Bachelor of Science in Retail Merchandise Management

Do you want to develop the skills needed to pursue opportunities in the retail operations industry? If so, the Bachelor of Science in Retail Merchandise Management degree program at Sanford-Brown may be right for you. Through this program, you can learn how to select vendors for sourcing, analyze products at the wholesale and retail levels, and manage merchandise from concept to consumer.

As you pursue your bachelor’s degree in Retail Merchandise Management, you can discover how to evaluate buying trends and sales records while also assessing merchandise price and quality. In addition, you have the opportunity to study the management skills used in human resources and negotiating, as well as develop communication capabilities needed to pursue success in the field.

Our bachelor’s degree in Retail Merchandising Management builds off the skills developed in the associate degree program and helps students further develop their knowledge of merchandising planning and management. It includes a focus on direct sales operations, strategies for reaching consumers through multiple sales channels, and the skills used in merchandise procurement. Hands-on learning and general education instruction allow students to develop a well-rounded understanding of retail merchandising, management and buying.

Below is a selection of courses included in Sanford-Brown's Bachelor of Science in Retail Merchandise Management degree program.* Classes are led by instructors with relevant career experience.

  • Consumer Behavior Concepts
  • Marketing
  • Branding and Advertising
  • Merchandising Principles
  • Design Fundamentals
  • Visual Merchandising
  • Human Resource Practices
  • Management Solutions
  • Selling Strategies
  • Pricing Techniques
  • Forecasting Trends
  • E-commerce
  • Inventory Planning and Management
  • Buying
  • Business Etiquette and Negotiations
  • Exporting and Importing
  • Business Law Practices

*Course curriculum is subject to change.

Prospective entry-level career opportunities for students who successfully complete the Sanford-Brown Bachelor of Science in Retail Merchandise Management degree program can include:

  • Merchandise Manager
  • Buyer
  • Assistant Buyer
  • Assistant Store Manager
  • Retail Store Manager
  • Merchandise Team Associate
  • Divisional Merchandise Manager
  • Department Manager
  • Assistant Department Manager
  • Purchasing Manager
  • Regional Store Manager

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Program Costs

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How much will this program cost me?
A:

  • $64,800.00Tuition & Fees
  • $0.00Books & Supplies
  • $0.00Room & Board

 

 

Tuition pricing is subject to change and can vary by location and program structure.

 

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Program Costs

The US Department of Education categorizes educational programs offered at an institution by CIP code (Classification of Instructional Program codes as defined by the Department of Education) and degree level (Associates, Bachelors, etc…). For that reason, all educational programs with the same CIP Code and degree level are combined to calculate program costs. While these combined programs are similar, variations in tuition and fees can exist due to differences in location and/or program structure.

The costs shown are calculated using the average costs of all programs offered by the campus within the same CIP Code and degree type, for students that complete the program within the normal period of time.

Room and Board information represents the average cost of optional institutional housing where offered.

This Campus is part of a larger institution that contains the following additional campuses:

  • SBC - Online
  • SBC - Tampa
  • SBC - Orlando
  • Le Cordon Bleu in Orlando
  • SBC - Las Vegas
  • SBC - Seattle
  • IADT - Sacramento
  • SBC - San Antonio
  • SBC - Portland

The costs of similar programs calculated as an average across all campuses for this Institution are as follows:

  • $66,000.00Tuition & Fees
  • $0.00Books & Supplies
  • $0.00Room & Board

 

Financing

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What are my financing options to pay for this program?
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In addition to any grant or scholarship aid for which students might be eligible, students may use loans to finance their education. The median loan debt for graduates of this program is as follows:

  • NAFederal
  • NAPrivate
  • NAInstitutional

 

 

The Department of Education requires that, for privacy reasons, median debt information is not disclosed when less than 10 students completed a program within the given award year. For this reason, Median Debt information is not available for this program.

 

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Financing

The US Department of Education categorizes educational programs offered at an Institution by CIP code (Classification of Instructional Program codes as defined by the Department of Education) and degree level (Associates, Bachelors, etc…). For that reason, all similar educational programs for the given Institution1, with the same CIP Code and degree level are combined to calculate Loan Debt. While these combined programs are similar in nature, variations in program costs may exist due to differences in location and/or program structure. Accordingly, the debt amount shown may exceed the specific program's tuition and fees.

