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School of Business and Technology

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

The major in Fashion Business 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. Curriculum below is for the entering class of Fall 2016. 

Semester 1Credits
MAJOR AREAFM 114 - Introduction to the Fashion Industry3
FM 116 - Fashion Business Practices3
FM 117 - Introduction to Fashion Marketing3
FM 224 - Merchandising Math Applications3
RELATED AREAAC 111 - Advertising and Promotion3
TS 111 - Fundamentals of Textiles3
Semester 2
MAJOR AREAFM 225 - Fashion Merchandising3
FM 244 - Product Development3
FM 262 - Contemporary Retail Management3
FM 268 - Team Development Workshop2.5
choice - see Major Area Elective(s)*3
RELATED AREAchoice - see Related Area Elective(s)**1.5
 Total Credits: 34

Fall 2016 Requirements: see below

*Major Area Electives: 3 credits (minimum)
CHOICE of one (1) course: FM 144212213222223226228231245251, or 491

**Related Area Electives: 1.5 credits (minimum)

CHOICE of one (1) course:  AR 101 Fashion Art and Design (1.5 cr.),  AC 221 Publicity Workshop (3 cr.)AR 115 Introduction to CAD Software for Fashion Designers (2 cr.)DE 101 Principles of Display and Exhibit Design: Small Scale (2 cr.)HD 111 Career Planning (3 cr.)HP 201 Introduction to Home Products (3 cr.)IC 296 AAS Internship B: Career Exploration (2 cr.)IC 297 AAS Internship C: Career Exploration (3 cr.), or ID 103 Interior Design Merchandising (2 cr.)JD 101 Introduction to Jewelry Fabrication (2 cr.), MG 153 Excel for Business (2 cr.),  PH 118 Beginning Digital Photography (2 cr.),  PH 162 Photographic Styling (2 cr.), or TD 112 Textile Color Fundamentals (2 cr.)

NOTE: All one-year AAS students must complete all requirements for the FBM one-year curriculum in residence as indicated on this page.

Evening/Weekend Option:
A four-semester degree program 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.

Upper Division Alternatives:
Graduates of this program are eligible to apply for admission to the Bachelor of Science programs in Cosmetics and Fragrance MarketingDirect and Interactive Marketing , Fashion Business ManagementHome Products DevelopmentInternational Trade and Marketing for the Fashion IndustriesProduction 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 .

Online Degree Program:
The FBM associate degree program is also offered fully online (see ). The majority of major and related area electives are offered online for this major, but not all. Consult with FBM's faculty advisor for the online degree program.