Students in the merchandising management program prepare for positions in management, merchandising, inventory control, sales promotion, public relations and human resources. This field offers a wide variety of career opportunities with retailers, manufacturers, marketing research firms and product information services. In a global, diverse, fast-paced and competitive environment, merchandisers are involved in market analysis, product planning, sourcing, procurement, pricing, distribution and visual presentation of apparel and textile products.

Future Students

Current Students

  • Use the general catalog to view courses offered in the program. A grade of C- or better is required in all courses within the major. Courses within the major may not be taken with S/U grading. 
  • Use a major sheet (pdf) to track your progress in completing course requirements.
  • Schedule an advising appointment.
  • Explore internship opportunities.

Additional resources

Career Opportunities

The Career Success Center has useful information on what graduates can do with a degree in merchandising management, including related skills, career planning information and possible careers such as:

  • Retail management
  • Area sales manager
  • Store manager
  • Buyer/merchandiser
  • Merchandise planner/distributor
  • Sourcing Ccoordinator
  • Fashion events coordinator
  • Visual merchandiser
  • Product developer
  • Product quality assurance analyst
  • Human resources specialist
  • Market trend analyst
  • Market research director
  • Sales representative
  • Operations manager
  • Fashion editor
  • Retail Eentrepreneur