Specialize in retail management or fashion merchandising and digital innovation
Areas of Study
If you're looking for one of the best colleges for retail, the University of South
Carolina Department of Retailing provides inspiring faculty, hands-on technology and
career experience to help students achieve their career goals.
The University of South Carolina’s retail degree is preparing the next generation
of retail management and fashion merchandising leaders in an exciting and evolving
industry. Market the latest designer trends. Break sales records. Launch an online
store. Create innovative customer experiences.
Teaching becomes powerful when students can see lessons come to life through real-world
experience. That's why South Carolina's retail degree goes beyond the classroom with
behind-the-scenes field trips, exclusive work opportunities, customized study abroad
courses and opportunities to attend national industry conferences and the biggest
events in fashion.
The college provides dedicated internship directors, experienced faculty and a corporate
engagement office to help students get the most out of opportunities to work with
companies like Apple, Under Armour, Ralph Lauren, Belk, Amazon, Target, Zappos and
Here are just a few examples of the high-growth retail careers and fashion merchandising
careers: Apparel manufacturer, buyer, consumer analyst, corporate trainer, customer
relationship manager, digital merchandiser, e-commerce manager, fashion editor, financial
planner, logistics manager, loss prevention specialist, marketing manager, merchandiser,
omnichannel strategist, product designer, retail manager, retail planner, sales manager,
store owner, stylist, supply chain manager, trend forecaster, visual merchandiser,