Certificate Overview

The City College of San Francisco Retail Management Certificate is designed to prepare students for career opportunities and upward mobility in the retail industry. It is endorsed by the Western Association of Food Chains and Food Marketing Institute, and is relevant in any retail sector as its course content and learning outcomes mirror those advocated by the National Retail Federation.

City College of San Francisco offers an 8-course Retail Management Certificate that can be completed within two years while working full or part-time. All courses are college-level and can be applied to other educational programs such as the Marketing Certificate, Supervision Certificate, and the Associate in Science in Marketing. Courses are available face-to-face or online.

Approved Certificate Courses

Section & Course Title

Course Number

Credits

Human Relations in Business
Please complete the following course:
Introduction to Supervision and ManagementSUPV 2313
Business Technology
Please complete the following course:
Computer Applications: BusinessMABS 603
Business Communication
Please complete the following courses:
Written Business CommunicationBSEN 743
Communication for Business ManagementSUPV 2343
Principles of Management
Please complete the following course:
Organizational Behavior for SupervisorsSUPV 2323
Principles of Marketing
Please complete the following course:
Principles of MarketingMRKT 1403
Human Resource Management
Please complete the following course:
Human Resources ManagementSUPV 2333
Financial Management/Budgeting
Please complete one of the following courses:
Introduction to AccountingACCT 104
Financial AccountingACCT 1 4
Mathematics for BusinessBSMA 683
Retail Management
Please complete the following course:
Ownership and Operation of a Small BusinessSMBS 1353
A total of 24-25 credits is required for this certificate.
Updated September 2015