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Most people are familiar with the term “consumer affairs” in the context of entities that serve the interests of the public. In the academic world, however, it represents a relatively new but rising field of study that centers around gauging consumer habits and trends. If you’re interested in a cutting-edge field that offers much potential, a Master of Science (MSc) in Consumer Affairs may be right for you.

What is an MSc in Consumer Affairs? The program analyzes consumers, or purchasers, in their social, economic and ecological environment to ascertain data, trends and commonalities. Typical courses students may take include developmental economics, consumer behavior and spending and behavioral pricing. Once students master the basics of consumer economics, they go on to specialize in research fields such as consumer technology and innovation and sustainable consumption.  

There are numerous benefits to earning an MSc in Consumer Affairs, perhaps most notable of which is receiving advanced training in a field that offers exciting room for new research opportunities and future growth. Indeed, experts believe that job creation for this field will grow exponentially over the next five years.

The costs of earning this type of degree vary by school and by location. To find out more about a particular program’s costs, contact the school directly.

Students who earn an MSc in Consumer Affairs find themselves marketable to an array of for-profit marketing companies in addition to nonprofit research organizations. Some graduates also end up doing policy work geared around consumer advocacy. Because the field is relatively new, the job market is expanding, and experts agree the potential for burgeoning research areas exists, making it an exciting field of study.

There are options to earn an MSc in Consumer Affairs online in both the United States and in other countries. Some students choose to combine online coursework with actual classroom courses. This is a practical option for working professionals and students with families. To get started, search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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6 Results in Consumer Affairs

University of Central Arkansas

The graduate program in Family and Consumer Sciences leads to the Master of Science degree. The program is designed to serve the needs of qualified students preparing for ... [+]

The graduate program in Family and Consumer Sciences leads to the Master of Science degree. The program is designed to serve the needs of qualified students preparing for Family and Consumer Sciences careers in business, education, hospitals, industry, government, community agencies, and for entering adoctoralprograminFamily and Consumer Sciences or in a related discipline.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Admission to the M.S. degree in Family and Consumer Sciences requires the student to have a baccalaureate degree in Family and Consumer Sciences or an allied area and meet entrance requirements for graduate school. In addition to entrance requirements for the graduate school, satisfactory scores on the General Section of the Graduate Record Examinations(GRE) must be submitted.... [-]

USA Conway
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
30 - 36 hours
Online & Campus Combined
University of North Carolina Greensboro

The CARS graduate program creates leaders for the apparel industry and business professionals who are in demand. If your vision is to apply your interest in fashion to a ... [+]

The CARS graduate program creates leaders for the apparel industry and business professionals who are in demand. If your vision is to apply your interest in fashion to a career that will challenge and reward you, CARS will provide the academic, experiential and networking preparation you’ll need to reach your goal.

Our graduates currently work as merchandisers, marketers, buyers, and product developers for organizations large and small across North Carolina and the globe. In addition, our program has a large international enrollment, particularly at the doctoral level. Students come from Taiwan, Thailand, Korea, India, South America, and Canada. Their world perspective becomes part of classroom learning and discussion and is just one way we foster your global outlook on the industry.... [-]

USA Greensboro
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
30 hours
Campus
Online
TUM School of Management

The Master of Science in Consumer Science (MCS) is one of a kind in Germany, guaranteeing you a unique academic experience with fellow students from many different countr ... [+]

MANAGING CONSUMERS' NEEDS IN A GLOBAL AND DIGITALIZED WORLD

This master’s program will help you achieve your goal of becoming an expert in consumer research with a unique international and interdisciplinary profile. The program offers an inspiring combination of management studies and social and consumer sciences, combined with strong links to technological disciplines.To follow this program you should have an academic background in management, economics or another social science such as sociology, psychology or communication sciences. You must have a bachelor’s degree in one of these areas with at least 12 ECTS credits in research methods, including statistics.

UNDERSTANDING AN EVER-CHANGING WORLD ... [-]
Germany Munich
October 2019
Full-time
4 semesters
Campus
Texas Tech University Worldwide eLearning

Texas Tech University's online Master of Science in Family and Consumer Sciences Education is made possible through a consortium of universities called the Great Plains I ... [+]

Master of Science in Family and Consumer Sciences Education

Texas Tech University's online Master of Science in Family and Consumer Sciences Education is made possible through a consortium of universities called the Great Plains Interactive Distance Education Alliance (GPIDEA). Several universities have come together to offer online post-baccalaureate programs to students whose families or careers have prevented them from completing a degree on campus. The consortium agreement allows students to take courses offered by multiple institutions for a standard tuition in order to complete a program.

Program Overview 38 - 41 credit hours over a three-year period Although students can take courses from multiple institutions, the degree-granting institution is responsible for placing students for practicum and internship credits. Coursework is completed online. Prerequisite: bachelor's degree in Family and Consumer Sciences content specialization or a related area The program meets the requirements for those students seeking initial teacher certification/licensure in Family and Consumer Sciences Education. Students are not required to enroll in a certain number of courses each semester, so completion time varies by individual. Application Process ... [-]
USA USA Online
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
3 years
Online
IESEG School of Management Lille - Paris

Join our MSc in Digital Marketing & CRM: a one year program completely taught in English. Study at one of the top business schools in France at our campus in Lille. ... [+]

This one year program completely taught in English provides a unique opportunity to strengthen both your knowledge of Digital Marketing and CRM.

"The emergence of the internet and new forms of communication and commercialization has completely changed marketing practice. Today, online communication and building long-term relationships with customers are the priorities directions of any marketers in order to increase company competition and profitability."

Dr. Véronique Pawels Delassus, Academix Director, Marketing Department

PROGRAM OBJECTIVES

The main objective of the program is to prepare future managers to work in these two rapidly emerging & complementary marketing fields representing new ways of conducting marketing and improving relationships with clients. The focus is on acquiring the theoretical concept and practical knowledge of handling digital marketing and analyzing customer databases. Students will also gain an understanding of the importance of managing customer relationships in a day-to-day business environment.... [-]

France Lille
September 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
University of Sussex Business School

Psychology plays an important role in many aspects of business and marketing. Consumer psychology is the key to understanding buyer behavior, enabling organizations to de ... [+]

Key information Duration: 1-year full-time Start date: September 2019 Apply by: 1 August (International), 1 September (UK/EU)

Psychology plays an important role in many aspects of business and marketing. Consumer psychology is the key to understanding buyer behavior, enabling organizations to design innovative products and create effective communication messages.

This course will prepare you for careers building on both disciplines – whether you wish to pursue a successful career in marketing, or more generally apply psychological theories to the world of business.

Your studies will culminate in a research project that bridges marketing and psychology.

Why choose this course? Marketing at Sussex is ranked 7th in the UK (The Complete University Guide 2018). 91% of our Psychology, Psychiatry, and Neuroscience research quality was rated world-leading or internationally excellent in terms of originality, significance, and rigor in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF). Benefit from the combined academic expertise and industry experience of the School of Psychology and the School of Business, Management, and Economics at Sussex. Course details ... [-]
United Kingdom Brighton
September 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus