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.
- 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.
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
- 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