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Tracy Davis

Director, Center for Retail Management

Shea Building B-446


fax 713-226-5226

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Center for Retail Management



The Center for Retail Management was started in 2010 as a partnership between the Texas Retailers Association and the University of Houston Downtown. The Center is dedicated to serving the educational needs of retail store managers.


The Center for Retail Management supports the retail industry by providing educational and research programs for retail managers and those who desire to own a retail business. The programs provide the education and skill set needed by persons responsible for the day-to-day operations of a retail business. The retail businesses supported through the educational programs of the center range from single store to multiple store enterprises across the entire spectrum of retail outlets, including the retailing of services.


Why a Career in Retail Management ?






Certificate in Retail Management:

The Center offers professional education and training. A basic course in retail management leading to a Certificate in Retail Management is offered consisting of 12 webinars with supporting online materials. Students must pass a certification exam prior to earning a certificate. Learn more about the Retail Management Certificate Program.

Retail Management and Marketing Technology Lab:

The lab serves students in retail management, marketing, supply chain and related subjects. The lab is used for face-to-face instruction, tutoring, independent study, mock store design and layout as well as webcasting.

Degree Plans:

BBA with a minor in retail management


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