Bradford School - Pittsburgh, PA
Retail Management

Marketing. Merchandising. Buying. Managing. 

As a student in our 16-month Retail Management Associate of Applied Science degree program, you can learn the 4 core areas of Retail: marketing, merchandising, managing, and buying. With these skills, you will have a well-rounded retail education and a marketable portfolio to illustrate your talents. 

Through the hands-on curriculum, you will spend time understanding techniques of selling, how to display merchandise, and how the internet has changed Retail Management. Because our classes are smaller, students work closely with faculty members who have industry experience. 




At IBC, our Retail Management program is taught by faculty with real-world experience. With their help, you can develop the skills that employers want. 

Our class sizes are usually smaller, making it easier to get to know your teachers and get personal, one-on-one attention. You will also have the opportunity to complete a retail externship to help you make valuable industry contacts. 

During the Retail Management program, you will spend time:

  • Learning sales techniques
  • Understanding marketing and inventory management
  • Creating merchandise displays and using visual merchandising skills
  • Practicing what you've learned during an externship




The Retail Management curriculum is designed so you spend the majority of your time focused on classes that directly relate to your future career. 

With our Associate of Applied Science degree, you can learn the skills that will set you apart when it comes to getting the job.

To read course descriptions, download our school catalog


  • Personal Selling 
  • Retail Business Management
  • Inventory Maintenance and Control 
  • Personnel Management
  • Retail Mathematics 
  • Visual Merchandising 
  • Techniques of Selling
  • Supervisory Skills Management
  • Merchandising Management
  • Sales Management
  • Retail Externship


As part of our commitment to helping you find a job after graduation, International Business College goes a step above and prepares you with networking techniques, a professional resume, and the necessary interviewing skills so you have what you need to succeed. 

Our focus on polishing your professional skills, combined with our program-focused, classes will help you stand out from the crowd. 

 Alumni of the Retail Management program can work as:

  • Buyers 
  • Fashion coordinators or directors
  • Merchandisers
  • Merchandise planners or analysts
  • Promotional coordinators
  • Sales representatives
  • Store managers
  • Visual merchandisers
  • Wholesalers


As long as you stay enrolled full-time at International Business College, tuition rates will be frozen for you and will never go up from year to year.  Financial aid programs (for those who qualify) are available to help students cover the investment in their education.  

Associate of Applied Science Degree Program
TUITION (for students entering January 1, 2019 - December 31, 2019)
Tuition Per Semester*
ADMISSIONS FEES (for students entering January 1, 2019 - December 31, 2019)
Application Fee
Tuition Deposit**
Confirmation Deposit**
Residence Reservation Fee
Residence Fee Per Semester*
Estimated Books and Supplies (for completing the program)
* A.A.S. Degree Program is 4 Semesters
** Deposit is credited towards tuition when the student begins classes. It is not refundable after the due date.