Retail Merchandising

Bradley’s retail merchandising program prepares you to be a valuable contributor to the business and development of the fashion industry.

92% career outcomes rate for 2014-15 graduates - 95% knowledge rate
12 to 1 student faculty ratio
Top Illinois Regional University - U.S.News
100% of classes taught by faculty

The Bradley Advantage

The retail merchandising program is small enough that you will develop close relationships with classmates and faculty. You will learn about textiles and the apparel industry in your classes, in addition to knowledge of consumer behavior and product development. Your degree will be paired with a minor in entrepreneurship, management and leadership, marketing or professional sales. Internships and class projects will give you hands-on experiences as you learn the industry. Additionally, you can study fashion in industry hubs of Chicago, New York City and Europe.

Successful Outcomes

Bradley’s retail merchandising program successfully prepares you to enter the workforce or graduate school. In recent years, most students found jobs or continued their education within six months of graduation. They’re working at Marshall Field’s, Walt Disney Co. and Von Maur. Others are attending graduate school at George Washington University, Iowa State University and Purdue University.

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Bradley and Peoria share much in common--a diverse population, world-class research facilities, outstanding fine arts and entertainment, and a great sense of community. In this regard, Peoria simultaneously offers the urban benefits of a big city and the personality of a small town.

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