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Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Major: 3048
Effective Term: 2024 Fall   

Award: AAS
Total Credits: 62-67
CIP Code: 52.0212

Instructional Council: Business/Management
GPA: 2.0
SOC Code: Upon completion of this program, students may pursue a career as:
41-1011.00 First Line Supervisor of Retail Sales
11-2022.00 Sales Managers

Description: The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Retail Management degree is designed to prepare individuals working in the retail management, food industry, and related fields, for the mid-level management position challenges of the future. The curriculum encompasses business essentials and also emphasizes the skill sets needed for effective management and communication in the work environment. Instruction will provide the background and knowledge necessary for students to develop the judgment skills they must exercise as business managers. A Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Retail Management is also available.

Learning Outcomes
1. Demonstrate skills in leading, negotiating, and working in harmony with others in a business setting. (MGT101, MGT229, MGT251, GBS+++, MGT+++, SBU200, [HU])
2. Apply fundamental concepts to perform basic computing skills and technology operations. (BPC110, CIS105)
3. Demonstrate communication principles and critical thinking through written and oral formats. (COM100, SBU200, (CRE), [FYC], [HU], [SG/SQ], GBS+++)
4. Evaluate various leadership styles and management techniques and explain their use in contemporary business settings. (MGT101, MGT229, MGT251, MGT+++, SBU200)
5. Apply marketing principles to the development of a marketing strategy. (MKT271, MKT+++, GBS+++)
6. Evaluate current trends in human resource management and human resource needs to develop a human resource plan. (MGT251, MGT276, MGT+++)
7. Interpret and analyze financial information and financial performance measures to make business decisions. (ACC111, ACC112, ACC211, ACC212, ACC230, ACC240, [MA])
8. Evaluate merchandising, financial planning, and strategy in the industry to make business decisions. (MGT180)
9. Create and present a strategic plan for a business, including financial strategy and financial performance measures. (MGT180)
Program Notes
Students must earn a grade of C or better in all courses within the program.

Required Courses
Choose one of the following three accounting sequences:
ACC111 Accounting Principles I (3) AND
+ ACC230 Uses of Accounting Information I (3) AND
+ ACC240 Uses of Accounting Information II (3)
ACC111 Accounting Principles I (3) AND
+ ACC112 Accounting Principles II (3) AND
+ ACC212 Managerial Accounting (3)
ACC211 Financial Accounting (3) AND
+ ACC212 Managerial Accounting (3) 6-9

BPC110 Computer Usage and Applications (3) OR
CIS105 Survey of Computer Information Systems (3) 3

FYE101 Introduction to College, Career and Personal Success (1) OR
FYE103 Exploration of College, Career and Personal Success (3) 1-3

MGT101 Techniques of Supervision (3) OR
MGT229 Management and Leadership I (3) 3

MGT180 Retail Management 3

MGT251 Human Relations in Business 3
MGT276 Human Resources Management 3
MKT271 Principles of Marketing 3
SBU200 Society and Business 3
Credits: 28-33

+ indicates course has prerequisites and/or corequisites.
++ indicates that any suffixed course may be selected.
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: June 28, 2022

All information published is subject to change without notice. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information presented, but based on the dynamic nature of the curricular process, course and program information is subject to change in order to reflect the most current information available.