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Oxford Institute of Retail Management

Oxford Retail Summer School Masters

Exploring challenges in the retail world

26 February - 1 March 2018

The OSS Retail Masters was established in 2006, following an identified gap in retail development at a senior level within the Industry. For nearly 80 years the British Independent Retailers Association (BIRA) has been running the Oxford Retail Summer School for junior managers.

Now, this expertise has been amalgamated with assistance from the Oxford Institute of Retail Management, Saïd Business School at Oxford University to produce the OSS Retail Masters.

The Masters programme explores the overall challenges facing the retail world of both today and tomorrow with the assistance of recognised experts in specific fields such as global sourcing, ethical trading, demography, business management and climate change.

Nothing like the Masters programme exists currently – it is unique. It is a chance to network with other companies, learn from world class speakers and to stretch yourself in a challenging but supportive environment. Companies such as Harrods, John Lewis, B&Q, Nike and WH Smith have participated

The Masters programme is aimed at:

  • Senior head office managers

  • Regional and area managers

  • Retail owner-managers

  • Senior store managers

The benefits to the individual are:

  • An opportunity to test the quality of their thinking and understanding

  • Practical ideas for enhancing their own business

  • A chance to meet and learn from some of the best in the industry

  • Deepen insight into both current and future challenges

  • Networking opportunities

  • Enhanced overall retail effectiveness

The benefits to the business are:

  • Learning forums ensuring practical ideas are shared and capitalised upon in your own business

  • Widens horizons and stimulates new approaches to your current and future business challenges

  • Enables your best managers to become even better!

Contact us

If you have questions about any of our programmes or workshops, please contact the Oxford Institute of Retail Management team who would be happy to assist you in your enquiry.