The Associate of Applied Science in Merchandising Management (AAS) Degree Program at IADT

If you thrive on challenges and love using your creativity, you may be an ideal candidate for merchandising management training. The Associate of Applied Science in Merchandising Management degree program at the International Academy of Design and Technology offers a solid foundation in the technical and business aspects of the merchandising industry. Through this innovative training program, you can learn the design, merchandising, communication and critical-thinking skills used by merchandising managers in the field.

Through hands-on learning experiences, you can learn practical knowledge and skills in the merchandising industry. IADT's Merchandising Management degree program can help you learn basic design skills, demonstrate a clear understanding of market needs and develop industry-relevant business and technical knowledge. Discover new possibilities for your future. Enroll in IADT's Associate of Applied Science in Merchandising Management degree program today.


IADT's Merchandising Management program encourages you to showcase your unique design talents as you learn to integrate merchandising and marketing concepts into the development of effective showroom and retail displays. Through industry-current courses, you can gain important computer skills and business knowledge and learn to generate creative solutions to today's merchandising challenges.

Below is a sampling of course topics included in IADT's Associate of Applied Science in Merchandising Management degree program.* Classes are led by instructors with relevant career experience.

  • Fundamentals of Accounting
  • Introduction to Business
  • Business Math
  • Business Ethics
  • Business Law
  • Human Resource Management
  • Principles of Finance
  • Introduction to Computer Concepts and Applications
  • Business Computer Applications
  • Merchandising Principles and Practices
  • Merchandising Management Externship
  • Retail Management
  • Visual Merchandising
  • Principles of Buying
  • Merchandise Planning and Inventory Control
  • Principles Of Marketing

*Course curriculum is subject to change.

These are some of the exciting careers in the world of retail. With the right education and your own initiative, one of them could be in your future:

  • Retail Sales Manager
  • Assistant Visual Merchandiser
  • Assistant Buyer

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