Retail
 

Marketing. Merchandising. Buying. Managing.

As a student in the Retail 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.

IBC offers a 10-month diploma and a 16-month associate of applied science degree option. 

We encourage you to visit us and learn why our retail graduates Finish First!

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HIGHLIGHTS

At IBC, our retail 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 where you will make valuable contacts!

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During the Retail 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
 

CAREERS

As an IBC graduate, our career services department will help you start your career by finding the right job! Our focus on polishing your professional skills combined with our program-focused classes will help you stand out from the crowd.

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Alumni of the program often work as:

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

 

 

CURRICULUM

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

With our diploma and associate of applied science degree options, 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.

Ready to get started? Call us at 800.589.6363 or fill out our information request form

 

 

 

CONCENTRATION COURSES

  • Electronic Spreadsheets  
  • Advanced Spreadsheets and Electronic Communications  
  • Personal Selling  
  • Retail Business Management  
  • Inventory Maintenance and Control 
  • Personnel Management 
  • Retail Mathematics I 
  • Retail Mathematics II 
  • Visual Merchandising 
  • Techniques of Selling 
  • Supervisory Skills Management  
  • Merchandising Management  
  • Sales Management  
  • Retail Externship
 

COSTS

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.

Diploma Program
TUITION (for students entering January 1, 2017-December 31, 2017)
Tuition Per Semester* $6,980
ADMISSIONS FEES (for students entering January 1, 2017-December 31, 2017)
Application Fee $50
Tuition Deposit** $50
Confirmation Deposit** $50
Residence Reservation Fee $100
Residence Fee Per Semester* $2,990
Estimated Books and Supplies (for completing the program) $1,600
*Diploma Program is 2.5 Semesters
**Deposit is credited towards tuition when the student begins classes. It is not refundable after the due date.

 

Associate Degree Program
TUITION (for students entering January 1, 2017-December 31, 2017)
Tuition Per Semester* $6,980
ADMISSIONS FEES (for students entering January 1, 2017-December 31, 2017)
Application Fee $50
Tuition Deposit** $50
Confirmation Deposit** $50
Residence Reservation Fee $100
Residence Fee Per Semester* $2,990
Estimated Books and Supplies (for completing the program) $2,745
*Associate Degree Program is 4 Semesters
**Deposit is credited towards tuition when the student begins classes. It is not refundable after the due date.

 

 

 

PROGRAM INFORMATION

 

Catalog

Potential applicants may find the following information at  www.ibcfortwayne.edu/catalog.pdf: institutional accreditation; contact information for accrediting agencies and state licensing/approval agencies; admissions policies and practices; policies on transfer of credits to and from the institution; policies and processes for withdrawal and for refunds of tuition/fees; and additional consumer information.

Credit Transfer From Another School

Transcripts of work completed at other accredited colleges may be submitted to the Director of Education for review. Transcripts should be submitted during the first term of a student’s program. Other documentation may also be required. Credits considered for transfer are evaluated by the Director of Education to determine if the course work is similar in nature, content, and level to that required at International Business College. 

If the course work is comparable, transfer students may be given credit for courses completed at other accredited colleges provided the grades received for the courses were “C” or better. Courses completed at other Bradford schools will be treated the same as courses taken at International Business College. Students who transfer to International Business College from other institutions must earn at least 50 percent of the total credits required for graduation and at least 50 percent of the required core credits at International Business College. 

Because programs at International Business College are specially tailored to career preparation, course credits from other postsecondary schools may not be transferable. 

Credit is not granted for advanced placement or experiential learning, except as discussed in the Externship Credit for Experiential Learning section of this catalog. One additional exception is credit for military training that has been evaluated and recommended for credit by the American Council on Education (ACE). 

International Business College may award credit based on these recommendations when the credit is for courses similar in nature, content, and level to that required at the college. Students seeking credit for military training should provide a transcript from the American Council on Education for evaluation. Credit will be treated as transfer credit and will count toward graduation. 

Credit Transfer To Another School

The acceptance of credits is always at the discretion of the institution to which a student is attempting to transfer credit. There may be articulation agreements in place at the time the student enters that may not be in place when the student graduates or desires to attend a particular school. Because programs at International Business College are designed specifically for career preparation, students must assume that credits for courses taken at International Business College are not transferable to other institutions. 

Neither International Business College nor any of its employees can represent that another institution will accept any courses for credit. A student who is interested in attempting to transfer credits to another institution should contact the Director of Education. International Business College will supply the necessary documentation that may aid the student in receiving credits for the completed course work provided the student does not owe the school money, is not delinquent or in default on a student loan, or does not owe a refund on any federal or state student financial aid program.

 
 

GET STARTED

Our Admissions department is waiting to help you.  We will make it easy!

Schedule a tour so we can answer your questions and you can see what a day as an International Business College student is like!

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As a Retail student, you will be able to:

  • Graduate and be ready to work quickly
  • Use our proactive career services department
  • Take hands-on, career driven classes
  • Learn from faculty with experience in your field
  • Apply for financial aid
  • Finish First!