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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.




Retail Studies Minor - Curriculum

Core CoursesFreshmanSophomoreJuniorSenior
Managerial Communication

COMM 20 

Technology / Information Systems

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



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**



Summer Internship

BUSN 198R 



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

    ✓  ✓ 

MKTG 175 or ARTS 177 or OMIS 111 or OMIS 113




Web Engineering FreshmanSophomoreJuniorSenior
Web Programming

COEN 161



Web Usability

COEN 163



Web Infrastructure

COEN 162




Please check all course pre-requisites. 

*OMIS requirement can not be waived.

** BUSN 70 followed by ACTG 11 (business majors) or ACTG 11A (non-business majors), as well as MKTG 181 are pre-requisites to MKTG 165.