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B.S. in Apparel and Merchandising, Merchandising

The Apparel and Merchandising – Merchandising program at Colorado State University emphasizes the study of apparel and textile design, product development and sourcing, and the promotion, distribution, and retailing of consumer goods in the global environment, while fostering awareness of cultural diversity and a commitment to social responsibility.

Quick Facts

Full-time Duration: 4 years
Starting in: January, August
Tuition Fee: $32,734 per year
Location: Fort Collins, CO, United States

The Apparel and Merchandising – Merchandising program at Colorado State University focuses on the development of knowledge and skills necessary to engage in the marketing and retailing of consumer goods for an identified target market.

This includes coursework in consumer behavior, entrepreneurship, merchandising processes/management, merchandise buying/procurement, promotion, retailing, retail store design, and the global industry (economics, politics, and trade).

Potential Occupations

Career options for Merchandising graduates include, but are not limited to: consumer or market researcher, brand/product merchandise manager, merchandise buyer, retail analyst, retail manager, retail store/website planner, resident buying office administrator, sales representative, showroom coordinator/manager, inventory control agent, consumer or market researcher, product trend analyst, advertising and promotions coordinator/manager, public relations specialist, social media specialist, and visual merchandiser.

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Courses included

  • Advanced Textiles
  • Global Sourcing of Textiles and Apparel
  • Merchandising Promotion
  • Merchandise Planning and Control
  • Retailing
  • Professional Practice
  • Fundamentals of Management
  • Fundamentals of Marketing

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