Why this programme?
What is the added value of following the 'Retail Leadership Programme'?
Recent shopper, consumer and industry evolutions are putting extreme demands on you as a retail manager. You are constantly asked to get more out of your teams. But no matter how outstanding your own performance is, future success in retail calls for a customer-centric approach that breaks through the boundaries of business functions. The Retail Leadership Programme is designed to help you to lead these evolutions and consequently, to support you in shaping the future of the retail industry.
This brand new programme puts you at the centre of the learning experience. And it really is an experience far away from traditional classroom learning. You’ll work collaboratively with your faculty and fellow participants to bring your ideas to life in a robust and practical way.
You’ll further enhance your retail expertise based on a solid structural, conceptual and practical background. Apply out-of-the-box thinking to tackle strategic, tactical, operational issues in the retail industry today.
High-level faculty & retail guest speakers
You’ll engage with our high-level Vlerick faculty and guest speakers of international retailers. At Vlerick, you’re always in the right place for the best international management programme in Retail Management.
The mix of participants, who come from different countries, cultures and retail industries, provide a truly enriching learning experience.
You’ll work alongside experienced people of different subsectors within retail. You’ll be sharing, learning and benefitting from the buzz of group energy. Increase the return on investment through joining the programme in a team of 3-6 colleagues. This will help to stimulate discussions in your company and to optimally anchor the learning experience.
Live it, learn it, do it
Academic tools & frameworks are only valuable if they can be applied in real life. During a retail safari in one of the most vibrant shopping streets of the world, you will experience first-hand the new omni-channel retail reality. With the help of our Vlerick experts in executive coaching you will acquire insights in your own personal leadership style and you wil be coached to adapt even better to the ever changing world of retail.
The big picture
Being at Vlerick gives you a great opportunity to step back from daily business and let us help you take a more strategic view.