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AAS in Business Administration - Retail Management

Purdue University Global's Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration with a specialization in Retail Management program could help to give those in the retail industry a leg up on the competition. Read more about this online AAS program offered by Purdue University Global here.

Official Program Name:

Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration with a specialization in Retail Management

School Offering Program:

Purdue University Global

Degree Level:

Associate's

Program Prerequisites:

Those interested in an AAS in Business Administration with a specialization in Retail Management should have a passion for working in a retail environment, be it large or small, and possess the leaderships characteristics needed for good management. Applicants to Purdue University Global should have a high school diploma or the equivalent; some programs may have additional admissions requirements.

Program Description:

Purdue Global's Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration with a specialization in Retail Management program is intended to provide students with a thorough understanding of the basics of running a retail business and working with customers. Opportunities to study management theory, accounting and finance, and decision making are key to the experience. Within the Retail Management specialization, students may learn how to clearly define tasks for those working under them and what responsibilities are often expected of managers. Customer service, building brand loyalty, and managing small businesses other topics covered within this concentration. Internships may be available at the end of the program, depending on participation in your area.

Learning Format:

Online

Program Length:

90 credits.

Financial Aid:

Eligible students could be able to receive financial aid in the forms of grants, loans, and scholarships. Contact Purdue University Global's financial aid office for more information.

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Required Courses for the Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration with a specialization in Retail Management:

The AAS in Business Administration with a specialization in Retail Management requires 15 credit hours of core courses, 40 credit hours within the business administration major, 20 specialization courses, and 15 elective credit hours, for a total of 90 credit hours. Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Purdue University Global to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Core Requirements (15 credits)

  • College Composition I
  • College Composition II
  • Choose one of the following:
    • Survey of Mathematics
    • College Algebra

Major Requirements (40 credits)

  • Choose one of the following:
    • Accounting for Nonaccounting Majors
    • Accounting I
  • Introduction to Management
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Microeconomics
  • Academic Strategies for the Business Professional
  • Business Math and Statistical Measures
  • Choose one of the following:
    • Associate's Internship in Management
    • Associate's Capstone in Management

Retail Management Concentration Courses (20 credits)

  • Principles of Retailing
  • Building Customer Sales and Loyalty
  • Small Business Management
  • Customer Service

Elective Requirements (15 credits)

  • Open Electives

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

For those who decide to continue their pursuit of higher education, a Business Administration AAS degree could be counted towards a bachelor's degree in business administration or a related field. A bachelor's degree may offer greater career opportunities and often comes with an increase in responsibilities as befitting a higher degree.

Degree program options for graduates might include:

  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Science in Accounting
  • Bachelor of Science in Finance

Career Paths:

Purdue Global's Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration with a specialization in Retail Management program is designed to provide graduates with the knowledge needed to lead teams and run businesses with minimal guidance. Students could seek careers where they would handle customer service, manage the employees working under them, and use accounting software.

Graduates holding this degree might find employment as:

  • Customer service representatives
  • Store manager
  • Sales supervisor

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