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Retail Supply Chain Management

The Retail Supply Chain Management concentration prepares students for a variety of careers within the consumer supply chain: retailing, marketing, supply chain management, franchising, brand management, marketing research/data analysis, and/or family businesses in retailing or selling to retailers.

Sponsored by: Retail Supply Chain Institute and Technology, Operations, and Information Management Division

Faculty Contacts: Michael Levy and Kate McKone-Sweet

Faculty contacts serve as advisors to those students who have an interest in the given concentration. You should feel free to contact faculty with questions.

Required Courses

Students must take the two required courses listed below to complete this concentration, plus at least two elective courses.

  • MKT 3540 Retailing Management
  • MOB 3573 Supply Chain Management

Elective Courses

Choose a minimum of two courses from the following:
  • MKT 3505 Marketing Experiments
  • MKT 3510 Marketing Research
  • MKT 3550 Consumer Behavior
  • MKT 4505 Marketing Management
  • MKT 4506 Marketing Analytics
  • MKT 4510 Services Marketing
  • MKT 4515 Brand Management
  • MKT 4560 Global Marketing Management
  • MKT 3500 Marketing Communications
  • MKT 3560 Developing and Marketing New Products
  • MOB 3515 Human Resource Management
  • MOB 3522 Leading and Managing Sustainability
  • MOB 3560 Global Strategic Management
  • MOB 3580 Negotiations
  • QTM 3610 Applied Multivariate Statistics
  • QTM 3612 Business Analytics, Data Mining, and Visualization
  • QTM 3615 Time Series and Forecasting
  • QTM 3620 Operations Research
  • ECN 3630 Industrial Organization and Public Policy
  • ECN 3655 Managerial Economics
  • ECN 3660 International Trade Theory and Policy
  • EPS 3580 Marketing for Entrepreneurs
  • EPS 3501 Entrepreneurship and Opportunity
  • MIS 3545 Business Intelligence and Data Analytics
  • MIS 3530 Electronic Business
  • MIS 3525 Enterprise 2.0: Building Social Networks
  • LAW 3560 International Law for Business

Courses Suggested But Not Required

These courses do not count towards the concentration:

  • EPS 3525 Social Enterprise Management
  • EPS 3515 Key to Success Family Business Entrepreneurship
  • MKT 3541 Conscious Capitalism
  • MKT 3574 Managing the Sales Process

Suggested Career Paths

Retail Management

  • Merchandising/buying
  • Store operations
  • Brand management (selling to retailers)
  • Sales

Courses

  • MKT 3505 Marketing Experiments
  • MKT 3510 Marketing Research
  • MKT 3550 Consumer Behavior
  • MKT 4506 Marketing Analytics
  • MKT 4510 Services Marketing
  • MKT 4515 Brand Management
  • MKT 3500 Marketing Communications
  • MOB 3515 Human Resource Management
  • MOB 3510 Service Strategy and Innovation
  • MOB 3580 Negotiations
  • MIS 3525 Enterprise 2.0: Building Social Networks
  • MIS 3545 Business Intelligence and Data Analytics
  • MKT 4505 Marketing Management
  • MKT 4560 Global Marketing Management
  • MKT 3560 Developing and Marketing New Products
  • ECN 3655 Managerial Economics

Analytical Retail Intelligence

  • Marketing research
  • Analytics—scanner and panel data for retailers or information
  • Consultants for retailers

Courses

  • MKT 3505 Marketing Experiments
  • MKT 3510 Marketing Research
  • MKT 4506 Marketing Analytics
  • MIS 3545 Business Intelligence and Data Analytics
  • QTM 3612 Data Mining and Business Analytics
  • QTM 3615 Time Series and Forecasting
  • QTM 3620 Operations Research
  • QTM 3610 Applied Multivariate Statistics
  • ECN 3655 Managerial Economics

Retailing for Entrepreneurs

  • Family businesses or new retail ventures
  • Selling to retailers

Courses

  • EPS 3580 Marketing for Entrepreneurs
  • EPS 3501 Entrepreneurship and Opportunity
  • MOB 3515 Human Resource Management
  • MOB 3510 Service Strategy and Innovation
  • MOB 3580 Negotiations
  • MKT 4560 Global Marketing Management

Supply Chain Operations

  • Retailing, selling to retailers, consulting
  • Inventory management, procurement, consulting
  • Managing the flow of goods/services, information, and financials from raw materials to end users

Courses

  • MOB 3510 Service Strategy and Innovation
  • MOB 3522 Business and the Environment
  • MOB 3560 Global Strategic Management
  • MOB 3580 Negotiations
  • MIS 3530 Electronic Business
  • LAW 3560 International Law for Business
  • QTM 3615 Time Series and Forecasting
  • QTM 3620 Operations Research
  • QTM 3610 Applied Multivariate Statistics
  • ECN 3655 Managerial Economics