About Retail Management

Retailing is a global industry that spans marketing, high-technology and business leadership.

Whether you prefer the people, the creative or the analytical side of business, the retail industry has a role perfectly suited to you and your talents. The Retail Management program at CCSF introduces you to the fundamentals of business, marketing, and retail.  The programs provides you with the tools to:

  • Analyze market opportunities and business profitability
  • Recruit and manage people
  • Manage supplier relationships
  • Promote a retail business using online and offline marketing strategies
  • Use the principles of consumer behavior to create a buying experience that would build loyal customers 

Explore Potential Careers

Studying Retail Management can lead to a variety of different jobs or career paths. Below are just some of the many options you will have!

  • Retail Sales
  • Store Management
  • Visual Merchandising
  • Category Management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Business Analyst

Program Options 

Click on the degree or certificate you're interested in earning to see a sample map of courses to take to complete your goal from start to finish. 

Please note that the course maps provided are just an example to help you get started. Please meet with a counselor to personalize the plan to you and your Academic goals. 

View Requirements in College Catalog

Required courses:

Course Number Course Title Units Notes
MABS 60 Introduction to Computer Applications for Business 3  
MGT 231 Introduction to Supervision and Management 3  
MGT 232  Organizational Behavior for Supervisors 3  
MGT 233 Human Resources Management 3  
MRKT 140 Introduction to Marketing 3  
SMBS 135 Ownership and Operation of a Small Business 3  

Total Units: 18 

Choose one of the following Accounting or Business Math options:

Course Number Course Title Units Notes
ACCT 10 Introduction to Accounting 5  
ACCT 1 Financial Accounting 5  
BSMA 68 Mathematics of Business 3  

Total Units: 3 - 5 

Choose one of the following Communications options:

Course Number Course Title Units Notes
BSEN 74 Written Business Communication 3  
MGT 234 Communication for Business Management 3  

Total Units: 3

Overall Tota Units: 24 - 26

Transfer Options

The program coursework you complete at City College will satisfy lower-division requirements for related majors at several colleges and universities. Have questions about transfer? Visit the Transfer Center for help, transfer information, and/or to speak with college representatives.