Associate in Science Degree Retail Management

Division: Business and Computer Information Systems


This curriculum is designed to prepare students to assume leadership positions in the retail sector, providing them with the essential business skills needed to perform supervisory and management duties. Created through a partnership with the Western Association of Food Chains and retailers in a variety of fields, this program will help students pursue careers in the grocery industry and others that deal directly with consumers, such as the apparel, home furnishings, general merchandise, and services industries.

To earn an Associate Degree students must complete:

  1. all major course requirements with a grade of C or better
  2. Cypress College Native General Education requirements; California State University General Education Breadth requirements (CSU GE Breadth) or IGETC General Education requirements
  3. the cultural diversity and reading requirements
  4. any elective courses to complete a minimum of 60 units, and
  5. have a minimum GPA of 2.0.

At least 50% of all major course work must be completed at Cypress College. Courses that fulfill major requirements for an Associate Degree at Cypress College might not be the same as those required for completing the major at a transfer institution offering a Baccalaureate Degree. For information on specific university requirements, please consult with your counselor, or visit the Transfer Center.

Required Courses Are Listed in Suggested Sequence
MGT 111 CBusiness Communications3
or MGT 211 C Writing for Business
MGT 151 CBusiness Mathematics3
CIS 111 CComputer Information Systems3
COMM 100 CHuman Communication3
or COMM 100HC Honors Human Communication
MGT 262 CPrinciples of Management3
ACCT 101 CFinancial Accounting5
MKT 222 CPrinciples of Marketing3
MKT 105 CPrinciples of Retailing3
MGT 266 CHuman Relations in Business3
MGT 268 CHuman Resources Management3
Total Units32