The Business Administration – Retail (with work experience) program prepares students with the knowledge and skills to work in areas such as store design, merchandising initiatives, logistics, inventory, security planning and plan-o-gramming.
Graduates may choose to work for a large multinational company, national store chain, small chain or individual store outlet; take over a family operation; or open their own location or virtual storefront. This three-year program provides the student with the tools to grow within their chosen company to a number of positions related to retail functions.
This learning experience will enable graduates to demonstrate:
- Plans and strategies to support a retail environment (physical and online) including retail marketing, logistics and store design
- Development of a business plan
- Assessment of marketing and sales concepts and strategies and the application of them to the needs of the organization
- Application of human resource practices to support management objectives and the organizations
- Performance of work in compliance with relevant statutes, regulations and business practices
This program (B163) is offered with Work Experience. Students wishing to apply for Business Administration – Retail without work experience should apply to B123.
Field Education Work Experience Required
Your Field Study Options
Work Experience (Co-op or Internship) Work Term
This program requires the successful completion of two semesters of work experience to graduate. This work experience is either Co-op (paid) or internship (unpaid). Either one will give you the practical experience employers value.
George Brown works with employers and industry partners to identify potential work experience opportunities. Students are also strongly encouraged to pursue self-directed industry work experience to provide valuable learning experiences that meet the learning outcomes of the program. This work experience can in turn be added to your resume.
In addition to more formal on-the-job work experience, George Brown College endeavours to provide field education opportunities with real world challenges and clients. Find out more about field education at the Centre for Business.
Program Standards and Learning Outcomes
Each George Brown College certificate, diploma, advanced diploma and graduate certificate program is expected to deliver specific program learning outcomes. Program learning outcomes are statements that describe the knowledge and skills that students are expected to demonstrate by the end of their program of study. Programs are designed to deliver both vocation or discipline-specific learning outcomes and more generic essential employability skills (including communication, numeracy, critical thinking and problem solving, information management, interpersonal and personal skills).
In addition to the aforementioned learning outcome requirements, College programs are required to provide students with exposure to a breadth of learning beyond their vocational field, to increase their awareness of the society and culture in which they live and work. This breadth requirement is addressed through additional mandatory General Education courses in the program curriculum.
To see the relevant program learning outcomes for your specific program of study, please visit georgebrown.ca/programs/learning-standards-and-outcomes