Retail Management / Fashion Merchandising

Associate in Science

Retail and fashion are exciting and vital industries in our economy. This program prepares students for careers with retail, wholesale, and manufacturing organizations in buying, merchandising, fashion coordination, and sales promotion. Practical training is provided through internships. The program courses may be transferred to bachelor’sdegree programs. 

Retail Management/Fashion Merchandising Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates should be able to:

  • Demonstrate a level of mathematical skill appropriate for employment in the retail and fashion industries
  • Read, understand, and prepare standard types of business communications
  • Understand the basic theory and practice of retail management and merchandising
  • Understand competition and its relationship to private enterprise
  • Explain the marketing concept for retailers and fashion manufacturers
  • Use the Internet and other data sources for business purposes, including research and marketing
  • Understand the importance of planning for retail and fashion organizations
  • Apply knowledge of computer applications for word processing and spreadsheet design

 

 

Certificate

This certificate offers a career option for students who already have a degree in another area and want to develop skills in retailing. The certificate is also for those who do not want to pursue a degree, but who wish to develop their retailing skills.

Retail Management/Fashion Merchandising Certificate Outcomes

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates should be able to:

  • Understand the basic theory and practice of retail management and merchandising
  • Understand competition and its relationship to private enterprise
  • Explain the marketing concept for retailers and fashion manufacturers
  • Understand the importance of planning to retail and fashion organizations
  • Read, understand, and prepare standard types of business communications

Contact

For more information:

Rose Bednarz
Program Coordinator
(203) 285-2198 
rbednarz@gatewayct.edu

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