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Retail Management

The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Retail Management degree is designed to prepare individuals working in the retail management, food industry, and related fields, for the mid-level management position challenges of the future. The curriculum encompasses business essentials and also emphasizes the skill sets needed for effective management and communication in the work environment. Instruction will provide the background and knowledge necessary for students to develop the judgment skills they must exercise as business managers. A Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Retail Management is also available.

Details

Field of Interest
Business, Entrepreneurialism, and Management
Degree Type
Associate in Applied Science (AAS)
Academic Plan
Retail Management (DEG)
Academic Plan Code
3048
Total credits required
62-67
Catalog Year
2024-2025
Effective Term
Fall 2024
Notes

Students must earn a grade of C or better in all courses within the program.

What You'll Learn

This pathway map will help you gain the expertise needed to:

  1. Demonstrate skills in leading, negotiating, and working in harmony with others in a business setting.
  2. Apply fundamental concepts to perform basic computing skills and technology operations.
  3. Demonstrate communication principles and critical thinking through written and oral formats.
  4. Evaluate various leadership styles and management techniques and explain their use in contemporary business settings.
  5. Apply marketing principles to the development of a marketing strategy.
  6. Evaluate current trends in human resource management and human resource needs to develop a human resource plan.
  7. Interpret and analyze financial information and financial performance measures to make business decisions.
  8. Evaluate merchandising, financial planning, and strategy in the industry to make business decisions.
  9. Create and present a strategic plan for a business, including financial strategy and financial performance measures.

Successful completion of this degree may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Arizona-based annual median wages* for this program. Education requirements vary for the occupations listed below, so you may need further education or degrees in order to qualify for some of these jobs and earn the related salaries. Please visit with an academic advisor and/or program director for additional information.

First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers

$43,460

* Wage information sourced from the . Updated May 2022.

Course Sequence by Term

The following is the suggested course sequence by term. Please keep in mind:

  • Students should meet with an academic advisor to develop an individual education plan that meets their academic and career goals. Use the Pathway Planner tool in your to manage your plan.
  • The course sequence is laid out by suggested term and may be affected when students enter the program at different times of the year.
  • Initial course placement is determined by current district placement measures and/or completion of 100-200 level course and/or program requirements.
  • Degree and transfer seeking students may be required to successfully complete a MCCCD First Year Experience Course (FYE) within the first two semesters at a MCCCD College. Courses include FYE101 and FYE103. Course offerings will vary by college. See an academic, program, or faculty advisor for details.
  • Consult with your faculty mentor or academic advisor to determine educational requirements, including possible university transfer options, for your chosen career field.

Pathway Map Options

There are multiple options available for this pathway map. These options vary depending on the locations, partners, and available tracks of the award.

These pathway map options may share some common coursework. To explore what additional coursework may be required, select your desired option from the list below. Once selected, the list of courses and any associated details will be automatically updated in the course sequence below. The differences between individual pathway map options may only be a few courses.

Pathway Map Option Details

No pathway map option has been selected. Please select from the pathway map options listed above.

Accounting Option 1

The additional courses required by this pathway map option have already been inserted into the pathway map above. For your reference, those additional courses are also listed below, separated by term.

Full-time

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken if the Accounting Option 1 option (Full-time) has been selected
Term Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
Term 2 a3
Term 3 a3
Term 4 a3


If you are interested in other options for this degree, a list of all pathway map options is also available.

Full-time Sequence

Full-time status is 12 credits to 18 credits per semester.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
or
or FYC or FYC 3
3
3
or
or CS or CS 3
or
or Critical course Gateway course None or SB 3
or
or 1鈥3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
Critical course 3
3
or equivalent by assessment 0鈥3
Offered in the first 8 weeks SB 3
3鈥6
Accounting Coursework Accounting Coursework 3

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
Accounting Coursework Accounting Coursework 3
or
or
or or FYC or FYC or L 3
RE Restricted Electives 3
G, SB 3
RE Restricted Electives 3

Term 4

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 4
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
3
Accounting Coursework Accounting coursework 0鈥3
RE Restricted Electives 3
4
RE Restricted Electives 0鈥3
RE Restricted Electives 0鈥3

Restricted Electives:

Student must complete an additional nine (9) to fifteen (15) credits from GBS, MGT, and/or MKT prefixed courses (except courses used to satisfy Required Courses area) to complete the minimum total program credits required for this degree. Must include at least one MKT course.

A list of additional, alternative, or supplemental courses for this pathway map
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
RE
RE
RE

Part-time Sequence

Part-time status is 11 credit hours or less.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
or
or CS or CS 3
or
or Critical course Gateway course None or SB 3
or
or 1鈥3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
3
3

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
3
Offered in the first 8 weeks SB 3

Term 4

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 4
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
Critical course 3
Accounting Coursework Accounting Coursework 3

Term 5

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 5
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
or
or FYC or FYC 3
Accounting Coursework Accounting Coursework 3

Term 6

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 6
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
or equivalent by assessment 0鈥3
or
or
or or FYC or FYC or L 3
Accounting Coursework Accounting coursework 0鈥3

Term 7

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 7
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
3鈥6
G, SB 3

Term 8

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 8
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
RE Restricted Electives 3
RE Restricted Electives 3

Term 9

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 9
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
3
RE Restricted Electives 3

Term 10

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 10
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
4
RE Restricted Electives 0鈥3
RE Restricted Electives 0鈥3

Restricted Electives:

Student must complete an additional nine (9) to fifteen (15) credits from GBS, MGT, and/or MKT prefixed courses (except courses used to satisfy Required Courses area) to complete the minimum total program credits required for this degree. Must include at least one MKT course.

A list of additional, alternative, or supplemental courses for this pathway map
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
RE
RE
RE
Course Area Key

Gateway Course = Generally the first major-specific course in a pathway.

Critical Course = A course that is highly predictive of future success in a pathway.

Disclaimer

Students must earn a grade of C or better for all courses required within the program.

Course Sequence total credits may differ from the program information located on the MCCCD curriculum website due to program and system design.

View MCCCD鈥檚 for additional details regarding the requirements of this award .

At Maricopa, we strive to provide you with accurate and current information about our degree and certificate offerings. Due to the dynamic nature of the curriculum process, course and program information is subject to change. As a result, the course list associated with this degree or certificate on this site does not represent a contract, nor does it guarantee course availability. If you are interested in pursuing this degree or certificate, we encourage you to meet with an advisor to discuss the requirements at your college for the appropriate catalog year.