Loughborough University

Loughborough University

Automotive Retail Management

The Certificate, Diploma and MSc in Retail Automotive Management provide a progressive route to meet the needs of Dealer Principals, Managers, Supervisors and Team Leaders. The programmes are offered as a bespoke set of courses to individual manufacturers and franchise groups. All programmes revolve around real workplace issues, and learning is put into practice with work-based projects that improve business performance whilst gaining qualifications that can help individuals to further their career.

Entry requirements

Entrants to these programmes have managerial experience at an appropriate level. Previous qualifications are not a prerequisite.

Course modules

Core modules for Certificate and Diploma: introduction to business planning; generating customer loyalty; operations management; foundations of management; finance for managers; decision systems. Optional modules: Certificate students study 3 of these options. Diploma students study 9 of these options: managing business performance; managing quality; management and leadership skills; improving performance through coaching; change management; human resource management; marketing strategy; digital and social media in the retail car market; cross cultural market development. MSc modules: Students progressing from the Diploma study the following modules: strategic dealership management; retail marketing strategy; managing enterprise and innovation; cross cultural and international management; project.

Assessment methods

A combination of written assignments and group presentations.

Sponsorship information

Loughborough University Alumni are eligible for a 20% discount in fees.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Part-time block-release - 3 years
PgCert Part-time block-release - 1 years
Part-time block-release - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Loughborough University Loughborough LE11 3TU East Midlands

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Postgraduate Enquiries
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