Maximum credit flexibility

Earn your bachelor's degree in 2 years or less.

If you already have an associate degree, or are transferring in with at least 60 credits, our Business of Fashion degree may be the right path for you. This program provides maximum flexibility in recognizing the credits you've already earned at other colleges, regardless of what you majored in.

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Courses & Requirements

Program Overview

The Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in The Business of Fashion is designed specifically for transfer students who have earned a minimum of 60 college credits. The program offers students who have not previously studied fashion merchandising an opportunity to focus their studies on fashion, business, and experiential education. The BBA is an appropriate gateway to graduate students and can be completed face-to-face or fully online.

College Core

Required Courses - 9 Credits

General Education Requirements

Required Courses - 12 Credits


Required Courses - 6 Credits

General Electives

39 Credits

General Electives are any courses numbered 1000 or higher (except CARE 1890 - Micro-Internship (Optional)) which are not specifically required for the student’s degree program.

Liberal Arts & Sciences Electives

18 Credits

Liberal Arts Electives are any non-remedial courses offered by the Arts & Sciences department with the following prefixes:  COMM, ECON, ENGL, ARTS, HIST, LANG, MATH, NTSC, PHIL, POLS, PSYC, and SOCI, plus INTD 2511, not specifically required for a major and vary depending upon major course requirements.

LIM College offers the following minors** for each major, which are intended to provide an additional focused area of study:

Fashion Media Minor:

  • Fashion Media

Fashion Merchandising Minors:

  • Beauty
  • Event Planning
  • Fashion Merchandising
  • Fashion Styling
  • Retail Buying And Planning (For Non-fashion Merchandising Majors)
  • Retail Buying And Planning (For Fashion Merchandising Majors)
  • Sustainability

Liberal Arts Minors:

  • The Arts: History and Performance
  • English
  • Global Studies
  • Society And Culture

Marketing, Management, And Finance Minors:

  • Digital Business
  • International Business
  • Management
  • Marketing

Visual Studies Minors:

  • Digital Design And Photography
  • Interior And Residential Concepts
  • Photo Styling And Set Design
  • Visual Studies
  • Visuals For Social Media

Not all courses are offered every semester.

Note that the LIM College Diploma will not display minors (only degree and program will be displayed). However, minors will be shown on the LIM College transcript.

*Not available online.

**Students must take two of the five courses required for the minor at LIM College in order to declare a minor at LIM College (students may transfer in a maximum of three courses into a minor). There is no limit to the number of minors that students can declare. Students may use the same course to qualify for multiple minors. Students are limited to applying one required course as part of their minor.  Exceptions are made at the discretion of each department chair.

All undergraduate students who enroll at LIM College are assessed in the areas of writing and mathematics to ensure they receive adequate support while completing required coursework*.

Students are assessed by either:

  • Submitting ACT or SAT scores for review
  • Completing the LIM College placement tests

In addition, college-level English composition and mathematics courses will be reviewed for equivalency and used when determining placement test requirements.

Students will be placed based on any of the above submissions. If multiple submissions are made, LIM College will use the placement criteria that demonstrates the highest level of proficiency. Students who choose not to submit ACT/SAT scores and who do not take the LIM College placement test will automatically be placed into corequisite developmental courses in Writing and Statistics.

Corequisite developmental education courses do not carry credit towards the degree, but do carry hours which count towards full-time status. See Undergraduate Credits and Hours for further information. 

*Students accepted into the Fashion Scholars program are qualified out of developmental education course work.

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Opportunities at LIM

Career Pathways

Whether your goal is to launch your own fashion line or to work for an established brand, you'll graduate with the essential business knowledge and skills you'll need to succeed in the increasingly complex and bottom-line oriented world of fashion.

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You'll gain priceless experience - and make important connections - through required internships. LIM students have done internships in everything from e-commerce to production to trend forecasting at companies that include Tommy Hilfiger, Saks Fifth Avenue, Madison Square Garden, Urban Outfitters, and Ross Stores.

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Clubs & Organizations

There’s more to college than attending class. Enhance your experience (and your resume) with co-curricular and extracurricular activities. Make the most of your time and get involved.

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Study Abroad

Explore a different culture and expand your world view. Choose a short-term travel program or semester abroad to add an invaluable experience to your education.

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Our 2019-2020 tuition and fees were 25% lower than the national average for private 4-year colleges.

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