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BA in Service Management - Mass-Market Retail Enterprise Management

Students enrolled in Ashford University's Bachelor of Arts in Service Management with a specialization in retail management program have the opportunity to learn about retail pricing management, retail merchandising, and advertising. Learn more about Ashford University's Bachelor of Arts in Service Management with a specialization in retail management program here.

Official Program Name:

Bachelor of Arts in Service Management with a specialization in retail management

School Offering Program:

Ashford University

Degree Level:

Bachelor's

Forbes School of Business & Technology

Program Prerequisites:

Prospective students applying to Ashford University's Bachelor of Arts in Service Management with a specialization in retail management program should have graduated high school and should be at least 22 years old.

Program Description:

Students of the Bachelor of Arts in Service Management with a specialization in retail management at Ashford University take courses that will increase both their business and technical skills. Specialization courses include topics in retail merchandising, pricing, retail management, and advertising. This program is part of the school's Forbes School of Business & Technologyâ„¢, and online business students have access to vast library of resources, including curated talent and high quality content dating back almost a century, as well as unique online speaker series and webinars.

Learning Format:

Online

Program Length:

120 credits.

Financial Aid:

Ashford University offers students several payment options, including cash plans, employer tuition reimbursement, direct employer billing, and military tuition assistance. Qualifying students may be eligible for financial aid.

Certain degree programs may not be available in all states.

For more information about on-time completion rates, the median loan debt of students who completed each program, and other important information, please visit:

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Required Courses for a Bachelor of Arts in Service Management with a Specialization in Retail Management:

Course requirements are subject to change. Contact Ashford University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Introductory Course Requirements

  • EXP 105: Personal Dimensions of Education (3 credits)
  • PSY 202: Adult Development & Life Assessment (3 credits)

Major Course Requirements

  • MGT 330: Management for Organizations (3 credits)
  • BUS 303: Human Resource Management (3 credits)
  • BUS 311: Business Law I (3 credits)
  • ACC 205: Principles of Accounting I (3 credits)
  • ACC 206: Principles of Accounting II (3 credits)
  • ECO 204: Principles of Microeconomics (3 credits)
  • SRV 301: Introduction to Service Management (3 credits)
  • SRV 312: Service Operations Management (3 credits)
  • SRV 340: Marketing in a Services Environment (3 credits)
  • BUS 401: Principles of Finance (3 credits)
  • BUS 402: Strategic Management & Business Policy (3 credits)

Retail Management Specialization Requirements

  • BUS 337: Principles of Retail Management (3 credits)
  • BUS 317: Introduction to Advertising (3 credits)
  • BUS 441: Retail Pricing Management (3 credits)
  • BUS 442: Retail Merchandising (3 credits)

Certain degree programs may not be available in all states.

For more information about on-time completion rates, the median loan debt of students who completed each program, and other important information, please visit:

http://ashforddisclosures.com/

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Students who have completed Ashford University's Bachelor of Arts in Service Management with a specialization in retail management program could pursue a master's degree in the field. A master's degree program in service management may include courses on customer relationship management, service innovation, systems integration, and service strategy and design.

Some possible master's degrees may include:

  • Master of Arts in Service Management
  • Master of Science in Public Service Management
  • Master of Service Management

Career Paths:

Graduates of Ashford University's Bachelor of Arts in Service Management with a specialization in retail management program could pursue entry-level careers in the field. Career opportunities may exist in the retail and advertising industries. Prospective employers in these industries seek job candidates who can demonstrate strong communication skills and the ability to lead teams.

Some possible job titles may include:

  • Merchandising manager
  • Retail sales manager
  • Customer service representative
  • Food service manager

Certain degree programs may not be available in all states.

For more information about on-time completion rates, the median loan debt of students who completed each program, and other important information, please visit:

http://ashforddisclosures.com/

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