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Retail Management, Associate Degree

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 2 months
    Duration
Online
The Associate of Arts in Retail Management at American Public University System provides the basic skills needed to effectively manage retail operations.
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Overview

This online associate degree in Retail Management offered by American Public University System will focus on interpersonal, managerial, human resource, leadership, communication, and the critical thinking skills necessary for success in the retail industry. 

Completion of this online degree helps prepare you for new positions in retail or to advance with your current employer. This associate degree also offers a path to completion of your bachelor's degree in Retail Management.

Program Objectives

In addition to the institutional and degree level learning objectives, graduates of this program are expected to achieve these learning outcomes:

  • Examine the functions and applications of various management processes in the areas of planning, organizing, staffing, directing, leading, and controlling in Retail Management.
  • Use the needs of today’s retail managers in assessing and implementing strategies employed in the management of information technology, financial, and human resources in the workplace.
  • Analyze the impact of legal, social, political, economic, technological, and environmental issues in relation to organizational behavior.
  • Apply managerial concepts to strategic decisions impacting the effectiveness of retail managers in today’s competitive and global organizations.
  • Recognize the importance of ethical conduct, social responsibility, and corporate responsibility in the global environment.

Accreditation

This program has been designed in consultation with industry business leaders and is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date A student can apply at any time for this programme, there is no deadline. More details:

    Courses Start Monthly 

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 2 months
    • Duration description

      8-Week Program Format

  • Credits
    60 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Retail Organization Fundamentals
  • Customer Relations
  • Retail Inventory Management
  • Finance Fundamentals
  • Foodservice Sanitation
  • Human Resource Fundamentals

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    520

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General Requirements

  • All APU undergraduate programs require a minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent (i.e. GED).
  • Please read all undergraduate admission requirements before applying to this program and be prepared to submit the required documentation.
  • There is no fee to complete the APU admission application.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    285 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 285 USD per credit and a duration of 2 months.
  • National

    285 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 285 USD per credit and a duration of 2 months.
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Funding

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