Ridgewater College offers this program to help students prepare for a sales career. Graduates will learn about product knowledge, customer service, territory and time management, and administrative duties. In the retail merchandising program, individuals will apply classroom knowledge to actual work experience through internships and field trips. These programs emphasize new concepts in effective selling techniques and strategies. Students who graduate are placed into sales positions within various businesses. Programs will prepare graduates for an exciting career in sales.
Course Outline
Required Courses
(11 Courses)
Course Title Credits
GSWS 1401 Employment Preparation
MSM 1101 Principles of Marketing
MSM 1103 Basic Sales Techniques
MSM 1137 Business Math and Accounting
MSM 1203 Written Business Communications
MSM 1205 Business Presentations
MSM 1212 Personal Finance
MSM 1220 Advertising
MSM 1818 Internship I 3-6*
MSM 1819 Internship II 1-3*
MSM 2833 International Business
Total Credits: 31  
Note there is a data error. The credits listed in this section total 25 while the section is listed as having 31 credits.
Elective Courses
(these courses are not required but are recommended)
Course Title Credits
MSM 1102 Retail Principles
MSM 1500 Professional/Leadership Development
MSM 2102 Professional Sales
MSM 2425 Independent Study 1*
MSM 2823 Introduction to Entrepreneurship
Elective Courses
(select 3 credits from the courses below)
Course Title Credits
GSCI 1302 Introduction to Computers
GSCM 1102 Applied Written Communications
GSIS 1502 Human Relations
GSWS 1451 First Aid/Safety
Total Credits: 3  
Total Diploma Credits: 34  

*Credits for this course are variable. See your Advisor about this course.