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Retail Courses

Our coursework links retail theory to practice, connecting students with world-renowned faculty.


Career Advising

Students interested in a career related to retail receive hands-on guidance, practical advice and networking opportunities.


Enrichment Experiences

We support retail learning initiatives outside the classroom through organized event series and assisting student-run clubs.

Summer Internship Funding: 2024

The Baker Retailing Center Summer Internship Funding Program was created to support students who have accepted an internship for an organization that can be viewed as “retail with purpose.” More specifically, we are looking to help fund students who are forging their way in emerging markets, creating products that benefit underserved communities and finding innovative ways to advance social responsibility and prosocial retail initiatives.

This is for internships taking place between May-August. The deadline to apply is May 30, 2024.

Retail Courses

Retail-related coursework is available through several academic departments including the Marketing, Management, and Operations, Information and Decisions Departments. These courses emphasize key principles of retailing, including merchandising, design, operations, pricing, customer behavior, digital marketing, and e-commerce.

Career Advising

We provide advice, resources and coaching for undergraduate and graduate students interested in a retail-related career.

Enrichment Experiences


Executive Speaker Series: Stuart Weitzman

February 27 | 05:00 PM - 06:30 PM
Huntsman Hall

Executive Speaker Series: Sapna Parikh- Kendo Brands, Inc.

March 12 | 12:00 PM - 01:15 PM
Huntsman Hall
Philadelphia • Sold Out

Success Stories

Real student transformation, through knowledge gain, new skill acquisition, and making an impact. This is what achievement looks like.