The major in retail and merchandising management provides you with a thorough knowledge of the retailing industry, complemented by business principles and theories related to providing goods and services to consumers.
Through a combination of classroom instruction and field-based experience, students prepare for entry-level positions in diverse occupations and for advanced education. You could begin your career as a retail manager, assistant buyer, planner, allocator, product development manager, or sales representative for a manufacturer or service company. Your options are plentiful with good starting salaries and rapid advancement.
The Retail and Merchandising Management program is one of the largest of its type in the Southeast. Retailing is one of the fastest-growing segments of our economy, and opportunities for employment will continue to be excellent through the twenty-first century.
RMM 210 Introduction to Retail Management
RMM 150 Retail Software Applications
RMM 310 Retail Buying and Merchandising
RMM 311 Human Resources Management in Hospitality & Retailing
RMM 341 Consumers in the Global Marketplace
RMM 346 Retail Operations Management
RMM 376 Customer Relationship Management and Retail Analytics
RMM 391 Leadership in Retailing
RMM 410 Strategic Retail Planning
RMM 412 Digital Retailing
RMM 421 Global Retailing and Sourcing
RMM 422 Professional Experience in Retail and Consumer Sciences
RMM Elective—Choose Four from RMM major
RMM 225 Fashion and Culture
RMM 320 Product Development
RMM 411 Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management
RMM 425 Retail Category Management
RMM 435 Retail Planning and Allocation
RMM 441 Branding
RMM 480 Fashion Retail Market Planning and Execution
RMM 484 International Retail Industry Study Tour
The minor consists of 15 hours.
RMM 210 – Introduction to Retail Management
RMM 341 – Consumers in the Global Marketplace
Select 9 hours:
RMM 225 – Fashion and Culture
RMM 310 – Retail Buying and Merchandising
RMM 311 – Human Resources Management in Hospitality and Retailing
RMM 320 – Product Development
RMM 346 – Retail Operations Management
RMM 376 – Customer Relationship Management and Retail Analytics
RMM 411 – Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management
RMM 412 – Digital Retailing
RMM 421 – Global Retailing and Sourcing
RMM 425 – Retail Category Management
RMM 435 – Retail Planning and Allocation
RMM 441 – Branding
RMM 495 – Special Topics
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The minor consists of 16 credits hours.
- RMM 210 Introduction to Retail Management
- RMM 310 Retail Buying and Merchandising
- RMM 376 Customer Relationship Management and Retail Analytics
- RMM 425 Retail Category Management
- RMM 435 Retail Planning and Allocation
Another opportunity for study abroad is an exchange program with Stenden University in Leeuwarden, The Netherlands. Students can fulfill degree requirements during a spring semester through the Study Abroad Office for a tuition cost equivalent to attending UT.