Retail Management Institute
The Institute was formed in 1980 by Santa Clara University faculty members working with an advisory board of leading figures in U.S. retailing. Today, the board includes national leaders in the retail industry, including senior executives from major retailers such as DFS, Gap, Hugo Boss, Macy's, Nordstrom, Trader Joe's, Williams-Sonoma, and Wal-Mart. The focus of the institute is on innovation and disruptive events in retailing. Contemporary topics include the evolution of the Internet, multi-channel retailing, and business analytics. The institute provides unique educational and career development opportunities for students and retail professionals through three major programs.
The Retail Studies Program produces graduates who are strongly motivated and highly educated in both business and the humanities. Open to SCU undergraduates in every field who are interested in careers in retail and aligned industries, Santa Clara University's Retail Management Institute is a global leader in preparing graduates to meet new and heightened challenges in the field.
The institute also is a leader in two other important areas--management development and active research. Retailers are served with executive education via open-enrollment management development programs, seminars, and custom-designed programs. The Institute's retail research program, the Retail Workbench Research and Education Center, aims to expand knowledge and solve important problems using advanced analytical techniques and information technologies to meet the needs of decision makers in the rapidly changing retail environment.
For additional information, please contact the Retail Management Institute at 408-554-4960 or via email at rmi\@scu.edu.