School of Business and Technology

Applications accepted for fall and spring.       NYSED: 00828     CIP: 52.1902

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 2020. 

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 2020 Requirements: See below.

Major Area Elective(s): 3 credits (minimum)
CHOICE of one (1) course: FM 144, FM 212FM 213FM 222FM 223FM 226FM 228FM 231, or FM 251

Related Area Elective(s): 1.5 credits (minimum)

CHOICE of one (1) course: AC 141, AC 171AC 221, AR 101AR 115DE 101HD 111HP 201IC 297ID 103JD 101, MG 153PH 118PH 162, TS 215, TS 261, or TD 112

Upon graduating from the Fashion Business Management One-Year AAS degree program, students will demonstrate:

  1. Business Fundamentals: Students will be able to identify and apply current business methodology and discuss current situations and opportunities connected to the fashion business.
  2. Communication: Students will be able to compare how business decisions are established by using coherent written, verbal, and presentation skills.
  3. Globalism:  Students will be able to identify and evaluate the current global issues in how they will affect the fashion business. 
  4.  Technology: Students will be able to illustrate and distinguish their technology proficiency by beginning to adapt to the various technologies in the courses of the fashion business.
  5. Research and Critical Thinking: Students will be able to explain and conduct research of primary and secondary data to make business decisions. 
  6. Product Commercialization: Students will be able to begin to evaluate the functions of product development, the merchandising of a line and how it works within the Product Life Cycle.
  7. Retailing/ Wholesaling: Students will be able to identify and compare the differences between retail and wholesale in the fashion business.