The Bachelor of Science in Retail Merchandise Management (BS) Degree Program at IADT

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Do you want to develop the skills needed to pursue opportunities in the retail operations industry? If so, the Bachelor of Science in Retail Merchandise Management degree program at the International Academy of Design and Technology may be right for you. Through this program, you can learn how to select vendors for sourcing, analyze products at the wholesale and retail levels, and manage merchandise from concept to consumer.

As you pursue your bachelor’s degree in Retail Merchandise Management, you can discover how to evaluate buying trends and sales records while also assessing merchandise price and quality. In addition, you have the opportunity to study the management skills used in human resources and negotiating, as well as develop communication capabilities needed to pursue success in the field.


Our bachelor’s degree in Retail Merchandising Management builds off the skills developed in the associate's degree program and helps students further develop their knowledge of merchandising planning and management. It includes a focus on direct sales operations, strategies for reaching consumers through multiple sales channels, and the skills used in merchandise procurement. Hands-on learning and general education instruction allow students to develop a well-rounded understanding of retail merchandising, management and buying.

Below is a selection of courses included in IADT's Bachelor of Science in Retail Merchandise Management degree program.* Classes are led by instructors with relevant career experience.

  • Consumer Behavior Concepts
  • Marketing
  • Branding and Advertising
  • Merchandising Principles
  • Visual Retailing Concept
  • Visual Merchandising
  • Retail Category Management
  • Management Solutions
  • Selling Strategies
  • Pricing Techniques
  • Forecasting Trends
  • E-commerce
  • Inventory Planning and Management
  • Buying
  • Business Etiquette and Negotiations
  • Exploring and Importing
  • Business Law Practices

*Course curriculum is subject to change.

IADT's bachelor's degree in Retail Merchandise Management can help you develop the skills necessary to move toward potential opportunities in the field, such as:

  • Merchandise Manager
  • Buyer
  • Assistant Buyer
  • Assistant Store Manager
  • Retail Store Manager
  • Merchandise Team Associate
  • Divisional Merchandise Manager
  • Department Manager
  • Assistant Department Manager
  • Purchasing Manager
  • Regional Store Manager

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