Designed for professionals in a variety of merchandising fields, this program provides students with a global perspective of the interaction of cultural economic, political, social, and environmental systems as they relate to the industry. In the ever-changing global environment, the ability to merchandise products to the consumer is a strategic advantage and will distinguish students from their peers in the industry.
WITH THIS DEGREE, YOU WILL BE ABLE TO
Gain leadership skills for ever-changing situational contexts.
Advance within the field of merchandising or begin a new career.
Work at every level, from product development to promotions and retail management.
Think critically about issues related to consumers, technology, industry trends, product development and distribution, the research and strategic planning process, ethics and social responsiblity.
METHOD OF DELIVERY
The courses in this program are taught by the same instructors which teach on campus at the participating universities. Curriculum is specially adapted for the online environment to ensure students receive the same quality education as they would experience on campus.
Course schedules are determined by the teaching institution, but do not have set class times, allowing students to access course content when it is convenient for them. Students meet deadlines as outlined by the instructor, and interact with instructors and other students through e-mail, chats, discussion boards, and other interactive methods. Students must have access to a computer, e-mail, and the Internet.
BENEFITS OF ONLINE LEARNING
Advance your career
Increase your earning potential
Maintain work and family commitments
Interact with instructors and classmates from across the nation