4 months
11000 EUR/full
11000 EUR/full
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The International Buying and Merchandising course from Scuola Superiore per Mediatori Linguistici - SSML Pisa is designed to be practical and interactive and to give students the opportunity to immediately enter the job market as professionals with the most important skills required by the new market trends in the merchandising and buying field.


Thanks to a practical and interactive teaching methodology, participants will be able to analyze and exploit the opportunities that emerge from national and international scenarios and markets, understand consumer behavior, make commercial decisions and develop the skills and abilities necessary to build a range of profitable garments for wholesale, retail or online sales.

The didactic of this International Buying and Merchandising course from Scuola Superiore per Mediatori Linguistici - SSML Pisa has been designed to explore all the most important concepts of this very particular and ever-changing sector.  Special topics will be addressed to give students the opportunity to become professionals capable of following the entire development of a project or an idea, from the analysis of the opportunities, to the planning of strategies and budgeting, up to the operative and commercial stages.

Another important strength of the Master Program in International Buying and Merchandising is the internship program, which is offered to each participant to successfully complete the study-path.

Training on-the-job: 3 months of tutored internship in Italy or abroad

Job prospects

Participants will develop the key-skills necessary to work within this fast-paced industry at an international and managerial level as International Merchandisers, International Buyers, Marketing Strategists, International Business Developer, Product Development Specialists and Trend Forecaster Specialists.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Principles of Buying and Cost Planning
  • Consumers Behavior
  • Trends Analysis and Forecasting
  • Sustainability, Ethics and Human Resources
  • Buying Strategies for different sectors: from supply chains to luxury goods
  • Understanding the Product Life-Cycle and The Consumer Target
  • Merchandising Strategies
  • English language for professionals working as Merchandising and Buying Managers
  • Final Dissertation

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 4 months

Start dates & application deadlines





Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

Undergraduate or graduate students and young professionals looking to become experts in the sector of merchandising and buying. A minimum of B2 level of English language is required to attend the course.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    11000 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11000 EUR for the full programme during 4 months.
  • EU/EEA

    11000 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11000 EUR for the full programme during 4 months.

Course fee: € 11.000 + Current Italian VAT (22%)


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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International Buying and Merchandising
Higher School for Linguistic Mediators - SSML Pisa


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