Build a new career or advance your career in retail management! The Retail Management Certificate is designed to prepare students for career opportunities and upward mobility in the retail industry. It is endorsed by the WAFC (Western Association of Food Chains) and the Food Marketing Institute, and is relevant in any retail sector as its course content and learning outcomes mirror those advocated by the National Retail Federation. It provides the greatly desired skills that retail store and grocery store employers are looking for in management and higher level positions. The coursework follows and matches the requirements of the industry recognized “Retail Management Certificate” issued from the WAFC, which is a nationally recognized organization promoting continuing education for food chain industry employees. Upon completion of this MCC certificate the student is prepared to apply for and earn the Retail Management Certificate issued by WAFC and a position or advancement in retail management. For more information regarding the Business - Retail Management Certificate, see the Business webpage.
Note: For a course to be eligible for transfer, the student must receive a “C” or better. Acceptance of a transfer course is determined by the receiving institution.
The following pathway provides recommended courses to complete this program, see the Retail Management Certificate Program Matrix. A full list of course options is listed on the program of study. It is important to consult a student services specialist regarding any advising concerns in order to maintain the established program path and/or possible transfer goals.