MAR 2290 - Sears Holdings Retail Management Seminar

Each semester, the Miller Center for presents an exciting line-up of speakers from positions in retail Store Management, Buying and Planning. Weekly lectures feature a different executive making a presentation in his/her area of expertise. Topics may vary each term based upon what’s hot in retailing. Discussions of career opportunities and career paths in retailing are included. Students also have the opportunity to share a lunch with one of the featured speakers.

MAR 3231 - Introduction to Retail Systems Management

This course offers a comprehensive view of retail from general information about retailers, consumers and buying behavior to specific management, buying, systems and retail strategy.

The Retail Management course is a senior level, elective course offering an intense overview of the retail industry. The course covers material related to all of the decision areas of retailing including retail strategy, location, human resource management, supply chain management, information systems, customer relationship management, merchandise management, sourcing, buying, communications, pricing, store management, visual merchandising, and customer service. Lectures are supplemented with industry speakers, field trips, comparison shopping exercises, and case studies. Students are taken on retail store tours of the local Dillard’s and Sears stores to understand the importance of visual merchandising and its direct relationship to sales. Students also visit the distribution center for Dollar General located in Alachua, Florida and the Nordstrom distribution center here in Gainesville, Florida.

MAR 4945 - Retail Management Internship

This Retail Management Internship course is designed to include an internship in retail. Retail Management Internship students work from an activity book each week during their internship and forward materials to the University. During the semester, students are supervised, visited and guided by Miller Center staff. They are also invited to take part on the annual Retailing Smarter Symposium.