay KumarAssistant Professor
Rozy DhantaAssistant Professor
Vinay NegiAssistant Professor
Pardeep SharmaProfessor
Sanjeev Kumar SinghAssociate Professor
Ashoo KhoslaAssociate Professor
Frequently Asked Questions

The faculty at Shoolini University's business school comprises experts in all areas of management studies. Most members have either completed their Doctoral studies at leading universities or have worked in corporate companies at leadership positions. The experienced team hails from the University of Berkeley, IIT, IIM, ISB and other reputed universities in India and abroad. Apart from regular full-time faculty, our visiting faculty comprises corporate leaders who augment the learning with their practical experience. Passionate about what they do, the teachers of all MBA modules are deeply involved in teaching, research, consultancy, and they are teachers by choice.

Tell me about the curriculum for MBA at Shoolini University?

Shoolini MBA curriculum is based on inputs from industry, alumni and academia. The first four quadmesters cater to the understanding of the fundamental concepts in business management, communications, research, analytics and legal aspects of the business. Students undergo a compulsory two-month summer internship after completion of the first year. In their second year -- quadmester 5 onwards -- students select their major and a minor specialisation. The specialisation choices available to the students are marketing, finance, human resource management, digital, biotechnology, pharmaceutical and healthcare management, rural management, international business and analytics. The course curriculum is dynamic in nature and continuously updated to incorporate the latest developments in the field. Overall, the Shoolini MBA curriculum focuses on knowledge of concepts in business management, development of practical skills for success in the real world and development of responsible business leaders.

Shoolini MBA graduates have a world of opportunities available to them. Our meticulously designed placement process ensures each student gets a great career opportunity in leading Indian and global corporates. Where few students get a pre-placement offer in their summer internship, others participate in Placement Week. During the Placement season, students have the option to choose jobs that offer packages of more than Rs 8 lakh per annum. Shoolini MBA graduates have been continuously getting absorbed into the public sector. Our alumni have established start-ups in India, Australia, the Middle East, New Zealand and the US. Students have also been extremely successful in corporate leadership positions and others have joined professional NGOs to contribute to society. Our students have also joined reputed institutions of higher learning for their Doctoral studies, while some have opted out of campus placements and joined their family establishments to give them a more professional outlook.

Students of Shoolini University regularly interact with experts from industry through guest lectures, workshops and seminars to get updated on contemporary concepts in business management. Our skill enhancement program SPRINT offers an excellent platform for hands-on workshops with corporates. Each course understanding is augmented with a masterclass by subject matter experts from the industry for deeper and comprehensive understanding. The students also undergo compulsory two months summer internship where they are mentored by leaders in the corporate sector. Students collaborate to solve live problems of the business world by undertaking research projects and participate in consultancy projects led by the faculty.

The Business School of Management conducts various activities to develop inter and intra-personal skills of students through activities like SPRINT, regular Industrial visits, self-improvement modules, etc.

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Course Details
  • Eligibility: A bachelor’s degree (any discipline) with minimum 50% marks
  • Admission Criteria: GMAT/CAT/MAT or state entrance, and letter of intent and faculty interaction
  • Duration: 2 Years
  • Semester Fee
    Himachal Pradesh Domicile : 135000
    Non-Himachal Pradesh Domicile : 148750

* One-time refundable security fee of Rs. 10,000

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