Course DescriptionThis course examines the merchandise buying and planning function within the context of bricks and mortar and e-commerce retail organizations. Course content understanding customers, making buying decisions, forecasting, controlling inventories, preparing buying plans, developing assortment plans, managing vendor relations and pricing the merchandise. This is accomplished through a heavy emphasis on retail math and excel. Merchandise buying and planning requires an understanding of the buyer's roles and responsibilities as well as their relationship to other functions inside and outside the organization.
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The prerequisite may be waived if the student has specific professional experience. Individuals who do not have the prerequisite and who wish to take this course must contact the Academic Coordinator, Sean Sedlezky, at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
This course is part of the Retail Buying Course Series.