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Course Duration

2 years

Type of course


Campus where course is offered

ITE College Central ITE College East ITE College West

Course Certification

Higher Nitec

Transforming Retail and Wholesale Industry, Empowering Growth: Embracing the Future with Online Success and Analytical Insights!

The business world is constantly evolving. Therefore, ITE's curriculum aims to stay abreast of the ever-evolving business landscape and equip students with the latest trends and technologies. This course will provide a robust foundation for future business careers, preparing individuals for success across various industries. Students from this course will be given the opportunity to choose their specialisation from two core business functions:

  • E-Commerce & Digital Marketing
  • Wholesale Business
E-Commerce & Digital Marketing

A Retail Executive plays a crucial role in bridging the gap between traditional brick-and-mortar retail and the digital landscape. You will be trained to deliver exceptional customer service while leveraging modern technological tools to enhance the shopping experience for customers. You will support a spectrum of retail functions while working in a dynamic and fast-paced environment, keeping up with the latest technological advancements and using them to drive sales and improve operational efficiency to optimize the overall retail experience.

Wholesale Business

An Operations & Procurement Executive role in the wholesale business is a multifaceted one, playing a crucial role in supporting a whole range of wholesale business functions with a Business to Business focus. This specialisation will provide you with knowledge and perspectives to be successful in the wholesale industry by equipping you with skills to navigate international trade, manage vendors, procure goods strategically, and oversee efficient operations in the exciting world of global commerce.

Join us and take the first step towards a fulfilling and successful career in the world of business. We look forward to helping you achieve your professional goals!

Specialisations and Offering Colleges:
  • E-Commerce & Digital Marketing: College Central, College East, College West
  • Wholesale Business: College Central, College East

What you'll learn

  • Promote products and services through face-to-face, online and live streaming modes
  • Provide customer service
  • Perform cashiering
  • Handle merchandise
  • Manage stock inventory
  • Arrange display of merchandise
  • Perform marketing and sales promotions activities
  • Assist in the buying process
  • Assist in supply chain operations
  • Provide immersive retail experience
  • Create digital content for e-commerce
  • Coordinate e-commerce operations
  • Perform retail analytics
  • Implement sustainability measures
  • Handle wholesale orders and inventory
  • Perform wholesale operations and procurement
  • Liaise with clients and partners
  • Coordinate order fulfilment and sale
  • Coordinate international trade requirements

Entry Requirements

GCE 'O' level grades in English Language, Mathematics/Principles of Accounts and 1 other subject:

  • Grade 1-7 in English Language
  • Grade 1-8 in Mathematics (Elementary/Additional) or Principles of Accounts*
  • Grade 1-7 in one other subject
    *To be eligible for selection, you must have sat for Mathematics (Elementary/Additional).


Nitec GPA:
For more details on minimum entry requirements for Nitec graduates, please click here.

Students will be required to purchase a Laptop for the course. This is in addition to the course fees. Financial assistance is available to eligible students under ITE Opportunity Fund subject to terms and conditions. For more details on the minimum laptop specifications, please click here.

Progression Opportunities

Higher Nitec in Retail & Online Business graduates may apply for progression to the following Work-Study Diploma courses at ITE:

Higher Nitec in Retail & Online Business graduates with a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.0 and above may apply for progression to a Technical Diploma course at ITE. For more details on progression, please click here.

Higher Nitec in Retail & Online Business graduates with a GPA of 2.0 and above may also apply for progression to the first year of a related diploma course at the Polytechnics. For more details on diploma courses for progression, please refer to the Joint Polytechnic Admissions website.

Career Opportunities

Higher Nitec in Retail & Online Business graduates obtain training in digital marketing and merchandising which widen their opportunities to be employed by retail and wholesale establishments for both shop front and back-end office. Some of the job titles held by graduates include Marketing Executive, E-commerce Executive, Retail Merchandiser, Retail Executive, Operations Executive and Procurement Executive.