2023 Programmes and Trainings
The academy also offers asynchronous programmes and short courses tailored to the unique African retail environment. This represents the first-ever African foray into a comprehensive, self-paced retail education. Drawing upon the expertise of foremost academics and practitioners from around Africa, the academy will paint a vivid portrait of the history, future, and present state of retail on the continent.
Key DatesOpen Enrolment Hybrid Seminars
Marketing in Retail: Feb 28 – March 2, 2023
Logistic & Supply Chain Management in Retail: July 26 – 28, 2023
January 28, 2023 & July 29, 2023
Second Africa Retail Congress: November 11, 2023
Self-paced Certificate Programmes (Year round)
LBS Certificate for Senior Retail Executives
Delivery: OnlineOverview: The LBS Certificate Programme for Senior Retail Executives targets retail executives, public sector leaders in the retail sector, supermarket, e-commerce, pharmacy and shopping mall owners, heads and executive members of retail associations, team leaders responsible for determining the direction of the retail business, strategic planning, and people development.
This gives a more strategic overview of the role of retail within an organization. Artificial intelligence, as regards retail, supply chain management and more are treated in this course for retail leaders.
Who should attend: retail executives, owners of supermarkets and malls, executive members of retail organizations, and public sector leaders in the retail sector.
LBS Certificate for Retail Managers
Delivery: OnlineOverview: The LBS Certificate for Retail Manager is for retail managers, retail-facing (key account managers, commercial managers and sales executives) and non-retail-facing (brand marketers, category managers, shopper marketers) professionals, public sector officials in the retail sector.
By the end of this programme, participants can expect to improve their managerial abilities and comprehension of retail operations.
Who should attend: retail managers, key account managers, retail-facing managers, non-retail-facing managers, and public sector officials in the retail sector.
LBS Certificate for Retail Professionals
Delivery: OnlineOverview: The certificate course for retail practitioners has been assembled for beginners as well as relatively inexperienced retail professionals. Participants will learn career opportunities available to retailers, environmental factors affecting retail on the continent, and even basic accounting practices concerning retail.
By the end of the programme, participants should be well-armed to avoid the many pitfalls that beginner retail professionals often fall into.
Who should attend: Individuals interested in entering retail, individuals interested in building a career in retail and individuals at the early stage of their retail career.