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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
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 Elective(s)***3
RELATED AREAchoice - see Related Area Elective(s)**1.5
GENERAL EDUCATIONMA 222 - Statistical Analysis G23
choice - see Requirements*3
Semester 4
MAJOR AREAFM 225 - Fashion Merchandising3
choice- see Major Area Elective(s)***3
GENERAL EDUCATIONchoice - see Requirements*6
 Total Credits: 64

*Fall 2016 Requirements:  See below

Associate Degree General Education: 

  • Three (3) credits from each required General Education 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   

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.

**Related Area Electives: 1.5 credits (minimum)
CHOICE of AC 221 Publicity Workshop (3 cr.),  AR 101 Fashion Art and Design (1.5 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.), ID 103 Interior Design Merchandising (2 cr.), JD 101 Introduction to Jewelry Fabrication (2 cr.), PH 118 Beginning Digital Photography (2 cr.),  PH 162 Photographic Styling (2 cr.), or TD 112 Textile Color Fundamentals (2 cr.)

***Major Area Electives: 6 credits (minimum)
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 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 Marketing , Direct and Interactive Marketing , Fashion Business 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 .