Today's global marketplace demands skilled managers and leaders. The retail management program prepares students for careers as buyers, store managers, apparel product developers, and sales and marketing representatives. The retail management faculty is committed to becoming an internationally recognized leader in providing the marketplace with well-educated, highly effective executives, advocates, and entrepreneurs. This major offers a student-centered approach to learning, in partnership with national and international corporations and organizations. Through experienced faculty and visiting industry professionals, the program provides the basis of theoretical and practical knowledge that students need to succeed in this competitive and ever-changing environment.
Students in our programs participate in a wide variety of coursework and activities that prepare them for success in the field. Among the many opportunities are the college's Martin and Phyllis Berman Lecture Series, which brings prominent CEOs and entrepreneurs to campus to meet and address the student body, and a variety of supervised field trips that enable students to explore the current business environment. Students are encouraged to spend a semester abroad in one of our many SU centers, which also offer appropriate coursework for the discipline.