Master of Professional Studies in Retail Design
Retail is at a crossroads. Be ready.
Retail is changing. Get ready to move into the future and define your path with Columbus College of Art & Design’s first-of-its-kind Master of Professional Studies in Retail Design. Here, you’ll experience a cutting-edge approach to learning with a rich mix of theory and practice in a program developed and taught by retail experts. You’ll gain a deeper understanding of how customers engage with brands and make purchase decisions—from e-commerce to brick and mortar, and everything in between.
A program designed for…
Retail is detail
What sets our program apart? An approach to retail that only an art and design school can offer, balancing business acumen with innovation and creativity to meet the challenges of tomorrow. You’ll gain a mastery of the retail landscape and industry connections that will put your career on the fast track.
A program that works for you
We get it. Your day job is demanding. Our MPS program is designed to fit your life with options to enroll full- or part-time and in-person or synchronously online.
Classes are conveniently scheduled on evenings and weekends, and you'll be able to earn your degree in 1 year full time or 2 years part time, including summers. You'll get to meet and bond with your cohort in the fall during a weeklong boot camp in Columbus.
Home to retail
Columbus knows retail. As home to some of the country’s top retailers—Abercrombie & Fitch, Bath & Body Works, Big Lots, and Hollister, to name just a few—you’ll have access to top talent, mentors, and loads of opportunities. Plus, you’ll work directly with one of those retail partners to define and conduct an immersive capstone project.
Get a taste of the program
Join us for webinars on key issues in retail led by experts who are shaping this program.
Meet the Advisory Board
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An application for the Master of Professional Studies in Retail Design has been submitted to the accreditor and is pending Higher Learning Commission approval.