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The Retail Management Certificate, designed in collaboration with industry leaders, prepares individuals for promotion to management in the retail field. This program is also intended to help students develop an understanding of the retail manager’s job and the requirements for success in the retail environment. Individuals completing the prescribed courses are eligible to receive both the GWC Certificate of Achievement and the WAFC (Western Association of Food Chains) Retail Management Certificate.

The certificate is designed to prepare current and future retail employees for the fast paced challenges in a competitive retail industry. This certificate includes business essentials such as accounting and marketing, and also emphasizes the “soft skills” of behavioral management and communication required for career success. Completion of the Retail Management certificate enhances the opportunity for entry employment as well as advancement in a retail career.

Required Courses Units
Accounting G100 Accounting Elements 4 Units
Business G150 Business Math 3 Units
Business G139 Business Communication 3 Units
Business G130 Introduction to Business Writing 3 Units
Computer Science G130 Survey of Computer Science 4 Units
Management G110 Elements of Management 3 Units
Management G111 Human Resource Mgmt 3 Units
Management G115 Behavior Management 3 Units
Marketing G100 Marketing Principles 3 Units
Marketing G135 Retail Management 3 Units

Total Units 32

Suggested Electives
Accounting G102 Managerial Accounting 4 Units
Accounting G215 Internal Control Compliance: Sarbanes Oxley 3 Units
Business G100 Introduction to Business 3 Units
Business G108 Legal Environment of Business 3 Units
Business G110 Business Law 3 Units
Business G125 Business English 3 Units
Bus/Mkt G185 International Marketing 3 Units
Comm Studies G110 Public Speaking 3 Units
Co-Op G103 - G104 Cooperative Work Experience 3-4 Units
Management G152 Small Business Ownership 3 Units
Management G118 Organization Leadership 3 Units
Management G130 Team Building/Group Dynamic 3 Units
Management G140 Organization/Professional Values 2 Units

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