The Center for Retailing Studies provides our students with a number of transformational learning experiences. Our academic mission is rooted in a strong curriculum of classroom study in the core elements of retail enterprise leadership, including fundamental skills such as retail strategy, merchandise management, digital commerce, retail innovation, store management and customer service combined with a retail capstone course.
Our award-winning research faculty continues to lead industry knowledge in areas of innovation in customer experience development, marketing in the digital age, and the evolution of retail organizational structures to adapt to a rapidly changing business environment. We partner with organizations from across the retail spectrum to research, develop and share knowledge that advances our industry and prepares us to serve consumers effectively in the years ahead.
From our founding in 1983 through to today, our mission remains focused on developing the retail leaders and business knowledge for tomorrow.