This certificate is part of the Retail Management AAAS and is designed to be a step towards a degree. By completing the Retail Management Certificate of Completion, you will have completed the first 30 credits of a Retail Management degree.

Completion Award
Certificate of Completion
Length of Study
30 Credits
Starting Quarter
Fall, Winter, Spring
On Campus

  1. Acquire an overview of retail management, including merchandise selection, inventory control, employee supervision and professional sales
  2. Apply basic business skills in advertising, marketing, buying and customer service
  3. Develop positive relations with customers and vendors

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Graduates with retail management knowledge and skills find opportunities to work in the retail industry in positions such as Store Manager, Assistant Manager, Department Manager, Management Trainee, Buyer, Marketing Specialist and Sales Representative. Salaries vary depending upon position, level of responsibility and previous experience.

Potential employers include: Department stores, grocery stores, clothing and shoe stores, home furnishing stores, automobile dealerships and small businesses.

Gainful Employment

Federal regulations require certain educational programs that qualify for a variety of federal student funding to comply with Gainful Employment rules.

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Estimated Tuition & Fees

(does not include additional program or course fees, books, or supply costs)

Per Quarter
WA-Resident Non-WA resident,
US citizen, &
Eligible non-citizen

On Campus
Non-WA resident
Non-US citizen¹
Non-WA resident, US citizen
Online Only
1 credit $150.18 $246.87 $337.97 $166.09
5 credits $658.90 $1,142.35 $1,597.85 $738.45
12 credits (full-time) $1,418.96 $2,393.98 $3,312.20 $1,579.76
15 credits $1,592.00 $2,579.20 $3,508.25 $1,755.35

¹ Includes all International Students, both on campus and overseas online

Additional Fees
Approximately $20 - $120 per quarter, depending on courses selected

Ways to pay for school

Federal aid, scholarships, grants, and more are available to help you pay for school.

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