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If you already have professional experience in the fashion industry, you'll have the freedom to build your own degree. Select courses from among all of our program areas — ranging from marketing, visual merchandising, and product development to supply chain, consumer behavior, and PR. 

Business of Fashion MPS

Courses & Requirements

Program Overview

The Master of Professional Studies (MPS) in The Business of Fashion allows students, with previous fashion industry experience, the ability to build their own degree, tailoring their course of study to meet their individual needs and goals. Working under the direction of a graduate advisor, students in the program choose courses from among LIM’s current MPS programs in Fashion Merchandising & Retail Management, Fashion Marketing, Global Fashion Supply Chain Management, and other existing MPS elective courses. Students with an undergraduate major in a fashion related field plus 2 years of post-graduate fashion industry experience OR students with a minimum of 5 years post graduate fashion industry experience are eligible to apply for this degree. All students in the program will be required to complete MPSX 700 Influencing Organizations or MPSB 608 Internship in The Business of Fashion; at minimum one course covering global issues in the fashion industry; and MPSB 609 Capstone in The Business of Fashion. This program can be completed face-to-face or fully online.

For MPS degree students, a minimum of 24 credits must be completed at LIM College.

12 Credits

  • MPSM 600 - Fashion Marketing Management credit(s): 3
  • MPSM 601 - Strategic Consumer Insights in Fashion credit(s): 3
  • MPSM 602 - Services Marketing in the Fashion Industry credit(s): 3
  • MPSR 651 - Advanced Fashion Merchandising credit(s): 3
  • MPSR 652 - Consumer Behavior in Fashion credit(s): 3
  • MPSR 653 - Fashion Retail Management credit(s): 3
  • MPSR 654 - Fashion Branding and Promotion credit(s): 3
  • MPSS 600 - Supply Chain Management Fundamentals credit(s): 3
  • MPSS 601 - The Relationship Between Fashion and the Supply Chain credit(s): 3
  • MPSS 602 - Logistics Management credit(s): 3

9 Credits

  • MPSE 600 - Business & Entrepreneurship credit(s): 3
  • MPSE 601 - Corporate Social Responsibility credit(s): 3
  • MPSM 603 - Cause Marketing in the Fashion Industry credit(s): 3
  • MPSM 605 - Luxury Brand Management in the Fashion Industry credit(s): 3
  • MPSM 606 - New Media Marketing in the Fashion Industry credit(s): 3
  • MPSM 607 - Foundations of Fashion PR Strategies and Tactics credit(s): 3
  • MPSR 655 - Principles of Visual Merchandising credit(s): 3
  • MPSR 656 - Retail Merchandise Management credit(s): 3
  • MPSR 657 - Technology in Fashion Merchandising and Management credit(s): 3
  • MPSR 658 - Product Development in Fashion from Concept to Consumer credit(s): 3
  • MPSS 604 - Strategic Sourcing Solutions credit(s): 3
  • MPSS 605 - Innovation and Change Management credit(s): 3
  • MPSS 606 - Supply Chain from an E-Commerce Perspective credit(s): 3
  • MPSS 607 - Supply Chain Analytics credit(s): 3

All courses may not be available every module or semester, or in every modality.

Students enrolled in the Global Pathway to Fashion Program will complete the following:

Level 3A

  • PATH 035A - Graduate The Language of Business and Fashion I credit(s): 9
  • PATH 0510 - Graduate Support Lab credit(s): 3
  • PATH 0590 - Graduate Pathway Special Topics credit(s): 3
  • MPSM 600 - Fashion Marketing Management credit(s): 3 or MPSR 651 - Advanced Fashion Merchandising credit(s): 3 or MPSS 600 - Supply Chain Management Fundamentals credit(s): 3

Level 3B

  • PATH 035B - Graduate Language of Business and Fashion II credit(s): 9
  • PATH 0510 - Graduate Support Lab credit(s): 3
  • PATH 0590 - Graduate Pathway Special Topics credit(s): 3
  • MPSM 602 - Services Marketing in the Fashion Industry credit(s): 3 or MPSR 652 - Consumer Behavior in Fashion credit(s): 3 or MPSS 601 - The Relationship Between Fashion and the Supply Chain credit(s): 3

PATH course credits are institutional credits - they do not count towards total degree program credit requirement.

In order to proceed to the next level and/or complete the program, students must earn a Global Pathways GPA of 2.00 or better.

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