Online BS Fashion Merchandising Program

The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Fashion Merchandising program is designed to develop students who have an understanding of how to leverage the convergence of business and current fashion knowledge within a multi-billion dollar industry. Our intent is to expose students to experiential learning that fosters their entrepreneurial spirit, critical thought process and fluid intelligence. Designed to prepare students for an ever-changing marketplace, the curriculum promotes an awareness of career opportunities beyond fashion apparel and teaches students skill sets that will benefit them in entrepreneurial as well as corporate endeavors

The program covers 12 quarters taken through 48 months; however, the program can be completed in 36 months by attending year-round.

BS Business Administration (Fashion Merchandising concentration) Program Outline

180 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
BUS330Statistics for Managers3
FM336Social Responsibility in the Global Market3
FM314Fashion Show Production3
Total15
 

Quarter 8

Credits

 General Education Elective3
CD319Career Development Seminar II3
BUS300Entrepreneurship and Business Plan3
FM386Fashion Product Development3
FM361Retail Store Planning and Design3
Total15

 

Quarter 9

Credits

SCI300Physics and Art3
MATH343Functional Mathematics3
BUS301Entrepreneurial Finance3
FM300Consumer Behavior3
FMElective3
Total15

 

Quarter 10

Credits

SCI400The Neuroscience of Creativity3
HUM400History of Revolutionary Ideas3
BUS420Strategic Management3
FM410Fashion Branding3
FMElective3
Total15

 

Quarter 11

Credits

BUS410Managing Growth and Failures3
SS401Ethics3
FM420Environmental Scanning3
FM407Convergence of Digital Technology and Fashion3
 General Education Elective3
Total15

 

Quarter 12

Credits

SS430Globalization3
CD419Career Development Internship3
FM450Fashion Merchandising Capstone3
FM440Fashion Selling and Sales Management3
 General Education Elective3
Total15

Required for all FM Students:

X040 Intro to Computers - 2 credits

 

Fashion Merchandising Electives

 

FM204Fashion Styling 
FD190Fashion Illustration I 
BUS201Design Thinking 
ID152Introduction to Interior Design 
GD363Designing for Personal Brand 
FMK415Luxury Branding 
FMK330Pop Culture and Media 

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