Fashion Business Management

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Students are encouraged to register early, as classes may fill up or be canceled due to low registration.

Summer 1

May 25–June 30

Summer 2

July 5–August 1

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FM 108
First Year Experience I

3.0 credits
In state $660.00 Out of state $1,983.00
Online: In state $705.00 Out of state $2,028.00

This course is part one of a two-part first year experience course that covers the evolution of fashion and the relationships between fashion industry sectors. Students begin to formulate their career path and understand the importance of “Brand You.” Technology platforms widely used in the industry are introduced to provide the skills for a successful college introduction to fashion business management.

Summer 1
CRN Section Day Time Location
4094 OL1 ONLINE    

 

FM 114
Introduction to the Fashion Industry

3.0 credits
In state $660.00 Out of state $1,983.00
Online: In state $705.00 Out of state $2,028.00

This survey covers the history, characteristics, and global interrelationships of all segments of the fashion industry. The course explores how fiber, textile, and apparel producers, retailers, and home furnishings companies merchandise and market their products within the industry and to the ultimate consumer.

Summer 1
CRN Section Day Time Location
4151 OL1 ONLINE    

 

FM 203
Business Intelligence in Planning and Buying

3.0 credits
In state $660.00 Out of state $1,983.00
Online: In state $705.00 Out of state $2,028.00

This course addresses business analytics used by merchants, product developers, planners, wholesale sales, and more. Students are prepared to think critically, measure, and analyze the financial elements (key performance indicators) used in the fashion business. Prerequisite(s): Mathematics Proficiency

Summer 1
CRN Section Day Time Location
4097 OL1 ONLINE    
4098 25A MTW 9:10 AM–12:00 PM A306

 

FM 206
Strategies of Merchandising

3.0 credits
In state $660.00 Out of state $1,983.00
Online: In state $705.00 Out of state $2,028.00

Strategies of Merchandising I is the Capstone course for the AAS degree in Fashion Business Management. Its focus is on developing merchandise strategies to effectively buy, plan and merchandise a retail business in stores and on a website. Students will gain experience by actively developing merchandise plans using industry analytics. Prerequisite(s): FM 203

Summer 1
CRN Section Day Time Location
4152 OL1 ONLINE    

 

FM 225
Fashion Merchandising

3.0 credits
In state $660.00 Out of state $1,983.00
Online: In state $705.00 Out of state $2,028.00

This course provides a comprehensive look at the merchandising environment, including the functions and objectives of the merchandising team and the principles and techniques of today’s buyers, planners, product developers, and account executives. Students work in teams on simulated merchandising projects to execute a seasonal plan. Prerequisite(s): FM 224

Summer 1
CRN Section Day Time Location
4148 OL1 ONLINE    

 

FM 228
The Business of Fashion Styling

3.0 credits
In state $660.00 Out of state $1,983.00
Online: In state $705.00 Out of state $2,028.00

In the course, students explore the role of a fashion stylist as it applies to the field of merchandising. They learn about career opportunities in fashion styling and wardrobe consulting. The business requirements and entrepreneurial opportunities in the field of fashion styling are explored.

Summer 1
CRN Section Day Time Location
4100 OL1 ONLINE    

 

FM 245
Fashion Forecasting for Merchandisers

3.0 credits
In state $660.00 Out of state $1,983.00
Online: In state $705.00 Out of state $2,028.00

Students explore and apply various forecast research methods in preparation for developing, planning, purchasing, or merchandising apparel lines and collections. Using the case study method, trend research is evaluated through the use of scholarly texts, articles, databases, and relevant websites to identify opportunities for growth and profitability in a fashion business.

Summer 1
CRN Section Day Time Location
3751 OL1 ONLINE    

 

FM 324
Business of Licensing

3.0 credits
In state $897.00 Out of state $2,712.00
Online: In state $942.00 Out of state $2,757.00

Students examine the business aspects of licensing as they apply to the fashion industry, from licensing assignments through the merchandising approval process. Appropriate skills for negotiating and planning licensed product lines are developed. Business and career opportunities with manufacturers, retailers, product developers, and designers of licensed fashion merchandise are explored.

Summer 1
CRN Section Day Time Location
3753 OL1 ONLINE    

 

FM 326
Sustainability in Fashion Merchandising

3.0 credits
In state $897.00 Out of state $2,712.00
Online: In state $942.00 Out of state $2,757.00

Using the case study method and primary research, this course enhances student knowledge of sustainability issues. Attention is also paid to the fiscal implications of implementing sustainability initiatives, illustrating that sustainability and profit are not mutually exclusive.

Summer 1
CRN Section Day Time Location
3752 OL1 ONLINE