• Retail Management Curriculum


  • Statewide Less-than-One-Year Certificate

    Catalog Year 2016-2017

    This is a 28- or 32-credit program that can be taken over two terms. The curriculum includes skills, knowledge and abilities that have been identified as essential for a retail management career. This certificate is endorsed by the Western Association of Food Chains.

    The certificate incorporates core courses that provide basic business skills and knowledge required for successful retail management. The educational foundation includes communication, computation and computer skills. Adding to the foundation is a cluster of business, marketing, human resource, leadership and retailing courses. This certificate can easily transfer into a two-year Associate of Applied Science degree in Business Management or in Business Management: Marketing and Sales Management.

    Program Outcomes

    At the completion of this program, students should be able to:

    • Define the different types of retail outlets and related principles for successful businesses
    • Demonstrate the ability to use computer technology and information services for business related activities
    • Understand the principles and methods for effective management, supervision and human resource functions
    • Demonstrate in practice a variety of interpersonal skills and leadership styles
    • Demonstrate the ability to solve mathematical problems commonly encountered in retail related business settings
    • Write effective retail and marketing communications using different styles for specific business situations
    The following are required courses in this certificate:
    Course Number Course Title Credits
    BA131

    Introduction to Business Computing1 or
    CIS120 and CIS120L Computer Concepts I and Lab (all offered Su/F/W/Sp)

    4
    BA205 Business Communications (Su/F/W/Sp) 4
    BA206

    Management and Supervisory Fundamentals (F/W/Sp)

    4
    BA222

    Finance (F/Sp) or BA211 Principles of Accounting I (Su/F/W/Sp)
    and BA213 Principles of Accounting III (Su/F/W/Sp).

    4
    BA223

    Principles of Marketing (Su/F/W/Sp)

    4
    BA224 Human Resource Management (F/W/Sp) 3
    BA249 Retail Management (W/Sp) 3
    BA285 Leadership and Human Relations (F/W/Sp) 3
    The following is a suggested two-term curriculum:
    Winter Quarter
    Course Number Course Title Credits
    BA131

    Introduction to Business Computing1 or
    CIS120 and CIS120L Computer Concepts I and Lab

    4
    BA206

    Management and Supervisory Fundamentals

    4
    BA211 Principles of Accounting I2 (4)
    BA224 Human Resource Management 3
    BA249 Retail Management 3
    14 or 18
    Spring Quarter
    Course Number
    Course Title
    Credits
    BA205 Business Communications1 4
    BA222

    Finance1 or BA211 Principles of Accounting I 1, 2

    4
    BA223

    Principles of Marketing

    4
    BA285 Leadership and Human Relations 3
    14 -15
    Total Credits 28-32

    The Retail Management certificate program is not financial aid eligible.
    1 Prerequisite for specific courses may not be required for individual students if you have equivalent industry experience. Make an appointment and meet with the faculty program adviser to discuss prerequisites. See course descriptions.
    2 Students must take either BA222 or a combination of BA211 and BA213. BA211 is a prerequisite for BA213.