Associate of Science in Retail Merchandise Management

Would you like to use your sales knowledge and instincts to pursue exciting opportunities in the retail industry?

If so, the Associate of Science in Retail Merchandise Management degree program at Sanford-Brown may be right for you. Through this program, you can become comfortable with direct sales operations and procedures, including customer service, supply chain management, and merchandise procurement.

As you pursue your associate’s degree in Retail Merchandise Management, you can learn how to sell goods from manufacturers and retailers to businesses and individuals. You can also develop the basic principles of business math needed to complete the purchasing and sales of merchandise across multiple industries.

The associate’s degree in Retail Merchandise Management at Sanford-Brown offers a solid foundation in both merchandising and retailing principles. It combines theoretical elements with practical application to help you gain a solid understanding of today’s retail operations industry. Through hands-on learning opportunities, you can become comfortable using industry-standard software and develop the skills necessary to buy and sell merchandise.

Below is a selection of courses included in Sanford-Brown's Associate of Science in Retail Merchandise Management degree program.* Classes are led by instructors with relevant career experience.

  • Consumer Behavior Concepts
  • Marketing
  • Merchandising Principles
  • Introduction to Business Operations
  • Visual Retailing Concepts
  • Retail Computer Applications
  • Visual Merchandising
  • Selling Strategies
  • Management Solutions
  • Pricing Techniques
  • Professional Business Practice

*Course curriculum is subject to change.

Prospective entry-level career opportunities for students who successfully complete the Sanford-Brown Associate of Science in Retail Merchandise Management degree program can include:

  • Merchandise Manager
  • Assistant Merchandise Manager
  • Retail Merchandiser
  • Assistant Buyer
  • Retail Sales Associate
  • Assistant Store Manager
  • Customer Service Representative
  • Visual Merchandise Display Coordinator

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Below you can find placement rates and other information tailored to your chosen campus and program. Certain disclosures are published on this website to assist students in understanding the facts about their programs.

Program Disclosure Information for:
SBC - Seattle - Associate of Science in Retail Merchandise Management

 
 

Employment Rates:

Given the fact that all of the rates reflected below are based on historical data and were subject to varying levels of audit and re-interpretation, students should not rely on them as an implicit or explicit representation or promise of future outcomes or employability following completion of a program of study. Indeed, there are numerous factors that affect a student’s ability to graduate and secure employment over which we have little or no control. Therefore, our school cannot and does not guarantee or estimate the likelihood of on-time completion, graduation, or employment for any student.

  • 62.7%
    Campus Rate
  • NA
    Program Rate
Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS):

Reporting Period: 7/1/2012 through 6/30/2013

Date Submitted: 11/2013

RATE CALCULATION 

The scope of ACICS recognition by the Secretary of Education is defined as accreditation of private postsecondary institutions offering certificates or diplomas, and postsecondary institutions offering associate, bachelor’s, or master’s degrees in programs designed to educate students for professional, technical, or occupational careers, including those that offer those programs via distance education.

Rate Calculation

(PF+PR)/(G-U)

PF = Placed in Field, PR = Placed in Related Field
G = Graduates and Completers, U = Unavailable for Work

  • "Placed in Field" means the position requires a direct use of the skills taught in the program
    • In applying this ACICS definition, we classify graduates as employed in some cases if they are employed on a part-time or temporary basis or in a non-traditional capacity.
  • "Placed in Related Field" means the position requires an indirect use of the skills taught in the program.
  • A "graduate" is (all of the following):
    1. Has achieved a GPA of 2.0 or greater at graduation.
    2. Has successfully passed all courses in the program or substitute courses permitted by the institution.
    3. Has attained required competencies or speed levels in all courses.
    4. Has met all clinical, internship, and externship requirements.
    5. Has satisfied all other academic requirements for graduation.
    6. Has satisfied all non-academic requirements for graduation, such as payment of tuition and fees, return of books, etc.
    7. Has received the appropriate credential.
    8. Ceased enrollment in the program at the institution.
  • A "completer" is a student who is no longer enrolled in the institution and who has either completed the time allowed or attempted the maximum allowable number of credits for the program of study but did not accomplish one of the following graduation requirements:
    1. Achieve a GPA of at least 2.0.
    2. Attain required competencies or speed skills.
    3. Satisfy non-academic requirements (e.g., outstanding financial obligations).
  • "Unavailable for work" includes graduates who are unavailable for employment because of pregnancy, death, or other health-related situations, continuing education, or military service, as well as students who are not eligible for employment in the United States because of visa restrictions, or who are completers and graduates of a stand-alone English as a Second Language program.
    • Spouses and dependents of military personnel who have moved due to military transfer orders should be included.
    • Graduates are
        not
      considered "Unavailable for work" if they have relocated from the area, declined the use of placement services, or expressed a lack of interest in seeking employment. Also, graduates who may be working out of their home cannot be listed under this category. Instead, they must be listed as employed if documented evidence is available or not working if documentation cannot be obtained.
 
 

SBC - Seattle - Graduation Rate

The percentage of first-time, full-time undergraduate students who started between
7/1/2007 and 10/15/2007 who completed within 150% of the normal time period: 24%

The rate shown corresponds to the IPEDS campus level rate reported for International Academy of Design and Technology Seattle prior to its name change to Sanford Brown College Seattle.

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Graduation Rate

A first-time student has no prior postsecondary experience before enrolling at this campus. This means that a student who attended another college, university or other postsecondary school before enrolling at this school is not included in the calculation. The rate also does not include students initially enrolled part-time, taking individual classes (as compared to enrolling in a full program), or only auditing classes. These rates are calculated using the Student Right-to-Know formula in order to comply with U.S. Department of Education requirements. The statistics track all first-time, full-time and certificate or degree-seeking undergraduate students who began school during the date range and have completed within 150% of the normal program length. For example, for a two-year program, the graduation rate would include students who had completed within three years of beginning the program. This statistic is not specific to one program alone; rather, all applicable undergraduate programs are included in this overall rate. Information pertaining to the Graduation Rates of all postsecondary institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education may be found on the College Navigator website. http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/