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
Important information you’ll need when applying to MCC:
- Academic Career
- Degree/Certificate Type
- Career and Technical Associate Degree
- Academic Plan
- Retail Management (AAS)
- Academic Plan Code
- Total Credits Required
- Catalog Year
- Available Online
This pathway map can lead to a variety of different occupations and industries. Below is a sampling of some of the possible positions and Arizona-based salaries related to this pathway map. Some of the opportunities presented below may require either a bachelor degree or a post-graduate level education.
|Occupation / Title||Annual Median Wage|
|First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers||$38,040|
|Salary information comes from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Program. Updated May 2017.|
Course Sequence by Term
The following is the suggested course sequence by term. Please keep in mind:
- The course sequence is laid out by suggested term and may be affected when students enter the program at different times of the year.
- Initial course placement is determined by placement tests and completion of 100-200 level course pre-/corequisites and program prerequisites.
- Students should meet with an academic advisor about any concerns that may affect course enrollment.
|Computer Usage and Applications or Survey of Computer Information Systems||RC||3|
|First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL||Prerequisites: Appropriate writing placement test score, or a grade of "C" or better in ENG091 or ESL097. or Prerequisites: Appropriate writing placement test score, or a grade of C or better in ENG091 or ESL097.||FYC||3|
|Humanities and Fine Arts||Any approved general education course from the Humanities and Fine Arts area||HU||3|
|ACC111||Accounting Principles I||RC||3|
|First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL or Technical and Professional Writing||Prerequisites: Grade of C or better in ENG101. or Prerequisites: Grade of C or better in ENG107. or Prerequisites: ENG101 with a grade of C, or better, or permission of Instructor.||FYC||3|
|COM100||Introduction to Human Communication||Oral Comm||3|
|CRE101||College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking||Prerequisites: (A grade of C or better in ENG101 or ENG107) and (appropriate reading placement test score or a grade of C or better in RDG095 or RDG100 or RDG111 or RDG112 or RDG113 or permission of Instructor).||or equivalent by assessment||Critical Rdg||3|
|MKT271||Principles of Marketing||RC||3|
|ACC112||Accounting Principles II||Prerequisites: ACC111 with a grade of "C" or better, or permission of Department or Division.||Offered in the first 8 weeks||RC||3|
|ACC212||Managerial Accounting||Prerequisites: A grade of "C" or better in (ACC111 and ACC112), or ACC211, and (CIS105 or permission of Department or Division).||Offered in the second 8 weeks||RC||3|
|Human Relations in Business and Industry or Human Relations in Business||RC||3|
|Natural Sciences||Any approved general education course from the Natural Sciences area||NS||4|
|Mathematics||Any approved general education course from the Mathematics area.||MAT||5|
|MGT229||Management and Leadership I||RC||3|
|Utilizing the Human Resources Department or Personnel/Human Resources Management||RC||3|
|SBU200||Society and Business||SB||3|
|Merchandising or Retail Management||RC||3|
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||RE||0–12|
|MGT||Any MGT Management course(s) except MGT180||RE||0–12|
|MKT||Any MKT Marketing course(s) except MKT268||RE||3–15|
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Program Area Key
- Critical Rdg = Critical Reading
- FYC = First Year Composition
- HU = 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
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.
Course Sequence total credits may differ from the program information located on the MCCCD curriculum website due to program and system design.
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=125786).
* Salary information comes from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Program. Updated May 2017.