The Master of Professional Studies in Fashion Merchandising and Retail Management is designed to give you a competitive edge in today’s retail, apparel, and merchandising markets. This program is ideal if you seek a graduate degree program with an emphasis on career development in order to make a transition into the fashion industry. This is a convenient master's degree that will give you the tools to launch a career in the fashion industry.
The MPS is designed to enhance your success within the fashion retail management industry. While pursuing this degree program:
- You will apply knowledge, analysis, strategy, and critical thinking skills necessary to make business decisions in the fashion industry.
- You will be able to function both independently and within teams by applying theoretical knowledge to practical solutions.
- You will learn to solve real-world problems within fashion management.
Full-time students will complete the program, which includes an internship, in three semesters throughout one calendar year. Likewise, part-time students can complete the MPS in a longer timeframe.
Graduate Program in Fashion Merchandising, Retail Visual Merchandising, Retail Branding MPS students will take 24 credits of core courses, a 3-credit capstone project utilizing skills developed throughout the program, and a 3-credit internship.
The MPS in Fashion Merchandising and Retail Management is open to applicants from a variety of academic and professional backgrounds. Full-time students finish in one year, while part-time students may go through the program at a slower pace.
In the MPS program you will receive practical and theoretical knowledge of fashion merchandising and retail management. This will allow you to generate the necessary skills to be competitive within the fashion industry.
You will master the key concepts within retail fashion management in regards to merchandising, sales and consumer behavior, retailing (both store operations and leadership) and product management.
Each MPS student will be able to comprehend how to apply mathematical, analytical, and logical aspects of retail strategy reflecting consumer behavior as it relates to fashion retail management.
You will demonstrate an intellectual and analytical understanding of merchandise mathematics related to planning, inventory, pricing, and merchandising; with the ability to interpret positive and negative reactions to sales reports and the necessary needed steps to improve company performance.
Through your educational experience in the MPS program, you will develop career prospects in fashion merchandising and retail management, which will enable you to identify sound career choices.
Each student will be able to comprehend the daily operations of the fashion business, through on-the-job work experiences (internship in the fashion industry & capstone project), and to identify major stakeholders and propose viable solutions to realistic and applied fashion management occupational settings.
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Last updated January 23, 2018