Retail Business Management

Bachelor of Business Arts - BBA

  • Field trips and guest speakers 
  • Membership in an international professional organization
  • Intermship opportunities 
  • High job placement rates after graduation

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The combination of marketing and retailing courses will provide students with knowledge needed to enter an executive training program or for positions in retail management, buying, product development, or visual merchandising. Through the cooperation of industry leaders and skilled faculty, this concentration makes students aware of the latest trends in retailing.

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Accomplished Business Faculty


Arthur Comstock, Ph.D.
Executive Director & Chairman
Investments and Corporate Finance

Charles J. Lipinski, M.B.A., D.B.A.
Assistant Professor
Hospitality Management

Uldarico Rex Dumdum Jr., M.E., M.S., M.B.A., Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Information Systems and Organizational Leadership

Chris Speicher, M.B.A., Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Marketing and Entrepreneurship

Did you know that retailing employs more than 20 million people and generates over 2.5 trillion dollars annually? Did you know that retail and its related industries hire more college graduates then any other single industry? Come and investigate the many career opportunities in Retail Business Management.

Through our integrated course work, field trips, and internships here at Marywood, you will be prepared to enter an industry of change, challenge, and creativity: an industry is which 'the sky is the limit' in terms of reaching your full potential.

Undergraduate Admissions Requirements

  • Official SAT and/or ACT scores
  • Completed application
  • Essay
  • Official transcripts
  • Letter of recommendation

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Requirements for Majors

All students seeking a business degree are required to complete the following courses:

BUS 111 Principles of Marketing
3
BUS 123 Management and Career Options
3
BUS 131 Accounting I
3
BUS 132 Accounting II
3
BUS 200 Advanced Computer Tools for Management 3
BUS 252 Business Law I/Legal Environment of Business
3
BUS 301 Management Information Systems
3
BUS 312 Operation Management/Quantitative Analysis
3
BUS 321 Financial Management
3
BUS 341 Organizational Behavior
3
BUS 422 Personnel/Human Resource Management
3
BUS 481 Business Policies and Strategic Planning
3
ECON 100 Basic Economics
3/6*
OR    
ECON 101
Principles of Economics I
3
AND
ECON 102
Principles of Economics II
3
MATH 216 Statistics for Behavioral and Social Science
3*
PHIL 427 Business Ethics
3*
OR    
PHIL 315 Ethics 3*

Total: 45/48 credit hours: 36 Business credit hours—9/12 liberal arts* credit hours.

The student majoring in one of the aforementioned business areas may also elect to pursue a double major or emphasis in another business area. In doing so, the student is required to take at least an additional 15 credits outside his/her major area. The student should consult with his/her advisor for more information.

All students in the program will take: ECON 100: Basic Economics, or ECON 101: Principles of Economics I and ECON 102: Principles of Economics II, which fulfills the Social Science requirement within the Liberal Arts core. MATH 216 fulfills one of the liberal arts requirements in Category III. Aviation Management majors are encouraged to take ENVS 212 as their Science requirement in Category
III. All Business students are encouraged to take BUS 380, Ethical Leadership and Corporate Responsibility, as a business elective.

The recommended curriculum in each major area is available in curriculum guide format for the four year period and can be obtained in the Business and Global Innovation Office.

All Business and Global Innovation students are strongly urged to take advantage of the excellent opportunities in work experience provided by the corporations that have agreed to participate in the internship program. This unique on-the-job training gives students a chance to utilize skills developed in the formal classroom. Students can register for the internship during their junior or senior years; however, their QPA in their major must be at least 2.75 unless approved by the Executive Director. Accounting and Finance students may have to do their internships during the spring semester of their senior year. However, the internship requirement may be waived by the Executive Director if there is evidence that it may create a student hardship.

Students transferring from other colleges/universities, upon acceptance, will be required to complete a minimum of 30 credit hours in Business and Global Innovation at the Marywood campus.