A Retail Merchandising and Product Development major prepares graduates for the following:
Representative Jobs: Executive Trainee or entry-level Manager leading to a variety of positions including Department Manager, Asst. Store Manager, Store Manager, District or Regional Manager, Assistant Buyer, Buyer, Quality Assurance Assistant, Quality Assurance Manager, Product Development Assistant, Product Development Manager, General Merchandise Manager, Divisional Merchandise Manager, Asst. Planner, Planner, Asst. Allocator, Allocator, Vendor Representative, Salesperson, Visual Merchandising Manager, Advertising Manager, Sales Promotion Manager, Distribution Center Manager, Recruiter, Trainer, Human Resource Manager, College Relations Manager.
Representative Employers: Department Store Retailers, Mass Merchandisers, Discount Merchandisers, Large and Small Specialty Stores, Electronic Shopping Networks, Fashion Publications, Food Retailers, Fiber and Fabric Manufacturers, Retail Merchandise Manufacturers, Entertainment Retailers, U.S. and State Governments.