Associate in Applied Science in Retail Management

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Field of Interest: Business, Entrepreneurialism, and Management

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. A Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Retail Management is also available.

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Academic Career
Credit
Degree/Certificate Type
Career and Technical Associate Degree
Academic Plan
Retail Management (AAS)
Academic Plan Code
3048
Total Credits Required
63
Catalog Year
2019-2020
Available Online
Yes

Career Opportunities

Successful completion of the Retail Management program may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Maricopa County-based annual median wages* for this program. You can click on any occupation to view the detail regarding education level, wages, and employment information.

* Career and wage information provided by Emsi using data, reports, and forecasts which are generated using government data sources and Emsi’s proprietary analytical processes. Emsi’s data covers multiple classes of workers including QCEW, non-QCEW, and those who are self-employed. Disclaimer

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 may be required to successfully complete a College Success Course (CPD150 or CPD/AAA115) within the first two semesters at a MCCCD College. See an academic, program, or faculty advisor for details.
  • Students should meet with an academic advisor about any concerns that may affect course enrollment.

Full-time status is 12 credits to 18 credits per semester.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
BPC110 or
CIS105
Computer Usage and Applications or Survey of Computer Information Systems RC 3
ENG101 or
ENG107
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL FYC 3
Humanities and Fine Arts Any approved general education course from the Humanities and Fine Arts area HU 3
Restricted Elective RE

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
ACC111 Accounting Principles I RC 3
ENG102 or
ENG108 or
ENG111
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL or Technical and Professional Writing FYC 3
COM100 Introduction to Human Communication COM 3
CRE101 College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking or equivalent by assessment CR 3
MKT271 Principles of Marketing RC 3

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
ACC112 Accounting Principles II Offered in the first 8 weeks RC 3
ACC212 Managerial Accounting Offered in the second 8 weeks RC 3
GBS110 or
MGT251
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 MAT

Term 4

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 4
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
MGT229 Management and Leadership I RC 3
MGT179 or
MGT276
Utilizing The Human Resources Department or Personnel/Human Resources Management RC 3
Restricted Elective RE
SBU200 Society and Business SB 3
MKT268 or
MGT180
Merchandising or Retail Management RC 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.

A list of program electives for this pathway map
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
GBS+++++ RE
MGT RE
MKT RE

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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=139047).

Other Versions

The pathway map presented above is for the current catalog year and is the intended pathway map for new students. Other versions of this pathway map from different catalog years are available below:

Catalog Year Effective Dates
2019-2020 Current
2018-2019 5/29/2018 – 5/27/2019