Penn Foster College offers an online degree in Retail Management. Through the completion of four semesters of coursework, students are able to earn an Associate of Science from the comfort of home. The Retail Management program is done independently online, without the use of a classroom.
Students learn what is required to start and grow a business, as well as the marketing and financial aspects. In the course Principles of Management, the topics of how to plan, organize, lead and control a business are covered. Retail Managers typically are expected to handle responsibilities such as finance and accounting, buying and merchandising.
Students complete courses including Business and Technical Writing, Financial Accounting, Business Statistics, and Merchandising Planning and Buying. Students are expected to take two elective courses in the general education category.
Graduates with a degree in Retail Management often find employment in sales management, e-commerce, merchandising, or supply chain management.
For access to the course materials, students will need a computer running Windows XP or later, as well as Microsoft Office 2010. Courses that were completed elsewhere, receiving a grade of “C” or above, may be evaluated for transfer credit.
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School Accreditation & Licensing
Penn Foster College is accredited by:
Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC)
The DEAC is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (USDE) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
Penn Foster College is licensed by the Arizona State Board of Private Postsecondary Education.
Penn Foster College’s Veterinary Technician Associate Degree has full accreditation from the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) through their Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities (CVTEA).
The Penn Foster College Medical Assistant Associate Degree Program is accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES).
The American Council on Education’s College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE CREDIT) has evaluated and recommended college credit for many Penn Foster College courses. Credits earned in Penn Foster College programs may transfer to some, but not all, learning institutions. Students who plan to continue their education with another school after earning a degree from Penn Foster College should check with that school regarding credit transfer policies.
Program Requirements & Restrictions
Minimum EducationHigh School or Equivalent
Official High School Transcript/GED Score
- Some programs may require 15 credits of general education prior to enrollment.