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School of Business and Technology

Applications accepted for fall and spring.      NYSED: 00828          HEGIS 5004

The major in Fashion Merchandising Management provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary for assuming positions in the merchandising industry in areas such as buying, sales, product development, creative fashion presentation, retail management, and marketing.

Semester 1Credits
MAJOR AREAFM 114 - Introduction to the Fashion Industry3
FM 116 - Fashion Business Practices3
RELATED AREAAC 111 - Advertising and Promotion3
MG 153 - Excel for Business2
GENERAL EDUCATIONEN 121 - English Composition G13
choice - see Requirements*3
Semester 2
MAJOR AREAFM 117 - Introduction to Fashion Marketing3
FM 262 - Contemporary Retail Management3
FM 268 - Team Development Workshop2.5
RELATED AREATS 111 - Fundamentals of Textiles3
GENERAL EDUCATIONSS 141 - Macroeconomics G43
choice - see Requirements*3
Semester 3
MAJOR AREAFM 224 - Merchandising Math Applications3
FM 244 - Product Development3
choice - see Major Area Electives***3-4
RELATED AREAchoice - see Related Area Electives**1.5-4
GENERAL EDUCATIONMA 222 - Statistical Analysis G23
choice - see Requirements*3
Semester 4
MAJOR AREAFM 225 - Fashion Merchandising3
choice- see Major Area Electives***3-4
GENERAL EDUCATIONchoice - see Requirements*6
MAJOR AREA29.5-31.5
 Total Credits: 65-69.5

*Business & Technology Programs: FIT’s General Education Requirements

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. 

See list of Gen Ed approved courses under FIT's General Education Requirements  and Courses .  An FIT Gen Ed course cannot be used to meet more than one General Education area.

 Associate Degree: (Effective for students entering AAS programs in Fall 2014)

  • Three (3) credits from each required area, totaling 9 credits: G1, G2 and G3
  • Twelve(12) credits from four different areas in liberal arts courses in G4-G10
  • Three (3) credits of any 200 or 300 level English literature or speech course

**Related Area Electives: 1.5-4 credits
CHOICE of AC 221, AR 101 or 115, DE 101, HD 111, HP 201, IC 296, 297 or 298, ID 103, JD 101, PH 116 or 162, or TD 112.

***Major Area Electives: 6-7 credits
CHOICE of two: FM 144, 212, 213, 222, 223, 226, 228231, 245, 251, or 491.

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

Upper Division Alternatives:
Graduates of this program are eligible to apply for admission to the Bachelor of Science programs in Cosmetics and Fragrance Marketing , Direct and Interactive Marketing , Fashion Merchandising Management , Home Products Development , International Trade and Marketing for the Fashion Industries , Production Management: Fashion and Related Industries , and Textile Development and Marketing .
By completing certain course requirements, graduates may also apply to the Bachelor of Science programs in Advertising and Marketing Communications and Technical Design .