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Retail Management


Associate of Applied Science Degree: 92 Credits
Career Pathways: Roadmap | Program of Study

Credits to Complete Degree

Academic Discipline Credits
Business Administration 38
Business Program Elective 15
Management Support Electives 9
Office Systems 1
Computer Applications 9
Economics 4
Writing 4
General Education Electives 12
Credit Total 92

Career Description

A management graduate enters business as a supervisory trainee who will coordinate activities and direct personnel to attain operational goals. Management supervisors assign duties to workers and establish work schedules. They may also evaluate performance and may recommend hiring, promotions and dismissals.

Program Outcomes

Students who successfully complete the AAS in Management degree will develop skills and knowledge appropriate for entry-level supervisory/management trainee positions. Upon successful completion of this AAS-Management degree, students will be able to:

  • Communicate effectively with customers, suppliers, employees, and other stakeholders, using standard business terminology.
  • Analyze business situations and evaluate possible solutions in the context of the business setting.
  • Apply an understanding of the management process, inclusive of planning, organizing, leading, and controlling resources within organizations.
  • Utilize computer applications for appropriate managerial analysis, presentations, and reports.
  • Practice within the legal, ethical, and economic standards of the business environment.

Course of Study

The emphasis of this program is on management principles, marketing, accounting, office management and small business management.

Students must also meet Associate degree comprehensive requirements and Associate of Applied Science degree requirements. Students must complete a total of sixteen credits of General Education. Some courses specified within the program may be used as General Education.

Approved Management Program Electives

Course Name Credits
BA 177 Payroll Accounting 3
BA 203 Introduction to International Business 3
BA 207 Introduction to E-Commerce 4
BA 213 Principles of Accounting III 4
BA 218 Personal Finance 3
BA 228 Computer Accounting Applications 3
BA 238 Sales 3
BA 239 Advertising 3
BA 242 Introduction to Investments 3
BA 250 Small Business Management 3
BA 280A CE: Business Experience* varied
BA 280B CE: Business Experience-Seminar* 1
*Complete 12 BA credits before enrolling

Approved Management Support Electives

Course Name Credits
CAS 109 Beginning Powerpoint 1
CAS 111D Beginning Website Creation: Dreamweaver 3
CAS 140 Beginning Access 3
CAS 171 Intermediate Excel 3
CAS 217 Intermediate Word 3
CAS 231 Publisher 3
OS 240 Filing and Records Management 4

Associate of Science Oregon Transfer - Business

Associate of Science Oregon Transfer: 90 Credits

This degree is designed for students planning to transfer credits to any Oregon University System (OUS) school and seek entry into that institution’s business school program. Students completing the Associate of Science Oregon transfer - Business (ASOT-BUS) degree will have met the lower-division general education requirements of the OUS institution’s baccalaureate degree programs. Students transferring will have junior status for registration purposes.

Admission to the business school program of an OUS institution is not guaranteed upon completion of the ASOT-Business degree. It is strongly recommended that students contact the specific OUS campus business school program early in the first term of their ASOT Business program to be advised of additional requirements.

Candidates for the ASOT-BUS degree must satisfy the General Education Requirements and Associate Degree Comprehensive Requirements Limits and meet all the degree specific requirements listed here.

Core Requirements

Requirements Credits Courses Which Satisfy Requirements
Writing* 8 WR 121 and either 122 or 227.
Math* 12 A minimum of 3 courses of MTH 111 or higher for which Intermediate Algebra is a prerequisite. One course must be Statistics.
Oral Communications* 3 COMM 111
Computer Applications* 8 BA 131 or CAS 133 or CAS 170, or CAS 171
*All courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or "Pass" or better.

Degree-specific Requirements for ASOT-BUS

  • Associate Degree Comprehensive Requirements Limits.
  • Each course must be completed with a C or better: BA101, 211, 212, 213 and 226. BA226 may be replaced by any other faculty-approved 200-level BA course.

General Education Requirements

Students must complete at least 11 discipline studies courses from the General Education Electives List. All courses in discipline studies must be a minimum of 3 credits. A course may count towards foundational requirements or discipline studies, but not both.

  • Arts & Letters: complete 3 courses from at least two disciplines.
  • Social Sciences: Complete 4 courses from at least two disciplines; 2 courses must be microeconomics and macroeconomics.
  • Science: Must complete 4 courses from at least two subject areas (including 3 laboratory courses in biological and/or physical science).
  • Cultural Literacy: Select one course from any course designated as meeting the cultural literacy requirement. This course may be one of the required discipline studies courses.

Elective Credit Requirements

  • All candidates must complete additional elective or university specific prerequisites courses for a minimum of 90 credits. Elective courses may be any number of credits.
  • A maximum of 12 credits of CTE courses may be applied (may not include the career technical required coursework in the degree).
  • 1-credit MSD workshops may not be applied.
  • A maximum of 3 credits of physical education (PE) may be applied to this degree.

University Specific Prerequisites

Each OUS school has different requirements for their Business program. Please refer to your school’s website for additional courses beyond the minimum requirements for the ASOT-BUS degree.

Retail Management

Career and Technical Education Certificate: 35 Credits
Career Pathways: Roadmap | Program of Study
Gainful Employment

Credits to Complete Certificate

Academic Discipline Credits
Business Administration 27
Business Management/ Computer Information Systems 4
Communications 4
Credit Total 35


Requirements for this certificate will be reviewed duing the 2014-15 academic year. This review may result in significant changes or termination of the certificate in 2015-16. Please consult your academic advisor or the Business Administration Department for current information on the future certificate status and impact on students.

Career Description

Designed for people already working in retail as well as those wanting to enter this fast-paced career path, the curriculum incorporates ten core courses that provide basic business skills and knowledge that have been identified as essential for a retail management career. The educational foundation includes management, communication, computation, and computer skills.

Program Outcomes

Students who successfully complete the retail management certificate program will possess the following skills:

  • Written Business Communication
  • Oral Communications
  • Business Mathematics
  • Bookkeeping or General Accounting
  • Microcomputer Applications
  • Introduction to Management
  • Marketing Management
  • Human Resources Management
  • Retail Management
  • Merchandising
  • Leadership and Human Relations

Course of Study

The emphasis in this program is to provide a basic understanding of the marketing environment of commerce and industry to develop a career in the field. Students must also meet general certificate requirements.

Industry Support

The Retail Management degree is supported by local trade associations in the grocery retail business. The degree is designed for those working in the industry who desire to enhance their current skills and to better prepare for career advancement in this industry. Students seeking employment in the retail sector will also find this degree helpful. Students will take classes in business communication, marketing, management and accounting. The Retail Management Certificate is approved by the Western Association of Food Chains (WAFC) and supported by several major retailers.