The goal of programs in Consumer Sciences is to improve the marketplace experiences of consumers. Consumer and Family Financial Services provides education in sales, resource management, and financial planning. Fashion and Retail Studies prepares students to manage and merchandise for global retail markets as well as design products for retail. Hospitality Management prepares students to manage hotels, restaurants, convention centers, and resorts. Faculty interests range from online retailing to family financial health to food safety in hospitality venues to management of family businesses.