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An Online Undergraduate Certificate in Retail Management That Can Jump-Start or Enhance Your Education

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Earn Your Online Certificate in Retail Management

This online undergraduate certificate was developed for learners seeking additional credentials or knowledge necessary to be effective as a leader within the retail industry. The program was designed in consultation with industry advisory councils to serve learners new to the discipline while also offering additional preparation for professionals and graduates already working in the field.

Classes are taught by experienced instructor-practitioners and American Public University is an educational partner to select Fortune 500 retail firms and government organizations. Many students, alumni, and instructors are actively involved in affiliated organizations such as the National Retail Federation, Society for Human Resource Management, Golden Key International Honour Society, Student Veterans of America, and more.

Through this dynamic program, you'll study the following objectives:

  • Explore fundamentals of retail management and effective management skills
  • Identify core challenges faced by retail managers in the private and public sector
  • Learn key customer relationship functions applied in small and large retail firms
  • Examine retail inventory management, competitive dimensions, and productivity metrics
  • Identify retail financial management goals and strategies
  • Define risk management planning and implementation, and policy and compliance evaluation from the retail manager's perspective

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A University Built For You

Accessible Learning

Plan around your work and life responsibilities with courses that are online and feature weekly class schedules with no set login times.

Recognized for Quality

Part of American Public University System, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Several programs have earned specialty accreditation.

Save Time

Certificate students can typically transfer up to 9 credits for previous academic coursework, job experience, and professional training. We also consider ACE-evaluated training and credits by exam.

Future-Focused

You have access to our vast network of working professional students and alumni, and our career services team provides continuous assistance.

Real-World Knowledge

You’ll be guided by faculty skilled in providing an engaging learning journey rooted in real-world experience from government, Fortune 500 companies, healthcare, defense agencies, technology firms, and the military.

Your Time to Shine

You always have a front row seat in APU’s online classroom. Undergraduate classes average 20 students.

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Transfer Credit Evaluation

APU does not charge to evaluate and apply eligible transfer credit.

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Textbooks & Ebooks

We provide no-cost textbooks and ebooks for all undergraduates.

$285
Per Credit Hour

Tuition for associate degrees, bachelor’s degrees, and undergraduate certificates.

$250
Per Credit Hour

For undergraduate and master’s-level programs with APU’s Military Tuition Grant for eligible students

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