- Brookings Main Campus
Make a unique, creative mark. Start a styling trend. Advance in the fashion industry.
The 12-credit Merchandising certificate provides you with general knowledge on 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, and assist with product development and distribution.
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.
Is it for you?
This program will be a good fit if you:
- Are a people person
- Are imaginative and creative
- Have strong organizational skills
- Are a good oral, written, and visual communicator
- Work well independently and as part of a team
- Department manager
- Assistant or head buyer
- Product marketing director
- Product development
- Visual merchandising
- Marketing specialist
- Brand development