Career Opportunities in a Global Industry
Earning a retail management degree online from SNHU can position you for exciting, hands-on careers. The retail industry reaches every corner of the world and encompasses everything from consumer electronics to apparel to home improvement.
Graduates may find retail management career opportunities as:
- Buyers and purchasers
- Retail merchandisers
- Sales representatives
- Ecommerce marketers
- Vendor relations specialists
- Store and product planners
- Sales managers
- Pricing analysts
Job Prospects for Professionals with a Retailing Management Degree Online
Earn your retail management degree online or on campus and explore a variety of careers. The demand for trained professionals is rising and there increasingly is a preference in the retail industry to hire people with bachelor’s degrees as manager trainees and assistant managers. Employment opportunities are expected to increase through 2020 by 19 percent for first-line supervisors in clothing and accessories stores and by 12 percent for sales managers in other retail segments, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Our students and alumni have worked for a number of well-known companies, including:
- Gap Inc.
- Jessica McClintock
- Kenneth Cole
- Reebok International
- Saks Fifth Avenue
Retail Management Resources
Access helpful resources about careers for graduates with an online retail management degree, as well as information on retailing professional associations.
National Retail Federation
The world’s largest retail trade association focuses on meeting the needs of retailers of all types with information regarding trends, industry research, products and services.
National Association for Retail Marketing Services
The NARM is a trade association focusing on meeting members needs with information regarding industry trends, professional opportunities.
Retail Industry Leaders Association
Comprised of some of the largest retailers in the United States, this organization provides a forum for discussion of best practices and industry trends.