Business-Retail Business Management (A.A.S.)

Business - Retail Business Management (A.A.S.) – Students in retail business management are prepared for merchandising and management careers in such retail enterprises as department and specialty stores, resident buying offices, chain organizations, and small businesses. Students will also have the opportunity to participate in an internship program, gaining valuable on-the-job experience. The Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree provides students with positions in the retailing industry upon graduation or continued education at a four-year institution.

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Business - Retail Business Management
A.A.S. Program
Hegis Code: 5004

Total Credits: 64

First Semester Credits
ENG 100 Enhanced Composition I or
ENG 101 Composition I or
ENG 108 The Craft of Composition / Honors English I(1)
MKT 100 Introduction to Marketing 3
MKT 103 Principles of Sales 3
NCC 101 Freshman Seminar: The College Experience 1
RET 107 Principles of Retailing 3
Social Science Elective 3
Total Semester Credits 16
Second Semester Credits
COM 101 Interpersonal Communications or
ENG 102 Composition II or
ENG 109 The Art of Analysis / Honors English II
CMP 115 Computers in Business 3
MKT 101 Business Mathematics or
RET 111 Retail Merchandising (as advised)
MKT 145 Consumer Motivation and Buyer Behavior 3
MKT 160 Customer Service 3
Total Semester Credits 15
Third Semester Credits
Business Elective(2) 3
HED Health Elective 2
Humanities Elective 3
RET 109 Visual Merchandising 3
RET 142 Field Training(3)(4) 3
Social Science Elective 3
Total Semester Credits 17
Fourth Semester Credits
Business Elective(2) 3
Lab Science Elective 4
MKT 106 Principles of Advertising 3
MKT 112 Small Business Marketing 3
Math Elective 3
Total Semester Credits 16
  1. Depending on placement
  2. Business electives as advised
  3. Internship - as advised both day and evening students
  4. FBM 142 Fashion Buying and Merchandising Field Traning and MKT 142 Field Training are acceptable to fulfill the requirements for the Retail Business Management Program.

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