Fashion Merchandising and Management, AAS (Online)

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May 13, 2024
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LIM College’s fully online Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Fashion Merchandising and Management degree program provides a foundation for a career in the fashion business.

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Fashion Merchandising and Management Program Overview

LIM’s online AAS in Fashion Merchandising and Management program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) and takes two years to complete. Our flexible, fully online format allows you to earn your degree from wherever you are located. Learn how to develop products from start to finish – everything from coming up with the initial idea, to bringing it to life, and then getting it to consumers through brick-and-mortar stores and digital platforms.

Curriculum & Careers

Fashion Merchandising and Management majors learn how to predict trends, develop professional fashion presentations, create merchandise plans, and more. 

Key courses include:

  • Fabric for Fashion
  • Merchandising Concepts and Practices
  • Sustainability and the Future of Fashion
  • Visual Communication

Review Program Requirements

All undergraduate students at LIM can select one of more than 20 minors to pair with their major course of study. 

Adding a minor helps you develop focused knowledge toward a specific career goal. 

Here are just a few of the minors you can choose from:

  • Beauty
  • Event Planning
  • Fashion Marketing
  • Fashion Styling
  • Retail Buying And Planning

Practical workplace experience is essential to preparing for a successful career in the fashion business.

Fashion Merchandising and Management associate degree students must complete a required internship, which can take place anywhere in the world – including online. In addition to traditional internships, students in the online Fashion Merchandising program may be eligible to earn required experiential education credits through project-based learning with their current employer, or receive credit for prior work experience.

LIM students intern with some of the most exciting brands and well-known companies throughout the business of fashion and lifestyle. 

Here are just a few places where LIM's online students have interned.

  • Brandy Melville
  • Hugo Boss
  • Kleinfeld Bridal
  • Macy's
  • Tod's

Undergraduate Internships  Career Development Resources

Students who graduate with an associate degree in Fashion Merchandising and Management can pursue a variety of roles within the multi-trillion-dollar fashion and lifestyle industries. Foundational business skills, industry knowledge, and hands-on workplace experiences prepare students for roles in areas such as:

  • Retail Management and Operations
  • Styling
  • Digital Merchandising
  • Event Production and Activations
  • Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility

Fashion Merchandising Career Pathway  Life After LIM

Why Study Fashion Merchandising and Management Online at LIM

LIM’s online fashion merchandising associate degree will prepare you for a range of entry-level positions in the fashion business. This degree also serves as an excellent foundation from which to pursue your four-year bachelor’s degree in Fashion Merchandising.

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Students in this program take basic business courses, as well as classes that focus on real-world applications used throughout the fashion industry.

LIM & the Fashion Industry

LIM is highly regarded for the quality of its business education and has deep and longstanding connections throughout the fashion industry. Networking is an essential component of succeeding in the fashion business, and at LIM making those professional connections begins while you are still a student.

The faculty members who teach in our online Fashion Merchandising and Management program have professional experience in everything from product development and merchandise planning to buying and sustainable sourcing for companies such as American Eagle Outfitters, Target, Cotton Incorporated, and more.

We also regularly host virtual events where industry leaders and alumni share their expertise and career advice. For example, all online students can attend the “NXT in Retail” panel discussion series, where fashion business professionals explore emerging industry issues.

Student Life & Support Services

As an online learner, you will have many ways to establish meaningful connections with your peers, professors, and campus community.

Explore the academic resources available to you and find out how to get involved in student organizations.

LIM Online

Life can be complicated. Maybe you have a family to care for, a full-time job, or are far from New York City. Whatever your circumstances, our 100% online associate in fashion merchandising and management degree program meets your need for flexibility. Take advantage of the opportunity to learn from wherever you are with flexible coursework that fits your schedule.

Explore our online learning resources.

Fashion Merchandising and Marketing Faculty

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Explore Related Programs

LIM offers several other undergraduate degree programs in fashion. Check out these related associate and bachelor’s degree programs.

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