Oct 14, 2019  
2018-2019 Graduate Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Graduate Catalog [Not Current Academic Year. Consult with Your Academic Advisor for Your Catalog Year]

Global Retailing, MS


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College of Technology  > Department of Human Development and Consumer Sciences  > Global Retailing, MS

Technology is bringing radical changes to retailing. The Master of Science (MS) in Global Retailing offers unmatched opportunities to learn new strategies and gain deeper insight into the worldwide dynamics and impact of multi-cultural consumer behavior, data analytics, profitability, financial models, and channel strategies.

This program goes beyond teaching theory to practical applications. Executives in residence and UH faculty provide a stimulating experience where students will explore cross-cultural trends in retail management such as international product sourcing and distribution, applied retail market research and evaluation, and international trade regulations.

The 30-hour program uniquely prepares innovative, agile retail marketers to successfully propel their careers and emerge as leaders of businesses throughout the global marketplace.

 For further information please see the MS in Global Retailing web page.

Admission Requirements


Required Items for Admission to Graduate School

  • Submit an online application through the Office of the Graduate School.
  • Application Fee: The application fee for all applicants to graduate programs in the College of Technology is $75 for domestic applications and $150 for international applicants.
  • An Official Transcript from all institutions of higher education previously attended.
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation.
  • Personal/Goal Statement: A personal/goal statement is a 1-2 page essay describing your current employment and your professional intentions. You may want to identify aspects of your previous experience that indicate promise in your selected goal. You may also wish to discuss special circumstances, unique experiences, etc.
  • Resume (optional)
  • Appropriate Exam Scores - Please submit official exam scores. Please note exams must have been completed within the last 5 years.
Exam Average Score of Admitted Students
GRE 300 (Q&V combined); 3.5 (A)
GMAT 550
MAT 400
  • GPA Requirement: Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with a minimum grade point average of 3.00 (A=4.00) on the most recent 60 term hours of undergraduate coursework. Applicants may be conditionally admitted with a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with a grade point average of 2.75 to 2.99 in a 4.0 scale on the most recent 60 term hours of undergraduate course work.
  • International applicants have additional documentation requirements, including the submission of TOEFL/IELTS scores, if appropriate.  For full details, please visit www.uh.edu/graduate-school/admissions/international-students/.

Degree Requirements


Credit hours required for this degree: 30.0

The following is a list of courses required of all students pursuing the Master of Science in Global Retailing. The Master of Science in Global Retailing student may choose a thesis or non-thesis option. Thirty (30) term hours are required for either option. For a complete description of these courses, visit the University of Houston Graduate Catalog .

Course Requirements for a Master of Science in Global Retailing

Program and thesis guidelines specifying other requirements are updated regularly and are available from the Department of Human Development and Consumer Science.

Required Specialization Area (6.0 Credit Hours)


  • 2 Advisor Approved Electives Credit Hours: 6.0

Thesis Option (6.0 Credit Hours)


Non-Thesis Option (6.0 Credit Hours)


  • 2 Advisor Approved Electives Credit Hours: 6.0

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