Retail Management Concentration

Retailing is one of the most important industries in the Northwest. Many prominent national retailers are headquartered here (e.g., Costco, Starbucks, Union Bay, Eddie Bauer, REI, Zumiez, Nordstrom, and Sur la Table), including several who are retail technology leaders (e.g., Amazon, Coinstar, and Microsoft Stores). Engagement with this key industry through this program provides numerous opportunities for students and helps to prepare them to become leaders in the retail industry.


Twenty credits in 400-level Retail Management courses are required to complete the Retail Management Concentration.


  • BBUS 300 (Management of Organizations) is a prerequisite to all other courses in the concentration.
  • BBUS 320 (Marketing Management) is a prerequisite to BBUS 446 (Strategic Retail Promotion).

Required Courses

  • BBUS 445 - Merchandise Acquisition
  • BBUS 446 - Strategic Retail Promotion
  • BBUS 447 - Retail Operations and Supply Chain Management
  • BBUS 448 - Retail Technology and Leadership
    This course is meant to be a culminating experience and requires completion of BBBUS 445- 447.

Students may take MGMT 300: Leadership and Organizational Behavior and/or MKTG 301: Marketing Concepts at the UW Seattle campus to satisfy the requirements of B BUS 300 and B BUS 320, respectively.

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