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Course Series in
Retail Buying

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 or contact Sean Sedlezky, Academic Coordinator, Retail Management.

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

Note to course series students
CRMG 806 added.

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