Retail Management

This one-year certification provides students with specialized course work in retailing. This program is designed as a pathway to obtain Associates degree credentials in the discipline of retail management. Upon completion, students can continue to pursue a degree in MGT.AAS, BPM.AAS, MKT.AAS, SMB.AAS, ACC.AAS, ASA.AAS, ABA.AS, ADA.AAS, IFP.AAS, SPM.AS Retailing offers careers in such areas as selling, sales management, buying advertising, and display. It is an ever changing field that allows much opportunity for innovation. There are options for a student to run a privately owned business or work for a larger organization. Retail buyers study market research reports and monitor sales transactions to determine which products are in demand. They assess resale value of goods and make purchases.

This one-year certification provides students with specialized course work in retailing. This program is designed as a pathway to obtain Associates degree credentials in the discipline of retail management. Upon completion, students can continue to pursue a degree in MGT.AAS, BPM.AAS, MKT.AAS, SMB.AAS, ACC.AAS, ASA.AAS, ABA.AS, ADA.AAS, IFP.AAS, SPM.AS

Retailing offers careers in such areas as selling, sales management, buying advertising, and display. It is an ever changing field that allows much opportunity for innovation. There are options for a student to run a privately owned business or work for a larger organization. Retail buyers study market research reports and monitor sales transactions to determine which products are in demand. They assess resale value of goods and make purchases.


Degree/Certificate:
Certificate of Achievement
Code Course Credits
First Year / First Semester
ENG-101 English Composition I 3
CIS-101 Personal Computer Applications 3
MKT-101 Principles of Marketing 3
MGT-102 Introduction to Management 3
...-... Free Elective 3
    15
Second Semester
ACC-104 Financial Accounting 3
MGT-212 Human Resource Management 3
MGT-216 Human Relations in Business & Industry 3
MKT-102 Retail Management (Capstone) 3
CIS-102 Spreadsheet or  
CIS-103 Database Management or  
CIS-206 Advanced Computer Concepts & Applications 3
    15
  Total Minimum Credits 30

Program Goals

  • To prepare students for career management opportunities and upward mobility in the retail industry. The program
    is endorsed by the Western Association of Food Chains and Food Marketing Institute and is relevant in any retail
    sector as its curriculum and learning outcomes mirror those advocated by the National Retail Federation.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate proficiency and apply the managerial competencies applicable to selection of the optimal methodologies to deal with change-management and conflict resolution in the workplace.
  2. Analyze the role of Information Systems in supporting organizational strategy, improving business processes, and supporting data-driven decision making.
  3. Employ software tools (e.g. Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint) to produce professional quality business
    communications (e.g. letters, memos, presentations, and emails) to address a variety of business situations and prepare business reports that integrate data from multiple sources to illustrate and facilitate managerial decision-making.
  4. Execute the roles, responsibilities, and accountability of managers in planning, organizing, leading, and controlling
    within an organization.
  5. Conduct reviews of Federal and State employment laws applicable to management decisions and integrate statutory provisions as context for evaluating legal and financial implications and human factors in making personnel decisions.
  6. Develop and manage customer databases, integrated systems, and buying and sales forecasting systems for use to
    support retail businesses.

Employment Opportunities

  • Department Manager
  • Retail Salesperson
  • Store Manager
  • Regional Store Manager
  • Retail Promotion Manager
  • Special Events Manager
  • Advertising Manager

Contact Persons

Dr. William H. Allen, Coordinator
(856) 227-7200 ext. 4455
email: ballen@camdencc.edu

Professor Rondald O’Neal
(856) 227-7200 ext. 4455
email: roneal@camdencc.edu

Additional information

Program Code

RET.CT

CIP Code

52.1803