Associate in Applied Science in Retail Management

Note: This degree has associated Course Sequences. We recommend using them as reference.

Degree Information

Academic Plan

AAS Retail Management

Academic Plan Code




MCCCD Program Detail


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

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

Required Courses Credits: 24-27

Choose one of the following three accounting sequences:
ACC111Accounting Principles I (3) AND
ACC230Uses of Accounting Information I (3) AND
ACC240Uses of Accounting Information II (3)
ACC111Accounting Principles I (3) AND
ACC112Accounting Principles II (3) AND
ACC212Managerial Accounting (3)
ACC211Financial Accounting (3) AND
ACC212Managerial Accounting (3)6-9
BPC110Computer Usage and Applications (3) OR
CIS105Survey of Computer Information Systems (3)3
GBS110Human Relations in Business and Industry (3) OR
MGT251Human Relations in Business (3)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) OR
MGT180Retail Management (3)3
MKT271Principles of Marketing3

Restricted 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.
GBS+++++ Any GBS General Business course(s)0-12
MGT+++++ Any MGT Management course(s) except MGT1800-12
MKT+++++ Any MKT Marketing course(s) except MKT2683-15

General Education

General Education Requirements Credits: 22-27
First-Year Composition Credits: 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 and Professional Writing (3)6
ENG102or ENG108 recommended for students considering pursuing a bachelors degree at an Arizona university.
Oral Communication Credits: 3
COM100Introduction to Human Communication3
Critical Reading Credits: 0-3
CRE101College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking (3) OR
Equivalent as indicated by assessment
Math Credits: 3-5
Any approved general education course from the Mathematics area.
Humanities, Arts and Design Credits: 3
Any approved general education course from the Humanities, Arts and Design area.
Natural Sciences Credits: 4
Any approved general education course from the Natural Sciences area.
Social-Behavioral Sciences Credits: 3
SBU200Society and Business3

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Major: 3048
First Term: 2016 Fall
Final Term: Current
Award: AAS
Total Credits: 61-63
CIPS code: 52.1401
SOC codes: 11-2011, 11-2021, 11-2022, 13-1161, 25-1011
Initiating College: Glendale Community College
Program Availability: - CGC GCC GWC MCC PC RSC SCC SMC
Occupational Area: Business, Management, and Administration
Instructional Council: Business/Management (03)
GPA: 2.00