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Minor in Retail Studies

Get the skills you need to succeed in retail with the Retail Studies Minor.

Prepare for your career in ecommerce, finance, sales, marketing, merchandising, in-store operations, buying, inventory management, supply chain, human resources and product development with the Retail Management Institute. We partner with leading retailers such as Amazon, Cost Plus World Market, Williams-Sonoma, and Nordstrom to provide you opportunities to work directly with some of the most innovative retailers in the industry.

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"I'm learned so much from my RMI internship at Amazon working along side the AmazonFresh team. I was able to participate in creating go-to-market strategies and it really enhanced my knowledge of the retail industry particularly in the e-commerce space. It was a great opportunity."Natalie Law, Retail Studies Minor

Retail Studies Minor - Curriculum

Core CoursesFreshmanSophomoreJuniorSenior
Managerial Communication

COMM 20 

 
Technology / Information Systems

ACOMM 12 or OMIS 34 (or equivalent) or SOCI 49/149

 
Microeconomics

ECON 1

   
Data Analysis

OMIS 40 or COMM 110 or PSYC 40 or MATH 8/123 or AMTH 108

   
Principles of Marketing

MKTG 181

   

Fall or Winter

 
Multi-Channel Retailing

MKTG 165**

   

Spring

 
Summer Internship

BUSN 198R 

   

Summer

 
Senior Seminars

MKTG 168 & MKTG 169

     

Fall and Winter

Multi-Channel FreshmanSophomoreJuniorSenior
Computer Concepts

OMIS 15*

   
Organization and Management

MGMT 160

 

Internet RetailingFreshmanSophomoreJuniorSenior
Computer Concepts

ARTS 74 or 174

 

✓ 
Graphic Design

ARTS 75 or 175

 
Social Media

MKTG 177

    ✓  ✓ 
E-Commerce

MKTG 175 or ARTS 177 or OMIS 111 or OMIS 113

   

✓ 

 ✓

Web Engineering FreshmanSophomoreJuniorSenior
Web Programming

COEN 161

   

Fall

 
Web Usability

COEN 163

   

Winter

 
Web Infrastructure

COEN 162

   

Spring

 

Please check all course pre-requisites. 

*OMIS requirement can not be waived.

** BUSN 70 followed by ACTG 11 as well as MKTG 181 are pre-requisites to MKTG 165.

       

Internship Program

As a part of the Minor in Retail Studies, you will have the opportunity to participate in our internship program. This full-time, Summer program provides you real-world experience with Silicon Valley's retail innovators.

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