Full Time Programme

post graduate diploma in management - retail management

Retailing is ever changing, and the constantly evolving business environment demands professionals with an ability to adapt and imbibe relevant skill sets, as well as think outside of the box.

Present Intake: 60
Program started in 2012

programme overview

Programme Vision

The Vision of the PGDM Retail Management program is:.

“To create professionals who can empathize, contribute, adapt and excel in the fast-changing world of retail.”

Programme Mission

The Mission of the PGDM Retail Management program is:

  • GLOCAL BUSINESS KNOWLEDGE: To equip students with business knowledge through theory and application, encompassing global and local environment.
  • COMPETENCIES: To develop communication and leadership skills to enable students to analyze and empathize with the needs of retail and allied sectors.
  • PRACTICAL KNOWLEDGE: To impart innovative and the best industry practices through association with thought leaders, practitioners and alumni.

Programme Educational Objectives

The Program Educational Objectives of the PGDM Retail Management program are:

  • To equip students with glocal business knowledge across retail and allied sectors.
  • To develop students to identify and analyze business challenges
  • To inculcate teamwork in students with communication and leadership skills thereby enhancing managerial effectiveness.
  • To develop an agile mind set which will enable adapting to a changing business environment.

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  • The key distinguishing feature of this 2 years program is the unique blend of general management and retail management subjects and the flexibility to choose a specialization in Marketing, Operations, Finance and Human Resources.
  • Students get a chance to learn about the elements of retail pertinent to their chosen field of specialization and are sensitized to aspects of both the domestic and international markets.
  • Weyapaar - the Retail Club at WeSchool plays a key role in shaping the students learning experience. Students work in groups, have an interactive discussion and create mood boards on the selected theme.
  • Industry guest sessions, live projects, and roundtables add to the learning experience.
  • Retail Immersion is an avenue for students to gain an experiential learning. It provides a hands-on experience in relevant retail areas as visual merchandising, supply chain, retail selling etc.

class profile 2020 - 22 batch

The programme draws in students from diverse cultural, personal and professional backgrounds, across India. All of whom, wish to empathize, contribute and excel in the fast-changing world of retail.

programme structure

Programme Structure

career opportunities

To nurture every budding student, we guide, mentor and stand by each student; helping them discover their innate hidden abilities and interests. Through this course, one can become sound professionals like:

Buying & Merchandising

Buying & merchandising

  • - Assistant Merchandise Planner
  • - Assistant Buyer
  • - Assistant Merchandiser

Category management

Category management

  • - Trainee Category Manager
  • - Assistant Category Manager

Store Operations

Store Operations

  • - Assistant Store Manager
  • - Assistant Area Manager

Store Design and Visual Merchandising

Store Design and Visual Merchandising

  • - Assistant Visual Merchandiser
  • - Assistant Projects Manager



  • - Marketing Executive
  • - Customer Relationship Manager
  • - Loyalty Program Manager
  • - Assistant Marketing Manager
  • - Customer Insights Executives
  • - Retail Communication Manager
  • - Management Trainee

Supply Chain Management

Supply Chain Management

  • - Assistant Warehouse Manager
  • - Logistics and Stock Movement Planner
  • - Back End Operations Manager
  • - Supply Chain Co-ordinator

Brand Management

Brand Management

  • - Assistant brand manager
  • - Private Label Brands Co-ordinator

Accounting / Finance

Accounting / Finance

  • - Assistant Accounts / Finance Manager
  • - Assistant Key Accounts Manager

Human Resource

Human Resource

  • - Assistant HR Manager

Information Technology

Information Technology

  • - Assistant Information Technology Manager

Pg Diploma In Retail Management

Banking & Financial services

- Assistant Retail Banking Managers and Customer Care Associates


  • - Key Account Manager
  • - Modern Trade Key Account Manager
  • - General Trade Sales and Distribution Manager
  • - Assistant Brand Manager
  • - Product Development Associate

Consulting Firms

  • - Management Trainees
  • - Associate consultant



  • - Customer Service Associates
  • - Marketing Executives
  • - Assistant Sales Manager
  • - Assistant Operations Manager

Pg Diploma In Retail Management

Direct Marketing

  • - Assistant Sales Manager
  • - Sales Team Leader



  • - Assistant Sales Manager
  • - Customer Relationship Manager
  • - Corporate Insurance Adviser

placement stats

The placements (batch of 2017-19) at WeSchool had an excellent response from companies, not only in terms of the number of job profiles but also the diversity in roles and attractive packages. A total of 358 companies visited the campus out of which 227 were new companies.


Average Domestic Salary

₹ 11.34 lakhs p.a.

Average Salary

Highest Domestic Salary

₹ 24.00 lakhs p.a.

Highest Salary


Average Domestic Salary

₹ 11.33 lakhs p.a.

Average Salary

Highest Domestic Salary

₹ 18.00 lakhs p.a.

Highest Salary


With over 358 companies on campus, spread across varied sectors, profiles and continents, we ensure that our students are well equipped to meet every industry requirement. To do so, we have partnered with the right recruiters in order to support our students, every step of the way.

