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Retail Management

Certificate (less than one-year)
Catalog Year 2013-2014

MHCC Faculty Adviser:
David Garlington: 503-491-7467 - Room AC 2687
Dave.Garlington@mhcc.edu
Study.Business@mhcc.edu
or contact the Business Department: 503-491-7515

This is a 37-credit program that can be taken over two terms. The curriculum includes skills, knowledge, and abilities that have been identified as essential for a retail management career. Upon successful completion, students receive a Retail Management Certificate.

The Certificate incorporates 10 core courses that provide basic business skills and knowledge required for successful retail management. The educational foundation includes communication, computation, and computer skills. Adding to the foundation is a cluster of business, marketing, human resource, leadership and retailing courses. Together these courses provide a core to meet the immediate demands of business and retailing. This certificate can easily transfer into a two-year Associate of Applied Science Degree in Business Management and beyond.

Program Outcomes
At the completion of this program, students should be able to:

  • Define the different types of retail outlets and related principals for successful businesses
  • Demonstrate the ability to use the computer technology and information services for business related activities
  • Understand the principles and methods for effective management, supervision, and human resource functions
  • Demonstrate in practice a variety of interpersonal skills and leadership styles
  • Demonstrate the ability to solve mathematical problems commonly encountered in retail related business settings
  • Utilize the technical skills for keeping business records and preparing financial statements
  • Write effective retail and marketing communications using different styles for specific business situations
  • Employ successful verbal communication in a variety of settings

The Western Association of Food Chains, www.wafc.com, endorses this certificate.

For program costs, completions and job placement information, please click here.

The following are the ten courses required in this certificate:  Cr 
BA131  Introduction to Business Computing1(Su/F/W/Sp) or
CIS120/L - Computer Concepts I
and CIS120L Lab-1(Su/F/W/Sp)
4
BA205  Business Communications1 (Su/F/W/Sp) 4
BA206  Management and Supervisory Fundamentals (F/W/Sp) 4
BA211  Principles of Accounting I (Su/F/W/Sp) 4
BA223  Principles of Marketing (Su/F/W/Sp) 4
BA224  Human Resources Management (W/Sp) 3
BA249  Retail Management (Sp) 3
BA285  Leadership and Human Relations (F/W/Sp) 3
MTH065  Beginning Algebra II1 (Su/F/W/Sp) 4
SP111  Fundamentals of Public Speaking (Su/F/W/Sp) 4
The following is a suggested two term curriculum. 
First Quarter (Winter) 
BA131  Introduction to Business Computing1or
CIS120/L - Computer Concepts I
and CIS120L Lab-1 
4
BA206  Management and Supervisory Fundamentals 4
BA224  Human Resources Management 3
MTH065  Beginning Algebra II1 or higher 4
SP111  Fundamentals of Public Speaking 4
19 
Second Quarter (Spring) 
BA205  Business Communications1  4
BA211  Principles of Accounting I 4
BA223  Principles of Marketing 4
BA249  Retail Management 3
BA285  Leadership and Human Relations 3
18 
  Total Credits  37 

1 Prerequisite for this course is not included in this curriculum. See course description.

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