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Business Administration Discipline
Self-financed Programmes

Higher Diploma in Retail and e-Tail Management

Programme code BA124035

The following section presents the programme information offered in September 2018. Information of programmes to be offered in academic year 2019/20 will be announced in late November 2018.
Duration of Study
2 Years
Mode of Study
Offering Campus(es) / Venue(s)
IVE (Haking Wong)
Entrance Requirements
Five HKDSE subjects at Level 2 or above, including English Language and Chinese Language; OR VTC Foundation Diploma (Level 3) / Diploma of Foundation Studies; OR VTC Diploma in Vocational Education / Diploma of Vocational Education; OR Yi Jin Diploma / Diploma Yi Jin; OR Equivalent.
Remarks :
  1. An "Attained", "Attained with Distinction (I)" and "Attained with Distinction (II)" in an HKDSE Applied Learning (ApL) subject (Category B subjects) are regarded as equivalent to an HKDSE subject at "Level 2", "Level 3" and "Level 4" respectively, and a maximum of two ApL subjects (excluding ApL(C)) can be counted for admission purpose.
  2. A "Grade D or E" and a "Grade C or above" in an HKDSE Other Language subject (Category C subjects) are regarded as equivalent to an HKDSE subject at "Level 2" and "Level 3" respectively, and one Other Language subject can be counted for admission purpose.
  3. Holders of Diploma in Vocational Education / Diploma of Vocational Education (DVE) award upon successful completion of prescribed modules are eligible to apply for Higher Diploma Programmes.
  4. Applicants may be required to attend an interview.
Programme Aims
This programme aims to develop knowledge, skills and attitudes appropriate to administrative careers in retail and e-tail industries.  It provides students hands-on experience on setting up and running an e-store as well as a simulated store in campus.  And it also prepares students to run an e-store or a retail business after graduation.
This programme is designed with an emphasis on generic and language training, whole-person development and workplace experience to better prepare students for further studies and employment after graduation.
This programme is equipped with simulated stores, "Retail Place" and “Retail Lab”.
Career Prospects
Graduates are competent to take up retail and merchandising related posts. They may work as Retail Management Trainee, Store Supervisor, e-Commerce Supervisor / Assistant, Retail Merchandiser, Shopping Centre Officer, Retail Marketing Officer, etc. in different organizations.
Graduates opting for further studies could be admitted to the degree programmes offered by various local and overseas universities below:
  • Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong (THEi)
  • The Open University of Hong Kong
  • Coventry University, UK*
  • Sheffield Hallam University, UK*
  • University of Northumbria at Newcastle, UK*
*Offering Bachelor Degree top-up Programmes included in 2+1 International Track scheme
Professional Recognition
The programme is the Associate Member of Hong Kong Retail Management Association.
VTC reserves the right to cancel any programme, revise programme title, content or change the offering institute(s) / campus(es) / class venue(s) if circumstances so warrant.