Whether you aspire to manage a small department, a whole store or work at the headquarters office, we’ll prepare you for success in the booming retail industry. Your first lessons cover staffing, store set-up and working with vendors. Next you’ll learn about customer service, planning for growth, making buying decisions and selecting sites. Then we’ll teach you how to manage human resources, use information systems, select merchandise assortments, price merchandise, implement marketing strategies, control costs, track inventory and more.

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Career Profile

Retailing is a fast-paced career. The range of responsibilities of retail managers is broad and varied. Typically you may perform one or more of the following:

Direct advertising campaigns
Maintain budgets
Hire and train employees
Implement storewide procedures
Oversee departmental productivity
Supervise pricing and displays
Organize shelves and stockroom inventory
Make buying decisions
High growth in the service sector of the retail industry may open many doors for retail supervisors and managers. Internet commerce is creating new opportunities to reach and communicate with potential customers, too. In many retail establishments, managers are promoted from within. Of course, if you choose to open your own store, the opportunities for success are unlimited.
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