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Associate of Arts concentration in Retail Management (Certificate Track)

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Associate of Arts concentration in Retail Management (Certificate Track)

The dynamic retail industry won’t wait for you. That’s why we created the Associate of Arts concentration in Retail Management* (Certificate Track) en route degree program. This option allows you to advance your job skills and enter the job market faster. Instead of getting one degree at the end of two years, you'll earn your certificate and transition smoothly to classes that will lead to your associate degree.

With an additional certificate credential, you’re on a swifter track to your career goals. Once in the program, you’ll gain skills in customer service management, sales and marketing, supply management, retail operations, merchandising and personnel management — which you can use on the job while you finish your associate degree.

This program features the certificate option, which allows you to move core courses toward the front of your degree program so you can advance toward your career goals sooner. The certificate you earn will be an additional credential, which you can leverage to help you pursue your career goals.

Learn more about the Associate of Arts concentration in Retail Management (Certificate Track) by speaking with an Enrollment Representative.

*Maryland residents completing this program will earn an Associate of Arts emphasis in Retail Management (Certificate Track).

What you'll learn



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We believe that students and families should be prepared financially for college and understand gainful employment opportunities before starting any program. So we want to ensure you have the information you need to make an informed choice - information like what it will cost, the skills you'll learn through your chosen program, and the types of occupations the program prepares you for.

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The requires a minimum of credits, which may come from a combination of required and elective courses.

To view all the courses you’ll need to complete this degree program, visit our General Education requirements page.

Core courses

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How can I use my Military benefits?

Whether you're serving on Active Duty, are a member of the Reserve or National Guard, or are the spouse of a military member, you're eligible for a reduction in tuition. Our special military tuition rates combined with some of the resources below can help you get started in your pursuit of a degree.

The Federal Military Tuition Assistance Program

With federal military tuition assistance, you may receive 100% federal Tuition Assistance for your military service.

Montgomery GI Bill

At University of Phoenix, you can apply your Montgomery GI Bill®-Active Duty, or your Montgomery GI Bill-Selected Reserve benefits to your educational costs.

Post 9/11 GI Bill

If you're a veteran or military servicemember who served a minimum of 90 combined days on active duty after September 10th, 2001, you may be eligible for Post 9/11 GI benefits. 

Active Duty Spouse Benefits

As a military spouse, you may be eligible for financial assistance that can help you pursue your degree.

Benefits of this degree program

  • You’re supported from day one through graduation.

    Graduation Teams at University of Phoenix are just one way you’ll know we’re committed to your success. They support you by helping you enroll, advising you throughout your academic journey here and answering your questions about finances so that you’ll have the tools you need to complete your studies and earn your diploma.

  • Develop in-demand, 21st-century skills.

    The curriculum development team at University of Phoenix works with faculty members and business leaders to develop degree programs that provide knowledge that is relevant now. Be prepared with a degree program developed for accounting and business today.

  • Working learners provide learning opportunities.

    Many students are working learners, enriching the discussions in classroom settings. Topics typically focus on relevant business themes supported by real-world examples, which means you’re learning about business today.

Is this the right program for you?

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