Retail Management

Retail Management Program of Study

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Piedmont Virginia Community College offers the Career Studies Certificate in Retail Management. The program can be completed in just two semesters, and financial aid is available for qualifying students.

Graduates who successfully complete this program will be prepared for jobs in which they directly supervise and coordinate activities of retail sales workers in an establishment or department. Duties may include management functions, such as purchasing, budgeting, accounting and personnel work in addition to supervisory duties. Further, PVCC graduates who complete the National Retail Federation (NRF) Certification exam in Retail Management will demonstrate that they have the knowledge and skills necessary in the primary discipline of retail management and are prepared to pursue related careers.

Jobs in retail management are expected to grow 4.2 percent by 2022 in Central Virginia with an average annual salary of $39,644 ($19.06/hr.). The Virginia Employment Commission projects a 9.1 percent growth in the retail industry by 2022.*

*Sources: Economic Modeling Specialists Inc., the Virginia Employment Commission and the Bureau of Labor Statistics

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Program Requirements

Minimum Total Credit Hours to Complete: 


Required Courses: 

BUS 100 Introduction to Business  - 3 Credit Hours
BUS 205 Human Resource Management
BUS 236 Communication in Management
MKT 100 Principles of Marketing  - 3 Credit Hours
MKT 110 Principles of Selling
MKT 215 Selling and Marketing Management
MKT 216 Retail Organization and Management
MKT 260 Customer Service Management

Course Sequence: 

  • 3 Credit(s)

Additional Program Information: 

For more information, contact Adam Hastings, Dean of Business, Mathematics and Technologies Division, at

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Required Skills & Employment Outlook

Jobs this program prepares you for: 

Retail Manager
Business Manager