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Earn Your BA in Retail Management Online

American Public University's Online Bachelor of Arts in Retail Management was designed in consultation with industry advisory councils to prepare you for the rigors of effective leadership in the global retail environment. Through a combination of applicable skills and theoretical knowledge, the program addresses critical retail management subjects in addition to interpersonal, managerial, human resource, and leadership communications and critical thinking. Completion of this online program can help to propel your current career as a retail employee or to help you prepare for new retail management positions.

The curriculum for this online bachelor’s program is regularly reviewed by an advisory council of industry experts for relevancy to today’s marketplace. Topics include:

  • Retail strategy, innovation, and operations
  • Retail merchandising and its role in profitability
  • Human resource concepts and best practices
  • Management theories, principles, and historical development
  • Organizational behavior and change
  • Consumer behavior
  • Transportation and supply chain management
  • And more

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ACBSP Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs

ACBSP-Accredited

APU's Bachelor of Arts in Retail Management has earned specialty accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP®).

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* All U.S. active-duty servicemembers, National Guard members, Reservists, and military spouses/dependents are eligible for our Military Tuition Grant that covers undergraduate and master’s-level tuition above the military TA cap of $250/credit hour.

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$285
Per Credit Hour

Tuition for associate degrees, bachelor’s degrees, and undergraduate certificates.

$250
Per Credit Hour

For undergraduate and master’s-level programs with APU’s Military Tuition Grant for eligible students

$0
Textbooks & Ebooks

We provide no-cost textbooks and ebooks for all undergraduates.

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Transfer Credit Evaluation

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Why You Should Earn This Bachelor's From APU

We’ve earned our reputation as a respected leader in online higher education by always making you—the student—our #1 priority.

Accessible Learning

Plan around your work and life responsibilities with courses that are online and feature weekly class schedules with no set login times.

Save Time

Bachelor’s degree students can transfer up to 90 credits for previous academic coursework, job experience, and professional training. We also consider ACE-evaluated training and credits by exam.

Be in Control

You can quickly turn your ambitions into reality because classes begin every month. Most classes are 8 weeks long.

Real-World Knowledge

You’ll be guided by faculty skilled in providing an engaging learning journey rooted in real-world experience from government, Fortune 500 companies, healthcare, defense agencies, technology firms, and the military.

Future-Focused

You have access to our vast network of working professional students and alumni, and our career services team provides continuous assistance.

Your Time to Shine

You always have a front row seat in APU’s online classroom. Undergraduate classes average 19 students.

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