Retail Management

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Certificate Program
Program Coordinator: Irene Clampet - 860-215-9414

This 28 credit certificate program is designed to provide students with an opportunity to develop a skill-based foundation for a career in retail operations and management or as retail entrepreneurs. Completion of the requirements of this program will prepare the student for success in all facets of retail management.

Students may complete this certificate by completing the courses that are listed below.



Course ID Title of Course Credits
ACC* K111° Principles of Accounting I 4
BMG* K202° Principles of Management 3
BMK* K103° Principles of Retailing 3
BMK* K106° Principles of Selling 3
BMK* K201° Principles of Marketing 3
BMK* K241° Principles of Advertising 3
ENG* K101° Composition 3
GRA* K140° Publication Design 3
MAT* K123° Elementary Statistics 3

° Course has a prerequisite. Students should check course description. 


Retail Management, Certificate
Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates will be able to:

  1. explain the practical use of marketing strategies as they are applied in a retail environment in order to pursue a professional career in retail management.

  2. demonstrate skills in the elements of retail management, including merchandising, supervision, customer service, and promotional activities.

  3. demonstrate skills in leadership, motivation, and teamwork, including the ability to work with diverse groups in a retail environment.

  4. apply knowledge from other business disciplines to create effective retail strategies and solve retail business problems.

  5. demonstrate competency in quantitative and qualitative decision-making using technology and research techniques.

  6. explain to role of the consumer in retail management and strategy.