2021-2022 Catalog 
    Jul 01, 2022  
2021-2022 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Retail Management Associate in Science

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The Retail Management program, designed by managers of major retail corporations, prepares individuals to be effective managers or for promotion to management in the retail industry. The curriculum assists students’ understanding of the scope of the retail manager’s job and the requirements for success. Completion of the certificate in Retail Management enhances the opportunity for entry employment as well as advancement in a retail career.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Students who complete this program will be able to:

  • Describe the scope of the retail manager’s job and the requirements for success, including merchandising, marketing, management, staffing, buying, pricing, transaction/stock control, location, layout, service, consumer behavior and service, and current problems and trends, as they apply to the retailing of goods and services.
  • Communicate clearly, effectively, and appropriately in writing and orally.
  • Apply classic and contemporary marketing functions, including problem solving, pricing, distribution, promotion, and uses of new technologies, including social media and e-commerce.
  • Demonstrate skills in business math and financial accounting.
  • Assess human communication styles; plan and apply motivational strategies; solve human relations issues.


Course ID Title Units
ACCT 1A    Financial Accounting 4
ACCT 214 Business Analysis and Calculations 3
BUS 102         Oral Business Communications 3
BUS 104  * Business Communication 3
BUS 120   Business Management 3
BUS 125   Human Relations in Business 3
BUS 135   Marketing 3
BUS 136   Principles of Retailing 3
BUS 223   Human Resources and Employment Law 3
CIM 1  or Computer Information Systems 4
CIM 10  or Introduction to Information Systems 3
CIM 112   Microsoft Office 3



*Course has a prerequisite, corequisite, limitation, or recommended preparation; see course description


Associate in Science Degree

Completion of the certificate program and a minimum of 60 units including the general education requirements with an overall GPA of 2.0 qualifies the student for the Associate in Science degree. A minimum of 12 units must be completed at Saddleback College.

General Education Requirements for Associate Degrees

Refer to the Graduation Requirements  or to the CSU-GE and IGETC patterns in this catalog for specific courses which meet general education requirements. Refer to ASSIST.org and to the transfer institution’s catalog for transfer requirements.

Suggested coursework not required for the major: BUS 12 or BUS 14, BUS 105 , BUS 116, BUS 137 , BUS 138 , BUS 150 , BUS 160 .

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