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School of Business and Technology

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

This overseas academic program leads to the bachelor’s degree in Fashion Merchandising Management. Students spend semesters 5 and 6 in Florence, and semesters 7 and 8 in New York. Students must complete IT 111 before attending FMM in Florence.

Semester 5Credits
MAJOR AREAFlorence: 
FM 226 - International Buying and Marketing3
FM 324 - Business of Licensing3
FM 361 - Leadership Development for Retailing3
GENERAL EDUCATIONHA 212 - Renaissance Art in Florence G73
SS 354 - Comparative Political Systems G93
IT 112 - Italian II G83
Semester 6
MAJOR AREAFlorence: 
FM 321 - Workshop in Apparel Merchandising3
FM 431 - Sales Management3
RELATED AREAIN 312 - International Trade3
LIBERAL ARTSEN 245 - Intercultural Communication3
HA 344 - History of Western Costume
  or IT 213 - Italian III
Semester 7
FM 325 - Financial Assortment and Planning3
RELATED AREAMG 306 - Information Systems: Case Analysis2
LIBERAL ARTSSS 242 - Microeconomics3
EN 321 - Strategies of Business Communication3
MA 321 - Data Analysis for Business Applications3
Semester 8
MAJOR AREAFM 422 - Merchandising Strategies3
IC 497 - Senior Internship C: Career Planning
  or 498 - Senior Internship D: Career Planning
New York: 
LIBERAL ARTSMA 311 - Mathematical Modeling for Business Applications
  or 331 - Calculus
PL 431 - Philosophy: Ethics G73
choice - see Economics*3
 Total Credits: 62-63

*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 Italian, one of which must be a 3-credit, non-conversational course (G8). Note that IT 213 can be taken as an optional liberal arts elective (after completion of the foreign language 6-credit requirement). Italian I must be taken prior to travel. TOTAL Liberal Arts Credits and General Education Summary with IT 111 Italian I (3 cr.) is 33.

Algebra proficiency must be completed prior to enrolling in: MA 311, 321, or 331.

NOTE: The following must be completed prior to semester 6: FM 114, 224, and 244, MG 153, SS 141, TS 111, and the algebra proficiency exam. Business and Technology bridge course B.S. condition: SS 141 Macroeconomics (this course is the prerequisite for SS 242 Microeconomics at the bachelor degree level).