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Certified Retail Analyst
Because of the unique retail and supplier community in Northwest Arkansas, NWACC is able to offer a Retail and Supplier Program to those interested in the industry or looking to enhance their retail career skills.
Here you can become a certified retail analyst or choose from a selection of courses
that will help you continue advancing in your education and career.
Certified Retail Analyst Program
Due to a partnership between Walmart, the supplier community, and NWACC, the Certified Retail Analyst program offers you a six course path to develop a proficiency in supply chain fundamentals as well as data mining to create goals and recommended actions.
As a certified graduate you will be qualified for entry level work with Walmart and the supplier community. To date, 87% of our graduates report finding employment within one year.
- College Algebra
- English Composition I
- Introduction to Microsoft Office 2013
- Advanced Microsoft Excel and Access
- Retail Industry Foundations
- Retail Link Data Management
- Retail Supply Chain and Replenishment
- Retail Tools Integration
- Retail Strategic Analysis
- Retail Analytical Techniques
Courses are offered throughout the week and in the evenings.
Retail and Supplier Education Policies
Call (479) 936-5175 to make sure you meet the appropriate prerequisites and have submitted the required documents prior to registration.
- Individuals enrolled in the Certified Retail Analyst Program will receive a grade of A, B, C, D, or F
- This based on a 10-point grading scale, where 90-100=A, 80-89=B, 70-79=C, 60-69=D, and 59 and below=F.
- A grade of C or better for all classes is required for successful course completion.
- Students are graded based upon course work, exams, projects, participation, and attendance.
- Students must also receive a satisfactory grade of C or better in the Retail Analytical Techniques class in order to receive certification as a Retail Analyst.
- Students are expected to attend every class for which they are registered, but a minimum of 80% class attendance is required to complete the attendance requirement.
- Absences may be excused if the instructor is contacted in advance with all missed assignments being completed.
- Excused absences due to emergencies will require documentation.
- A request to drop or withdraw from a class must be made no later than 3 business days prior to the first class meeting. Students should complete the Drop/Withdrawal form by signing and date it.
- Students can deliver the completed form 3 ways:
- Mail it ( if time permits) to NWACC Corporate Learning, One College Drive, Bentonville, AR 72712.
- Email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Fax it to (479) 936-5198
- Refer to the Corporate Learning academic calendar for last date to withdraw from the Retail Analyst Program classes to receive a “W” on transcript.
- Class transfer requests must be made no later than 3 business days prior to the first class meeting otherwise students will be charged for the original class.
- Companies sending employees to a class will have the option to register a substitute and have a previously registered employee removed from the class roster before the class meets for the first time.
- Request may be made by fax (479) 936- 5198 or email email@example.com.
- Students may be eligible for a refund if they officially drop from classes within the specified refund periods according to program guidelines.
- Full refunds will be issued for drop requests received prior to the first class meeting.
- After the first class meeting, refunds will be issued on a prorated basis.
- Tuition and class fees paid by cash, check, or credit card will be refunded by check and mailed in approximately 2 to 3 weeks.
- All refund checks will be mailed to students.