New Global Retailing Program Inspires Creative Thinkers and Leaders

Launching in fall 2013, the Master of Science in Global Retailing promises to expand opportunities uniquely for students to successfully operate and lead retail businesses throughout the global marketplace.

"This multi-media program offers options for the retail workforce to build relevant, marketable skills with excellent placement opportunities and it will be team taught with faculty and industry experts," 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 are being accepted now. See the Global Retailing web site for more information.

Application deadlines are:

Fall 2013 Semester
July 1, 2013
(April 1, 2013 for International Applicants)

Spring 2014 Semester
December 1, 2013
(October 1, 2013 for International Applicants)

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