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Retail management
Business degree

Retail management

Simplicity is the end result of retail done right — and retail done right requires a particular professional, with a particular skillset. Developed in partnership with industry leaders, the 100% online business degree in retail management prepares you for a dynamic career at the helm of any retail organization’s local, regional, national, or international operations. You’ll learn to reduce complexity, create gratifying buying experiences, and provide superior customer service to consumers worldwide.

Retail management degree courses

The online business degree in retail management builds a broad business and applied retail foundation through courses like:

  • Business and Sustainability
  • Computer Applications and Information Technology
  • Essentials of Services Marketing
  • Food Retailing
  • Global Marketing Management
  • Global Supply Chain Management
  • Global Supply Operations
  • Leading Organizations
  • Legal, Ethical, and Regulatory Issues
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Marketing Theory and Practice
  • Organizational Strategies, Leadership, and Behavior
  • Principles of International Business
  • Quality Management and Measurement
  • Retail Management

Careers in retail management

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, retail is one of the top three domestic industries for future employment opportunities — poised to exceed 16 million domestic jobs through 2022. While specific job titles may vary, this degree can prepare you for any of the following careers.

Career Growth* Median Salary*

*Data obtained from the Occupational Information network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).

  •  Bright Outlook
  •  Green Occupation
Administrative Services Managers 12.47% $81,080
Advertising Sales Agents 7.23% $46,290
Business Teachers, Postsecondary 15.12% $73,660
Chief Executives   $168,140
Compliance Managers   7.32% $100,890
Construction Managers   17.21% $82,790
Cost Estimators 25.34% $58,860
Fashion Designers 0.81% $62,860
First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers 4.82% $70,060
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 11.00% $49,330
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 5.25% $36,820
General and Operations Managers     $95,440
Industrial Production Managers   $89,190
Investment Fund Managers 7.32% $100,890
Loan Officers 10.07% $59,820
Loss Prevention Managers 7.32% $100,890
Management Analysts 23.87% $78,600
Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 8.42% $52,610
Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 13.86% $58,760
Purchasing Managers 1.54% $100,170
Real Estate Brokers 8.57% $58,350
Regulatory Affairs Managers   7.32% $100,890
Sales Managers 14.95% $105,260
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 6.57% $54,230
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products   9.71% $74,970
Security Managers 7.32% $100,890
Social and Community Service Managers 13.78% $59,970
Storage and Distribution Managers   $81,830
Supply Chain Managers   7.32% $100,890
Transportation Managers   $81,830
Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products   $51,470
Wind Energy Operations Managers   7.32% $100,890
Wind Energy Project Managers   7.32% $100,890

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Application requirements 

All students are required to meet general university and W. P. Carey admission requirements.

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