New Masters Program at the Bensadoun School of Retail Management

The Master of Management in Retailing (MMR) provides students with advanced marketing techniques, omni-channel approach, and the tools they need to respond to the rapidly changing & increasingly complex global business environment.

Don't forget!

May 15th is the final application deadline for Canadian citizens & permanent residents.

Meet your MMR program directors

Q&A with Yu Ma and Anwar White

Directors of the Master of Management in Retailing (MMR)

Master of Management in Retailing

This is the most exciting time to be in Retail…

As we have all seen, things have changed! What worked before in retail will not necessarily work today or in the future. There’s nothing traditional or expected about our MMR program. There can’t be if we expect our students to lead the future of retail. We recognize that each one of our students come to us with a diverse background, skillset, and vision for the future. Our 12- and 16-month program options and wide selections of electives take this diversity of need into account.

Practical knowledge to hit the ground running…

We also recognize that employers are hungry for a set of skills that most retailing programs have historically neglected to teach, like retail analytics, sustainability, and design thinking. That’s why we are in constant communication with our retail partners and collaborators to ensure that our curriculum is exactly what top retail employers want and need. With a variety of sector concentrations like Fashion/Luxury Goods, Food/Grocery, Fintech, and Entertainment/Hospitality, our students can personalize their learning to gain a competitive edge. In designing our MMR program, we have pioneered a new era of retail education and leadership and we expect our students to lead the ever-evolving retail landscape!

Yu Ma
Academic Director

Anwar White 
Program Director


About the MMR

  • The MMR program is designed to address the growing needs of companies (especially those in fashion, food, intelligent mobility, and media/hospitality) for well-rounded creative and analytical leadership in retail.

  • The emphasis of the program will be on learning how to solve managerial problems–using state-of-the-art data analytics tools and creative and design thinking to make optimal organizational decisions in a variety of managerial settings.

Who is the program best suited for?

  • Students with an undergraduate degree in any discipline, with a strong interest in the emerging field of retail and some analytical and computer acumen.

  • The MMR is a pre-experience program, therefore no prior work experience is required. Preference will be given to candidates with retail experience, although it is not required.


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Application Dates

Applications are open. Applications deadlines:

  • October 31,  2020
  • December 15, 2020
  • Final deadline for international students: March 15, 2021
  • Final deadline for Canadian citizens and Permanent residents: May 15, 2021

The McGill Retail
Innovation Lab (MRIL)

The MRIL offers omni-channel retail activities in a ‘live and open’ setting and fosters collaborations between interdisciplinary & inter-faculty academics & key players in retail, emerging technologies and start-ups.

Meet the Bensadoun
School Instructors

Professors at the McGill University's Bensadoun School of Retail Management are renowned for their research excellence, innovations in teaching, and receiving recognition from international peers.

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