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Oklahoma State University

Master of Science in Design, Housing and Merchandising: Retail Merchandising Leadership Specialization

OSU's online Retail Merchandising Leadership program offers a Master of Science degree.  Most students take three years to complete the masters program, taking one or two courses a semester. In the ever-changing, global atmosphere of retailing, the ability to merchandise the product to the consumer is a strategic advantage. Merchandising is the theoretical background needed to deliver the right product or service to the consumer in the right place, in the right quantities, at the right time and the right price. The Great Plains IDEA and Oklahoma State University deliver a fully-online merchandising program that allows students to complete coursework while maintaining their personal and professional lives.

Graduates of the program are prepared to work in product development, promotions and retail management. Retailing has a major impact on the U.S. economy, representing 1/3 of the total U.S. economy or $4 trillion. For professionals in retailing, apparel design or business who lack the theoretical background of merchandising, the expertise offered through the merchandising master's degree may provide for career advancement or a new career in merchandising.

The Merchandising program consists of 36 credit hours. Currently, all courses are taught at least once each year. 

 


 

 

Contact Information

Coordinator, Distance Education Support Services
Susan Malec, M.A.
susan.malec@okstate.edu

Great Plains IDEA Graduate Programs Coordinator
Shiretta Ownbey, Ph.D.
shiretta.ownbey@okstate.edu

Oklahoma State University
101 Human Sciences
Stillwater, OK 74078
Phone: 405-744-4582