Why Retail and Services Management?
SMU launched the Retail and Services Management track in August 2017, with the objective of grooming young retail and services management talent in Singapore.
RSM is offered as a track under the Marketing major.
"Retailing industry in Asia is going through a fascinating transformation with the increasing integration of mobile, digital, and social media platforms with the physical stores. Singapore, with its emphasis on digitization and productivity enhancement has an opportunity to become the hub of retail innovation. In this context, the Retail Centre of Excellence along with its partner firms provides an excellent opportunity for students interested in the retail and services management track for an immersive educational experience that combines coursework with interactive projects, internships, and final placements."
Professor Kapil R. Tuli
Centre Director, Retail Centre of Excellence
Professor of Marketing
"I was first exposed to the retail industry in the year 2016, when I was involved in a 6 months long internship at Mandarin Gallery, which sparked my desire to work in similar sectors in the future. The strong industry partners under RCoE as well as the invaluable networking opportunities provided for Retail & Services Management (RSM) track students piqued my interest in this specialised marketing track. I am very excited to embark on this journey and be one of the pioneers for this marketing track and gain greater skills and employability for the retail and services sector."
Samantha Lye Sze Ching
Bachelor of Business Management
The LKCSB Marketing Major with Retail and Services Management Track
The Retail and Services Management track (RSM) is offered as a specialisation to SMU undergraduates who have opted for Marketing as a major. Covering subjects such as retail management, retail strategy, digital marketing, services marketing. This track equips you with management skills embracing all the key disciplines of retail strategy and management, services marketing, operations management, human resources, business negotiations and analytics as applied to the strategy and operations of retail and service business. The track will also enable you to participate in retail industry internships while undertaking various research and retail marketing projects with Retail Centre of Excellence’s key retail founding members.