Associate of Applied Science
in Business Management - Retail

Every retail store has an effective manager overseeing operations of the business. Because of the countless retail shops across the globe, the demand for retail professionals continues to grow. In fact, employment of retail workers is projected to grow ten percent from 2012 to 2022.  
Due to this increasing demand, NorthWest Arkansas Community College is pleased to offer an Associate of Applied Science in Business Management – Retail degree for those who wish to enter the workforce immediately after graduating from this two-year program.
NWACC's Retail program is designed to prepare you for an entry level management role within your retail industry of choice. The program emphasizes effective management in the retail environment including marketing, inventory management, and merchandising, professional marketing and selling, international marketing, e-commerce, and supply chain management. This program also includes the development of basic business management skills, accounting principles, and the economics of supply and demand. 
The ability to learn from the comfort of your own home through our Distance Learning program is just another benefit to choosing NorthWest Arkansas Community College.

Online for Your Convenience

With over 100 available online classes and the opportunity to receive a number of degrees and certificates online, achieving your higher education goals have never been easier.
  • Over 100 different online classes
  • Degrees and programs can be done completely online or in combination with on-campus classes
  • Flexible scheduling to accommodate your busy life
  • Highly-qualified faculty
  • Your own team of distance learning advisors
  • Small class sizes
  • Federal student financial aid and scholarships available
  • Online tutoring and support services

Formats and Locations

Courses required for the Associate of Applied Science in Business Management – Retail program are available 95% online, providing you the convenience of learning when and where you want.
Courses are also available at the main campus in Bentonville and in Washington County.
*delivery options will vary by semester