Retailing and Retail Operations Studies is a program that prepares individuals to perform operations associated with retail sales in a variety of settings.
Retailing and Retail Operations Studies majors and degree programs likely include instruction in over-the-counter and other direct sales operations in business settings, basic bookkeeping principles, customer service, team/staff leadership and supervision, floor management, and applicable technical skills.
Search for colleges that offer a degree in Retailing and Retail Operations (use the College Search feature and enter "retailing” or “retail operations" in the major search field). Read the school’s department pages, they are often loaded with useful and specific information about the field.
What can you do with a major/degree in Retailing and Retail Operations Studies?
With a degree in this major, you will be prepared for any number of jobs in this field. For example, professional buyer of product lines for stores, chains, or other retail empires, a sales representative, a store manager, or a boutique owner. You might go the route of business analyst or find yourself involved in catalog retail.
Trade Associations and Professional Organizations in Retailing and Retail Operations Studies:
Professional associations are groups of professionals dedicated to topics in specific fields. Professional associations provide a wealth of online resources, some of which are geared specifically towards students. These organizations typically also host conferences and events, providing great opportunities for learning and networking across your field of interest.
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