Merchandising, MS

Master of Science Degree in Merchandising

University of Nebraska - Lincoln

  • Fully Online
  • 36
    Credits
  • $357.00
    In-State
  • $750.00
    Out-of-State

Program Overview

Admissions and Requirements

To be accepted to this program, you must have:

  1. A Bachelor's degree

  2. 2.5 GPA or above on a 4.0 scale

  3. Taken the TOEFL or IELTS

    (Only required if English is not your native language)

  4. A written personal statement

    Provide two statements. One should be a statement of your goals and plans. The second should be a statement of your educational goals.

  5. 3 letters of recommendation

  6. Official transcripts from all previous schools

  7. CV or resume

NOTE: This program is authorized, exempt, or not subject to state regulatory compliance and may enroll students from all 50 states

To apply to this program:

  1. Complete and submit the online application for Graduate Studies
  2. Pay $50 application fees
  3. Submit separate application to academic department

Courses You’ll Take

Core Courses

Course NumberCourse NameCredits
TMFD 813Strategic Planning (TMFD 813)3
Examination of the executive planning process utilized to develop successful corporate strategies; emphasis on the importance of a market orientation for building customer value and sustaining a competitive advantage. Prerequisite: this is a Capstone Course, Instructor Permission required.
TMFD 896Promotional Strategies in Merchandising3
Examination of integrated marketing communications (i.e., promotional strategies and techniques) while fostering cultural and global awareness, social responsibility and ethical decision-making in the field of promotion.
TMFD 870Financial Merchandising Implications3
Significant issues in textiles, clothing, and design.
TMFD 822International Retail Expansion3
Comprehensive study of issues involved in global sourcing, including the scope, trends, and sustainability of current practices. An analysis of cultural, political, ethical, and economic perspectives related to global sourcing, production, trade and distribution of textiles and apparel products.
TMFD 810Consumer Behavior3
Evaluation of psychological, sociological, and cultural theories of consumers' behavior through the examination of factors influencing consumers' decision-making process.
TMFD 899Practicum/Creative Component/Thesis6
For the Master's degree, students will be required to complete thirty-six credit hours including a six credit hour thesis/comprehensive paper, project, or elective coursework. Details of the thesis/comprehensive paper, project, or elective coursework will be determined by the student's graduate committee at his or her home institution.
TMFD 913Retail Theory & Current Practice3
Theoretical and applied analysis of merchandising strategies; assessment of internal and external environmental forces impacting strategic decisions by retail firms; synthesis of past and present trends in order to forecast probable future patterns. Prerequisite: Retail Management course or Instructor Permission
TMFD 896Historical & Contemporary Issues in Trade1 - 5
Individual projects in research, literature review, or creative production.
TMFD 870Professional Advancement3
Analysis of leadership and how it affects organizational culture and change through a prism of past and current experiences. Various leadership styles will be examined and a personal leadership philosophy will be developed for professional advancement in merchandising.
TMFD 812Product Design, Development & Evaluation3
Advanced study of issues and management strategies necessary to design and produce a competitively priced product. Examination of the role of globalization and rapidly changing technology the development of a successful product.

Tuition & Fees

Nebraska Residents

Per Credit Hour

Tuition
$357.00
Fees
$0.00
Total
$357.00

3 Credit Hours

Tuition
$1071.00
Fees
$0.00
Total
$1071.00

Out of State Residents

Per Credit Hour

Tuition
$750.00
Fees
$0.00
Total
$750.00

3 Credit Hours

Tuition
$2250.00
Fees
$0.00
Total
$2250.00
About Faculty

University of Nebraska online courses are taught by expert faculty who embody the qualities resulting from research experience and professional/field experience. Students learn from faculty with a variety of backgrounds, many of whom are published researchers in their fields. NU faculty who teach online do so in a way that optimizes learning within the online modality and because technology enables students to access education they may otherwise may not be able to pursue.

Application Deadlines
  • Fall SemesterFeb 01
  • Spring SemesterOct 01