Bachelor of Science in Retail Merchandise Management

Do you want to develop the skills needed to pursue opportunities in the retail operations industry? If so, the Bachelor of Science in Retail Merchandise Management degree program at Sanford-Brown may be right for you. Through this program, you can learn how to select vendors for sourcing, analyze products at the wholesale and retail levels, and manage merchandise from concept to consumer.

As you pursue your bachelor’s degree in Retail Merchandise Management, you can discover how to evaluate buying trends and sales records while also assessing merchandise price and quality. In addition, you have the opportunity to study the management skills used in human resources and negotiating, as well as develop communication capabilities needed to pursue success in the field.

Our bachelor’s degree in Retail Merchandising Management builds off the skills developed in the associate degree program and helps students further develop their knowledge of merchandising planning and management. It includes a focus on direct sales operations, strategies for reaching consumers through multiple sales channels, and the skills used in merchandise procurement. Hands-on learning and general education instruction allow students to develop a well-rounded understanding of retail merchandising, management and buying.

Below is a selection of courses included in Sanford-Brown's Bachelor of Science in Retail Merchandise Management degree program.* Classes are led by instructors with relevant career experience.

  • Consumer Behavior Concepts
  • Marketing
  • Branding and Advertising
  • Merchandising Principles
  • Design Fundamentals
  • Visual Merchandising
  • Human Resource Practices
  • Management Solutions
  • Selling Strategies
  • Pricing Techniques
  • Forecasting Trends
  • E-commerce
  • Inventory Planning and Management
  • Buying
  • Business Etiquette and Negotiations
  • Exporting and Importing
  • Business Law Practices

*Course curriculum is subject to change.

Prospective entry-level career opportunities for students who successfully complete the Sanford-Brown Bachelor of Science in Retail Merchandise Management degree program can include:

  • Merchandise Manager
  • Buyer
  • Assistant Buyer
  • Assistant Store Manager
  • Retail Store Manager
  • Merchandise Team Associate
  • Divisional Merchandise Manager
  • Department Manager
  • Assistant Department Manager
  • Purchasing Manager
  • Regional Store Manager

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