COCC offers the following Management pathways
The Retail Management Certificate Business Administration - Certificate of Completion - Retail Management is wholly contained within the Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Business Administration Retail Operations Management Specialization Degree. The Retail Management Certificate has 4 credits (BA 249) not contained within the AAS Business Administration Management specialization Degree but well within the reach of any student.
Successful graduates employment opportunities will vary greatly with industry, size of business, and geographical region. $22,000 - $ 25,000 entry level salary range is based on information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Associate of Applied Science Business Administration Retail Operations Management Specialization Degree qualifies graduates for employment in Retail Management. Employment opportunities and job functions will vary greatly with industry, size of business, and geographical region.Salary may range from $30,000 - $80,000 depending upon industry, size of business and geographical region according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Associate of Applied Science Business Administration Management Specialization Degree qualifies graduates for employment as Sales Representatives, Sales Management, Marketing Directors, Project Managers, Human Resources Managers, Customer Service Specialists, and Public Relations Specialists.Salary may range from $30,000 - $80,000 depending upon industry, size of business and geographical region according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
For those wishing to become Marketing, Management, Human Relations, Sales, Public Relations, Finance or Accounting specialists in retail, wholesale, or manufacturing industries the Associate of Science Oregon Transfer Business Degree will transfer toward a 4 year Bachelor's Degree in business, finance or accounting. Salary may range from $30,000 - $80,000 depending upon industry, size of business and geographical region according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Additional Certification and Advancement Opportunities
All employment opportunities benefit from membership in professional organizations and professional certification. Advancement opportunities vary by geographical region and business size.
Students adding a COCC Business Department Marketing Certificate to their AAS Management Degree may be interested in an available Industry Certification that provides formal recognition of the skills of sales representatives in wholesale and manufacturing industries. Many obtaining certification in this profession have either the Certified Professional Manufacturers' Representative (CPMR) or the Certified Sales Professional (CSP), offered by the Manufacturers' Representatives Education Research Foundation. Certification typically involves completion of formal training and passing an examination.
Frequently, promotions take the form of an assignment to a larger account or territory where commissions are likely to be greater. Those who have good sales records and leadership ability may advance to higher level positions such as sales supervisor, district manager, or vice president of sales. Others find opportunities in purchasing, advertising, or marketing research.
The biggest differences of job titles, wages, and educational requirements found between certificate, associate and bachelor degrees are based upon the size of the company and operational function. Smaller companies will have broad job titles, job functions and require employees to have a broader range of business operation knowledge. Larger companies will have specific job titles, job functions and require employees to have greater depth in specific operational areas. Compensation with commission will also increases the retail industry salary.
First-line managers in larger retail stores supervise employees in the different specialty departments. These managers train employees and schedule their hours; oversee ordering, inspection, pricing, and inventory of goods; monitor sales activity; and make reports to store managers. In small retail businesses, job titles may simply be assistant or general manager and job functions may encompass all operational functions. Median salary of $22,000 for first-line managers is based on information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics but will vary with size of firm, union representation and geographic area.
For additional information contact specialized faculty Theresa Freihoefer Management & Small Business Entrepreneurship 541.383.7734.