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Retail Management (APRM)

Associate in Applied Science Degree

Program is also available online.


This program emphasizes both the theoretical knowledge and the practical skills needed to succeed in both customer-facing and behind-the-scenes jobs in any type of retail setting. The curriculum was developed with input from industry experts and topics include the role of retailing in the supply chain, retailing formats and locations, organizational structure and key positions, growth and expansion, consumer communication, and brands and private labels. Student also learn about productivity, operational and financial measures, purchasing and inventory control, pricing schemes, and merchandise layout and presentation.

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.


Eastern Michigan University, BBA degree

Copies can be obtained from the Counseling Office, a program advisor, or from the Curriculum and Assessment Office Web site: www.wccnet.edu/curriculum/articulation/levelone/colleges/.

Contact Information

Business/Computer Technologies
Business Department
Donna Rochester


(Items marked in orange are available online.)
First Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
BMG 205 Creating the Customer Experience 3
BMG 206 Retail Principles and Practices 3
ENG 111 Composition I 4
Elective(s) Social and Behavioral Science 1 3
Restricted Elective(s) 1: Choose a course toward completion of selected certificate. 3
Total 16
Second Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
BMG 228 Purchasing and Inventory Control 3
Elective(s) Natural Sciences 3
MTH 125 or Everyday College Math
MTH 160 or Basic Statistics
Elective(s) Math Any math level 4 or higher course 3
COM 101 or Fundamentals of Speaking
COM 102 Interpersonal Communication 3
Restricted Elective(s) 2: Choose a course toward completion of selected certificate. 3
Total 15
Third Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
BMG 273 Managing Operations 3
BMG 275 Business and Supply Chain Analytics 4
Elective(s) Social and Behavioral Science 2 3
Elective(s) Arts and Humanities 1 3
Restricted Elective(s) 3: Choose a course toward completion of selected certificate. 3
Total 16
Fourth Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
BMG 230 Principles of Management 3
BMG 295 Supply Chain Field Studies 2
Elective(s) Natural Sciences with Lab 3
Elective(s) Arts and Humanities 2 3
Restricted Elective(s) 4 0-7 credits: Choose course(s) toward completion of selected certificate as needed. 0
MTA Elective(s) (0-2 credits) to reach minimum 30 MTA credits 2
Total 13
Total Credits Required

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