Students in the Merchandising Management program prepare for positions in management, merchandising, inventory control, sales promotion, public relations, or 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, and fast paced, competitive environment, merchandisers are involved in market analysis, product planning, sourcing, procurement, pricing, distribution and visual presentation of apparel and textile products to satisfy consumer needs.
- Visit School of Design and Human Environment Advising to pursue this program.
- Use the general catalog to view courses offered in the program.
- Use a major sheet (pdf) to track your progress in completing course requirements.
- Schedule an advising appointment.
Oregon State Career Services 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 Trainee
- Area Sales Manager
- Store Manager
- Merchandise Planner/Distributor
- Sourcing Coordinator
- 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 Entrepreneur