School of Business and Technology
Applications accepted for fall and spring. NYSED: 20789 HEGIS 0509
The major in Fashion Business Management equips students with the knowledge and skills required to compete in today's international marketplace. Students are prepared to assume positions in the omnichannels of retailing, as buyers, sales managers, planners, and product developers, as well as positions in the wholesale and merchandising areas. Curriculum below is for the entering class of Fall 2018.
|MAJOR AREA||FM 325 - Financial Assortment and Planning||3|
|FM 361 - Leadership Development for Retailing||3|
|RELATED AREA||MG 306 - Information Systems: Case Analysis||2|
|LIBERAL ARTS||EN 321 - Strategies of Business Communication||3|
|MA 321 - Data Analysis for Business Applications|
or 322 - Statistics, Machine Learning, and Data Mining
|choice - see Liberal Arts / Foreign Language* G8||3|
|MAJOR AREA||Specialization Choice||3|
|LIBERAL ARTS||SS 242 - Microeconomics||3|
|MA 311 - Mathematical Modeling for Business Applications, 331 - Calculus,|
or 300 - The Mathematics of Financial Life Management
|choice - see Liberal Arts / Foreign Language*||3|
|choice - see Liberal Arts / Speech*||3|
|MAJOR AREA||FM 424 - Global Merchandising||3|
|choice - see Major Area Electives**||3|
|LIBERAL ARTS||choice - see Liberal Arts / Economics*||3|
|choice - see Liberal Arts / Social Science||3|
|MAJOR AREA||FM 422 - Merchandising Strategies||3|
|RELATED AREA||choice - see Internship*** or Major Area Elective**||3|
|LIBERAL ARTS||PL 431 - Philosophy: Ethics G7||3|
|choice - see Liberal Arts Elective*||6|
|TOTAL CREDIT REQUIREMENTS|
Buying and Planning Specialization
|FM 322||Fashion Inventory Management||3|
|FM 423||Fashion Planning and Allocation||3|
Product Development Specialization
|FM 341||Computer-Aided Product Development I||3|
|FM 441||Computer-Aided Product Development II||3|
Fashion Management Specialization
|FM 324||Business of Licensing||3|
|FM 431||Sales Management||3|
Fall 2018 Requirements: see below
* Liberal Arts: 36 credits
- English: 3 credits. EN 321
- Economics: 6 credits. SS 242 and CHOICE of SS 343, SS 443, or SS 445 or any other 300- to 400-level economics course
- Foreign Language: 6 credits. Two semesters of the same foreign language, one of which must meet the General Education Foreign Language requirement (G8)
- Mathematics: 6 credits. Students must complete MA 222 prior to enrolling in MA 321 in the fifth semester. CHOICE of MA 311, or MA 331
- Philosophy: 3 credits. PL 431
- Social Sciences: 3 credits. CHOICE of SS 354 or SS 374 (either one of these meets General Education Other World Civilizations requirement (G9)
- Speech: 3 credits. CHOICE of EN 241, EN 242, EN 244, EN 245, or EN 342, or a liberal arts elective may be substituted if an equivalent speech course has been taken previously
- Liberal Arts electives: 6 credits. Select two (2) courses from Liberal Arts courses from the following subject areas:
CH (Chinese), EN (English), FI (Film & Media) - any FI course other than FI 261, 361, 362, 461,and 462, FR (French), HA (History of Art), HE (Health Education) 201, 301, IT (Italian), JA (Japanese), MU (Music), HI (History), MA (Math), LA (Liberal Arts), MC (Modern Languages & Cultures), PE (Physical Education & Dance) 215, 216, 217, PL (Philosophy), SC (Science), SP (Spanish), and SS (Social Sciences). See Liberal Arts Courses.
**Major Area Electives: 6 credits
CHOICE of two: FM 226, FM 300, FM 321, FM 324, FM 326, FM 328, FM 329 FM 362, FM 363, FM 431, FM 492, or FM 499, or BL 343, or EP 311
***Internship: 3 credits. IC 497
A four-semester evening/weekend option is available for this degree program (see Curricula Overview or visit the FIT website at fitnyc.edu/evening_weekend). The sequence of courses is the same as that listed on this page.
IF YOU ARE A HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT
You should apply to the two-year Associate in Applied Science (AAS) program. High school students may not apply directly to the Bachelor of Science (BS) program. On completing the AAS, many students choose to apply to the two-year BS program.
IF YOU HAVE AN AAS FROM FIT
You may apply to the bachelor's degree program. Graduates of this program may apply to the Bachelor of Science (BS) program in Cosmetics and Fragrance Marketing, Direct and Interactive Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Fashion Business Management, Home Products Development, International Trade and Marketing for the Fashion Industries, Production Management: Fashion and Related Industries, or Textile Development and Marketing. If you complete certain prerequisite courses, you may apply to the Advertising and Marketing Communications BS program.
NOTE: FM 114 and 244, MG 153, MA 222, SS 141, and TS 111 are considered bridge courses for this major, and must be completed prior to fifth (5) semester for students accepted into the BS program from non-FBM Associate Degree programs. See your advisor for more information.
IF YOU HAVE CREDITS OR A DEGREE FROM ANOTHER COLLEGE
You may apply to the bachelor's degree program as a transfer student if you meet one of the following criteria by the time you enroll at FIT:
- you will have earned an associates or bachelor's degree in a program that is exactly equivalent to the FIT Fashion Business Management AAS program.
- you will have earned at least 60 credits toward a bachelor's degree in an equivalent or related program.
A college program is equivalent if it contains the same major area and liberal arts distribution as the FIT Fashion Business Management AAS program. Applicants from college programs that are not equivalent must apply to the AAS program.
Please note that FIT AAS students receive priority admissions consideration to the Bachelor level.
REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSION TO THE ONE-YEAR ASSOCIATE DEGREE PROGRAM (ON CAMPUS AND ONLINE)
The application for one-year AAS programs is the same application used for the two-year programs. Once the application is filed, an official college transcript from each institution should be forwarded to the Admissions Office showing all completed coursework and, if applicable, degree and date granted.
In order to be eligible for the one-year program, applicants must meet the following criteria:
- Graduation from a four-year college or completion of at least 30 transferable credits at a college with a minimum of 24 credits equivalent to FIT's liberal arts requirements: 3 credits in college-level mathematics above basic algebra; 3 credits in English composition; 3 credits in literature or speech; 3 credits in physical science, biology, or life science; 12 credits in the humanities/social sciences; and one course in physical education.