Floral Management

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.

Careers

  • Freelance floral design
  • Garden design and management
  • Horticulture therapy
  • Hotel/Casino hopitality floriculture management
  • Media design and styling

  • Retail floristry
  • Specialty visual design
  • Traditional and concept floriculture retailing
  • Wedding and bridal design planning
  • Wholesale floral management

Curriculum

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.

Download the three year curriculum

Download the four year curriculum

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

Scholarships

Students may apply for university, college and departmental scholarships through one application. You can find the scholarship application once you logon to myState. Under the banner tab, select Financial Aid and Scholarships. The application is listed as Submit/Revise General Scholarship Application (16/17).

Scholarship deadline is February 15, 2016.

Transfer Students

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.

Internship Requirements

Students enrolled in the Floristry Internship must complete 400-480 hours of work experience with an approved internship company. This is equivalent to 10-12 weeks of full-time (40 hour/week) employment.

The purpose of the MSU Floristry Internship is to enable students to gain industry experience during their baccalaureate degree program. This internship is viewed as an enriching educational experience where students apply classroom learning to a professional setting. Upon completion of the internship, students bring new information and skills back to the classroom, enhancing their learning as well as that of their classmates.

Download the internship fact sheet.