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
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
Business Communication Please complete the following course:
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:
Retail Management Please complete the following course:
A total of 25 credits is required for this certificate.
Updated April 2015