Retail Management Concentration

Why study Retailing?

The Retail Management Concentration provides a solid foundation of theory important to the retail management discipline. Specifically, students will acquire an interdisciplinary knowledge of merchandise acquisition, strategic retail promotion, retail operations and supply chain management. They will also gain an understanding of cutting edge uses of technology in retail management and gain the mindset necessary to find and apply new applications for technologies in the retail context as these new technologies emerge.

Requirements to declare the concentration

Students must have completed BBUS 300 – Organizational Behavior, Ethics and Inclusivity (DIV), and BBUS 320 – Marketing Management to declare the Retail Management concentration.

Retail Management curriculum

Students in the Retail Management concentration must complete the following courses for graduation:

Course TypeCourse Numbers & Names
Core Courses (prerequisites in parentheses)BBUS 300 – Organizational Behavior, Ethics and Inclusivity, Diversity Designated Course
BBUS 307 – Business Writing, Writing Designated Course
BBUS 310 – Managerial Economics (BMATH 144, STMATH 124, or MATH 112)
BBUS 320 – Marketing Management
BBUS 340 – Operations & Project Management (310)
BBUS 350 – Business Finance (310)
Required Retail Management Courses (prerequisites in parentheses) BBUS 445 – Merchandise Acquisition (300)
BBUS 446 – Strategic Retail Promotion (300, 320)
BBUS 447 – Retail Operations and Supply Chain Management (300)
BBUS 448 – Retail Technology and Leadership (300, 445, 446, 447)
General Electives (any 300/400 level UW courses)30 Credits
Capstone CoursesBefore you can register for the capstone courses, you must complete all core courses and meet with your advisor to file a graduation application.

BBUS 470 – Business Policy & Strategic Management
BBUS 480 – Global Environment of Business
Total Credits90 Credits