Certified Retail Analyst


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The Certified Retail Analyst Program was created through a three way partnership between Walmart, the supplier community and Northwest Arkansas Community College.  This 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.  No prior experience necessary to enroll in our Certified Retail Analyst Program; however, prerequisites are required.


Program Information

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


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.


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

Class Schedule
Registration Information Packet