AAB Fashion Merchandising Program

The Associate of Applied Business Degree in Fashion Merchandising prepares students for the multi-billion dollar global industry of retail. We develop our students to be successful in the 21st century marketplace with a skill set that incorporates an entrepreneurial spirit, critical thought process and innovative ideas. This is accomplished by exposure to experiential learning, industry leaders and a faculty of working professionals. Our program offers a curriculum that develops students’ awareness of the career opportunities beyond fashion apparel.

The program covers eight quarters and can be completed in 24 months, or two years, by attending year-round. Combined with classroom instruction, each student is expected to complete an internship and will graduate with the knowledge and skills necessary for entry-level positions in the retail field.

AAB Fashion Merchandising Program Outline

108 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS

 

Quarter 1

Credits

ENG101English Writing3
ART103Basic Color Theory3
BUS101Principles of Marketing3
FM141Introduction to Fashion3
CD119Career Development Seminar I3
Total15
 

Quarter 2

Credits

ENG102Verbal Communications of Visual Concepts3
MATH143Foundations of Quantitative Literacy3
HUM160History of Art I3
FM171Principles of Retailing3
FM164Quantitative Retail Math3
Total15

 

Quarter 3

Credits

SS121Emotional Intelligence3
PHIL144The Power of Critical Thinking3
BUS110Organizational Behavior Management3
FM102Textiles3
FM198Planning and Allocation3
Total15
 
 

Quarter 4

Credits

ENG201Principles of Rhetoric3
HUM260History of Art II3
BUS200Developing Entrepreneurial Opportunities3
BUS202Information Technology in the 21st Century3
FM205Fashion Buying and Merchandising3
Total15
 

 

Quarter 5

Credits

SS210General Principles of Law3
BUS210Financial Accounting3
FM274Visual Merchandising I3
FM282Accessories, Beauty and Home3
FM265Product Costing and Analysis3
Total15

 

Quarter 6

Credits

SS260Principles of Economics3
BUS220Business Finance3
FM275Visual Merchandising II3
FM207Fashion Writing, Blogging and Criticism3
FM208Fashion Communications3
Total15
 

Quarter 7

Credits

CUL300Idea Generation and Applied Creativity3
CUL301Design Principles: Theory and Practice3
FM336Social Responsibility in the Global Market3
FM361Retail Store Planning & Design3
Total12
 

Quarter 8

Credits

CD290Career Development Internship3
FM386Fashion Production Development3
Total6

Required for all FM Students:

X040 Intro to Computers - 2 credits

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