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Retail Management

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Retail Management is designed to prepare individuals working in the retail industry, and related fields, for the industry training needs in supervision and management, marketing, financial management, and business planning. The curriculum encompasses several business essentials and also emphasizes the skill sets needed for effective management and communication in the work environment. An Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Retail Management is also available.


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Field of Interest
Business, Entrepreneurialism, and Management
Retail Management (CER)
Total Credits Required

Students must earn a grade of C or better required for all courses within the program.

What You'll Learn
  • Demonstrate skills in leading, negotiating, and working in harmony with others in a business setting. (MGT101, MGT229, MGT251)
  • Apply fundamental concepts to perform basic computing skills and technology operations. (BPC110, CIS105)
  • Demonstrate communication principles and critical thinking through written and oral formats. (COM100)
  • Evaluate various leadership styles and management techniques and explain their use in contemporary business settings. (MGT101, MGT229, MGT251)
  • Apply marketing principles to the development of a marketing strategy. (MKT268, MKT271)
  • Evaluate current trends in human resource management and human resource needs to develop a human resource plan. (MGT251, MGT276)
  • Interpret and analyze financial information and financial performance measures to make business decisions. (ACC111, ACC211)
  • Evaluate merchandising, financial planning, and strategy in the industry to make business decisions. (MGT180, MKT268)
  • Create and present a strategic plan for a business, including financial strategy and financial performance measures. (MGT180)
Career Opportunities
Required courses
Course #Course TitleCredits
ACC111Accounting Principles I (3) OR
ACC211Financial Accounting (3)3
BPC110Computer Usage and Applications (3) OR
CIS105Survey of Computer Information Systems (3)3
COM100Introduction to Human Communication3
MGT251Human Relations in Business3
MGT101Techniques of Supervision (3) OR
MGT229Management and Leadership I (3)3
MGT180Retail Management (3) OR
MKT268Merchandising (3)3
MGT276Personnel/Human Resources Management3
MKT271Principles of Marketing3

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