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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 2016. 

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
choice - see Liberal Arts / Foreign Language* G83
Semester 6
MAJOR AREASpecialization Choice3
LIBERAL ARTSSS 242 - Microeconomics3
MA 311 - Mathematical Modeling for Business Applications
  or 331 - Calculus
choice - see Liberal Arts / Foreign Language*3
choice - see Liberal Arts / Speech*3
Semester 7
MAJOR AREAFM 424 - Global Merchandising3
Specialization Choice3
choice - see Major Area Electives**3
LIBERAL ARTSchoice - see Liberal Arts / Economics*3
choice - see Liberal Arts / Social Science 3
Semester 8
MAJOR AREAFM 422 - Merchandising Strategies3
RELATED AREAchoice - see Internship*** or Major Area Elective **3
LIBERAL ARTSPL 431 - Philosophy: Ethics G73
choice - see Liberal Arts Elective*6
 Total Credits: 62

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 2016 RequirementsSee below

* Liberal Arts: 36 credits

  • English: 3 credits.  EN 321
  • Economics: 6 credits.  SS 242  and CHOICE of SS 343, 443, or 445
  • Foreign Language: 6 credits. Two semesters of the same foreign language, one of which must meet 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 331
  • Philosophy: 3 credits. PL 431
  • Social Sciences: 3 credits. CHOICE of SS 354 or 374 (either one of these meets General Education Other World Civilizations requirement (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
  • 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, 461, 362, 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, 321, 324, 326, 328, 362, 363, 431, 491, or 499, or BL 343, or EP 311
***Internship: 3 credits. IC 497  

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

NOTE: FM 114 and 244, MG 153MA 222SS 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.