Why study Retail Merchandising Leadership online through OSU?
The Master of Science in Design, Housing and Merchandising, option in Retail Merchandising
Leadership will help you deliver the right product or service to consumers in the
right place and time in the right quantities. For professionals in retailing, product development, sales or sourcing, the program
offer the opportunity to learn from faculty and network with students from across
the country to advance your career.
The online, 36-hour master’s program can be completed at your desired pace, allowing
students to complete coursework while maintaining their personal and professional
lives. Courses are semester-based and coursework must be completed to meet assignment
deadlines. Typically, students complete the master's program in three years, taking
one or two courses a semester. 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
Retailing represents one-third of U.S. economy.
The curriculum helps the student develop skills in analyzing data using a variety of techniques:
Researching and implementing effective business strategies
Creating flexible promotional campaigns
Balancing the sustainable interests of businesses, consumers and society
Predicting micro and mass-market cost controls
Navigating trade regulations and recognizing cultural concerns