Retail Management Degree - Bachelor of Science
The accelerated Bachelor of Science in Retail Management degree prepares students for professional career paths in the retail industry. The degree builds competence in analyzing the retail environment and applying management strategies, operation standards and selling and service models to enhance profit margins and build high-performance retail teams.
Prerequisites for the College of Business' Retail Management Accelerated Cohort Bachelor's Degree Completion Program
Bellevue University's College of Business offers Accelerated Bachelor's Degree Completion Programs for working adult students, those with past employment history or those with significant volunteer experience who have completed an associate's degree or a minimum of 60 semester hours of transferable credit from regionally accredited institutions of higher education.
The accelerated nature of the degree presumes that students have organizational life experiences that can be applied to their studies. This allows for application-based instructor to student interaction and a student's contribution to peer-to-peer learning.
Prior to beginning the cohort-based major, you need to:
- Possess an associate's degree, or 60 semester hours completed with a grade of "C-" or higher from an accredited institution of higher learning. Please submit copies of official transcripts.
- Be currently employed, have a past employment history or have significant volunteer experience (such as serving on a not-for-profit Board of Directors or serving as an officer of a volunteer organization for a period of years) where the academic content of the major can be applied; and
- Submit an Application for Admission, completed, signed, and accompanied by the $50 processing fee
Major Requirements (36 credit hours)
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RMGT 301 Retail Management Foundations
Emphasis is placed on the retail manager’s role in building sales and profitability as well as key drivers affecting customer satisfaction and loyalty.
RMGT 305 Merchandising
Analysis of the merchandising process including interpretation of product performance data, inventory management systems and logistics. Additional focus is placed on the comparative analysis of merchandising plans, managing margins and inventory turns and overall financial growth strategy.
RMGT 311 Selling and Service in Retail Management
Examination of service and selling models in various retail industry types. Included is the application of best retail leadership practices to align service and sales team performance with established organizational performance benchmarks.
RMGT 321 Human Resources and Store Operations
Application of hiring and retention strategies to support the talent acquisition and management. Emphasis is placed on analyzing a store’s operating budget and profit and loss statement in order to implement staffing plans with measurable performance expectations.
RMGT 341 Financial Analysis and Retail Analytics
Analysis of financial reports used to assess store and company performance. Included is the creation and analysis of financials including proficiency in selecting and utilizing calculations necessary to measure and report the financial performance.
RMGT 401 Strategies and Plans for Retail Operations
Evaluation of factors driving retail strategy to include how seasonal and annual sales goals shape marketing plans, drive sales performance and enhance the consumer value proposition.
RMGT 411 Concepts and Principles for Retail Operations
Application of core merchant concepts to include the buying process, buying strategies and value chain control to enhance store, chain and overall organizational performance.
RMGT 421 Performance Analysis
Focus is placed on developing actionable plans in response to retail performance analysis and approaches to effective plan execution.
RMGT 441 Leading a Retail Team
Emphasis is placed on implementing leadership strategies to align the retail organization’s human capital to it strategic goals and customer perspective. Included is the development of techniques to promote the confidence and autonomy of retail team members, resulting in effective delegation and innovation by the manager.
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