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Retailing (BS)

As a Retailing major at the University of South Carolina, you will develop your leadership and organizational skills, gain the ability to adapt to the changing macro- and microeconomic retail environment and increase your retail financial savvy.

Quick Facts

Full-time Duration: 4 years
Starting in: 20 August 2020, 11 January 2021
Tuition Fee: $33,523 – $37,740
Location: Columbia Campus (Columbia, United States)
Minimum requirements: 2.5 GPA, 50 TOEFL, 4.5 IELTS, 2.5 iTEP

What to Expect

During your coursework, you will learn theory, principles and practice of retailing. Retail stores throughout the community will serve as inspiration and as working laboratories as you learn the practical application of theory in real-world settings.

The Retail program at the University of South Carolina allows you to specialize in retail management or fashion merchandising. Both provide you with business fundamentals such as accounting, economics, business law, communications and computer applications. You will also have the chance to explore your interests through two required internships, coordinated by our department that boasts a 100 percent internship placement rate for retailing majors.


A major in retailing can prepare you for careers in:

  • management
  • merchandising
  • purchasing
  • sales
  • human resources

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Courses included

  • Personnel Organization and Supervision
  • Retail Buying
  • Retail Promotion
  • Multinational Retailing
  • Business Law
  • Computer Applications in Business
  • Business Communications
  • Principles of Marketing

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