Retail Merchandising

About the Major

A Retail Merchandising major prepares you for a wide variety of retail careers in both store locations and corporate settings. The curriculum includes coursework in design, business, communications as well as retail focused courses in consumer behavior, buying and visual merchandising. Read more about the major.

Common Entry Level Job Titles

  • Business Analyst
  • Assistant Buyer
  • Event Planner (Retail/Fashion)
  • Marketing Specialist
  • Product Development Coordinator
  • Sales Representative
  • Small Business Owner
  • Store Manager
  • Visual Merchandiser

Types of Employers

  • Apparel/textile manufacturers
  • Internet/television retailers
  • Retail corporations/stores
  • Retail property management firms

Alumni Internship and Volunteer Contacts

In addition to finding current job and internship openings, use GoldPASS to search info and contacts for students' previously completed internships related to this major (to get ideas and contact information- not to get a list of openings). Select "Job Search"> "Internship Agreement Database."

Salary and Employment Statistics

See the employment and salary page for statistics on the most recent graduates and previous years.

Top Career Resources

Retail Merchandising Related Postings in GoldPASS

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2018 Corporate Communications Summer Internship
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Mobile App Product Manager
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