Associate in Applied Science in Retail Management

Business

Degree Information

Academic Plan

AAS Retail Management

Academic Plan Code

3048

Credits

60–63

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Career Pathway

Associated Programs

The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in 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, RS, SC, SM

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, Arts and Design
  • Mathematics = Mathematics
  • NS = Natural Science
  • Oral Comm = Oral Communication
  • PP = Program Prerequisite
  • SB = Social-Behavioral Sciences
  • RC = Required Courses
  • RE = Restricted Electives

Course Sequence total credits may differ from the program information located on the MCCCD curriculum website due to program and system design.

Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses required within the program. Mesa Community College offers the ACC111/ACC112/ACC212 sequence only.

Term 1

Program
Area
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
15
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
HU Humanities and Fine Arts Any approved general education course from the Humanities and Fine Arts area 3
RE Restricted Elective 6

Term 2

Program
Area
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
12–15
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 COM100 Introduction to Human Communication 3
Critical Rdg CRE101 College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking 0–3
RC MKT271 Principles of Marketing 3

Term 3

Program
Area
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
18
RC ACC112 Accounting Principles II 3
RC ACC212 Managerial Accounting 3
RC GBS110 or
MGT251
Human Relations in Business and Industry or
Human Relations in Business
3
NS Natural Sciences Any approved general education course from the Natural Sciences area 4
MAT Mathematics 5

Term 4

Program
Area
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
15
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
RE Restricted Elective 3
SB SBU200 Society and Business 3
RC MKT268 or
MGT180
Merchandising or
Retail Management
3

Program Electives

Student must complete additional nine (9) to fifteen (15) credits from GBS, MGT, and/or MKT prefixed courses (except courses used to satisfy Required Courses area nor excluded below) to complete a minimum of 61 total program credits. Must include at least one MKT course.

Program
Area
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
RE GBS+++++ 0–12
RE MGT 0–12
RE MKT 3–15

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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.

View MCCCD's program website for the Associate in Applied Science in Retail Management (http://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm3?id=94646).