Retail Management Career Training in Miami, FL with School Options

There are quite a few schools within 25 miles of Miami that have retail management career training programs. Read an overview of the programs, requirements and admission info at two of these schools, neither more than 15 miles from the city center, and find out which is the right one for you.

Miami Schools with Retail Management Career Training Programs

The two following colleges in the Miami area offer career training programs for retail managers. Both are within 15 miles of the city center. This article examines these schools and the relevant programs they offer. It also contains a table of pertinent statistics about the schools, such as enrollment, tuition and the graduation rates.

  • Students at Florida International University who are interested in retailing can earn a certificate that covers both retail management and marketing as a part of their degree. This school is about 13 miles from downtown Miami.
  • Johnson & Wales University, 9 miles from downtown in North Miami, offers a bachelor's degree in fashion merchandising and retail marketing.

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Comparison of Schools

Students who are looking for a school need to consider many factors. This table contains information they should know in order to make an informed decision.

Florida International University Johnson & Wales University
School Type Four-year; public Four-year; private not-for-profit
Total Enrollment (2017) 56,718* 1,475*
Campus Setting Large suburb Large suburb
Tuition & Fees (2017-2018) $6,556 in-state; $18,954 out-of-state* $31,508*
% of First-Year Students Receiving Some Form of Financial Aid (2016-2017) 86%* 99%*
Acceptance Rate (2017) 54%* 78%*
Retention Rate (2016-2017) 88% for full time students, 77% for part-time students* 69% for full time students, 62% for part-time students*
Graduation Rate (for students who began Fall 2011) 57% (19% transfer-out rate)* 50% (0% transfer-out rate)*

Source: *NCES College Navigator.

Florida International University

Any student working toward a degree at Florida International University can earn the Certificate in Retail Marketing and Management, but it is especially recommended to students who are considering careers as a store manager or owner. The certificate is meant to accompany the major field of study as a concentration in retail marketing/management.

Certificate in Retail Marketing and Management

This certificate program consists of four marketing courses, including introductory marketing, retail marketing, current issues in retailing, and marketing analytics. Students must also choose two more electives in the marketing field.

Johnson & Wales University

The fashion merchandising and retail marketing program at Johnson & Wales is available through the College of Business.

Bachelor of Science in Fashion Merchandising and Retailing

This degree requires 181 quarter-credits and takes four years to complete. General education courses, like English composition, math and history, are required, as well as professional studies courses, including business accounting and spreadsheets. Major courses include the business of fashion, retail executive decision making and merchandise mathematics. The curriculum also calls for a seminar and a lab on retailing. Students have the opportunity to gain hands-on learning through internships, study abroad and professional development activities.

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