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Fashion Merchandising and Retail Management, MPS
Students in LIM College’s on-campus Master of Professional Studies (MPS) in Fashion Merchandising and Retail Management degree program learn how to become leaders in the business of fashion by developing an advanced practical understanding of consumer preferences, demands, and shopping behavior.
Fashion Merchandising and Retail Management Program Overview
The MPS in Fashion Merchandising and Retail Management program is a 30-credit, one-year graduate program that teaches students how to source and develop products, create financial plans, and translate consumer insights into effective merchandising strategies.
Graduates develop skills in fashion buying and retail planning, operations, and metrics. Specializations are available in Product Development and Sourcing, Buying and Operations Management, Sustainability in Fashion, and Fashion and Lifestyle.
Why Study Fashion Merchandising and Retail Management at LIM
The global fashion market is expected to reach a value of over $2.25 trillion by 2030. With strong connections to major industry players, a location in New York City, the center of the fashion world, faculty who are themselves industry professionals, and an alumni network that spans the business of fashion, LIM Fashion Merchandising and Retail Management students enjoy an unmatched learning environment and have countless opportunities to make connections that matter.
Our students don’t just learn about the industry; they become immersed in it through a variety of opportunities for resume-building experience that helps them stand out among other aspiring professionals with a master’s in fashion merchandising.
International students in this program may apply to do Curricular Practical training (CPT) starting in their first semester. Students must enroll in the Career Success Track to apply for first semester CPT and an additional tuition charge applies.
LIM & the Fashion Industry
LIM College is exclusively focused on the business of fashion and lifestyle. We provide inside access to aspects of the fashion industry that so many other schools simply cannot offer.
LIM's Marcuse School of Graduate Studies is highly regarded for the quality of its business education and has longstanding connections throughout the fashion industry. As a result, Fashion Merchandising and Management students have access to top industry professionals and leading companies.
Working closely with our industry-expert faculty, LIM students benefit from their professors’ knowledge and firsthand experience, establishing critical professional connections that can last a lifetime.
Student Life & Support Services
In addition to lifetime career services and myriad professional development opportunities, LIM students can take advantage of a range of academic resources and counseling services.
With a variety of student clubs and organizations and other campus activities, we foster an active and diverse community of ambitious students and professionals.
Mitali Kharsikar, MPS ‘22
Assistant Merchant, Tory Burch
Kamilah Butler, MPS ‘21
Assistant Buyer, Ross Stores
Graduate Studies Faculty
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