Retail Management, Level I Certificate

Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
BMGT -1327 Principles of Management 3
HRPO- 2307 Organizational Behavior 3
MRKG- 1311 Principles of Marketing 3
MRKG- 1302 Principles of Retailing 3
ACNT- 1303 Introduction to Accounting I — Non-Business Majors OR
ACCT- 2301 Principles of Accounting I – Financial 3
HRPO-2301 Human Resource Management 3
BCIS -1305 Business Computer Applications 3
SPCH- 1321 Business and Professional Communication 3


Retail Management
Occupational Skills Award (OSA)
Semester I
BMGT-1327 Principles of Management
HRPO-2307 Organizational Behavior
HRPO-2301 Human Resource Management

ACC Course Descriptions

ACCT 2301 – Principles of Accounting I – Financial (3-3-1)

An introduction to financial accounting concepts and the communication of financial information to external users. Examines the accounting process, transaction analysis, asset and equity accounting, financial statement preparation and analysis, and related topics. Before enrolling in ACCT 2301, it is advisable to 1) have taken the equivalent of ACNT 1403 or BUSI 1301; or 2) have recently taken high school bookkeeping; or 3) have acquired relevant work experience. Although not required, the equivalent of MATH 1324 provides a good foundation for ACCT 2301. Basic computer skills utilizing word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software are recommended for all accounting courses. If you have any questions, consult with an accounting advisor.

ACNT 1303 – Introduction to Accounting I — Non-Business Majors (3-3-1)

A study of analyzing, classifying, and recording business transactions in a manual and computerized (QuickBooks) setting. Emphasis on understanding the complete accounting cycle, preparing basic financial statements, bank reconciliations, payroll and basic small business income tax issues.

BCIS 1305 – Business Computer Applications (3-3-1)

Computer terminology, hardware, software, operating systems, and information systems relating to the business environment will be covered. The course will also explore business applications of software, including spreadsheets, databases, presentation graphics, word processing and business-oriented utilization of the Internet.

BMGT 1327 – Principles of Management (3-3-0)

Concepts, terminology, principles, theories, and issues in the field of management.

HRPO 2301 – Human Resource Management (3-3-0)

Behavioral and legal approaches to the management of human resources in organizations.

HRPO 2307 – Organizational Behavior (3-3-0)

The analysis and application of organizational theory, group dynamics, motivation theory, leadership concepts, and the integration of interdisciplinary concepts from the behavioral sciences.

MRKG 1302 – Principles of Retailing (3-3-0)

Introduction to the retailing environment and its relationship to consumer demographics, trends, and traditional/nontraditional retailing markets. The employment of retailing techniques and the factors that influence modern retailing.

MRKG 1311 – Principles of Marketing (3-3-0)

Introduction to basic marketing functions; identification of consumer and organizational needs; explanation of economic, psychological, sociological, and global issues; and description and analysis of the importance of marketing research.

SPCH 1321 – Business and Professional Communication (3-3-0)

Business and Professional Communication is the study and application of communication within the business and professional context. This course explores oral communication competences in dyads, interviews, groups/teams, and presentations. Special emphasis is given to using technologically mediated formats in the workplace.

Business and Professional Communication Honors

This Business and Professional Communication honors course focuses on developing student leadership knowledge and abilities as related to communication. Students planning to enter leadership positions will learn how to communicate as leaders. Students research leadership concepts and take on leadership roles within the class, which include leading discussions and collaborating in exam creation. The overall focus of the course is to develop the students communication competencies in leadership roles. Contact the Honors Program at 512-223-6555 or [email protected] for additional information.

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