Management Department

Retail Management


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The Retail Management Certificate prepares individuals to manage a variety of retail sales operations or lines of merchandise. Students who complete the ten course Retail Management Certificate program will develop a clear sense of the scope of a career in the field of retail management. The program serves both entry-level job candidates and incumbent employees. The curriculum includes foundational courses in both written and oral communication, business math, human relations, and microcomputer applications. Students also complete specific business and management courses in accounting, management, marketing, retailing, and human resource management. After successful completion of the required coursework, students will receive a Retail Management Certificate. This certificate is endorsed by the Western Association of Food Chains (WAFC).

Career Opportunities

Potential positions include assistant manager, buyer, department manager, management trainee, merchandise manager, and store manager.

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