Retail Management

What will I learn in this program?

The program of study for the Certificate of Completion in Retail Management is designed to prepare students for employment as retail managers. Retailing is a global industry that spans marketing, high-technology and business leadership. The Retail Management Certificate of Achievement introduces you to the fundamentals of business, marketing, and retail. While retail experience is a plus, it is not required to successfully complete this program. 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.

What kind of jobs can I get once I complete the program? How much will they pay?  What “demand” is expected for these jobs?


Average Annual Salary

Expected Regional Demand

Retail Salespersons


Average Growth

Order Fillers, Retail and Wholesale Sales


Average Growth

First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers


Average Growth

Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers


Average Growth

Wholesale and Retail Buyers


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Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing


Average Growth

The Certificate meets the requirements of the Western Association of Food Chains (WAFC) Retail Management Certificate program. Members of the WAFC include Bristol Farms, Costco, Foods Co, Lucky, Safeway, and Smart & Final.

Does this program have any special enrollment requirements?


Does this program have any special costs?


How long will it take to complete this program?


Time to Complete*

Certificate of Achievement in Retail Management

1.5 Years

*Based on full-time attendance or 12 units per semester

How do I get more information on this program?

Department website:
Business Department (415) 239-3224

Program coordinator: Carole K. Meagher
(415) 239-3512