The M.S. in Retail Studies program will transform your passion for fashion and retail into a successful, lifelong career. Develop key retail business skills that position you for career advancement with this innovative curriculum created with input from industry leaders.

The Bryan School of Business and Economics

Program Distinctions

  • Students in the Consumer, Apparel, and Retail Studies program have a high rate of placement in the field — many even before graduation.
  • The Consumer, Apparel, and Retail Studies program is accredited by the Textile and Apparel Program Accreditation Commission of the International Textile and Apparel Association.

The Student Experience

  • Two tracks available: Merchandising and Brand Management; and Retail and Consumer Data Management.
  • Our online program provides you the flexibility to stay in your current location and job while earning your degree.
  • The program helps students develop the academic, experiential, and networking skills they’ll need to reach their goal.

After Graduation

  • Graduates position themselves for advancement at their current apparel or retail companies and gain access to higher-level positions in the fashion industry.
  • Careers in international business include: assistant buyer, marketing manager, merchandise manager, material developer, design specialist, buyer, senior allocator, fabric inventory manager, retail analyst, business consultant, and enterprise planner.
  • Graduates go on to work with organizations such as: VF Corporation, Neiman Marcus, Renfro, Nike, Belk, Global Brands Group, Oracle, and Nordstrom.

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Program Details

Degree Type: Master’s

College/School: Bryan School of Business and Economics

Program Type: Online

Contact Us

Dr. Jin Su
Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Consumer, Apparel, and Retail Studies

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