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Retail Management

Program Information

Business certificates focus on the development of job- or career-specific skills in a short-term, concentrated format. The Retail Management certificate program is earned after completion of 16 credits. Many courses may apply toward Associate of Science (AS) and Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degrees in Business.

  • By completing this certificate, students will achieve the following learning goals as applied in the retail environment:

    1. Function effectively in a diverse, global business community;
    2. Use critical thinking skills to analyze and solve business problems;
    3. Demonstrate effective interpersonal skills and professional attitudes; and
    4. Demonstrate effective business communication skills.
    • A minimum of 12 semester credits in courses numbered 1000 or
      above must be completed at ARCC.
    • A minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 in courses
      numbered 1000 or above at ARCC.
    • All accounting and computer courses should be completed within the last seven years.
    • All courses requirements must be complete before a certificate will be awarded.
    • To complete your program, please submit the appropriate application found here.
    • The requirements of this program are subject to change without


    NOTE: You are encouraged to contact an academic advisor at 763-433-1230 for course planning assistance and information about transfer credit evaluation and transfer options.

  • Program Requirements                           16 credits

    BUS 1103 Human Relations in the Workplace 3
    BUS 1145 Customer Service 3
    BUS 1149 Professional Selling 3
    BUS 2242 Principles of Retailing 3
    BUS 2244 Principles of Management 4


  • The sequence that follows is suggested for full-time students. Part-time students will need more time to complete this program.

    First Year

    Fall Semester Spring Semester
    BUS 1103 3 BUS 2242 3
    BUS 1145 3 BUS 2244 4
    BUS 1149  3    
    TOTAL 9   TOTAL 7  
  • *Some occupations may require advanced education

    • Retail Sales Associate
    • Retail Manager
    • Retail Buyer
    • Assistant Store Manager
    • Merchandise Manager
    • Retail Marketing Specialist
    • Retail Team Leader
    • Retail Customer Service Representative
    • District Manager
    • Loss Prevention Specialist
    • Visual Merchandiser


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