Fashion Management and Leadership, BBA

Entry Term:
Fall 2024
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The on-campus Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Fashion Management and Leadership degree program at LIM College prepares students to become the next generation of executives in the business of fashion. Students will learn management strategies and develop skills needed to lead diverse organizations.

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Fashion Management and Leadership Program Overview

The BBA in Fashion Management and Leadership program’s goal is to equip students with the essential skills and knowledge needed to excel as effective managers and leaders within organizations, with a particular emphasis on the fashion industry. This program takes a management approach to education in fundamental areas of the fashion business, including human resources, marketing, buying, analytics, operations and more.

Curriculum & Careers

Fashion Management and Leadership majors learn how to negotiate, build effective teams, work in hybrid office environments, give professional presentations, ensure corporate social responsibility, and more. 

Fashion Management and Leadership courses include:

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Fashion Retail Management
  • Inclusive Leadership
  • Managing Financial Information
  • Organizational Behavior

Fashion Management and Leadership majors are required to complete 13 experiential education credits, including 3 internships.

At LIM, undergraduate students can select one of more than 20 minors to accompany their major course of study and develop deeper knowledge in a specific area of interest. 

As a Fashion Management and Leadership major, some of the minors you can choose from are:

  • Digital Business
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Fashion Media
  • Sustainability

Real-world experience is essential to preparing for your future career, especially in the fashion industry. 

LIM students have completed their required internships with some of the most exciting brands and well-known companies throughout the business of fashion and lifestyle, including:

  • Christian Louboutin
  • Coach
  • Kleinfeld Bridal
  • Michael Kors
  • Nike

Undergraduate Internships  Career Development Resources

Fashion Management and Leadership majors will graduate prepared to assume roles in a variety of areas in the fashion industry. 

Potential career fields include:

  • Human Resources
  • Buying
  • Product Development
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Retail Operations and Management

Fashion Management and Leadership Career Pathway  Life After LIM

Why Study Fashion Management and Leadership at LIM

LIM’s BBA in Fashion Management and Leadership is unlike any other business management program. It combines functional fashion management techniques with a perspective on leadership principles.

As a student in our Fashion Management and Leadership program you will have invaluable proximity to the world’s most influential companies in fashion and lifestyle while you learn directly from industry professionals. Opportunities to complete internships, volunteer at major fashion events, and make career connections all flow from LIM’s multitude of industry connections as well as our prime location in the center of New York City, the fashion and business capital of the world.

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This major is where fashion's future leaders learn about negotiation skills, hiring practices, corporate responsibility, giving professional presentations, and much more.

LIM & the Fashion Industry

LIM’s Fashion Management and Leadership BBA stands apart as the first degree of its kind. LIM is highly regarded for the quality of its business education and has longstanding connections throughout the fashion and lifestyle industries. As a result, students have access to many top fashion business professionals and prominent companies, as well as a robust alumni network.

Faculty members with experience at companies such as Ralph Lauren, Lululemon, Ross Stores, and Stuart Weitzman bring their firsthand experience into their classes and provide valuable career insights and advice. By working closely with these industry-expert faculty, LIM students benefit from their knowledge and real-world experience, establishing important connections and positioning themselves for success.

Student Life & Support Services

If you’re going to have a successful college experience, you must feel supported. 

LIM provides a wide range of academic resources and counseling services, comprehensive career development assistance, and extracurricular activities in an inclusive and welcoming environment. 

You can also take your academic experience further and form lasting friendships by becoming involved in a student-led club or organization, volunteer opportunity, or study abroad program.

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Earn a BBA in Fashion Management and Leadership at LIM College

Start working towards your dream of becoming a fashion industry executive. Apply to the Bachelor of Business Administration degree program in Fashion Management and Leadership at LIM College.

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