What is a PGDM in Retail?

Retail management is the process of attracting and bringing customers into the store and fulfilling their needs. A PGDM in Retail Management is a two year postgraduate management diploma. It teaches students the skills to successfully manage and streamline retail problems.

With new malls, supermarkets, and even online e-commerce websites being established every few days, a PGDM in retail management is getting more popular with every passing day.

Retail management students acquire all the know-how and knowledge needed to run retail stores and ensure best practices.

Read on to know more about PGDM in Retail.

Salary and Job Opportunities

With a 150% placement record, Sunstone not only ensures multiple job offers, but also a secure career for its students.

PGDM in Retail grads are responsible for all aspects of the retail experience, such as product acquisition, transportation, logistics, marketing, selling and customer servicing.

Recruiters that have hired our students include Amazon, OYO, Zomato, Byju’s, Swiggy, Flipkart, Paytm, Axis bank, SBI, Jaguar and Reliance to name a few.


Retail Manager

A retail manager is responsible for running a business or outlet. Tasks include handling customers, checking stock and managing staff.


Brand Manager

A brand manager manages the image of a brand and strategizes such that customers are attracted to the brand and buy it.


Department Manager

Large organisations and stores are divided into different departments. Each department needs a manager to take care and supervise the day-to-day operations.


Store Manager

A store manager is responsible for one entire store. Others work under him and he oversees the whole sales and management of the branch.


Product Manager

A product manager takes full ownership of a product from the start to the end. From planning to launch, the product manager sets timelines, coordinates everything and makes sure all processes are streamlined.

Our Top PGDM Recruiters in Retail

Why PGDM in Retail from Sunstone Eduversity ?

Significance of Retail Management

With the industry becoming more customer-centric by the day, effective retail management strategies are required and PGDM professionals leaving Sunstone are the best ones to provide that.

Retail Management at Sunstone

At Sunstone, retail management students acquire all the know-how and knowledge needed to run retail stores and ensure best practices.

Curriculum for PGDM in Retail

With an industry aligned curriculum and a 9 month long paid internship, Sunstone grads are job-ready for each and every sector.

  • You need to be a graduate in any field from a recognised university.
  • You need to have 50% aggregate marks minimum during graduation. (For SC/ST it’s 45%.)
  • Final year graduation students are also eligible to apply if they provide proof of completion of degree within the specified duration.
  • Candidates must have appeared in one of the following PGDM entrance exams- CAT, MAT, CMAT, ATMA, XAT, GMAT, or state entrance exams.


At Sunstone, the PGDM curriculum is divided into 5 trimesters. The syllabus for the first three trimesters is common for everyone. You can read all about that here (PGDM Syllabus).

The Retail syllabus comes into play during Trimesters 4 and 5-

Trimester 1

  • business communication for managers
  • technology in management
  • marketing management
  • organizational behaviour i
  • managerial economics
  • business accounting i
  • business mathematics

Trimester 2

  • managerial communication
  • analytical tools for managers i
  • brand management
  • organization behavior ii
  • corporate finance
  • business accounting ii
  • market research
  • business statistics

Trimester 3

  • professional communication
  • analytical tools for managers ii
  • sales management
  • human resource management
  • change management
  • working capital management
  • business problem solving
  • operations management
  • summer internship project

Trimester 4

  • Introduction to Retail Management
  • Retail Planning & Branding
  • Business Law

Trimester 5

  • Digital Commerce
  • Strategy & Finance In Retail
  • Excel




  • Pay a nominal registration amount of INR 1,25,000*.
  • Pay no tuition fee for 2 years and become industry-ready.
  • Pay tuition fee only after getting placed.
  • Equal to 10 times of your gross monthly salary with a maximum fee of INR 6,00,000.

If your salary is:
₹ 51k/month

₹ 20,000

₹ 50,000

₹ 1,00,000+

You Pay: ₹ 6 Lakhs


  • Pay a fixed fee of INR 3,15,000* at the time of admission.
  • Pay no additional fee for the next 2 years.
  • Get a complete refund if not placed at the end of the course.
  • Your money will be returned without any undisclosed deduction. No questions asked.

If your salary is:
₹ 51k/month

₹ 20,000

₹ 60,000

₹ 1,00,000+

You Pay: ₹ 3.15 Lakhs

Our Campuses

We've built our whole world around your ambitions. We have 23 campus partners all around the
country so that you can get the Sunstone experience, no matter where you are.

NIU, Greater Noida

NIET, Greater Noida

PISM, Bangalore

Rayat-Bahra, Mohali

JECRC University, Jaipur

RR Institutions, Bangalore

SAGE University, Indore

GD Goenka, Gurugram

Aditya Institute of Management, Pune

IBMR, Hubli

Netaji Subhas University, Jamshedpur

Assam Down Town University, Guwahati

Calcutta Institute of Engineering And Management, Kolkata

CT University, Ludhiana

Sandip University MBA, Nashik

Rathinam College, Coimbatore

Himgiri Zee University, Dehradun

Peoples University, Bhopal

United Institute of Management, Greater Noida

Suresh Gyan Vihar University, Jaipur

BIMS, Bangalore

IBMR Oxbridge, Bangalore

AI International College, Malappuram

FAQ about PGDM in Retail

Why Sunstone is the best college for PGDM in Retail in India?

You must have a very good idea about a PGDM in Retail now. Now let us tell you why you should choose Sunstone for your PGDM.

PGDM in Retail has a vast scope and is accepted everywhere. However, recently there appears to be a skill gap in terms of what most colleges in India teach their PGDM students as opposed to what the industry requires. This leads to a situation where the knowledge of the students falls short in the real world. This is because after taking the fee, an institution is bound to lose the motivation to tailor the recruitment specific to each student and their individual needs.

Sunstone solves this problem. Our pay after placement model ensures accountability. We don’t charge any tuition fees upfront and you only pay a small portion of your salary after you get placed.

This implies that students don’t need to stress about funding their PGDM or take hefty loans and can instead concentrate on what matters- gaining knowledge and skills from our trusted faculty.

Our curriculum isn’t rigid or set by the traditional norms. It’s developed and updated by the industry itself. Our experts continuously monitor what the real world industry demands from new PGDM graduates and they adjust the curriculum according to that.

Instead of you investing in us, we invest in you. We have only one goal, getting you placed in a job that suits your skills and one that you like

Is Retail the best PGDM specialisation ?

Although an PGDM in Retail Management is one of the most popular specializations owing to its growth prospects, the ideal specialization in PGDM completely depends on your interests.

What is the eligibility criteria for an PGDM ?

The most basic eligibility criteria is graduation. Sunstone candidates require a minimum of 50% minimum marks in their graduation or 45% marks for those belonging to reserved categories.

What is the process of admission for a PGDM at Sunstone?

You need to first take an entrance exam as explained in this article. Then after getting shortlisted, we will invite you for an interview before deciding on your candidature.

What is a PGDM in Retail Management?

A PGDM in Retail Management is a two year postgraduate management diploma. It teaches students the skills to successfully manage and streamline retail problems. Retail management refers to the process of attracting and bringing customers into the store and fulfilling their needs.

  • ugc_approved

    UGC approved MBA & AICTE approved PGDM

  • learning

    15-months classroom learning

  • internship

    9-months long paid internship

  • model

    Pay After Placement Model

  • placement

    147% Placement

  • specializations

    Applied Specializations

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