Certified Retail Analyst

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 15 Years of Proven Success Record.  87% of Graduates get a Job within 1st Year

 

17 years ago, the Certified Retail Analyst Program was created through a three way partnership between Walmart, the supplier community and Northwest Arkansas Community College.  

One of a kind program focuses on the development of Retail Industry training.

The Certified Retail Analyst Program consists of six classes that embrace real life scenarios and developing proficiencies via case studies that teach root cause analysis and interpretation and communication of the results.   Students utilize Retail Link to develop a proficiency in supply chain fundamentals as well as data mining to create goals and recommended actions.

Our certified graduates are qualified for entry level positions within Walmart and the supplier community.  Currently 87% of our certified graduates find employment their first year.  

This is a VA approved program and AR Workforce Approved Program.  There are prerequisites required; however there is no prior experience necessary to enroll in our Certified Retail Analyst Program.

 

Mission Statement

Develop and prepare students to enter the retail industry as competent entry-level employees by teaching them the fundamentals of retail analysis that lead to sales and market-share growth.

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Program Length: 270 Hours
Courses offered in the evenings:  6:00 – 9:00 PM
Live Class Location:  NorthWest Arkansas Community College

 

Curriculum Description: Develop and prepare students to enter the retail industry as competent entry level employees by teaching them the fundamentals of retail analysis that lead to sales and market share growth.
Who Should Enroll: Anyone seeking a career as an entry level retail sales analyst or to improve their skills in supply chain, Retail Link or retail analysis.
Prerequisites:   College Algebra, English Composition I, Introduction to Microsoft Office 2013 and Advanced Microsoft Excel and Access.  There are several ways to fulfill these prerequisites, for more details please refer to "Meeting Prerequisites".

 

Certified Retail Analyst (CRA) Core Courses

COURSES
Course Title Class Contact Hours
Retail Industry Foundations45
Retail Link Data Management45
Retail Supply Chain and Replenishment45
Retail Tools Integration45
Retail Strategic Analysis45
Retail Analytical Techniques45

 

AUDIENCE
Individuals that are interested in working in the retail industry or those who are currently working in the industry who would like comprehensive training (not necessary to have valid Retail Link User ID).
 

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