Bachelor of Science in Retail

Retail is a critical, vibrant global industry experiencing unprecedented change. This paradigm shift requires a workforce with advanced degrees, skills and knowledge to meet the challenges of a globally competitive, complex, and consumer-driven industry. Over 28 million -or one of every four U.S. jobs — is in retail. Retail encompasses analyzing retail business strategies, managing retail store operations, and buying for retail merchandise in an Omni-channel retail environment. 

A B.S. in Retail degree can help prepare you for many positions including:

  • Retail Merchandise Manager
  • Retail buyer
  • Retail operations
  • Retail Analyst
  • Retail management

Retail majors take courses in operations, retail finance, retail strategies, consumer behavior, retail buying, global sourcing, brand development, and promotion.

Click here for Retail degree requirements sheet

Marketable Skills for BS in Retail​

  1. Analyze consumers' omnichannel experiences
  2. Apply strategic decision processes to retail
  3. Integrate merchandising, digital, and operational processes
  4. Develop consumer-centered business strategies
  5. Utilize analytical tools with quantitative data