Our program prepares students for careers related to the development and presentation of customer-right merchandise assortments at both the manufacturing and retail levels. With a focus on fashion merchandise, student develop skills in fashion forecasting, market analysis, assortment planning, retail math, retail management, e-commerce, and visual merchandising.
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.
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: