Floral Management

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.


  • 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.

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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

Transfer Guide

The Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning has developed articulation agreements which contains programs of courses appropriate for transfer for community/junior college students who attend Mississippi's eight public universities. At the bottom of each program are listed the universities which offer the baccalaureate degree program. Each university will accept courses as listed on the particular transfer program without loss of credit toward the conclusion of the four-year degree. It is intended that this articulation agreement be a minimum program transfer for all students moving from the community/junior college to the university system, as well as moving between universities in the system, acting as a "safety net" for transfer students. This guide is available via pdf from the Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning. For courses which would transfer for credit to the Horticulture degree, please see page 135 of the transfer guide.

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Internship Requirements

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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