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The Master of Retailing curriculum consists of 36 semester hours of graduate credit in approved courses. Twenty-one semester hours of credit are in core courses required for all Master of Retailing majors. Required courses help students acquire decision-making tools to solve real-world problems. Additionally, the faculty members use the case method and group projects, which build competency in oral and written analysis of complex business situations. According to academic regulations of The Graduate School, at least half of the credit hours on a Program of Study, exclusive of thesis preparation (RETL 799), must be earned in courses numbered 700 and above. When selecting RETL and general electives, be sure to choose a sufficient number of courses at the 700 level to meet this requirement. General requirements–academic or professional option:
A graduate student electing the thesis option must first pass a comprehensive written examination upon completion of course work, enroll in 6 hours of thesis preparation (RETL 799), and prepare and successfully defend an acceptable thesis.
A graduate student electing the non-thesis option must first pass a comprehensive written examination upon completion of course work, enroll in HRSM 795 (Field Project), and prepare and successfully defend a master’s project.
Over the course of the past year and a half, the Department of Retailing has revamped its Retailing, M.R. degree to be more "in-line" with what is required of students within the retailing industry. As such, the faculty deem it necessary (and have voted) to remove RETL 695 (Retailing Literature & Thought) from its "Thesis" and "Non-Thesis" degree requirements and replace it with RETL 600 (Fundamentals of Omni-Channel Retailing). This required curricula change will better prepare master students for industry careers.
Simple course change. No BOT required, no CHE, no notification to SACS required
Simple course change. No BOT required, no CHE, no notification to SACS required.