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Course Series in
Retail Buying

Note: This program may be completed entirely at a distance. Visit the distance education website for further information.

Students will examine the role of the buyer, the procurement process, and merchandise management. An exploration of in-store design, layout, and display options using space planning software will also be covered.

For more information, visit ryerson.ca/ce/retail or contact Sean Sedlezky, Academic Coordinator, at ssedlezk@ryerson.ca.

Those who successfully complete this course series are eligible to earn a Professional Development Award from The G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education.

Required Courses

CRMG 400   Retail Management:  Buying Process I
CRMG 452   Retail Management:  Visual Merchandising and Space Planning


Electives (select one)

Students may only select one of CRMG 806 or CRMG 909. Students who wish to write the Category Management Certification Exam should take CRMG 806.

CRMG 806   Retail Management:  Retailer Perspectives on Category Management
CRMG 909   Retail Management:  Advanced Buying Process II


These courses may be applied to the Retail Management certificate. Once you have successfully completed the courses, email The Chang School at ce@ryerson.ca with your name, student number, and the course series you have completed. Upon verification, you will receive your professional development award.

Distance Education

The following courses are available in a distance education format this academic year.

CRMG 400   Retail Management:  Buying Process I
CRMG 452   Retail Management:  Visual Merchandising and Space Planning
CRMG 806   Retail Management:  Retailer Perspectives on Category Management
CRMG 909   Retail Management:  Advanced Buying Process II


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