Associate in Applied Science in Retail Management

Business

Degree Information

Academic Plan Code

3048

Credits

64

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Career Pathway

Associated Programs

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.

Course Sequence by Term

The following is a suggested course sequence by term for the pathway.  Students should keep in mind the items below that affect their success in completing the pathway as listed:

  • The course sequence is laid out by suggested term.  It is understood that students may enter the program at different times of the year.
  • Academic achievement is related to initial course placement determined by course placement tests, completion of 100-200 level course pre-/corequisites,  any courses below 100 level, and program prerequisites.
  • Students should meet with an academic advisor, or program director, or counselor who can assist in assessing student needs that may affect course enrollment.  Appropriate resources can be discussed and agreed to in order to address student needs and support successful course completion.

Program Area Key:

  • Critical Rdg = Critical Reading
  • FYC = First Year Composition
  • HUM = Humanities and Fine Arts
  • Mathematics = Mathematics
  • NS = Natural Science
  • Oral Comm = Oral Communication
  • PP = Program Prerequisite
  • SB = Social & Behavioral Sciences
  • RC = Required Courses
  • RE = Restricted Electives

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

Term 1

Program
Area
Course
Number
Course Name Prerequisites Notes Credits
13
RC BPC110 or
CIS105
Computer Usage and Applications or
Survey of Computer Information Systems
3
FYC ENG101 or
ENG107
First-Year Composition or
First-Year Composition for ESL
3
HUM Humanities and Fine Arts Any approved general education course from the Humanities and Fine Arts area 3
NS Natural Sciences Any approved general education course from the Natural Sciences area 4

Term 2

Program
Area
Course
Number
Course Name Prerequisites Notes Credits
15
RC ACC111 Accounting Principles I 3
FYC ENG102 or
ENG108 or
ENG111
First-Year Composition or
First-Year Composition for ESL or
Technical and Professional Writing
3
Oral Comm COM230 Small Group Communication 3
Critical Rdg CRE101 College Critical Reading 3
Mathematics MAT102 Mathematical Concepts/Applications 3

Term 3

Program
Area
Course
Number
Course Name Prerequisites Notes Credits
15
RC ACC230 Uses of Accounting Information I 3
RC COM110 or
IND133
Interpersonal Communication or
Speaking in Business
3
RC GBS110 or
MGT251
Human Relations in Business and Industry or
Human Relations in Business
3
RC GBS131 or
GBS161
Business Calculations or
Mathematics of Business
3
RC GBS233 Business Communication 3

Term 4

Program
Area
Course
Number
Course Name Prerequisites Notes Credits
12
RC ACC240 Uses of Accounting Information II 3
RC GBS205 Legal, Ethical, and Regulatory Issues in Business 3
RC MGT101 or
MGT229
Techniques of Supervision or
Management and Leadership I
3
RC MGT179 or
MGT276
Utilizing the Human Resources Department or
Personnel/Human Resources Management
3

Term 5

Program
Area
Course
Number
Course Name Prerequisites Notes Credits
9
RC MKT268 Merchandising 3
RC MKT271 Principles of Marketing 3
SB SBU200 Society and Business 3

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All information is administered by the Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation at Maricopa County Community College District and published is subject to change without notice. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information presented, but based on the dynamic nature of the curricular process, course and program information is subject to change in order to reflect the most current information available.

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