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

Gainful Employment Disclosures – 2019

Program Name Retail Management Certificate

This program is designed to be completed in 18 months.

This program will cost $4,892.00 if completed within normal time. There may be additional costs for living expenses. These costs were accurate at the time of posting, but may have changed.

Of the students who completed this program within normal time, the typical graduate leaves with N/A of debt.

The following States do not have licensure requirements for this profession: CA

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