What will I learn?

Students in retail business management are prepared for merchandising and management careers in such retail enterprises as department and specialty stores, resident buying offices, chain organizations, and small businesses. Students will also have the opportunity to participate in an internship program, gaining valuable on-the-job experience. The Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree provides students with positions in the retailing industry upon graduation or continued education at a four-year institution.

First Semester
ENG 100 Enhanced Composition I or
ENG 101 Composition I or
ENG 108 The Craft of Composition / Honors English I
MKT 100 Introduction to Marketing
MKT 103 Principles of Sales
NCC 101 Freshman Seminar: The College Experience
RET 107 Principles of Retailing
Social Science Elective

Second Semester
COM 101 Interpersonal Communications or
ENG 102 Composition II or
ENG 109 The Art of Analysis / Honors English II
CMP 115 Computers in Business
MKT 101 Business Mathematics or
RET 111 Retail Merchandising (as advised)
MKT 145 Consumer Motivation and Buyer Behavior
MKT 160 Customer Service

Which department am I in?

Nassau Community College

Study options

Full Time (64 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$11,600.00 per year
USD $5800 per semester
Application deadline

6 November 2021

Start date

Expected January 2022


Nassau Community College

One Education Drive,


New York,

11530, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants with a recognized high school diploma will be accepted for admission.

For international students

Most freshmen with a recognized high school diploma will be accepted for admission. English Language Scores: TOEFL Scores for Each Skill (Writing 24, Reading 22, Speaking 18, Listening 18) within 18 months of application are accepted as proof of English proficiency for acceptance to degree programs. Application Deadline Fall Semester: July 6 for Overseas Students and Spring Semester: November 6 for Overseas Students.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.