Disclaimer: Representation / Use of any third-party trade marks including logos herein is merely to indicate that these companies were at the WeSchool Campus for the Student recruitment process.

admission and fees

WeSchool intends to give more than what it takes, in order to offer a brighter future to our students. We try rising above the assured ROI which is just numbers, by adding value and making our students competitive enough to face real challenges, in the dynamic business world.

Tuition Fees and Other
tuition fees & other
₹7,00,000/- p.a* *Subject to change
Library Deposit
library deposit
₹4000/- (refundable)
Hostel Fees
hostel fees
₹1,60,000/- p.a. to ₹ 2,20,000/- p.a. Plus a deposit of ₹10,000/- (refundable)

Please Note

  • *Hostel accommodation is subject to availability for Mumbai Campus.
  • *Hostel accommodation is mandatory for the students of Bengaluru Campus.

TFW Scheme

Seats, up to Maximum 5 percent of sanctioned intake per course are available under TFW Scheme.

Candidate's parent's annual income from all sources should not exceed Rs. 8.00 Lakh. This should be supported by the Income Certificate issued by the Tehsildar office and valid till March 2025,.

The Waiver is limited to the Tuition Fee only

All other fees except tuition fee shall be paid by the beneficiary.

The Candidates admitted under this scheme shall not be allowed to change the course/campus at any stage under any circumstances.

course eligibility

A minimum 50% in graduation, which must be completed by June 2024.
Should have taken CAT (2023) conducted by the IIMs for the year specified in the advertisement (IIMS have no role in the Welingkar admission process) and /or/ XAT (2024) / and / or ATMA (Feb and May 2024) and / or CMAT (2024) and / or GMAT (2021 onwards).

selection process

WeSchool's Unique Profile based selection process assigns significant value to academic performances, work experience, Group Activity, Personal Interview along with the written test scores.

Important dates

Phase 1.

  • Start of Application Form - 14th Nov, 2022
  • Last date of Application Form - 15th Jan, 2023
  • GA/PI Shortlist List - End of Jan, 2023 (Basis CAT /XAT Result / Profile based calls).
  • Selection Process Dates (Offline) - Delhi: 17,18 & 19 Feb 2023 | Kolkata: 18 & 19 Feb 2023 | Indore: 19 Feb 2023

Phase 2.

  • Start of Application Form - 20th Feb, 2023
  • Last date of Application Form – 31st March, 2023.
  • GA/PI Shortlist List - April, 2023 (Basis CAT/XAT/ATMA /CMAT/GMAT).
  • GA/PI - April 2023.
  • Phase 2 Merit List - May 2023 (CAT/XAT/ATMA /CMAT/GMAT)

*You don't need to apply in Phase 2 if applied in Phase 1. Simply update your CMAT / ATMA scores

Entrance Exam Test cut off for PGDM 2024-26 batch

Shortlisting Criteria for Online Selection Process - General Merit List
Mumbai Campus
Program/ Campus CAT 2023 / XAT 2024 /
GMAT (2021 onwards)
ATMA 2024/ CMAT 2024 Percentile
PGDM, PGDM E-Business, PGDM Research & Business Analytics 80 85
PGDM Retail, PGDM Media and Entertainment and PGDM Business Design 75 80
PGDM – Healthcare Management 70%ile across above entrance tests, irrespective of any graduation degree background
PGDM – Rural Management 70%ile across above entrance tests, irrespective of any graduation degree background
Bengluru Campus
Program/ Campus CAT 2023 / XAT 2024 /
GMAT (2021 onwards)
ATMA 2024/ CMAT 2024 Percentile
PGDM, PGDM E-Business, PGDM Research & Business Analytics 75 80
PGDM - Business Design & Innovation 70%ile across above entrance tests, irrespective of any graduation degree background

Application Deadline: 18th March, 2022

(CMAT Aspirants can Apply Now and update their scores later)

    GDPI dates
  • GDPI Shortlist – March, 2021
  • GDPI Dates - March/April, 2021
    Online Selection Process will be based on two parameters:
  • Cut-off Percentile of the Entrance exams (as mentioned in the entrance test cutoff tab)
  • Profile based shortlist for students awaiting CMAT Test Results.
    (All candidates called on basis of profile, will be required to meet the required cut-off once the CMAT results are declared)

Selection Criteria

Weightage of parameters for final selection
1) Qualifying Entrance (CAT/XAT/ATMA/CMAT/ GMAT) 35%
2) Academics (10,12, Graduation) 15%
3) Interview (Pre-interview questionnaire, Interview) 45%
4) Extracurricular activities (Awards in sports, competitions at Degree college and above) etc. 5%

Note:- Qualifying test year and month wherever applicable is mentioned in the Entrance test cutoff.


Admissions are based on merit only. No discrimination is made on basis of the state from which graduation certificate is obtained. There are no reservations for linguistic minorities either.

education loan

Student can avail education loans from -

Our sole purpose is to keep students focused on their goals, i.e. their career. To help them do so, we have partnered with a sound financial institution, to help students avail loans at reasonable rates.

student achievements

Year on year, our students do us proud and edify our belief in creating the leaders of tomorrow. Here are the achievements of our latest batch.


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