This graduate certificate is designed for graduate students and working professionals
from a range of retailing, merchandising, and supply chain backgrounds who wish to
strengthen their leadership skills.
Develop research, planning and leadership skills to support for the rapidly changing
fashion merchandising industry. Successful completion of the graduate certificate
program requires 12 credit hours of graduate-level coursework in merchandising. There
are four core courses supporting the program.
As part of the Great Plains Interactive Distance Education Alliance (Great Plains IDEA), this program offers online courses from OSU and other alliance universities across
Students will develop skills in analyzing data using a variety of techniques, including:
Researching and implementing effective business strategies
Predicting micro and mass-market financial controls
Engaging in global sourcing and production
Understanding consumer psychology and trends
Required Courses (12 credit hours):
DHM 5673: Financial Implications in Merchandising
DHM 5693: Merchandising Analytics
DHM 5303: Consumer Behavior
DHM 5013: Research Developments in Design Housing and Merchandising
Admissions Requirements and Deadlines
A bachelor’s degree is required for admission to the graduate certificate program.
Applications are reviewed for fall, spring or summer admission. Students must be admitted
to both the OSU Graduate College and have completed a baccalaureate degree.