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Retail Management Degree - Bachelor of Science

Degree Information

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

Curriculum

Major Requirements (40 credit hours)

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Kirkpatrick Signature Series Requirements (9 credit hours)

(In addition to the Major Requirements, all Bellevue University students must complete the Kirkpatrick Signature Series)

  • LA 400 American Vision and Values

    This course focuses on the political and philosophical traditions of the Western world, especially as they are found in the American vision and are embedded in the values, traditions, documents, and institutions of the United States. Prerequisite: 60 Credit Hours
    University Syllabus

  • LA 410 Tradition and Change

    This course examines the theories of moral absolutism and moral relativism, in light of their relationship to citizen freedoms and responsibilities. The course compares several modern economic systems, accessing their impact on citizen freedom and responsibility. It also examines the importance of fulfilling citizens’ responsibilities for the well-being of society and for the freedoms they enjoy. Prerequisite: 60 Credit Hours
    University Syllabus

  • LA 420 Freedom and Responsibility

    This course examines the theories of moral absolutism and moral relativism, in light of their relationship to citizen freedoms and responsibilities. The course compares several modern economic systems, accessing their impact on citizen freedom and responsibility. It also examines the importance of fulfilling citizens’ responsibilities for the well-being of society and for the freedoms they enjoy. Prerequisite: 60 Credit Hours
    University Syllabus

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