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Retail Studies Minor

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

The Retail Studies Minor is both a curriculum and experience-based program. Our curriculum offers strong business theory in the classroom through a diverse set of core requirements covering marketing, economics, data analytics, consumer behavior and technology and information systems.

 

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We actively pursue opportunities for access to the best real-world experiences here locally in Silicon Valley, with retailer field experiences in the San Francisco Bay Area and conferences in New York and Las Vegas. All experiences are developed to give you a holistic view of the retail industry and its many career opportunities.The Retail Studies Program provides the insights and experiences to prepare for a career in the retail industry in many diverse fields including buying & merchandising, e-Commerce, planning, store management, global sourcing, supply chain, finance and information technology. We are proud to attract Retail Visionaries, Entrepreneurs and Silicon Valley Executives to Santa Clara University to connect you directly to business insights and technology evolution.

The Retail Studies minor is open to undergraduates in all fields within the University.

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Retail Studies Student Association

Once accepted to the Retail Studies Program, students automatically become members of the Retail Studies Student Association (RSSA).

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RMI Internships

RMI Internships are a paid, full-time opportunity for our students to experience first hand the culture and business of recognized, industry leading Silicon Valley innovators. 

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RMI offers experiences and exposure to the retail industry through guest speakers, trips to conferences and retailers, a cutting-edge curriculum, internship & career connections, scholarship opportunities, and more.

Curriculum

RMI provides a platform for deep collaboration between industry luminaries and leading academics into the emerging and evolving concepts impacting retail today. The knowledge generated from this collaboration forms the basis of our curriculum.

Here are the core requirements and recommended scheduling.

Please check all course pre-requisites. 

* Prerequisites for Comm 110 are Comm 1 & Comm2

** BUSN 70 followed by ACTG 11 as well as MKTG 181 are prerequisites to this class


 

RSSA supports Santa Clara University’s overall mission to teach conscience, competence, and compassion. The major skills RSSA members acquire are networking, communication and social skills, professional development, social responsibility, leadership, and ethical business ideals.

RSSA hosts a variety of events for Retail Studies students. Events and gatherings including quarterly dinners with industry innovators as guest speakers, exposure to industry executive and senior managers who share their expertise and insight, and opportunities to visit many of the world’s most influential brands and industry innovators who are leading and redefining the future of retail.

Multi-Channel Courses and Recommended SchedulingFreshmanSophomoreJuniorSenior   
Computer Concepts

OMIS 15*

   
Organization and Management

MGMT 160

 

Internet Retailing Courses and Recommended SchedulingFreshmanSophomoreJuniorSenior   
Computer Imaging

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 Courses and Recommended SchedulingFreshmanSophomoreJuniorSenior   
Web Programming

COEN 161

   

Fall

 
Web Usability

COEN 163

   

Winter

 
Web Infrastructure

COEN 162

   

Spring

 

Please check all course pre-requisites. 

* Prerequisites for Comm 110 are Comm 1 & Comm 2

       

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