In the ever-changing, global atmosphere of retailing, the ability to merchandise the product to the consumer is a strategic advantage. Merchandising is the theoretical background needed to deliver the right product or service to the consumer in the right place, in the right quantities, at the right time and the right price. The Great Plains IDEA sponsors fully-online Merchandising programs that allows students to complete coursework while maintaining their professional lives.
Graduates of the program are prepared to work in product development, promotions and retail management. Retailing has a major impact on the U.S. economy, representing 1/3 of the total U.S. economy or $4 trillion. For professionals in retailing, apparel design or business who lack the theoretical background of merchandising, the expertise offered through the merchandising master's degree may provide for career advancement or a new career in merchandising.
The master's degree program consists of ten required courses plus 6 credit-hours of practicum, thesis or elective credits.
The Merchandising graduate certificate program consists of three required courses and one elective course.
Degree/Certificate titles vary by institution. Consult each institution for the title as it will appear on the diploma.
Students select one university to be their "home institution", this is the university to which you apply, enroll and pay tuition. Students must meet the admissions requirements of the home institution. Contact the Campus Coordinator at the institution you wish to call "home" for more information.
|Kansas State University||Rachel Ohmes|
|University of Nebraska-Lincoln||Sharon Reeder|
|North Dakota State University||Karen Murie|
|Oklahoma State University||Susan Malec|
|South Dakota State University||Theresa Ireland|
The online hub of resources to support your academic and student experience.Learning Management Systems
Students use the Learning Mangaement System at the teaching university. Contact the campus coordinator for more information.
|Kansas State University||Canvas|
|University of Nebraska||Canvas|
|Oklahoma State University||D2L|
|North Dakota State University||Blackboard|
|South Dakota State University||D2L|
Review degree or certificate requirements and plan your courses for future semesters.Course Information
Information regarding program courses, including descriptions, contacts, and textbooks.