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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 2018. 

 
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 Applications
  or 322 - Statistics, Machine Learning, and Data Mining
3
choice - see Liberal Arts / Foreign Language* G83
Semester 6
MAJOR AREASpecialization Choice3
LIBERAL ARTSSS 242 - Microeconomics3
MA 311 - Mathematical Modeling for Business Applications, 331 - Calculus,
  or 300 - The Mathematics of Financial Life Management
3
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 CREDIT REQUIREMENTS
MAJOR AREA21
RELATED AREA5
LIBERAL ARTS36
 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 2018 Requirements:  see below

* Liberal Arts: 36 credits

  • English: 3 credits.  EN 321
  • Economics: 6 credits.  SS 242 and CHOICE of SS 343SS 443, or SS 445 or any other 300- to 400-level economics course   
  • Foreign Language: 6 credits. Two semesters of the same foreign language, one of which must meet the 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 MA 331
  • Philosophy: 3 credits. PL 431
  • Social Sciences: 3 credits. CHOICE of SS 354 or SS 374 (either one of these meets General Education Other World Civilizations requirement (G9))
  • Speech: 3 credits. CHOICE of EN 241EN 242EN 243EN 244EN 245, or EN 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, 361362461,and 462FR (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, FM 300FM 321FM 324FM 326FM 328FM 329FM 362FM 363FM 431FM 492, or FM 499, or BL 343, or EP 311

or

*** 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 fitnyc.edu/evening_weekend). The sequence of courses is the same as that listed on this page.

NOTE: Students must have taken the following courses prior to entering the program: FM 114 and 244MG 153MA 222SS 141, and TS 111.

IF YOU ARE A HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT 

You should apply to the two-year Associate in Applied Science (AAS) program. High school students may not apply directly to the Bachelor of Science (BS) program. On completing the AAS, many students choose to apply to the two-year BS program.

IF YOU HAVE AN AAS FROM FIT 

You may apply to the bachelor's degree program. Graduates of this program may apply to the Bachelor of Science (BS) program in Cosmetics and Fragrance Marketing, Direct and Interactive Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Fashion Business Management, Home Products Development, International Trade and Marketing for the Fashion Industries, Production Management: Fashion and Related Industries, or Textile Development and Marketing. If you complete certain prerequisite courses, you may apply to the Advertising and Marketing Communications BS program.

NOTE: FM 114 and 244MG 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. See your advisor for more information.

IF YOU HAVE CREDITS OR A DEGREE FROM ANOTHER COLLEGE

You may apply to the bachelor's degree program as a transfer student if you meet one of the following criteria by the time you enroll at FIT:

  • you will have earned an associates or bachelor's degree in a program that is exactly equivalent to the FIT Fashion Business Management AAS program.
  • you will have earned at least 60 credits toward a bachelor's degree in an equivalent or related program.

A college program is equivalent if it contains the same major area and liberal arts distribution as the FIT Fashion Business Management AAS program. Applicants from college programs that are not equivalent must apply to the AAS program.

Please note that FIT AAS students receive priority admissions consideration to the Bachelor level.

REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSION TO THE ONE-YEAR ASSOCIATE DEGREE PROGRAM (ON CAMPUS AND ONLINE)

The application for one-year AAS programs is the same application used for the two-year programs. Once the application is filed, an official college transcript from each institution should be forwarded to the Admissions Office showing all completed coursework and, if applicable, degree and date granted.

In order to be eligible for the one-year program, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Graduation from a four-year college or completion of at least 30 transferable credits at a college with a minimum of 24 credits equivalent to FIT's liberal arts requirements: 3 credits in college-level mathematics above basic algebra; 3 credits in English composition; 3 credits in literature or speech; 3 credits in physical science, biology, or life science; 12 credits in the humanities/social sciences; and one course in physical education.

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