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 – Retail Management degree for those who wish to enter the workforce immediately after graduating from this two-year program.

NWACC’s Retail Management 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.


Format and Location

Courses required for the Associate of Applied Science degree in Business – Retail Management are available in two different formats.* Face-to-face course instruction is done inside the Shewmaker Global Business Development Center on the main NWACC campus in Bentonville. Courses included in this program are also offered fully online, providing you the convenience of learning when and where you want.
*delivery options will vary by semester