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We’re here to help you every step of the way. You can speak to the Graduate Coordinator, Dr. Lisa Kennon at (940) 565-2436 or email kennon@unt.edu with questions about the GAC in Merchandising or to find out the status of your application.

For questions about the Toulouse Graduate School application process, call 940-565-2383 or email graduateschool@unt.edu

College of Merchandising, Hospitality Management & Tourism
Department of Merchandising

Phone: 940-565-2436
Email kennon@unt.edu

Mailing address:
University of North Texas
College of Merchandising, Hospitality & Tourism
Department of Hospitality Management
1155 Union Circle #311100
Denton, TX 76203-5017

Dr. Lisa Kennon
Graduate Coordinator

Cost

Tuition and Fees

Getting your Graduate Academic Certificate in Merchandising is not only convenient, it’s affordable:

Cost of (3) Graduate Hours for Program*
ONLINE STUDENT  (Texas Resident)

$1,073.85
Graduate Tuition 
Through Summer 2017

ONLINE STUDENT  (Living outside of Texas)

$1,866.48
Out of State Teaching Fee (in lieu of tuition)
T
hrough Summer 2017

ONLINE STUDENT  (within Texas but not a Texas Resident) 
$2,297.85
Graduate Tuition

Through Summer 2017

*The amounts above do not include certain mandatory fees charged to students who are simultaneously taking
courses on-campus nor do they include any college-level course fees.  These costs are an estimate and the
actual cost may vary based on the individual circumstances of the student (e.g., waivers or exemptions).

 

Financial Aid

UNT offers a variety of options to help you finance your education, including financial aid, grants, and student loans. Visit financialaid.unt.edu to find out more about the application and award process.

UNT has been named one of America's 100 Best College Buys© for 19 consecutive years and offers the quality of a private university at an affordable cost.

Applying for financial aid

  1. Apply for financial aid online at fafsa.gov. The application is required for all types of financial aid, including Pell and other federal grants, state grants and loans. The FAFSA and Renewal FAFSA are available each Jan. 1.
  2. You must enroll in 6 hours (over one or two online sessions) in order to be eligible for financial aid.
  3. Financial aid awards will be disbursed 10 days prior to the first day of class. Awards will not disburse if you are enrolled in only 3 credit hours.
  4. Contact Student Financial Aid and Scholarships at 940-565-2302 or by e-mail Financial Aid directly, please click on "Ask a question" through AskUNT for information regarding financial aid for the online program.

Financial Aid

  • $320 million awarded annually
  • 72% of UNT students receive aid

Learn more about financial aid at financialaid.unt.edu.

Grants

  • Merit and/or need-based
  • No repayment required
  • Many federal, state and institutional grants are available at UNT

Learn more about grants at financialaid.unt.edu/grants.

Loans

  • Available at low-interest rates to students
  • Repayment required

Learn more about loans at financialaid.unt.edu/loans.

Faculty

 

Our faculty members are committed to inquiry and shared discovery, best professional practices, active participation in professional and scholarly organizations, the effective use of technology, and the value of intellectual and human diversity.

They are committed to your success and are your partners throughout the online course process. Your professors will be available to you through:

  • Facilitating discussion threads
  • Organizing and participating in student chats
  • Continually monitoring and encouraging student activity and progress
  • Engaging students with questions about coursework via e-mail

Graduate Academic Certificate in Merchandising:

Courses

 

Students accepted into the GAC in Merchanding will complete 12 hours of specified graduate courses. All 12 hours must be completed through UNT and with CMHT and MDSE courses.
All courses listed are offered 100% online.

