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Apparel Merchandising

Careers for graduates of Apparel Merchandising include:

  • Entry-level management positions in department stores, nationwide chain stores, and specialty stores
  • Buyers
  • Manufacturer's representatives
  • Consultants
  • Visual merchandising
  • Product development


Careers for graduates of the Aviation Education Specialization include:

  • Airline pilot
  • Military
  • Government agency
  • Corporate workplace

Consumer Affairs

Careers for graduates in the Family Financial Management (FFM) Specialization include:

  • Loan Officer
  • Credit Manager
  • Mortgage Banker
  • Financial Planner
  • Credit Counselor
  • Financial Counselor
  • Insurance Rep
  • Underwriter/Risk Analyst
  • Bank Officer
  • Director of Consumer Relations
  • Account Executive for Investments

Careers for graduates in the Consumer Services Management (CSM) Specialization include:

  • Consumer Affairs Professional
  • Consumer Information Specialist
  • Customer Service Representative
  • Consumer Relations Manager
  • Consumer Advocate
  • Consumer & Market Analyst
  • Consumer Researcher
  • Consumer Product Manager
  • Director of Consumer Services
  • Consumer Educator

Hospitality Management

Careers for graduates in Hospitality Management include:

  • Convention Centers
  • Meeting and Event Planning
  • Food-service Industry
  • Restaurants
  • Hotels and Resorts
  • Attractions and Entertainment


Family Financial Planning (MS)

Careers for Master’s graduates in Family Financial Planning include:

  • Assist individuals and families in understanding money management and making financial decisions, as well as help create and implement financial goals and plans. Careers in financial planning and financial counseling are available in government, industry and entrepreneurial endeavors and include education, non-profit, consumer affairs, banking and lending, real estate and housing, insurance, investments, retirement planning, and estate planning.

Merchandising (MS)

Careers for Master's graduates in Merchandising include:

  • Upper-level management positions in department stores, nationwide chain stores, and specialty stores
  • Advanced careers at the corporate level in buying, product development, merchandising, analysis and management.