2020-2021 Catalog (Current)


Degree Type: Certificate
College(s): College of Business

Program Requirements

Retailing, Certificate Program Checksheet


  • Certificate Courses
  • Admission Requirements
  • Graduation Requirements

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
  • Inventory management
  • Understanding buyer behavior 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.

Career Opportunities

By itself the Retail Certificate provides students with the industry-specific skills to support careers in merchandising, store operations, or independent shop ownership. Taken as part of a four-year degree program, students with this certificate also qualify for executive training, buyer or management development programs with major retail chains.

More Information

Marketing Department
119 South Street, Business 212
Big Rapids, MI 49307-2284
phone: 231-591-2426

Required Courses
Credit Hours

Retailing Certificate - 12 Credits

Small Business Management
Principles of Retailing
Retail Merchandising
Retail Management