A bachelors of business admin will give you a good background regarding business in general but to run a hotel you need a hotel management degree, as for a car lot people who have never sold cars are not hired to run the company. those positions are filled from the sales staff. Furniture stores or any other large chain would also require specialized training. Every manufactured product regardless of where it’s produced is more likely to be sold. Products are sold to wholesalers, retailers, or directly to consumers. Retailing is a process involved in selling goods and services directly to consumers for personal or household use. Retail careers fall into two main categories: those involved in merchandizing, which means purchasing the goods offered for sale, and those involved in selling goods to the public.
Retail is one of the most vibrant parts of the world economy. Careers in retail are fast-paced and stimulating. Individuals, who are interested in a service-oriented, entrepreneurial profession should consider retailing. There are various career options, including store management, buying, merchandising, central management, and the booming area of e-tailing (online retail) which bridges the technology, marketing and retail sectors. Professional sales people are the essential part of any company. With so many similar products on the market, it is the effective sales force that makes the difference. There is always room for competent and hardworking sales professionals who are people oriented. Promotional prospects for those seeking to move up into sales management are excellent. Many four-year colleges and universities offer Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctoral programs in marketing and sales. A Bachelor’s degree in marketing and sales will lead to careers in areas such as retail and wholesale sales, marketing management, product planning, market research, small business management, and product display, promotion, and distribution.
The GCC Retail Management Option of the Business Administration program helps students develop the skills and abilities necessary for the fast-paced challenges in the competitive retail environment. The coursework is intended for students who wish to prepare for employment and advancement in a variety of retail environments and it covers topics that include technology, accounting principles, human resources, personnel management, marketing practices, selling, inventory, merchandising policies, consumer behavior, plans for promotion, and clerical functions. Special emphasis is placed on the fundamental principles of retailing, wholesaling, and specialty selling. The methods of approaching a prospective customer, demonstrating the product, and closing the sale are discussed and reviewed.
Students interested in pursuing a Bachelor’s degree should meet with an academic and/or transfer counselor to discuss transfer requirements.
Key Skills and Characteristics
Knowledge of guidelines and methods for demonstrating, promoting, and selling products or services.
Awareness of business and management principles.
Knowledge of accounting and bookkeeping procedures.
Familiarity with advertising and merchandising techniques.
Enthusiasm, good attitudes, and a willingness to be flexible.
Capability to move often from one task to another using different skills.
Interest in coordinating data and resources.
Enjoy retail trade and organizational culture.
Strong communication, negotiating, and public speaking skills.
Ability to work well with people.
Orientation toward quality customer
Answered By: SAWGIRL - 10/27/2007