Mission statement

“Our mission is developing retail leaders and

business knowledge for tomorrow”

As one of the largest retail educators in the nation, graduates of the Center for Retailing Studies earn business degrees, complete practical experience and build ethical values required in today’s business community. They are ready to make an immediate and positive impact.

Our success is built on excellent student education programs and robust curriculum, as well as on the outstanding performance of the faculty at Mays Business School. The center has successfully served the complex needs of retailers for more than 30 years. Partnerships with more than twenty top companies, including the nation’s largest retailers, supports our mission.

We help all retailers, big and small, global and local, as well as the diverse companies that help make retailers great, by bridging the academic and business communities. Our curriculum, executive conferences and research initiatives constantly evolve to address the modern needs of the industry.