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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.
We are replacing "STAT 515: Statistical Methods I" with "STAT 600: Statistics for Applied Management" for both the "Thesis Option" and "Non-Thesis Option". STAT 600 has been the required statistics course for the Retailing, M.R. program for years. Unfortunately, the change was never made to the Graduate Bulletin. As such, we are correcting the Graduate Bulletin to reflect the correct course information.
From: GREGO, JOHNSent: Tuesday, July 25, 2017 8:40 AMTo: BURNSED, KATHERINESubject: Re: STAT - Degree Requirements Change Request for Dept of RETL
Dear Dr. Burnsed,
The Department of Statistics has reviewed the Department of Retailing'sproposal for a change in Degree Requirements for their M.R. program.Our department worked closely with the College of Hospitality, Retailand Sports Management in developing and scheduling a distributedlearning course, STAT J600, to meet the needs of their graduateprograms. We support the proposed change in the M.R. program.
Sincerely,John Grego, Chair
Minor revisions, no BOT, CHE, or SACS notification required.
As this is a change to an existing program, this update will appear in the 2018-2019 Graduate Studies Bulletin to be published February 15, 2018.