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The Retail Management Certificate Program was developed by the Center for Retail Management in partnership with the Continuing and Professional Department. It is designed for non-degree seeking students who want to advance their careers in retail management.
The program focuses on the skills necessary for people who are responsible for the day-to-day operations of a retail business.
Industry Experts Ensure Relevant Curriculum
The curriculum has been carefully scrutinized by a committee comprising 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 business environment.
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The Retail Management Certificate Program is:
"UHD's Retail Management Certificate Program is an excellent curriculum. Very relevant and current in terms of the coursework and the topics covered. I was able to use the new skills that I learned right away in my job. I work in route sales for a major food supplier and the new skills acquired helped me improve my business relationships with multiple store managers. I have a better understanding of how supermarkets and dollar stores operate and how they serve their customers' needs. Also, I have been able to look for new opportunities in my stores and come up with new ideas to help them grow their business. I highly recommend this UHD Certificate program to both retail store employees and to their suppliers."
"I am writing today to share with others my experience with the Retail Management course at the University of Houston Downtown College of Business. Not only was the course very interesting and enjoyable, but I learned a lot, and it helped me realize that I wanted to go further in my education. I am now working on a degree in Business administration. I am now confident I am on the education path that is right for me. The course also helped me to get promoted at work. I was a Sales Associate at RadioShack when I started the course, after finishing the course it took me only a short two days to get promoted to a key holder. I came to UHD with no previous management experience and I feel this gave me the step in the door I needed. As if the course didn’t do enough for me already, I feel it will continue to help me in the future by giving me a valuable boost to my resume. If you are thinking about taking this course my advice is don't hesitate. Best wishes to you in your academic journey and career."
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