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Swainsboro Campus
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Swainsboro Campus
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Retail Merchandise Manager

Offered at the Following Campuses

Program Overview

Offered at the Vidalia Campus, the Retail Merchandise Manager certificate is designed to prepare students to plan and supervise the purchase and marketing of merchandise in a broad area.

The standard curriculum for the Retail Merchandise Manager certificate program is designed for the semester system. Students may enter the program any semester. The certificate generally takes 1-2 semesters to complete. To graduate, students must earn a minimum of 15 credit hours.

Entrance Requirements

  • Submit a completed application and application fee;
  • Be at least 16 years of age;
  • Submit official high school transcript or GED transcript;
  • Submit official college transcripts, if applicable;
  • Satisfy Placement Testing requirements. 

Course Overview

Contact Minutes
Credit Hours
Occupational Curriculum (15 hours)
3
2250
(Prerequisite: None) This course focuses on the components of the visual merchandising of goods and services. Topics include: design and color principles, tools and materials of the trade, lighting and signs, installation of displays, store planning, safety, and related areas of visual merchandising and display.
MKTG
1370
3
2250
(Prerequisite: None) This course analyzes consumer behavior and applicable marketing strategies. Topics include: the nature of consumer behavior, influences on consumer behavior, consumer decision-making process, role of research in understanding consumer behavior, and marketing strategies.
3
2250
(Prerequisite: None) Develops buying and merchandising skills required in retail or e-business. Topics include: principles of merchandising, inventory control, merchandise plan, assortment planning, buying merchandise, and pricing strategies.
3
2250
(Prerequisite: Program Admission or Program Instructor Approval) This course emphasizes the planning, staffing, leading, organizing, and controlling management functions in a retail operation. Topics include: the retailing environment, retailing strategy, supply chain management, financial planning, financial strategies, employee relations, and career paths in retailing.
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3
2250
(Prerequisite: Provisional admission) Develops skills and behaviors necessary for successful supervision of people and job responsibilities. Emphasis will be placed on real life concepts, personal skill development, applied knowledge and managing human resources. Course content is intended to help managers and supervisors deal with a dramatically changing workplace being affected by technology changes, a more competitive and global marketplace, corporate restructuring and the changing nature of work and the workforce. Topics include: Understanding the manager's job and work environment, building an effective organizational culture, leading, directing, and the application of authority, planning, decision-making, and problem-solving, human resource management, administrative management, organizing, and controlling.
3
2250
(Prerequisite: None) This course introduces competencies required in managing a small business. Topics include: nature of small business management, business management and organizational change, marketing strategies, employee relations, financial planning, and business assessment and growth.