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Retail Management

Undergraduate Certificate

The undergraduate certificate in Retail Management is a concentrated program that provides the basic skills needed to update or broaden your skills in the dynamic and fast-growing retail industry. This online program will focus on interpersonal, managerial, and critical thinking skills necessary for success in the retail industry. Completion of this 6-course certificate can help prepare you for advancement if you are currently working in the retail field.

This online certificate is intended for undergraduate students who want to expand their knowledge of retail management without committing to a degree program.

Program Courses

The curriculum for this program follows industry trends to help ensure relevancy to today's marketplace. View all courses.

Program Objectives

In addition to the institutional and degree level learning objectives, graduates of this program are expected to achieve these learning outcomes:

  • Define the basics of retail management functions/principles & explore ideal characteristics of a good manager.
  • Define the basics of customer relations functions/principles & explore ideal characteristics of good customer relations as applied to individuals in both small/large organizations.
  • Describe the importance of retail inventory management knowledge when viewing fundamental organizational requirements.
  • Recognize retail inventory skills required of managers, understand competitive dimensions, and describe how productivity is measured.
  • Identify the goals of financial management and retail financial strategy.
  • Decipher risk management planning and its use; how risk management tenets can be applied to the manager role; and how to implement a policy and evaluate compliance.
  • Identify various challenges that face retail leaders in both the private and public sector; understand commercial safety issues; and identify how to create/maintain a safe work environment.

Degree at a Glance

Admission Requirements

  • All AMU undergraduate programs require a minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent (i.e. GED).
  • Please read all undergraduate admission requirements before applying to this program and be prepared to submit the required documentation.
  • There is no fee to complete the AMU admission application. View steps to apply.

Need help?

Selecting the right program to meet your educational goals is a key step in ensuring a successful outcome. If you are unsure of which program to choose, or need more information, please contact an AMU admissions representative at 877-777-9081 or info@apus.edu.


Undergraduate Tuition Rates 

Per credit hour: $270 | $250 with military grant*

View Tuition and Fees Details  

*To help minimize out-of-pocket costs, AMU offers a tuition grant for U.S. active-duty servicemembers, Guard, Reserve, military spouses and dependents, and veterans that caps undergraduate tuition at the military TA limit. See all military-affiliated student benefits.

Paying for School

Because our university is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), (the same as the Ohio State University, Univ. of Chicago, and U.S. Air Force Academy, to name a few), we can accept the following forms of financial aid and payments:

Ways to Save

Undergraduate Book Grant

Ebooks are provided at no cost if you are enrolled in undergraduate courses for credit. The undergraduate book grant is estimated to save $250 per academic semester if you are registered as a full-time student.

Transfer Credits

Accelerate your degree completion by taking full advantage of our transfer credit options, including credit for your previous college courses, military service schools, American Council on Education (ACE) and College Level Examination Program (CLEP) tests, and prior learning experiences.  

Employer Contributions

AMU has educational partnerships with many employers and associations. Be sure to accurately enter your employer information when you complete our admissions application. Your employer might also offer a tuition reimbursement plan as one of your benefits.