Fashion Merchandising and Retail Management, MPS (Online)

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May 13, 2024
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Students in LIM College’s online Master of Professional Studies (MPS) in Fashion Merchandising and Retail Management degree program learn how to become leaders in the business of fashion. The program takes a practical, experience-based approach to developing an advanced understanding of consumer preferences, demands, and shopping behavior.

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Fashion Merchandising and Retail Management Program Overview

The online MPS in Fashion Merchandising and Retail Management program is a 30-credit, one-year master’s program that focuses on the development of skills fashion business employers are looking for in management-level employees.

Students develop skills in fashion buying and retail planning, operations, and metrics as they learn how to source and develop products, create financial plans, and translate consumer insights into effective merchandising strategies. 

Curriculum & Careers

LIM’s online master’s degree programs feature 7-week accelerated courses.

The Fashion Merchandising and Retail Management curriculum continually evolves to keep pace with industry trends.

Key courses include:

  • Fashion Merchandising
  • Fashion Retail Management
  • Merchandising Metrics
  • Product Development in Fashion
  • Technology in Fashion Merchandising and Management

Domestic online students can also choose to complete the Career Success Track*, which consists of three required internship courses across consecutive semesters.

*Additional tuition charge applies

Review Program Requirements & the Career Success Track

LIM’s signature brand of experience-based learning can help you enhance your resume and elevate your career. An internship allows you to apply knowledge gained in your coursework to real-life workplace situations and build important professional connections.

Students in the online MPS in Fashion Merchandising and Retail Management are required to complete a 3-credit internship or take an advanced management course. 

Here are some of the companies where students in LIM’s online master’s program in Fashion Merchandising and Retail Management have interned:

  • Stuart Weitzman
  • Ross Stores
  • Gap
  • La Belle Bridal
  • planet.i

Graduate Internships  Career Development Resources

With a Fashion Merchandising and Retail Management master’s degree, you can pursue various professional roles throughout the business of fashion.

Potential areas of focus include:

  • Buying
  • Demand Planning
  • Licensing
  • Product Development
  • Merchandising
  • Sourcing
  • Wholesale or Retail Operations

Fashion Merchandising Career Pathway  Life After LIM

Why Study Fashion Merchandising and Retail Management with 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, 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 help them stand out among other aspiring professionals with a master’s in fashion merchandising.

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Students gain practical and theoretical knowledge in merchandising and retail, with an emphasis on consumer insights, product development, branding, and more.

LIM & the Fashion Industry

LIM College is exclusively focused on the business of fashion and lifestyle. We provide access to aspects of the fashion world that so many other schools simply cannot offer.

The quality of our business education is highly regarded throughout the industry. As a result, students in LIM’s Marcuse School of Graduate Studies have access to many top fashion business professionals and prominent companies via virtual events and career fairs, as well as a robust alumni network.

And by learning directly from industry-expert faculty who have high-level experience at some of the world’s best known fashion brands, LIM students get an insider’s view of the fashion business while establishing important professional contacts.

Student Life & Support Services

As an online learner, you will have numerous ways to establish meaningful connections with your classmates, professors, and LIM’s campus community.

All online students have dedicated academic advisors who provide support and help resolve any issues that arise. And with abundant opportunities for professional development, comprehensive lifetime career counseling, networking, experience-based learning, and more, our students have the resources they need to feel confident in their career advancement preparation.

Student clubs and organizations also provide a way to expand your network and enhance your experience.

Explore student life and ways to get involved in the LIM community while earning your master’s degree in Fashion Merchandising and Retail Management.

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 master's degree program in Fashion Merchandising and Retail Management meets your need for flexibility.

Take advantage of the opportunity to learn from wherever you are with accelerated coursework that fits your schedule.

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Earn an MPS in Fashion Merchandising and Retail Management from LIM College

Get on the path to an executive position in the fashion business by earning a Master of Professional Studies degree in Fashion Merchandising and Retail Management from LIM College.

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