The Center for Graduate Studies & Continuing Education
MPS in Visual Merchandising
Visual merchandising is an indispensable part of any retail strategy. Over the last several years, the field has moved from the basement studio to the executive boardroom - where creative sensibilities must be linked to strong leadership and management skills.
The first of its kind in the United States, the Master of Professional Studies in Visual Merchandising program (MPS VM) at LIM College offers advanced, specialized education geared towards eventually obtaining upper-management and executive-level positions. The MPS VM will give you a leg up as you pursue a career in this evolving field. You will learn the principles, philosophies and technologies of visual merchandising through exploration of the marketplace, hands-on classroom learning, and field experimentation, with an emphasis on the principles and practices of sustainable design. You will also develop leadership and managerial abilities, including human resource and project management skills.
And you will do all this in the retail mecca that is New York City. Your education includes visits to some of the world’s most successful retailers to analyze displays and store environments and explore cutting-edge design and merchandising practices.
If you are serious about a career in visual merchandising, we encourage you to further explore the MPS VM.