2017-2018 Program Requirements APRM

Retail Management (APRM)

Associate in Applied Science Degree

Program is also available online.


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


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: View Articulation Agreements.

Contact Information

Business/Computer Technologies
Business Department
Cheryl Byrne


(Items marked with an icon online icon are available online.)

First Semester
Class   Title Minimum 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 Minimum Credits
BMG 228   Purchasing and Inventory Control 3
Elective(s)   Arts and Humanities 3
MTH 125 or Everyday College Math  
MTH 160 or Basic Statistics  
Elective(s)   Math 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 Minimum 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 Minimum 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


*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.