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Online Certificate in Merchandising

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Make a unique, creative mark. Start a styling trend. Advance in the fashion industry. The 12-credit Merchandising certificate provides you with general knowledge of consumer behavior, the skills to use promotional strategies and the ability to effectively merchandise the product to the consumer. Gain critical thinking skills, understand current and future trends in the field, including increasing consumer migration to digital shopping channels and understanding sustainable development.

Coursework emphasizes current trends in the United States and the global marketplace. These factors will distinguish you from peers and prepare you for the creative energy of the industry. With retailing currently generating $4 trillion of the U.S. economy, merchandising offers ample opportunities for professional growth.

Career Opportunities 

  • Department Manager
  • Assistant or Head Buyer
  • Product Marketing Director
  • Product Development
  • Visual Merchandising
  • Marketing Specialist
  • Brand Development

Advance to the next level with a Master's in Merchandising.

For career advancement opportunities, graduate certificates are valuable for gaining credentials at the graduate-level and possibly continuing onto a master's program. All credits earned in this certification program will transfer directly into the fully-online Merchandising master's program.

Program Contact

Nancy Lyons
College of Education and Human Sciences
Phone: 605-688-5196

SDSU GPIDEA Coordinator

Aimee Maher
Phone: 605-688-4154

SDSU Continuing and Distance Education

Phone: 605-688-4154

SDSU Graduate Admissions

Phone: 605-688-4181