Continuing Education in Retail

Continuing education for big box and smaller retailers

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You can’t teach an old dog new tricks – a saying that did not encompass today’s knowledge on lifelong learning just yet. Online, offline, full time, part time, alone or in a team: the possibilities for individual continuing education in retail are as varied as the product choices in the store. Most importantly: there is something for everyone.

Interview with Philipp Brämer, Student of eMAR

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Philipp Brämer is becoming an eMAR – meaning an Executive Master of Arts of Retailing. As one the first people to do so, the trained IT systems management assistant with a Bachelor of Science in Business, embarks on the new management degree program designed especially for the retail sector at the Zeppelin University in Friedrichshafen, Germany. He reveals in our interview how he juggles both retail and university at the same time.

Interview mit Klaus Hartung, Head of Continuing Education at the German Chamber of Industry and Commerce (IHK)

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Demographic change, skills shortage and above all too few apprenticeships – retail already feels these social changes today. In this interview, Klaus Hartung explains how retailers can counteract personnel shortages by offering attractive vocational training and practice-oriented continuing education options. He also talks about the newly developed E-Commerce Manager study program, which simplifies the way into the World Wide Web for brick-and-mortar retailers.