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School of Business and Technology

Applications accepted for fall and spring.      NYSED: 20789       HEGIS 0509

The major in Fashion Merchandising 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.

Semester 5Credits
MAJOR AREAFM 325 - Financial Assortment and Planning3
FM 361 - Leadership Development for Retailing3
RELATED AREAMG 306 - Information Systems: Case Analysis2
LIBERAL ARTSEN 321 - Strategies of Business Communication3
MA 321 - Data Analysis for Business Applications3
GENERAL EDUCATIONchoice - see Foreign Language* G83
Semester 6
MAJOR AREASpecialization Choice3
choice - see Major Area electives**3-4
LIBERAL ARTSSS 242 - Microeconomics3
choice - see Foreign Language*3
choice - see Mathematics*3
choice - see Speech*3
Semester 7
MAJOR AREAFM 424 - Global Merchandising3
Specialization Choice3
choice - see Major Area Electives**3-4
LIBERAL ARTSchoice - see Economics*3
GENERAL EDUCATIONchoice - see Other World Civilizations* G93
Semester 8
MAJOR AREAFM 422 - Merchandising Strategies3
choice - see Internship***3-4
LIBERAL ARTSPL 431 - Philosophy: Ethics G73
choice - Liberal Arts Elective6
 Total Credits: 65-68

Specialization Options 

Buying and Planning Specialization

Semester 6
FM 322Fashion Inventory Management3
Semester 7
FM 423Fashion Planning and Allocation3

Product Development Specialization

Semester 6
FM 341Computer-Aided Product Development I3
Semester 7
FM 441Computer-Aided Product Development II3

Fashion Management Specialization

Semester 6
FM 324Business of Licensing3
Semester 7
FM 431Sales Management3

*Fall 2014 Requirements:  See below.

FIT's Gen Ed courses are organized along the following categories: G1 Basic Communication; G2 Mathematics; G3 Natural Sciences; G4 Social Sciences; G5 Western Civilization; G6 The Arts; G7 Humanities; G8 Foreign Language; G9 Other World Civilizations; G10 American History. 

Economics: 3 credits
CHOICE of SS 343, 443, or 445.

Foreign Language: 6 credits
Two semesters of the same foreign language, one of which must meet G8.

Mathematics: 6 credits
CHOICE of MA 311 or 331. Algebra proficiency or MA 003 must be completed prior to enrolling in MA 311, 321, or 331. Students must complete MA 222 prior to enrolling in MA 321 in the fifth semester.

Other World Civilizations: 3 credits
CHOICE of SS 354 or 374 (either one of these meets G9).

Speech: 3 credits
CHOICE of EN 241, 242, 244, 245, or 342, or a liberal arts elective may be substituted if an equivalent speech course has been taken previously.

**Major Area Electives: 6-7 credits
CHOICE of two: FM 226, 321, 324, 326, 328, 362, 363, 431, 491, or 499, or BL 343, or EP 311.

***Internship: 3-4 credits
CHOICE of IC 497 or 498.

Evening/Weekend Option:
A four-semester evening/weekend option is available for this degree program (see Curricula or visit the FIT website at ). The sequence of courses is the same as that listed on this page.

NOTE: FM 114, 224, and 244, MG 153, SS 141, and TS 111 must be completed prior to the sixth semester. Business and Technology BS bridge course condition: SS 141 Macroeconomics (this course is the prerequisite for SS 242 Microeconomics at the bachelor degree level).