The Financing amounts represent the median debt from federal Title IV loans, private educational loans and institutional2 payment plans incurred by all graduates of the given Institution, CIP Code and Degree level.

1  The current Institution includes all of the following campus locations:

  • SBC - Online
  • SBC - Tampa
  • SBC - Orlando
  • Le Cordon Bleu in Orlando
  • SBC - Las Vegas
  • SBC - Seattle
  • IADT - Sacramento
  • SBC - San Antonio
  • SBC - Portland

2  Institutional debt is the amount owed by the students directly to the institution within 30 days after graduation related to the educational program.

 

Success

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How long will it take me to complete this program?
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This program could take as little as 37.5 instructional months to complete when continuously enrolled. 

The Department of Education requires that, for privacy reasons, on-time completion rates are not disclosed when less than 10 students completed a program within the given award year. For this reason, On Time Completion data is not available for this program.

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The occupation(s) listed here are derived from the Occupational Information Network (O*Net), which is developed under the sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor / Employment and Training Administration.

The specific program does not necessarily prepare students for, and graduates do not typically find employment in, all listed occupations. We cannot guarantee employment or salary.

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Program Completion

The US Department of Education categorizes educational programs offered at an Institution by CIP code (Classification of Instructional Program codes as defined by the Department of Education) and degree level (Associates, Bachelors, etc…). For that reason, all similar educational programs for the given Institution1, with the same CIP Code and degree level are combined when determining On Time Completion Rates.

On-Time Completion Rates are calculated using the gainful employment formula in order to comply with U.S. Department of Education requirements.  The statistics track all students who graduated from their program between 7/1/2012 and 6/30/2013 and have reached completion within the program’s designed timeframe.  For example, for a two-year program, the on-time completion rate would include all graduated students who started two years prior.   

Academic Calendar breaks that occur during continuous enrollment are considered when determining if a student graduated within the designed timeframe; however, summer breaks typically incorporated into the normal timeframe for more traditional schools are not included in this determination.  The instructional months displayed represent the highest amount of all versions of the program found at the institution; therefore, depending on the specific program version or campus location, the instructional months may be a shorter amount of time.  Each student is measured against the designed timeframe of their specific program version when determining if they graduated “on-time” or not; as a result, this determination may not be made against the displayed instructional months should a shorter or discontinued timeframe be applicable to a student’s specific program version.  One instructional month represents four instructional weeks.

1  The current Institution includes all of the following campus locations:

  • SBC - Online
  • SBC - Tampa
  • SBC - Orlando
  • Le Cordon Bleu in Orlando
  • SBC - Las Vegas
  • SBC - Seattle
  • IADT - Sacramento
  • SBC - San Antonio
  • SBC - Portland

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SBC - Tampa - Graduation Rate

The percentage of first-time, full-time undergraduate students who started between
7/1/2007 and 10/15/2007 who completed within 150% of the normal time period: 26%

The rate shown corresponds to the IPEDS campus level rate reported for International Academy of Design and Technology Tampa prior to its name change to Sanford Brown College Tampa.

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Graduation Rate

A first-time student has no prior postsecondary experience before enrolling at this campus. This means that a student who attended another college, university or other postsecondary school before enrolling at this school is not included in the calculation. The rate also does not include students initially enrolled part-time, taking individual classes (as compared to enrolling in a full program), or only auditing classes. These rates are calculated using the Student Right-to-Know formula in order to comply with U.S. Department of Education requirements. The statistics track all first-time, full-time and certificate or degree-seeking undergraduate students who began school during the date range and have completed within 150% of the normal program length. For example, for a two-year program, the graduation rate would include students who had completed within three years of beginning the program. This statistic is not specific to one program alone; rather, all applicable undergraduate programs are included in this overall rate. Information pertaining to the Graduation Rates of all postsecondary institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education may be found on the College Navigator website. http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/