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Retail Management

Get an Associate of Applied Science degree or certificate in Retail Management at Arapahoe Community College and advance your career.

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The retail industry employs over 40 million people, and is responsible for 1 in 4 jobs in the United States. As the retail market continues to grow, the need for people with skills in marketing, management, and leadership continues to increase. The Retail Management certificate and Associate of Applied Science degree give you the necessary skills to advance into management positions in the retail industry. The program will give you the business background needed to interact with vendors, handle marketing and strategic planning, and manage staff. You will also get a better understanding of economics and how it affects the retail environment.

Denise Lefort
Department Chair / Faculty
Business Administration
denise.lefort [at] arapahoe.edu

What You'll Learn

The Retail Management Program will give you the skills and training to:

  • Write properly structured and organized business documents.
  • Examine a business problem and design a course of action.
  • Demonstrate the use of correct business terms.
  • Explain basic retail management functions.

CIP 521803 (RMNG)

This program is designed to provide students with the necessary skills to advance into management positions in the retail industry or to improve their current retail managerial skills. The program provides students with the business background needed to interact with vendors, handle marketing and strategic planning as well as manage staff.

Program Requirements

Total: 60 credit hours

Job Potential

Experienced retail managers can earn between $55,000 - $100,000 annually (United States Bureau of Labor and Statistics). The retail industry has many areas that you can get a management position in, depending on your interests, including: