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Foundations of Retail Management

Undergraduate Certificate


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University in Arizona

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Quick Facts

Credits Required: 12
Cost Per Credit: $525
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College of Agriculture, Life & Environmental Sciences

Program Details

Accelerate your career growth in the retail industry by earning an Undergraduate Certificate in Foundations of Retail Management. 

This program introduces you to the theories and principles of effective retail management while you gain foundational knowledge of retail store and supply chain operations.

This program will teach business communications, consumer behavior, and critical analysis skills. You will apply fundamental concepts of merchandise planning to the design of a retail operation and demonstrate proficiency in retail accounting methods and business management skills. Upon completing this certificate, you will be able to apply specific professional techniques to solve business challenges.

This certificate is designed for working professionals and undergraduate students interested in retail store management, supply chain management, and related careers.


*Residents of some U.S. Territories may not be eligible. Please see our Eligibility & State Authorization page for more information.


The curriculum for this program includes:


RCSC 114: Introduction to Retailing
RCSC 205: Merchandise Planning and Control
RCSC 310: Retail Operations Management
RCSC 350: Supply Chain Management
RCSC 384: Leadership, Ethics, and Management Practices



Earning your Undergraduate Certificate in Foundations of Retail Management will build core skills, including:

  • Supply chain management
  • General accounting principles
  • Retail operations
  • Consumer behavior
  • Forecasting
  • Critical thinking
  • Ethical decision making
  • Problem solving
  • Team management
  • Business communication

Graduates of the Foundations of Retail Management Undergraduate Certificate program will be prepared to pursue careers in the following fields:

  • Retail Store Management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Retail Merchandising
  • Operational Planning