Merchandising Management

The Merchandising Management emphasis, Associate of Science degree program is designed for students planning to transfer to Oregon State University (OSU) to complete a baccalaureate degree in Merchandising Management. Merchandising Management is part of the Department of Design and Human Environment in the College of Business at OSU. The completion of the four-year degree gives students advanced courses to prepare them for management positions in the retailing and merchandising of apparel, textiles and commercial, and residential products. Merchandising Management is a professional program at OSU, which means that students declare as “Pre-Professional Merchandising Management” majors, and must meet criteria to apply and be accepted into the major. One of these criteria is that students complete a set of classes called the Pre-Professional Core. Some of these classes are only offered at OSU, so it is extremely important that students apply to be dual-enrolled at OSU through the Degree Partnership Program (DPP) as soon as they are eligible.

It is critical that students work with a business transfer curriculum advisor before enrolling in these classes. College of Business advisors from OSU are available to answer questions about this and about course selection at the OSU Partnership Office in McKenzie Hall.

Program Requirements

Students expecting to graduate in two years should have a strong interest in the world of business as well as the world of design. They should have sufficient skills in mathematics and writing to enroll in MTH 111 College Algebra and WR 121 English Composition.