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Retail Management Minor

The Minor in Retail Management, which is administered by the Department of Management, prepares students for careers in the field of retailing, and financial retailing. It is designed to enhance the career potential of students studying general management and marketing by providing a program of study dedicated toward a specific industry and career path. The minor will also be particularly valuable to students in advertising and public relations, finance, and food industry management.

The minor is available as an elective to students who are enrolled in bachelor’s degree programs at Michigan State University in the Eli Broad College of Business, in the Advertising major, or in the Food Industry Management major.  With the approval of the department and college that administers the student’s degree program, the courses that are used to satisfy the minor may also be used to satisfy the requirements for the bachelor’s degree.

Students who plan to complete the requirements for the minor should apply through the undergraduate advisor in the Undergraduate Academic Services office in the Broad College of Business. Students must have completed either ACC 201 or ACC 202 prior to admission to the minor. Students in the Advertising and Food Industry Management majors can use ACC 230 in place of ACC 201 or ACC 202.



Students must maintain a 2.0 GPA in courses completed for the minor and complete 18 credits from the following:

1. One of the following courses (3 credits)

  • MGT 315: Managing Human Resources and Organizational Behavior: 3 credits
  • MGT 325: Management Skills and Processes: 3 credits

2. Both of the following courses (6 credits)

  • ADV 481: Retail Strategy Analysis: 3 credits
  • MGT 460: Capstone for Management Majors (W): 3 credits

3. One of the following courses (3 credits)

  • MGT 371: Retail Planning and Buying: 3 credits
  • MKT 351: Retail Management: 3 credits
  • SCM 371: Procurement and Supply Management: 3 credits

4. Two of the following courses (6 credits)

  • ADV 375: Consumer Behavior: 3 credits
  • FIM 460: Retail Information Systems: 3 credits
  • MGT 352: Entrepreneurship: New Venture Process: 3 credits
  • MGT 411: Organizational Staffing: 3 credits
  • MGT 412: Compensation and Reward Systems: 3 credits
  • MGT 413: Personnel Training and Development: 3 credits
  • MGT 414: Diversity in the Workplace: 3 credits
  • MGT 418: Labor-Management Relations: 3 credits
  • MGT 475: Negotiation and Conflict Management: 3 credits
  • MGT 491: Special Topics in Management: 3 credits
  • MKT 302: Consumer and Organizational Buyer Behavior: 3 credits
  • MKT 313: Personal Selling and Buying Processes: 3 credits
  • MKT 319: Marketing Research: 3 credits
  • MKT 355: Entrepreneurship: Strategic Marketing Planning and Launch: 3 credits
  • MKT 383: Sales Management: 3 credits
  • MKT 410: Product Innovation and Management: 3 credits
  • MKT 412: Marketing Technology and Analytics: 3 credits
  • SCM 373: Logistics and Transportation Management: 3 credits

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