Retail Management Career Training in Miami, FL with School Options

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

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Miami Schools with Retail Management Career Training Programs

Only two colleges in the Miami area offer career training programs for retail managers. Both are about 20 minutes from 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. This school is about 14 miles from downtown Miami.
  • Johnson & Wales University, about 12 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 (2015) 49,610* 1,904*
Campus Setting Large suburb Large suburb
Tuition & Fees 2015-2016 $6,556 in-state; $18,954 out-of-state* $29,576*
% of First-Year Students Receiving Some Form of Financial Aid (2014) 91%* 99%*
Acceptance Rate (2014) 53%* 70%*
Retention Rate (2014) 84% for full time students, 62% for part-time students* 69% for full time students*
Graduation Rate (2014) 54% (6% transfer-out rate)* 44% (0% transfer-out rate)*

Source: *NCES College Navigator.

Florida International University

Any undergraduate business student at Florida International University can enroll in the Certificate in Retail Marketing and Management program, but it is especially recommended to students who are considering careers as a store manager or owner. The program is offered through the Landon Undergraduate School.

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. Within the school, students have access to 14 instructors that are active in industry organizations and conferences.

Bachelor of Science in Fashion Merchandising and Retail Marketing

This degree requires 185.5 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 principles of management, consumer behavior, selling, fashion history and textiles. 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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