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2016-2017 Graduate Studies Bulletin (Archived Copy) 
    
 
  Feb 02, 2023
 
2016-2017 Graduate Studies Bulletin (Archived Copy) [Archived Catalog]

Retailing, M.R.


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Learning Outcomes

  •  Students should be able to demonstrate knowledge of retailing by critically analyzing and synthesizing the retailing literature. 
  •  Students should be confident in their ability to disseminate trends, financial data, and personnel needs associated with the  retail industry. 
  •  Students should be able to apply theories and concepts from the retailing literature to solve problems in the retail industry. 

Degree Requirements (36 Hours)

The Master of Retailing curriculum consists of 36 semester hours of graduate credit in approved courses. Twenty-one semester hours of credit are in core courses required for all Master of Retailing majors. Required courses help students acquire decision-making tools to solve real-world problems. Additionally, the faculty members use the case method and group projects, which build competency in oral and written analysis of complex business situations. According to academic regulations of The Graduate School, at least half of the credit hours on a Program of Study, exclusive of thesis preparation (RETL 799 ), must be earned in courses numbered 700 and above. When selecting RETL and general electives, be sure to choose a sufficient number of courses at the 700 level to meet this requirement. General requirements—academic or professional option:

Thesis Option


A graduate student electing the thesis option must first pass a comprehensive written examination upon completion of course work, enroll in 6 hours of thesis preparation (RETL 799 ), and prepare and successfully defend an acceptable thesis.

Non-Thesis Option


A graduate student electing the non-thesis option must first pass a comprehensive written examination upon completion of course work, enroll in HRSM 795  (Field Project), and prepare and successfully defend a master’s project.

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