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Required Courses:

CMHT 5440 (3 hours) Consumer Theory
MDSE 5500 (3 hours) Merchandising Strategies
 

Content Courses: Select 15-18 hours

MDSE 5240 (3 hours) Global Fashion Retailing
CMHT 5550 (3 hours) Promotional Strategies
CMHT 5600 (3 hours) Managing Customer Experiences
MDSE 5650 (3 hours) International Sourcing
CMHT 5700 (3 hours) Service Excellence
MDSE 5750 (3 hours) Digital Retailing
MDSE 5850 (3 hours) Brand Development

  • Students have a total of four years to complete the academic graduate certificate.
  • Certificate students who choose to continue in a graduate degree program are required to meet all the admission requirements, including GPA, GRE or GMAT, and prerequisites of students seeking a degree in CMHT. Satisfactory work (minimum of a B grade) on graduate courses may be applied to a 36-hour degree upon advisement of the graduate coordinator.
  • The CMHT Graduate Coordinator serves as the Major Advisor for students completing their degree plan.

**Specific admission requirements for the graduate certificate program can be found in the UNT Graduate Catalog.
http://www.unt.edu/catalog/grad/index.htm.

Dr. Lisa Kennon
Associate Professor, CMHT Graduate Coordinator

1155 Union Circle #311100
Denton, TX 76203
Email: Kennon@unt.edu

How to Apply

Submit Application Form through Apply Texas

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Applications for graduate study are accepted for the Spring, Summer or Fall terms. Deadlines are listed on the Toulouse Graduate School website. The application form is through the APPLYTEXAS electronic portal. This process includes the required application fee.

International Applicants must follow the UNT International Admissions office deadline. Additionally, international applicants should follow the UNT English Language Proficiency Requirements when submitting the application packet. Information on required TOFEL scores or other language requirements also given.

Submit official documentation to the UNT Toulouse Graduate School or International Admissions

Official transcripts for all colleges and universities attended must be sent to the UNT Toulouse Graduate School (national students) and the UNT International Admissions (international students). International students should refer to specific guidelines for all required official documentation.

Official GMAT or GRE scores must be sent to the UNT Toulouse Graduate School. The UNT code for the GRE is 6481. The UNT for the GMAT is 6DP-8M-55. Allow at least 4 weeks for scores to arrive at the Toulouse Graduate School. Applicants who wait to take the GMAT or GRE until the application deadline may not be considered. Scores should arrive by the time application review begins.

Submit application documentation to the CMHT Graduate Coordinator

1. Recommendation form

Download the Recommendation Form (Word.doc) and complete the applicant information in the top portion. Then forward the file to your recommender who will complete information in the rest of the form. They will save it and return it by email to the Graduate Coordinator.

If the form cannot be sent to your recommender by email, then you may print the form, complete the applicant portion and send it to your recommender. The recommender will send the completed form to the Graduate Coordinator.

2. Statement of Purpose :

This is the applicant's opportunity to address why they are seeking to obtain the graduate certificate. In this statement, the applicant is asked to provide the following:

Name:
UNT ID if known:
Certificate sought:
Year start date:

Then specifically address the following:

  • Identify and describe your undergraduate degree. Provide an overview of primary content and any specializations, minors or certificates you also earned.
  • Describe your prior and/or current work experience; specifically work experience related to retail merchandising or other similar positions - including paid or unpaid internships.
  • Describe any unpaid, volunteer or service work that is related to the certificate you are seeking.
  • Identify scholarships, awards or recognitions earned, especially ones related to your educational or professional career.
  • Identify your professional goals. How will the graduate certificate help you achieve these goals?
  • Is your primary objective to work in a professional business or entrepreneur position or is to pursue a position in higher education (community college or four-year institution)?
  • Provide any additional information you would like to share for the application review.

Your statement of purpose should not exceed four pages, with 1" margins and a 12-point font.

3. Resume :

Please submit your professional resume, highlighting your education and work experience.

Mailing Address:

Dr.Lisa Kennon
University of North Texas
School of Merchandising and Hospitality Management
1155 Union Circle, #311100
Denton, TX 76203-5017

Electronically:
kennon@unt.edu
Phone: (940) 565-2436
Metro: (817) 267-3731
Fax: (940) 565-4348
TDD: (800) 735-2989

Ship To:
Dr. Lisa Kennon, CMHT Grad. Coord.
University of North Texas,
410 Avenue C,
Chilton Hall Room 331,
Denton, Texas, USA 76201.

