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Retail Management - AAS

Major: 3048
Effective Term: 2015 Spring Final Term: 2015 Spring
Award: AAS
Total Credits: 64

The 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.

Suggested Course Plan Sequenced by Semester: CG, GC , GW, MC, PC, PV, RS, SC, SM

Program Notes:

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

Admission Criteria: None
Program Prerequisites: None
Required Courses
ACC111Accounting Principles I 3
ACC230Uses of Accounting Information I 3
ACC240Uses of Accounting Information II 3
BPC110Computer Usage and Applications (3) OR
CIS105Survey of Computer Information Systems (3) 3
COM110Interpersonal Communication (3) OR
IND133Speaking in Business (3) 3
GBS110Human Relations in Business and Industry (3) OR
MGT251Human Relations in Business (3) 3
GBS131Business Calculations (3) OR
GBS161Mathematics of Business (3) 3
GBS205Legal, Ethical, and Regulatory Issues in Business 3
GBS233Business Communication 3
MGT101Techniques of Supervision (3) OR
MGT229Management and Leadership I (3) 3
MGT179Utilizing the Human Resources Department (3) OR
MGT276Personnel/Human Resources Management (3) 3
MKT268Merchandising 3
MKT271Principles of Marketing 3
General Education
General Education RequirementCredits 25
General Education CoreCredits 15
First-Year CompositionCredits 6
ENG101First-Year Composition (3) OR
ENG107First-Year Composition for ESL (3) AND
ENG102First-Year Composition (3) OR
ENG108First-Year Composition for ESL (3) OR
ENG111Technical Writing (3)
ENG102or ENG108 recommended for students pursuing a BAS degree at an Arizona university.
Oral CommunicationCredits 3
COM230Small Group Communication
Critical ReadingCredits 3
CRE101Critical and Evaluative Reading I (3) OR
Equivalent by assessment
MathematicsCredits 3
MAT102Mathematical Concepts/Applications (3) OR
Satisfactory completion of a higher level mathematics course
General Education DistributionCredits 10
Humanities and Fine ArtsCredits 3
Any approved general education course from the Humanities and Fine Arts area.
Social and Behavioral SciencesCredits 3
SBU200Society and Business
Natural SciencesCredits 4
Any approved general education course from the Natural Sciences area.

Program Competencies

  1. Demonstrate the application of fundamental accounting principles and procedures utilizing standard applications and current information technologies. (ACC111)
  2. Explain fundamental computer concepts and programming techniques and perform basic operations on the computer. (BPC110 OR CIS105)
  3. Identify the principal verbal and nonverbal signals used in employee communication. (COM110 OR IND133)
  4. Demonstrate contemporary written communication skills by producing memos, letters, informal and formal reports. (GBS233)
  5. Demonstrate skills in leading, negotiating, and working in harmony with others in a business setting. (GBS110 OR MGT251)
  6. Solve business problems involving bank reconciliation, percent, fractions, decimals, payroll, interest, present value, and depreciation. (GBS131 OR GBS161)
  7. Explain how to find simple interest for loans. (GBS131 OR GBS161)
  8. Describe various leadership styles and management techniques and explain their use in contemporary business settings. (MGT101 OR MGT229)
  9. Identify current trends and career opportunities within the industry. (MGT179 OR MGT276)
  10. Describe basic departmental, merchandising, and advertising operations. (MKT268)
  11. Apply marketing principles to the development of a marketing strategy. (MKT271)
  12. Practice and apply skills in oral and written communication and teamwork to analyzing and presenting accounting information. (ACC230)
  13. Describe the changing business environment and its effects on managerial accounting, including the role of the value chain and the supply chain. (ACC240)
  14. Evaluate the legal, ethical, and social implications of business decisions and their impact on various individuals, groups and societies. (GBS205)

Additional information is available at MCCCD's Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation.

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