Merchandising Master’s Degree

The merchandising master’s degree program is designed to provide merchandising knowledge that relates to consumer behavior, product design and development, issues in global trade and retail systems, professional leadership development and retail practice, theory and management.

Upon completion of the program, students will be able to demonstrate a global-centric perspective that articulates the interconnectedness of cultural, economic, political, social and environmental systems. They will be able to assimilate and evaluate knowledge of and critical thinking related to consumers, technology, current and future trends, product development and distribution, the research process, the strategic planning process, ethics and social responsibility.

The program is offered through the Great Plains Interactive Distance Education Alliance (Great Plains IDEA).

Careers in Merchandising

Graduates of the merchandising master’s program may work in areas such as:

  • product development
  • promotions
  • retail management

Accreditation

Kansas State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

The merchandising master’s degree is offered through the Department of Apparel, Textiles and Interior Design in the College of Human Ecology.