Graduate Academic Certificate in Merchandising

Affordable.
Flexible.
Adaptable.
Respected.
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Get your GAC in Merchandising!

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Achieve Your Graduate Academic Certificate in Merchandising!

The College of Merchandising, Hospitality and Tourism offers a 12-hour graduate certificate which will provide access to the knowledge, experiences, research skills, and critical analysis offered at the graduate level. In addition, the certificates will provide the recipients with credible documentation of the body of knowledge that they have gained at the University of North Texas.

The GAC in Merchandising offers:

  • Our program prepares students to become leaders in the global industry as well as scholars in higher education.
  • Effective leaders are developed through core competencies including solving complex problems, generating new knowledge, communicating effectively, and creating new product and business strategies. Graduate coursework in research methods, research applications, merchandising strategies, international sourcing, and consumer theory prepare students for careers in industry or higher education.

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Benefits of this Program

  • Graduates will be able to conceptualize, organize, and propose solutions to complex merchandising problems using appropriate research methodologies, statistical procedures, and technological applications.
  • Graduates will be able to interpret qualitative and quantitative data in the critical analysis of merchandising processes and business practices.
  • Graduates will be able to demonstrate creative thinking and independent inquiry.
  • Graduates will be able to demonstrate leadership skills as they assume key merchandising positions in the industry.
  • Graduates will be able to integrate merchandising theories, principles, and practices into the development, production, and distribution of fashion-oriented products

Worried that your busy lifestyle will get in the way of making your career goals a reality?

Our online program is the solution.

  • Convenient. Online courses allow you to log in at any time from any place.
  • Affordable. Costs $1,424.45 per 3-hour course for Texas residents – an excellent value for a graduate certificate.
  • Flexible. Online courses are offered each semester, allowing for greater flexibility in attaining your GAC.
  • Adaptable. You may convert the GAC in Merchandising to the required courses for the MS in Merchandising.
  • Respected.The department prides itself on the percentage of graduates placed within the merchandising field.

How does this program advance my career? This program is a perfect fit for:

  • Students who may not be able to or interested in completing a 36-hour degree program.
  • Working professionals with time and place constraints who need some re-tooling and updating in their fields.
  • Company-supported employees who seek advanced education to meet professional development requirements for periodic reviews and/or promotion.
  • Geographically-isolated individuals who do not have access to advanced education in merchandising and hospitality management.

How does it work?

The purpose of this 12-hour graduate certificate is to offer professionals in merchandising and retail industries the opportunity to build skills and knowledge in critical analysis and subject content.

Upon advisement of the CMHT graduate advisor, the student will complete 12 hours of content-based courses in the area of specialization. All 12 hours must be completed through UNT and with CMHT (CMHT, HMGT & MDSE) courses. All certificates may be completed with 100% online courses. Some Certificate programs have resident campus course options as well.

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Chilton Hall, Room 331
410 S. Avenue C
Denton TX, 76213 

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Contact Us

 

We’re here to help you every step of the way. You can speak to the Graduate Coordinator, Dr. Lisa Kennon at (940) 565-2436 or email kennon@unt.edu with questions about the Graduate Academic Certificate in Hospitality Management or to find out the status of your application.

For questions about the Toulouse Graduate School application process, call 940-565-2383 or email graduateschool@unt.edu.

College of Merchandising, Hospitality Management & Tourism
Department of Hospitality Management

Phone: 940-565-2436
Email kennon@unt.edu

Mailing address:
University of North Texas
College of Merchandising, Hospitality & Tourism
Department of Hospitality Management
1155 Union Circle #311100
Denton, TX 76203-5017

Dr. Lisa Kennon
Graduate Coordinator

Cost

Tuition and Fees

Getting your Graduate Academic Certificate in Hospitality Management is not only convenient, it’s affordable:

Cost of (3) Graduate Hours for Program*
ONLINE STUDENT  (Texas Resident)

$1,073.85
Graduate Tuition 
Through Summer 2017

ONLINE STUDENT  (Living outside of Texas)

$1,866.48
Out of State Teaching Fee (in lieu of tuition)
T
hrough Summer 2017

ONLINE STUDENT  (within Texas but not a Texas Resident) 
$2,297.85
Graduate Tuition

Through Summer 2017

*The amounts above do not include certain mandatory fees charged to students who are simultaneously taking
courses on-campus nor do they include any college-level course fees.  These costs are an estimate and the
actual cost may vary based on the individual circumstances of the student (e.g., waivers or exemptions).

