Executive Education

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The Executive Education program within the Terry J. Lundgren Center for Retailing at the University of Arizona provides leading edge instruction and engagement on a wide variety of retailing topics critical to executives in retailing and vendor/supplier companies.

Nearly unprecedented changes in the competitive landscape, consumer expectations, technology developments, and business model strategies are challenging companies both within the retailing industry and the wide variety of companies serving this very dynamic industry.  As a result, for many companies, the key sustainable competitive advantage that they possess or can develop is deeply engaged and knowledgeable employees at all levels of the company.  This advantage can be a fleeting one given the rapidly changing environment that is the retailing industry.  This is why leading companies engaged within the broad retailing industry are investing in executive education.

The Terry J. Lundgren Center for Retailing can work with companies to develop both customized and standardized in-person and online curriculum to enhance the skill levels of executives as well as highlight the newest trends and information necessary for success.  These programs are designed to address the wide range of educational and training needs of executives in a very interactive and engaging way.

Key topics include:

  • Big data and analytics
  • Social media and digital marketing
  • Supply chain management
  • Product assortment and optimization
  • Retail technology innovations
  • Consumer behavior and engagement
  • Store operations

In addition, our programs can cover general management skills including:

  • Change management for the retail industry
  • Leadership keys for the retail industry
  • Crucial skills for first time managers (store or corporate)
  • Global mindset for retail expansion
  • Diversity and inclusion in retail
  • Enhancing innovation in the enterprise

If you are interested in learning more about our services, please reach out to us.  You may complete the contact form below or email Marissa McCourry, Associate Director for Executive Education – email

We will be happy to consult with you to find the right solution.