Floral Management involves sourcing, purchasing, distributing, marketing, designing with, and selling floricultural products. Students enrolled in this concentration are provided with courses in design and horticulture, balanced with business and sciences. Career opportunities for graduates include retailing, wholesaling, special event designing, and display gardening. The University Florist, a professional flower shop owned and operated by the Department of Plant and Soil Sciences on the MSU Campus, provides students with work and management opportunities.
- Freelance floral design
- Garden design and management
- Horticultural therapy
- Hotel/casino hospitality floriculture management
- Media design and styling
- Retail floristry
- Specialty visual design
- Traditional and concept floriculture retailing
- Wedding and bridal design planning
- Wholesale floral management
Mississippi State University is now offering degree programs that may be completed in three years. These undergraduate degree programs are special programs which allow highly motivated and hard-working students the opportunity to complete a degree in three years rather than the traditional four years. Both the three year and traditional four year degree program are available in Floral Management.
Minor in Floral Management
A Minor in Floral Management consists of the following courses:
- PSS 2343 Floral Design
- PSS 3023 Retail Floristry Operations Management
- PSS 3313 Interior Planting Design and Maintenance
- PSS 3343 Advanced Floral Design I
- PSS 3443 Advanced Floral Design II
Students may transfer to Mississippi State University from regionally accredited community, junior or senior colleges for any period of enrollment, provided they have earned a 2.0 GPA (as computed by Mississippi State University) on all college courses attempted as well as earned a 2.0 GPA on the 30-hours of core courses. Transfer students should look at the transfer course equivalent guide to determine which courses will transfer.
FM majors must complete a 12 week, 480 clock hour work experience in a floral industry enterprise. The internship requirement may be completed any semester after successful completion of PSS 2343, Floral Design.
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