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  • Joanne Neidorf

Merchant Academy Partners with Drexel University's Design & Merchandising Program

We are thrilled to announce Merchant Academy materials are now part of Merchandise Planning and Buying, a core course in the undergraduate Design & Merchandising program at Drexel University.

Drexel students will earn a Merchant Academy - Introduction to Buying Certificate upon completion of coursework in:

  • Retail Math

  • KPIs and Reporting

  • Assortment Analysis

  • Assortment Planning

  • Merchandise Financial Planning

  • In-Season Open to Buy

Located in the heart of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Drexel University is a world-class comprehensive R1 research institution and a global leader in experiential education.

Drexel's innovative Design & Merchandising (D&M) major integrates visual design, merchandising and business insight for the fashion lifestyle industries.

The Bachelor of Science degree educates students to conceptualize, plan, develop, market and measure the opportunity for products and services for consumers through physical stores, online channels, televised content and interactive media.

The multidisciplinary curriculum, based on both theory and practice, is delivered through immersive, experiential learning. Graduates work across the fashion lifestyle industries engaged in creative strategies, dynamic merchandise assortments and new product lines for global consumer markets.

Merchant Academy is proud to be partnering with Drexel University's D&M program and is dedicated to delivering relevant, action-oriented training and development to improve the day-to-day and strategic decision-making skills of both current and aspiring retail Buyers and Planners.

If you would like to learn more about Merchant Academy's 70+ courses, and how we can create a program tailored for your organization, please contact us at

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