School of Business and Applied Arts

Truax D3631
1701 Wright Street
Madison WI 53704

CALL: (608) 246-6003 ext. 8
FAX: (608) 243-4754

Retail Management


Program number: 901044CERT


The Retail Management Certificate at Madison College is designed to increase your skills and confidence in supervising, hiring, training and leadership within retail management. Ideally, you will have previous experience working retail, food service or other sales industry positions when beginning this certificate, but that is not required.

MATC's Retail Management program will teach you how to make recommendations for improvements in operations, finance, human resources and merchandising. Our instructors are ready to lead you up the ladder.

Program Details

Students in the Retail Management program can attend full or part time.

Retail Management classes may be offered at these Madison College campuses:

  • Madison - Truax

Explore financial aid eligibility for this program.

All courses for this program are offered online and in person.


To Apply

View the admission requirements for application deadlines, materials and requirements.

  • Review the admission checklist to learn how to apply to a program or certificate at Madison College.
  • Attend an Academic Information Session to get started in the admission process.
  • Visit MATC to learn more about the Madison College experience including campus tours and program open houses.

After Acceptance

Once you are admitted into your program, review the Start of Semester Checklist to prepare for your first day of classes at MATC. 


Contact the Enrollment Center at or (608) 246-6210.


The courses listed below outline the requirements for completion for students officially admitted in the 2017-2018 academic year. Requirements for completion may vary depending on the semester in which a student is admitted or may be completed by other equivalent courses. Current/continuing students should consult their Academic Requirements report available through their student account for specific requirements and equivalent courses.



Retail Management Certificate holders are ready for a range of professional sales positions including:

  • Store Manager
  • Assistant Store Manager
  • Retail Operations Manager
  • Retail Loss Prevention Manager

With additional education and/or experience, graduates may find employment as:

  • Store Owner
  • Retail Buyer


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Flexible Learning Options

Out-of-state students can complete the Retail Management program completely online without paying out-of-state tuition.