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  Feb 22, 2018
2017-2018 University Catalog

Retail Management, BS

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About the Program

Retail management prepares students for careers in merchandising, management, and/or marketing consumer goods and services in a variety of retail settings. Students develop critical thinking communication skills that allows them to secure positions in industries and businesses such as e-commerce enterprises, major consumer product firms, and retail companies. For more information, please visit:

Degree Requirements

120 Credits Required

Required Courses in Other Departments (56 - 63 credits)

Electives (16 - 25 credits)

University Core Requirements

  • Human Cultures Humanities
  • Human Cultures Behavioral/Social Science
  • Information Literacy
  • Science #1
  • Science #2
  • Science, Technology, and Society
  • Written Communication
  • Oral Communication
  • Quantitative Reasoning
  • For a complete listing of course selectives, visit the Provost’s Website.

Prerequisite Information:

For current pre-requisites for courses, click here.

Additional Requirements

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Program Requirements

16 - 17 Credits

14 - 16 Credits

Fall 2nd Year

15 - 17 Credits

15 Credits

15 Credits

15 Credits

Summer 3rd Year

  • CSR 30000 - Field Experience In Retail Management
  • Field Experience - Credit Hours: 1.00
    • Students may opt for the Study Abroad Internship Program in Dublin, London, or Sydney (6 credits) or complete the Interns for Indiana Internship (3 credits) to fulfill this requirement.

1 Credit

15 Credits

Spring 4th Year

13 - 15 Credits

Foreign Language Courses

Foreign Language proficiency requirements vary by program.  For acceptable languages and proficiency levels, see your advisor:

American Sign Language, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, (ancient) Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

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