Minor in Retail

The retail minor, administered by the Design & Merchandising Program, provides basic foundations in retail operations, buying and merchandise planning and e-commerce. The curriculum allows the opportunity for individualized tailoring according to a student's interests. The minor is open to all Drexel University students, and requires the completion of eight or nine courses for a minimum of 24.0 credits.

Required Courses:
DSMR 231Retail Principles *3.0
DSMR 232Retail Merchandise Planning *4.0
DSMR 305eTailing3.0
DSMR 324Retail Directions3.0
DSMR 325Retail Buying and Assortment Strategies4.0
Select 2-3 courses (minimum 7.0 credits):7.0-9.0
eFashion Promotion
Retail Image Analysis
International Fashion Merchandising
Fashion Product Promotion
Total Credits24.0-26.0



All courses are currently open to all DSMR students. DSMR 231 and DSMR 232 are required for all students enrolled in DSMR and the retail leadership certificate. The three elective courses can be delivered during other quarters as required. All courses will be restricted to appropriately include the students enrolled in the retail minor. As the industry and curriculum change courses will be added and adapted accordingly.

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