New Global Retailing Program Inspires Creative Thinkers and Leaders

Launching in fall 2013 in the Department of Human Development and Consumer Sciences, the Master of Science (MS) in Global Retailing promises to uniquely expand opportunities for students to successfully operate and lead retail businesses throughout the global marketplace. "This program offers options for the retail workforce to build relevant, marketable skills in a competitive field that abounds with excellent placement opportunities," explains Dr. Shirley Ezell, associate professor in the Department of Human Resources and Consumer Sciences.

Students will examine the worldwide dynamics that impact multi-cultural consumer behavior, retail analytics, and profitability . In addition to theory and best practices, executives in residence will provide a stimulating learning environment that offers cross-cultural perspectives in retail management such as international product sourcing and distribution, applied retail market research and evaluation, international regulations and trade restrictions, and global trends.

Applications for the fall 2013 semester will be accepted in January 2013. See the Global Retailing web site for more information.

For additional guidance about the program, contact Dr. Shirley Ezell, Associate Professor, Department of Human Resources and Consumer Sciences or Tiffany Roosa, Graduate Advisor for the College of Technology.