The Indiana University Center for Innovative Merchandising builds strategic partnerships between the Eskenazi School of Art, Architecture + Design and the retail merchandising industry. Our partners are leading edge merchants and industry innovators, excited to engage faculty, students, and each other in the opportunities and challenges of a dynamic global industry. Together, we create programs that empower future retail industry leaders and innovators, with experiences that challenge students to think analytically and act strategically.
CIM engages industry leaders as advisory council members as well as successful alumni to enrich the Merchandising program with up to date curriculum, student mentoring and support, and innovative research among other things. CIM is the hub for student activities and engagement. Collaborations with industry executives and companies bring fundraising efforts to sustain and build the program for the Center for Innovative Merchandising.