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Retail Management

The retail sector of the US economy is incredibly vast. That’s because anytime a product is bought or sold, a retail transaction has taken place. Retail is the largest non-farm sector of employment in our nation, growing at 5% a year with projections for continued growth.

That’s why we’re offering a concentration in Retail Management. With this concentration, you’ll focus on retail and sales management skills that will prepare you for a careers including in-store management, buying, sales forecasting, customer sales, product development, and sales force management. Potential employers range widely, including small, privately run businesses and large retail chains, with positions in various settings, such as corporate headquarters offices or local retail chain stores, among others.

You’ll learn the theory and principles of the retail industry, evaluate contemporary retail business issues, understand the key fundamentals of effective leadership and team dynamics in a retail environment, and identify, analyze and forecast retail trends in the acquisition of products and manufacturing of goods.

And you’ll experience the Nichols difference: a student-centered, experiential approach to learning with a basis of theoretical and practical knowledge. Combined with our focus on career readiness and our leadership programs, you’ll be well-prepared for a dynamic career in this field.