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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 curriculum and experience-based programming. 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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The Retail Studies minor is open to undergraduates in all fields within the University.

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.

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Retail Studies Student Association

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

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RMI Internships

RMI Internships are typically paid, full-time opportunities for retail studies students to experience the culture and business of recognized, industry leading retail and tech industry innovators. 

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The RMI Minor Application

RMI offers experiences and exposure to the retail industry through industry speakers, conferences, 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


 

Core Courses and Recommended SchedulingFreshmanSophomoreJuniorSenior   
Communication

 COMM 20
(only for COMM majors and minors )
or                             
BUSN 179   

 
Technology / Information Systems

COMM 12 or OMIS 34  or ACTG 134(or equivalent) or SOCI 49/149

 
Microeconomics

ECON 1

   
Data Analysis 

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

or COMM 110*

 

 
Principles of Marketing

MKTG 181

   

Fall or Winter

 
Multi-Channel Retailing

MKTG 165**

   

Spring

 

BUSN 198R 

   

Summer

 
Senior Seminars***

MKTG 168 & MKTG 169

     

Fall and Winter

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

   

✓ 

 ✓

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