Retail, Merchandising and Product Development

The Department of Retail, Merchandising and Product Development (RMPD) consisting of nearly 800 majors—one of the largest programs of this kind in the United States—participate in an industry-savvy curriculum producing graduates who can contribute immediately to the retail and retail-related companies who hire them. Retail and retail-related jobs are critical, as indicated by the Florida Retail Federation:

  • Fact: Retailing is Florida's second largest employment industry (also true for the US)
  • Fact: Florida retailers provide 1 out of every 5 jobs (also true for the US).
  • Fact: Florida retailers provide over $20 billion in wages annually.
  • Fact: Florida retailers collect and remit over $13.4 billion in sales and retail-related taxes.

Please Note:

We are no longer taking 2017-2018 applications for the M.S. degree program in Global Merchandising and Product Development.