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MS IN RETAIL & MERCHANDISING

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PROGRAM FEATURES

  • Gain an in-depth understanding of merchandising, fashion, retail and shopping behavior
  • Coursework covers cultural theory, new merchandising technologies, retail data analysis, strategic planning, and social media
  • Optional study abroad opportunity in places like London, Italy, Dubai or China
  • 4 term starts throughout the year means you can start right away and finish your degree in a year and a half*
  • Sample plan of study

*Completion time is dependent upon number of credits taken per term.

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Drexel’s online program provides a broad overview of the retail and merchandising industry, focusing on topics such as branding, fashion, visual communication, omni-channel marketing, product development, and supply chain management.

The world of retail is in the midst of a technological revolution, and Drexel’s online MS in Retail and Merchandising prepares you to excel in this ever-evolving industry. With an eye to both the future of retail and the mind of today’s consumer, this program focuses on the emerging technologies changing how we think of retail today. You will learn about the rise of e-commerce and the importance of mobile technologies in today’s shopping experience, and make strategic plans to best utilize these tools to grow your business.                                                    

Customize Your Experience

  • Program can be tailored to suit any student’s needs based on his or her experience and on what they wish to learn
  • Each student will develop his/her own project or thesis in an area of the industry they want to know more about 
  • Students have the option to independently engage in special niche areas such as fashion history, cultural studies, psychology, and arts fields related to fashion

THE FUTURE OF RETAIL MANAGEMENT

WHAT CAN YOU DO WITH A DEGREE IN RETAIL MANAGEMENT?

The forecasted job growth shows a strong need for managers possessing a nimbleness in retail operations, merchandise management, customer relations, strategic planning, product analysis, advanced problem solving, and human resource development.  

With an MS in Retail & Merchandising, you will be able to pursue such opportunities as:

  • General Merchandise Manager
  • Manufacturer Sales Representative
  • Merchandise Buyer
  • Post-Secondary Educator
  • Regional Retail Operations Manager
  • Retail Corporate Executive