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Retail Management Certificate Program


The Retail Management Certificate Program developed by the University of Houston–Downtown’s Center for Retail Management is designed for non-degree seeking students who want to advance their careers in retail management. This program is focused on the skills necessary by persons responsible for the day-to-day operations of a retail business. The curriculum taught in this course has been carefully scrutinized by a committee comprised of multiple to single-store owners and large corporations across the entire spectrum of retail outlets, including the retailing of services to ensure that it is relevant to retailing in today's retail environment.

This open enrollment program is offered exclusively online and allows busy professionals to complete the program at their own pace and convenience. Each of the twelve sessions consists of a webinar and online curriculum that includes reading materials and activities. The webinars are approximately seventy-five minutes long and consist of a lecture from a retail industry professional.

Once the student has completed all twelve sessions, a competency exam will be given. If needed, the student will have several opportunities to demonstrate competency for the course. Once the student has passed the exam, the Retail Management Certificate will be awarded.





  • Walmart
  • Grocers Stage Stores
  • Kroger
  • Academy Pepboys
  • Home Depot
  • Als


Online Course Registration: 713-221-5015
Hours : Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM CST

UHD Center for Retail Management Office: 713-221-8902
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM CST

UHD IT Technical Support: 713-221-5062

  • Monday - Friday: 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM (CST)
  • Saturday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (CST)
  • Sunday: 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM (CST)


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Last updated or reviewed on 6/27/14

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