Career Options and Salary Range
Job opportunities in retail
merchandising are diverse and challenging, calling upon people
with creative ideas, product knowledge, a sense of the global
community, enthusiasm, and the ability to work well with others.
Job titles may include the following: department manager, store manager, district manager, merchandise manager, sales representative, buyer, personnel manager. Beginning salaries vary by region and
company. Entry-level professionals typically earn $23,000 or
Students in the Retail Merchandising
program complete a 320-hour (6 credit hours) professional
internship at the end of their program of study. Experiences
gained on the job reinforce classroom instruction and enable
students to move quickly from college into professional
positions. Internships may be in stores anywhere in the world.
The retail merchandising merchandising
program offers several opportunities for students to visit and
learn, firsthand, about the major trade centers of the world.
Major study sites include Paris, London, Rome, New York, and
Atlanta. Students receive credit while studying domestic and
international trade centers.
Donna Bell M.Ed