Make a unique, creative mark. Start a styling trend. Advance in the fashion industry. The 12-credit Merchandising certificate at South Dakota State University provides you with general knowledge on consumer behavior, the skills to use promotional strategies and the ability to effectively merchandise the product to the consumer.
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Overview

 Gain critical thinking skills, understand current and future trends in the field and assist with product development and distribution.

Coursework of the Merchandising certificate at South Dakota State University   emphasizes current trends in the United States and the global marketplace. These factors will distinguish you from peers and prepare you for the creative energy of the industry. With retailing currently generating $4 trillion of the U.S. economy, merchandising offers ample opportunities for professional growth.

Career

  • Department Manager

  • Assistant or Head Buyer

  • Product Marketing Director

  • Product Development

  • Visual Merchandising

  • Marketing Specialist

  • Brand Development

Detailed Programme Facts

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  • Programme intensity Part-time
  • Credits
    12 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  •  Consumer Behavior in Merchandising 
  • Professional Advancement in Merchandising 
  • Product Design, Development, and Evaluation 
  • Promotional Strategies in Merchandising 
  •  Retail Theory and Current Practice

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    61

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    5.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:

    500

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

  • Minimum required score:

    44

    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

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General Requirements

  • Completed online application Note: New and transferring international (F-1 visa) undergraduate students should be at least 17 years of age by the time they begin their studies at SDSU.
  • Grade Point Average (GPA)

New undergraduate students should have the equivalent of a 2.6 GPA on a 4.0 scale in the US

Transfer students who have completed 30 or more credits at another US college or university should have a 2.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale.   

  • Academic Records
  • English Language Proficiency
  • All new undergraduate students (not transfer students) are required to provide proof of their English language proficiency. Scores must be submitted within two years of taking the test. Students from certain countries and based on their educational background may not have to submit scores.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

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    351 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
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Funding

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