Associate of Arts in Retail Management
American Public University System

Program Details

Pursuing an associate’s degree in Retail Management can prepare students for new positions in retail or opportunities for advancement with their current employer. Students will learn the basic skills necessary for effective management of retail operations

This online business management degree emphasizes the interpersonal, managerial, human resource, leadership, communication, and critical thinking skills utilized by successful leaders in the retail industry. Students will learn how to apply managerial concepts to decision making in a competitive business environment. Graduates will be able to effectively manage information technology, financial, and human resources in the workplace. 

Some of the classes available to students in this major program include:

  • Customer relations
  • Retail inventory management
  • Finance fundamentals
  • Risk management
  • Human resource fundamentals
  • Retail shipping and receiving


  • Minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • College Readiness Assessment (waived for students with 9 or more college credits).
  • Official transcripts

Special Accreditation

Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)

School Accreditation Statement

Higher Learning Commission