Retail property master class programme

Retail property master class programme (BCSC)

Setting the standard for excellence

The UK retail and retail property sectors are pillars of the national economy, employing approximately 7.3 million people. As the industry evolves, demand is growing for investors, developers, planners, retailers, centre managers and other stakeholder groups to regularly refresh their knowledge and skills. Devised by Cass in partnership with British Council of Shopping Centres (BCSC), the Retail Property Master Class Programme provides an understanding of interesting and topical issues for those operating at mid to senior level within the sector.

BCSC - British Council of Shopping Centres

A multitude of benefits

This tailored programme, comprising a series of one-day classes, offers retail property professionals an invaluable opportunity to enhance their knowledge and strategic skills in these times of rapid change and challenging economic conditions. Each of the eight, one-day sessions offers a means of formulating strategies for business priorities, enhancing careers and networking with peers.

The programme is designed to make a tangible difference to your performance and that of your business:

  • Improve your skills or develop expertise in new areas
  • Gain access to strategic information that can be quickly applied within your business
  • Expand your networks with different stakeholder groups to take advantage of new business opportunities
  • Set new standards of excellence and be equipped to offer leadership as the industry evolves.

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The content

The programme is made up of a series of eight individual master classes, held in London, alongside additional regional classes, each focused on a different industry issue.

The classes are divided into three themed groups which, taken as a whole, provide a comprehensive study into a key area. Alternatively, delegates can select one or more classes from the following three groups to create their own tailored education programme:

  • Diagnosing and creating investment potential: Appraising the investment potential of a shopping centre and understanding how a commercially viable and integrated shopping centre can be developed
  • Understanding and managing the shopping centre experience: Practical insights into the challenges of centre management from retailer and customer perspectives
  • Driving shopping centre performance: Creating sustainable performance and using a suite of performance metrics to provide deep insights into how ongoing centre performance can be optimised.

Programme delivery

Master classes are taught jointly by Cass faculty and industry experts and held in high-profile venues across London.

Each of the eight master classes has been designed to the exacting standards of Cass's prestigious formal education programmes. The course uses a variety of learning methods, packed with real-world applications and case studies, ensuring that each session is stimulating, engaging and immediately practical.

Candidate profile

The Retail Property Master Class Programme is open to all those operating at mid to senior level management within the retail industry, including investors, developers, planners, retailers and centre managers.

How to apply

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