Husson University's College of Business and Walmart Collaborate on New Undergraduate Degree Program

Date of Release: August 9, 2012

Husson University is pleased to announce a new undergraduate degree program within its College of Business. The Bachelor of Science in Business with a concentration in Retail Management will be offered beginning Fall 2012.

The College of Business developed the new program with input from Walmart, who plans to encourage retail employees and students in Maine to take courses in the new concentration.

“The development of this program has really been a joint effort,” states Dean of the College of Business Ron Nykiel. “It is an example of how businesses can partner with an institution of higher education to meet educational needs in the community.”

The new degree focuses on courses that address: Selling and Service, Supply Chain Management, Human Resources, Organizational Management, Financial Reporting, Marketing and Operations. Emphasis is on accountability, customer service and retention, merchandising, and driving sales growth.

“We welcome this partnership with Husson University,” said Clare Amrhein, Market Human Resources Manager for Walmart in Bangor. “Our future growth in Maine and around the country will require many new associates, and the new Husson program will provide knowledge and job skills that will help students find jobs and build successful careers in the retail environment.”

For more information regarding this release, please contact Amanda Kitchen at 207-992-4925 or via cell at 207-649-4647.

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