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College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management

Areas of Study


Market the latest designer trends. Launch your own online store. Create innovative customer experiences. University of South Carolina retailing students are empowered with the knowledge, industry connections, technology and professional development to pursue their careers to the fullest.

From e-commerce to fashion merchandising to customer relationship and store management, the University of South Carolina’s Department of Retailing is preparing the next generation of leaders in an exciting and evolving industry. Together we’re advancing customer experiences, sales and service economies around the world.

Degree Programs

The Bachelor of Science in Retailing offers areas of emphasis in:

  • Retail Management
  • Fashion Merchandising

The department also offers a Master of Retailing graduate degree program, and an accelerated bachelor's / master’s combination degree for undergraduate students who know they want to add a graduate degree to their academic goals.

Learn from Experience

Teaching becomes powerful when students can see lessons come to life through real-world experience. That's why our classes go beyond the classroom with behind-the-scenes field trips, exclusive work opportunities, customized study abroad courses and opportunities to attend national industry conferences and the biggest events in fashion. 

New Technology

E-commerce is transforming the marketplace, and we’re partnering with industry leaders to co-create timely, relevant courses that are in lockstep with in-demand skills employers want. Students gain hands-on training with the latest software solutions for online sales, logistics, customer relationship management, social media marketing and more.

Retail Partnerships

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UofSC’s Department of Retailing is highly motivated about learning new technology and understanding the online world as part of any future career. selected the department as an academic partner to build a unique e-commerce education program that includes cutting-edge curriculum and a certification program to empower students and educators with the tools and training to build dynamic online storefronts. 

— Ohad Bolotin, Head of Academic Partnerships

"The University of South Carolina is one of the top ten supply chain universities in the country and has one of the largest retailing programs in the nation. As part of JDA’s University Gifting Program, the university can provide hands-on experience and real-world training to the next generation of retail management professionals"

— Wayland Fox
     JDA Software, Senior Director of Product Management