Department of Merchandising and Digital Retail

UNT expands its retailing degrees with a major in consumer experience management

Managing the consumer experience in retail is complicated enough these days that there's now a college degree for that. 

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board has approved a bachelor of science degree with a major in "Consumer Experience Management" at the University of North Texas in Denton.

Why? Plenty of retail jobs are no longer entry level, minimum wage paying, part-time gigs. The industry is getting more complicated daily. While there's no big bank of checkout lanes in the new...

Pitch to retail execs puts UNT team in top three at retail industry’s biggest event

Wed, Jan 18, 2017

By Monique Bird

Two University of North Texas students were one of the top-three finalist teams to compete in one of the retail industry’s biggest events of 2017, the National Retail Federation Foundation BIG Show.

Hailey Turner, of Flower Mound, and Sarah Muller, of Mount Olive Township, New Jersey, won the third place prize of $1,500 each in the National Retail Federation Foundation Student Challenge.  

The pair clinched the honor for their business plan for STORY, an innovative retailer that reinvents itself every few weeks. The store has the look and feel of a magazine, but changes design like an art...