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Retail Management Certificate Business Total Units: 30
This program is currently inactive. Catalog rights may apply, see a counselor for more information.

Term Effective: Fall 2016


The Retail Management Certificate of Achievement is designed for students who are or will be working in a supervisory capacity in retail management operations. The coursework provides students with a broad foundation of information related to current management practices. The program encompasses business essentials including management, marketing, written and oral communications, and accounting skills required for career success in the retail industry.

The Retail Management Certificate meets a great demand in the labor market for entry-level retail managers, ranging from small businesses to retail chains, including food store chains. This certificate has been endorsed by the Western Association of Food Chains (WAFC) who grants a separate industry certification.

Program Student Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  1. Explain and evaluate approaches to the challenges prevalent in the retail industry;
  2. demonstrate analytical communication and decision making skills for occupations in retail management; and
  3. recognize and apply appropriate management and leadership principles needed to efficiently and effectively meet objectives in a diverse and fast changing organizational setting.

Program Requirements:

The requirements for the Retail Management Certificate program are:

  • Complete 30 units from
    • Retail Management Requirements

Retail Management Requirements - complete 30.00 units
BAD 52Human Relations in Organizations3.00
BGN 81Practical Business Math Skills3.00
BMG 50Introduction to Management and Supervision3.00
BMG 52Written Communication in Organizations3.00
BMG 53Oral Communication in Organizations3.00
BMK 50Marketing3.00
BMK 60Retail Merchandising Management3.00
CS 65.11Microsoft Office3.00
HR 60Human Resource Management3.00
Complete any combination totaling at least 3.00 units from the following:
BAD 1Financial Accounting4.00
BMG 55Business Management Accounting3.00

Term Effective: Fall 2016

The requirements for this program of study are effective beginning the semester shown above. If you began working on this program before the effective semester, you may not be affected by the changes. Consult with the program contact person or the department chair to determine your eligibility to complete the program under previous requirements.

Term Inactive: Fall 2018

Previous Versions:

Retail Management - effective Fall 2014
Retail Management - effective Summer 2011
Retail Merchandising Management - effective Fall 1981

Course Prerequisites and Advisories:

Courses in a program of study may have prerequisites or advisories; that is, courses that must or should be completed before taking that course. Please check for prerequisites or advisories by clicking on the course numbers in the Program Requirements section.

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