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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 is earned after completion of 22-23 credits. Many courses may apply toward Associate of Science (AS) and Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degrees in Business. 

  • By completing this program, students will achieve the following learning goals:

    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.
    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
    • Students must complete a Certificate Application. Certificate Applications are available online at under Records and Registration. Alternative formats of the form are available at the Records and Registration Office per request.
    • 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                           22-23 credits

    BUS 1101 Introduction to Business 3
    BUS 1103 Human Relations in the Workplace 3
    BUS 1108 Business Math  3
    BUS 2125 Financial Accounting  4
    BUS 1112 Computer Concepts and Applications  3
    BUS 1221 Supervision 3
    BUS 2142 Principles of Marketing 4
    BUS 2242 Principles of Retailing 3
  • *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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