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Retail Management (APRM)

Associate in Applied Science Degree

Description

This program prepares students to be knowledgeable, capable and enthusiastic employees who can handle both customer-facing and behind-the-scenes jobs in a retail setting. These retail jobs can be divided into four main areas: customer relations, store upkeep, product handling and administration. Students who complete this associates degree will have had exposure to all four of these areas, and they will gain the skills and knowledge to project a can-do, professional and results-focused attitude.

Students will take restricted electives toward completing a certificate as part of the program requirement in one of the following areas (9-16 credits): Accounting for Business Certificate, Human Resource Management (HRM) Certificate, Business Sales and Marketing Certificate, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Certificate, Management Advanced Certificate or a Certificate or Degree in any occupational/technical area

Contact Information

Division
Business/Computer Technologies
Department
Business Department
Advisors
Cheryl Byrne

Requirements

First Semester
Class Title Credits
BMG 205 Creating the Customer Experience 3
BMG 206 Retail Principles and Practices 3
Elective(s) Computer and Information Literacy 3
Elective(s) Writing 3 - 4
Restricted Elective(s) 1: Select a course toward completion of a certificate. 3
Total 15 - 16
Second Semester
Class Title Credits
BMG 211 Merchandising and Inventory Management 3
Elective(s) Arts and Humanities 3
MTH 125 or Everyday College Math
MTH 160 or Basic Statistics
Math Elective(s) Any math level 4 or higher course 4
Elective(s) Speech 3
Restricted Elective(s) 2: Select a course toward completion of a certificate. 3
Total 16
Third Semester
Class Title Credits
BMG 230 Management Skills 3
Elective(s) Natural Sciences* 3
Elective(s) Social and Behavioral Science 3
Restricted Elective(s) 3: Select a course toward completion of a certificate. 3
Restricted Elective(s) 4: Select a course toward completion of a certificate. 3
Total 15
Fourth Semester
Class Title Credits
Elective(s) to reach a minimum of 60 credits. 6
BMG 273 Managing Operations 3
BMG 275 Business and Supply Chain Analytics 4
BMG 295 Supply Chain Field Studies 2
Total 15
Total Credits Required
61 - 62

Footnotes

*Students who plan to transfer should elect a lab-based Natural Science course. They should also meet with an advisor to ensure MACRAO requirements are met.

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