Financial Aid

UNT offers a variety of options to help you finance your education, including financial aid, grants, and student loans. Visit financialaid.unt.edu to find out more about the application and award process.

UNT has been named one of America's 100 Best College Buys© for 19 consecutive years and offers the quality of a private university at an affordable cost.

Applying for financial aid

  1. Apply for financial aid online at fafsa.gov. The application is required for all types of financial aid, including Pell and other federal grants, state grants and loans. The FAFSA and Renewal FAFSA are available each Jan. 1.
  2. You must enroll in 6 hours (over one or two online sessions) in order to be eligible for financial aid.
  3. Financial aid awards will be disbursed 10 days prior to the first day of class. Awards will not disburse if you are enrolled in only 3 credit hours.
  4. Contact Student Financial Aid and Scholarships at 940-565-2302 or by e-mail Financial Aid directly, please click on "Ask a question" through AskUNT for information regarding financial aid for the online program.

Financial Aid

  • $320 million awarded annually
  • 72% of UNT students receive aid

Learn more about financial aid at financialaid.unt.edu.

Grants

  • Merit and/or need-based
  • No repayment required
  • Many federal, state and institutional grants are available at UNT

Learn more about grants at financialaid.unt.edu/grants.

Loans

  • Available at low-interest rates to students
  • Repayment required

Learn more about loans at financialaid.unt.edu/loans.

Faculty

 

Our faculty members are committed to inquiry and shared discovery, best professional practices, active participation in professional and scholarly organizations, the effective use of technology, and the value of intellectual and human diversity.

They are committed to your success and are your partners throughout the online course process. Your professors will be available to you through:

  • Facilitating discussion threads
  • Organizing and participating in student chats
  • Continually monitoring and encouraging student activity and progress
  • Engaging students with questions about coursework via e-mail

Graduate Academic Certificate in Hospitality Management:

Courses

 

Students accepted into the Graduate Academic Certificate in Hospitality Management will complete 12 hours of specified graduate courses. All 12 hours must be completed through UNT and with CMHT and HMGT courses.

ThisIsUNT

Required Courses (6 hours)

HMGT 5250 (3 hours) Restaurant Development
HMGT 5280 (3 hours) Hotel and Restaurant Operations

Select Two Courses (6 hours)

HMGT 5520 (3 hours) Global Tourism
CMHT 5350 (3 hours) Issues and Trends
CHMT 5460 (3 hours) Human Capital Development
CMHT 5550 (3 hours) Promotional Strategies
CMHT 5700 (3 hours) Service Excellence
CMHT 5830 (3 hours) Legal & Regulatory Aspect

  • Students have a total of four years to complete the academic graduate certificate.
  • Certificate students who choose to continue in a graduate degree program are required to meet all the admission requirements, including GPA, GRE or GMAT, and prerequisites of students seeking a degree in CMHT. Satisfactory work (minimum of a B grade) on graduate courses may be applied to a 36-hour degree upon advisement of the graduate coordinator.
  • The CMHT Graduate Coordinator serves as the Major Advisor for students completing their degree plan.

**Specific admission requirements for the graduate certificate program can be found in the UNT Graduate Catalog.
http://www.unt.edu/catalog/grad/index.htm.

Dr. Lisa Kennon
Associate Professor, CMHT Graduate Coordinator

1155 Union Circle #311100
Denton, TX 76203
Email: Kennon@unt.edu

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