Online Bachelor of Arts in Business (Retail Management)

When retail management strategies are executed flawlessly, customers enjoy a seamless buying experience. If you want to shape experiences for consumers, a retail management degree may be perfect for you. This program will prepare you for a dynamic career at the helm of any retail organization’s local, regional, national or international operations.

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Next start date: 10/13/2021


Total classes: 41

Weeks per class: 7.5

Total credit hours: 120

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What is retail management?

Retail management refers to the techniques used by professionals in the retail industry to facilitate easy and enjoyable customer transactions. In this role, leaders supervise retail operations at every level, from managing staff to creating solutions for compliance, sustainability and marketing needs.

Why earn a retail management degree?

 

Through Arizona State University’s retail management program, you’ll learn valuable foundational knowledge in business disciplines and complete coursework covering important retail industry trends and topics. By providing a superior customer experience, which can lead to repeat transactions, referrals and a positive brand image, retail management plays a critical role in various business models.

The value of having a retail management degree is that you’ll develop a comprehensive business background, as well as knowledge of key strategies used in the industry. This foundation can be useful for assuming leadership roles.

What can I do with a retail management degree?

 

After earning a retail management degree, you can pursue careers in purchasing, store management, sales and other areas of retail. By studying important business topics in a retail context, you’ll build skills in areas like:

  • Accounting.
  • Marketing.
  • Organizational leadership.

You’ll also be encouraged to design strategies that reduce complexity, create gratifying buying experiences and provide superior customer service.

Does my retail management degree say 'online'?

No, Arizona State University’s diplomas don’t specify whether you earn your degree online or in person. All diplomas and transcripts simply say “Arizona State University.” That’s because ASU Online students learn from the same faculty and receive the same course content as in-person students receive.

Retail management courses

While earning your degree, you’ll take business and retail management courses from home. Business-related courses can range from supply operations to sustainability and more. To complete the concentration, you’ll study topics like quality management and services marketing. Featured courses include:


AGB 445: Food Retailing


MGT 411: Leading Organizations


MKT 396: Essentials of Services Marketing


MKT 420: Retail Management


SCM 385: Business and Sustainability I


SCM 440: Quality Management/Measurement


Retail management jobs

As you pursue leadership positions in retail management, you can consider a wide variety of possible career paths. Graduates may apply for roles with a high degree of responsibility in compliance, customer service, advertising, sales and more. Career examples include, but are not limited to:

Advertising Sales Representative


Growth: -6.5 %
Salary: $54,940

Business Analyst


Growth: 10.7 %
Salary: $87,660

Compliance Manager


Growth: %
Salary:

Customer Service Manager


Growth: -3.0 %
Salary: $58,450

General Manager (GM)


Growth: 5.8 %
Salary: $103,650

Purchasing Manager


Growth: 2.6 %
Salary: $125,940

Restaurant Manager


Growth: 0.6 %
Salary: $56,590

Sales Manager


Growth: 3.5 %
Salary: $132,290

Store Manager


Growth: -5.5 %
Salary: $41,580

Renowned faculty inspire innovative approaches to business

The W. P. Carey School of Business’ faculty members are passionate about innovative research and impact. Our school fosters an environment of global thinking, with a cohort of award-winning faculty from six continents and a student body which represents more than 100 countries. Faculty accolades include:

  • Nobel laureate.
  • National Academy of Sciences members.
  • Renowned journal publications.
  • Speakers at national conferences.

Renowned faculty inspire innovative approaches to business

The W. P. Carey School of Business’ faculty members are passionate about innovative research and impact. Our school fosters an environment of global thinking, with a cohort of award-winning faculty from six continents and a student body which represents more than 100 countries. Faculty accolades include:

  • Nobel laureate.
  • National Academy of Sciences members.
  • Renowned journal publications.
  • Speakers at national conferences.

Retail management degree admission requirements

General admission requirements

Freshman additional requirements

Transfer additional requirements

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still gain admission to ASU through Earned Admission. Through this pathway, you can demonstrate your ability to succeed at ASU by completing online courses with a 2.75 GPA or higher.

To begin, submit an application to ASU. An enrollment coach will reach out with more information if the Earned Admission Pathway is right for you.

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still gain admission to ASU through Earned Admission. Through this pathway, you can demonstrate your ability to succeed at ASU by completing online courses with a 2.75 GPA or higher.

To begin, submit an application to ASU. An enrollment coach will reach out with more information if the Earned Admission Pathway is right for you.

A world-class educational institution for charting your future

The W. P. Carey School of Business is one of the top business schools in the country. Our AACSB-accredited business school is committed to delivering excellent quality and great value. Our peer-reviewed U.S. News & World Report rankings reflect our commitment to academics, groundbreaking research and positive student outcomes.

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