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Retailing, Master

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University rank #561 (QS) , SC,
The department of retailing in the College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management offers a 36-credit-hour degree program with both a thesis and nonthesis option. Your coursework will include retail strategy, international retailing, category management and research methods. This program is offered by the University of South Carolina.


The world of retailing extends well beyond the sales floor of your favorite department store. In fact, the variety and abundance of career opportunities in the retailing industry is enough to make your head spin!

You may choose to specialize in fashion merchandising and work in fashion brand management, distribution, visual merchandising or you could become a buyer. Your degree in retailing could also prepare you for a career in franchise management, licensing, supply management, sales forecasting, product theft management or business ownership.

This program is offered by the University of South Carolina.

The Retailing program requires two work experiences prior to graduation. The first experience can be any job in the industry, and is typically taken during your sophomore year. Your second experience — generally completed during your junior or senior year — is your opportunity to take on more responsibility in a managerial or supervisory position so that you will graduate with leadership experience already under your belt.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Law for Retailers
  • Fashion and the Law
  • Advanced Retail Business Planning
  • Advanced Merchandise Management Strategies
  • Advanced Retail Promotion and Visual Merchandising Strategies
  • Retailing/Fashion Merchandising Field Study
  • Customer Relationship Management for the Retail Industry
  • Retailing Literature & Thought
  • Shoppers in the Retail Environment
  • Retail Location Analysis
  • International Retailing
  • Competitive Strategies in Retailing
  • Retail Category and Space Management
  • Retail Management for Marketing Educators

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

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General Requirements

In order to complete the application you will need to gather several pieces of information including the following:

  • A baccalaureate degree (or the international equivalent) from an accredited college or university
  • Standardized Test scores (consult the program to which you are applying for particular test requirements)
  • Official Transcripts
  • Two or more letters of recommendation
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  • Application Fee $50
  • English Proficiency Requirement

Tuition Fee

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    14598 USD/semester
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    14598 USD/semester
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  • In-State

    6825 USD/semester
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Living costs for Columbia

  • 999 - 1510 USD/month
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