What makes us buy things? Who determines what's fashionable?
Through hands-on case studies, you'll evaluate the impact of technology, globalization, sustainability, green building, social media and merchandise storage and handling. Our students learn to critically analyze consumer behavior and master the latest methods and technology for improving retail profitability.
You'll graduate confident and ready to apply your skills to any organization. Our graduates have found successful careers at companies like Nordstrom, Panera Bread and Macy's.
Prerequisites for Retail Management Majors
|Principles of Microeconomics
Required Core Courses
|Introduction to Business and Management
|Organizational Communication & Behavior
|Principles of Marketing
|Internship and Career Strategies
|Learning From Internship Experience
Required Retail Management Courses
The student will select two electives from the following list:
|Corporate Social Responsibility: Managing People, Planet, & Profit
|Why We Buy
|Introduction to Advertising Practice and Branding
Internships are a key component of the Retail Management program. Our students work in retail organizations and agencies in the greater Boston area and beyond, including recent internships at Crate & Barrel, Arnold Worldwide, and Hill Holiday.
Internships encourage students to sharpen their skills, refine their career interests, build their resumes, and develop important relationships.
Beta Gamma Sigma and Alpha Delta Sigma
Beta Gamma Sigma (BGS) is the premier honor society for students enrolled in business and management programs accredited by AACSB (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business). An undergraduate student becomes eligible for membership in the second semester of her junior year. The top 10% of each undergraduate class, ranked by GPA, are invited to join. The Society's mission defines this lifelong commitment to its members' academic and professional success: to encourage and honor academic achievement in the study of business, to foster personal and professional excellence, to advance the values of the Society, and to serve its lifelong members.
Alpha Delta Sigma (ADS) is a national honor society sponsored by the American Advertising Federation. It recognizes and encourages scholastic achievement in advertising and marketing studies. The requirements are that the student must be current in dues membership, be a senior or rising senior, have taken at least two advertising or marketing courses, and have a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.25.
Alpha Mu Alpha
Since its inception in 1937, the American Marketing Association has remained committed to the advancement of excellence in the field of marketing. It was this commitment, which fostered the establishment of the national marketing honor society, Alpha Mu Alpha during the spring of 1981.
Ann Marie Fudge ’73, ’98HD has enjoyed a fruitful career in the corporate world, having served on the boards of General Electric, Marriott, Honeywell, Novartis, Unilever and Infosys, as well as several non-profits. In 1994, she became the first woman...
Congratulations to Joanne Wilson who embodies the spirit of the award with her focus on women- and minority-owned businesses. Wilson is a limited partner in venture funds committed to investing only in women, Black, and Latino founders.
The former "Real Housewives of New York City" star reminisces about her entrepreneurial endeavors from her college dorm room and launching a business with her daughter in response to the pandemic.
We caught up with Madeleine about her journey as a recent graduate.