Retail Merchandise Management Degrees Added to Collins College Curriculum

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Students attending Collins College can now choose to major in Retail Merchandise Management. The school recently added two new degree programs to its curriculum; an Associate of Science and a Bachelor of Science in Retail Merchandise Management. These degree programs feature instruction in everything from consumer behavior and retail operations to the fundamental principles of effective merchandising.

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Classes offer a solid foundation in visual merchandising, pricing techniques, selling strategies and retailing principles.

At Collins College, there is now an opportunity for students to pursue a degree in the field of Retail Merchandise Management. The new associate’s degree and bachelor’s degree programs feature instruction in a variety of areas, including merchandise assessment, customer outreach, vendor selection and buying.

Students who are interested in the industry can gain the knowledge and skills professionals use to buy and sell merchandise across multiple industries, as well as manage it from concept to consumer. Training is available on a variety of topics, including product analysis at the retail and wholesale levels, the development of management and communication skills, and the creation of strategies for reaching customers with a range of interests.

Both of these Retail Merchandise Management degrees can help prepare students to pursue a variety of potential career opportunities in the field. Classes offer a solid foundation in visual merchandising, pricing techniques, selling strategies and retailing principles.

Some of the Retail Merchandise Management courses available through these two degree programs include Merchandising Principles, Professional Business Practices, Management Solutions, Visual Merchandising, Forecasting Trends, Branding and Advertising and Visual Retailing Concepts.

Students in these programs have access to a wide range of educational resources. Classes are taught by industry-experienced instructors and the curriculum is delivered through a combination of classroom learning and hands-on training. The goal is to help students develop real-world knowledge and skills that can be applied directly to career opportunities in the field of retail merchandise management.

About Collins College

Collins College, with two locations in Phoenix and Tempe, Ariz., provides students with a career-focused education in the design and technology fields. Collins offers bachelor’s degrees in audio production, game production, graphic design, interior design, fashion design and merchandising, retail merchandise management, film and video production, information technology and Web design and development. The school also offers associate’s degrees in information technology, Web design and development, digital video production, retail merchandise management, and graphic design. Students also have the opportunity to take a portion of their coursework online through the International Academy of Design and Technology-Online. Collins College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). ACCSC is a national accrediting agency recognized by the United States Department of Education. Collins College cannot guarantee employment or salary and is part of the Career Education Corporation network of schools. Find disclosures on graduation rates, student financial obligations and more at For more information, visit


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