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Retail Management
Statewide Less-than-One-Year Certificate

Catalog Year 2015-2016

MHCC Faculty Advisers:
David Garlington: 503-491-7467
Room AC2687
Dave.Garlington@mhcc.edu
or contact the Business Department: 503-491-7515

This is a 28- or 32-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. This certificate is endorsed by the Western Association of Food Chains.

The certificate incorporates 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. This certificate can easily transfer into a two-year Associate of Applied Science degree in Business Management or in Business Management: Marketing and Sales Management.

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

  • Define the different types of retail outlets and related principles for successful businesses
  • Demonstrate the ability to use 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
  • Write effective retail and marketing communications using different styles for specific business situations
The following are required courses in this certificate:
Course Number
Course Title
Credits
BA131

Introduction to Business Computing1 or
CIS120 and CIS120L Computer Concepts I and Lab (all offered Su/F/W/Sp)

4
BA205 Business Communications (Su/F/W/Sp)
4
BA206

Management and Supervisory Fundamentals (F/W/Sp)

4
BA222

Finance (F/Sp) or BA211 Principles of Accounting I (Su/F/W/Sp)
and BA213 Principles of Accounting III (Su/F/W/Sp).

4
BA223

Principles of Marketing (Su/F/W/Sp)

4
BA224 Human Resource Management (F/W/Sp)
3
BA249 Retail Management (W/Sp)
3
BA285 Leadership and Human Relations (F/W/Sp)
3
The following is a suggested two-term curriculum:
Winter Quarter
Course Number
Course Title
Credits
BA131

Introduction to Business Computing1 or
CIS120 and CIS120L Computer Concepts I and Lab

4
BA206

Management and Supervisory Fundamentals

4
BA211 Principles of Accounting I2
(4)
BA224 Human Resource Management
3
BA249 Retail Management
3
14 or 18
Spring Quarter
Course Number
Course Title
Credits
BA205 Business Communications1
4
BA222

Finance1 or BA211 Principles of Accounting I 1, 2

4
BA223

Principles of Marketing

4
BA285 Leadership and Human Relations
3
14 -15
Total Credits 28-32

The Retail Management certificate program is not financial aid eligible.
1 Prerequisite for specific courses may not be required for individual students if you have equivalent industry experience. Make an appointment and meet with the faculty program adviser to discuss prerequisites. See course descriptions.
2 Students must take either BA222 or a combination of BA211 and BA213. BA211 is a prerequisite for BA213.

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