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South Dakota State University    
  Nov 24, 2017
2017-2018 Graduate Catalog

Merchandising Certificate

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Program Coordinator/Contact
Jane Hegland, Associate Dean
Department of Consumer Sciences
Wagner Hall 229, Box 2275A

Program Information
The certificate provides an introduction to merchandising, with emphasis on current trends in the United States factors that will distinguish graduates among their peers. Graduates with a certificate are prepared to work in product development, promotions, and retail management in this ever-expanding industry.

Course Delivery Format
The online program has been developed by faculty from the Great Plains Interactive Distance Education Alliance (GP-IDEA). Courses will be entirely Internet based and will be taught by faculty within the Alliance (Kansas State University, North Dakota State University, Oklahoma State University, South Dakota State University, and University of Nebraska). Courses are offered fall, spring and summer semesters.

Total Required Credits: 12

Additional Admission Requirements

Please refer to the following for additional information:

Graduate School Admission
Distance Education

Additional Information

Students enrolled in SDSU certificate programs are not eligible for federal student financial aid. The non-federal alternative loan programs may be used for students meeting the lender criteria as found at (search alternative loans). For further information, please contact the SDSU financial aid office at 605-688-4695 or

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