Why Choose Retailing?
If you are interested in a dynamic, fast-moving career with potential for early responsibility and advancement, a retailing certificate will provide you with a route to success by providing you with skills in the following:Merchandise buying for profitability
Understanding buyer behavior in order to meet customer needs
You will be exposed to a powerful set of concepts that will serve you, not just in a retailing career pathway, but in any business field you choose that requires serving customers and successfully meeting corporate goals.
Any person admitted to a Ferris State University degree program may enroll in courses for undergraduate COB certificates. No more than 50% of the credits in a certificate may be transferred from another institution. If a student is in a FSU degree-seeking program, the certificate will not be granted if more than 50% of the certificate credits are required in the program/major.Individuals wishing only to complete a COB certificate may enroll as a non-degree student restricted to a maximum of 9 credits per semester and a total of 15 credits.
Individuals wanting to advance their career, but not admitted to an FSU degree program, may also earn undergraduate COB certificates through the non-degree program.
Admission/registration process for individuals seeking only a certificate:
Unless it is determined that regular program admission criteria should be met in order to complete the certificate successfully and be a contributing member of the course, non-degree students need only show proof of a 2.35 high school GPA where competency is required and complete the simple non-degree application process by accessing the FSU website. FSU provides part-time non-degree students with a streamlined method to register early for day or evening courses on the FSU campus through the Educational and Career Counseling Center located in Starr 313.
An advisor can be assigned by the College of Business in the certificate program.
Admission process for non-degree certificate students wishing to pursue a bachelor or associate’s degree:
If the student decides to pursue a bachelor or associate’s degree, admission criteria for the College of Business is initiated when the Program Change Form” request is processed.
The student will then complete the regular admission process for FSU.
Any mitigating circumstances will be considered on an individual basis by the College of Business Dean’s Office.
Additional guidance can be found on the College of Business Webpage under the Admissions tab.
You will receive the Retailing Certificate after completion of the requirements with a minimum 2.0 grade point average.
No more than 50% of the credits in this certificate may be transferred from another institution, nor will the certificate be granted if more than 50% of the certificate credits are specifically required in the students major.
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