Certificate Overview

This certificate is developed in cooperation with the Western Association of Food Chains (WAFC). The program has been fully endorsed by the WAFC and its member companies. The certificate’s curriculum was developed out of a collaborative effort between several industry and college professionals and encompasses several business essentials, including the “soft skills” of management and communication required for career success in the retail industry. Although the program was developed by the food retail industry, its completion will help students to acquire necessary knowledge and skills to manage retail stores of any kind. This broad program is appropriate for retail, wholesale, suppliers, etc.

The Retail Management Certificate coursework incorporates both educational knowledge and technical skills, such as management styles, people skills, merchandising philosophies, and technology.

Approved Certificate Courses

Section & Course Title

Course Number

Credits

Human Relations in Business
Please complete the following course:
Human Relations in the WorkplaceBUS-483
Business Technology
Please complete one of the following courses:
Introduction to Computer Application SystemsCAS-503
Computer LiteracyCSCI-83
Business Communication
Please complete the following course:
Business CommunicationsBUS-143
Principles of Management
Please complete the following course:
Introduction to ManagementBUS-223
Principles of Marketing
Please complete the following course:
Introduction to MarketingBUS-363
Human Resource Management
Please complete the following course:
Human Resources ManagementBUS-213
Financial Management/Budgeting
Please complete the following courses:
Financial AccountingBUS-1A4
Retail Management
Please complete the following course:
Retail ManagementBUS-323
A total of 25 credits is required for this certificate.
Updated April 2015