School of Distance Education

Retail Buying Certificate

Our Retail Buying Certificate is intended for those who are interested in the fundamentals of retail buying and focuses on the role of the buyer in retail organizations. Courses are taught by retail industry professionals and help you develop a thorough understanding of the buying process.

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CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Career options typically include entry-level assistant buyer positions in the retail industry.

Completion Details

We recommend that you complete the compulsory courses in the order shown below. However, the order in which you complete the course requirements is only restricted by course prerequisites.

Courses

Our Retail Buying 1 course helps you understand the basic principles of retail buying. Learn to identify the role of the buyer in a retail organization and analyze the theories and practices related to the buying process.

NOTE(S)

COURSE DELIVERY METHOD: This is an online course. Make sure you are familiar with the basic technology requirements for online courses. Teacher support (via email) will be available for this course.

CONTACT INFORMATION

416-415-5000, ext. 4844
cefashion@georgebrown.ca

Our Retail Buying 2 course helps you expand your existing knowledge of the buying process. Exploring the buying circle, learn how to connect and manage key processes and consider the role of computerized spreadsheets.

NOTE(S)

COURSE DELIVERY METHOD: This is an online course. Make sure you are familiar with the basic technology requirements for online courses. Teacher support (via email) will be available for this course.

PREREQUISITE(S)

You must have completed our FASH 9253 Retail Buying I course or an approved equivalent.

CONTACT INFORMATION

416-415-5000, ext. 4844
cefashion@georgebrown.ca

Our Retail Buying 3 course helps you develop the knowledge and skills you need to be able to manage all key buying and planning processes. This buying course brings together the principles of retail buying with mathematical formulas and concepts.

NOTE(S)

COURSE DELIVERY METHOD: This is an online course. Make sure you are familiar with the basic technology requirements for online courses. Teacher support (via email) will be available for this course.

PREREQUISITE(S)

You must have completed our FASH 9254 Retail Buying II course or an approved equivalent.

CONTACT INFORMATION

416-415-5000, ext. 4844
cefashion@georgebrown.ca

Fashion buyers today are dealing with the international marketplace more than ever before. Through our Fashion Importing course, explore the dynamics of the fashion industry, and examine import costs and policies. Learn to develop sourcing strategies as well as shipping and entry procedures for imports.

NOTE(S)

This is an online course. Please ensure you are familiar with the basic technology requirements for online courses. Teacher support (via email) will be available for this course.

CONTACT INFORMATION

416-415-5000, ext. 4844
cefashion@georgebrown.ca

Our Fashion Product Development course helps you understand the product development role from the fashion buyer’s point of view. Examine inspiration and concept boards while learning to choose fabrics and trims. Gain the skills required to do size, style and cost specifications, and examine sourcing and distribution.

NOTE(S)

This is an online course. Please ensure you are familiar with the basic technology requirements for online courses. Teacher support (via email) will be available for this course.

CONTACT INFORMATION

416-415-5000, ext. 4844
cefashion@georgebrown.ca