A more focused approach

Understand what consumers want - and how to deliver it.

Learn how the various parts of the fashion industry work together. You'll build a foundation through basic business courses and also take classes that focus on real-world applications in developing and selling fashion products and services. 

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Courses & Requirements

Program Overview

The Bachelor of Professional Studies (BPS) in Fashion Merchandising prepares students for a wide range of positions in the fashion and related industries. The curriculum provides a foundation of core courses in liberal arts and business and also includes many industry specific courses. 

General Electives

24 Credits

General Electives are any courses numbered 1000 or higher (except CARE 1890 - Micro-Internship (Optional)) which are not specifically required for the student’s degree program.

Liberal Arts & Sciences Electives

15 Credits

Liberal Arts Electives are any non-remedial courses offered by the Arts & Sciences department with the following prefixes: COMM, ECON, ENGL, ARTS, HIST, LANG, MATH, NTSC, PHIL, POLS, PSYC, and SOCI plus INTD 2511 , not specifically required for a major and vary depending upon major course requirements.

LIM College offers the following minors** for each major, which are intended to provide an additional focused area of study:

Fashion Media Minor:

  • Fashion Media

Fashion Merchandising Minors:

  • Beauty
  • Event Planning
  • Fashion Merchandising
  • Fashion Styling
  • Retail Buying And Planning (For Non-fashion Merchandising Majors)
  • Retail Buying And Planning (For Fashion Merchandising Majors)
  • Sustainability

Liberal Arts Minors:

  • The Arts: History and Performance
  • English
  • Global Studies
  • Society And Culture

Marketing, Management, And Finance Minors:

  • Digital Business
  • International Business
  • Management
  • Marketing

Visual Studies Minors:

  • Digital Design And Photography
  • Interior And Residential Concepts
  • Photo Styling And Set Design
  • Visual Studies
  • Visuals For Social Media

Not all courses are offered every semester.

Note that the LIM College Diploma will not display minors (only degree and program will be displayed). However, minors will be shown on the LIM College transcript.

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**Students must take two of the five courses required for the minor at LIM College in order to declare a minor at LIM College (students may transfer in a maximum of three courses into a minor). There is no limit to the number of minors that students can declare. Students may use the same course to qualify for multiple minors. Students are limited to applying one required course as part of their minor.  Exceptions are made at the discretion of each department chair.

All undergraduate students who enroll at LIM College are assessed in the areas of writing and mathematics to ensure they receive adequate support while completing required coursework*.

Students are assessed by either:

  • Submitting ACT or SAT scores for review
  • Completing the LIM College placement tests

In addition, college-level English composition and mathematics courses will be reviewed for equivalency and used when determining placement test requirements.

Students will be placed based on any of the above submissions. If multiple submissions are made, LIM College will use the placement criteria that demonstrates the highest level of proficiency. Students who choose not to submit ACT/SAT scores and who do not take the LIM College placement test will automatically be placed into corequisite developmental courses in Writing and Statistics.

Corequisite developmental education courses do not carry credit towards the degree, but do carry hours which count towards full-time status. See Undergraduate Credits and Hours for further information. 

*Students accepted into the Fashion Scholars program are qualified out of developmental education course work.

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

Level 3A

  • FASH 1110 - Introduction to the Fashion Business credit(s): 3
  • PATH 030A - The Language of Business and Fashion I credit(s): 9
  • PATH 0410 - Undergraduate Support Lab credit(s): 3
  • PATH 0490 - Undergraduate Pathway Special Topics credit(s): 3

Level 3B

  • MRKT 1550 - Marketing credit(s): 3
  • PATH 030B - The Language of Business and Fashion II credit(s): 9
  • PATH 0410 - Undergraduate Support Lab credit(s): 3
  • PATH 0490 - Undergraduate Pathway Special Topics credit(s): 3

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.

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

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Opportunities at LIM

Fashion Merchandising Careers

When you graduate, you can pursue a career in nearly any aspect of the fashion business, including product development, styling, event planning, and buying. Position titles for recent LIM grads have included Digital Merchandising Assistant, Wholesale Coordinator, Merchandise Operations Coordinator, and Assistant Buyer.

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Internship Experiences

You'll gain priceless experience - and make important connections - through required internships. Fashion Merchandising majors have done internships in everything from e-commerce to production to trend forecasting at companies that include Rebecca Minkoff, Saks Fifth Avenue, Urban Outfitters, and Ross Stores.

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Clubs & Organizations

There’s more to college than attending class. Enhance your experience (and your resume) with co-curricular and extracurricular activities. Make the most of your time and get involved.

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Study Abroad

Explore a different culture and expand your world view. Choose a short-term travel program or semester abroad to add an invaluable experience to your education.

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Faculty

Nancy Miller

  • Fashion Merchandising and Marketing
  • nmiller@limcollege.edu
  • Chair / Assistant Professor

Robert Conrad

  • Fashion Merchandising and Marketing
  • Robert.Conrad@limcollege.edu
  • Adjunct Senior Lecturer

Hilda Alfonso

  • Fashion Merchandising and Marketing
  • halfonso@limcollege.edu
  • Senior Lecturer

Marla Greene

  • Fashion Merchandising and Marketing
  • mgreene@limcollege.edu
  • Associate Professor

Andrea Kennedy

  • Fashion Merchandising and Marketing
  • Andrea.Kennedy@limcollege.edu
  • Associate Chair, Fashion Merchandising / Assistant Professor

Dr. Nicole Kirpalani

  • Fashion Merchandising and Marketing
  • Nicole.Kirpalani@limcollege.edu
  • Associate Chair, Marketing / Associate Professor

Dr. Mary Wagner

  • Fashion Merchandising and Marketing
  • Mary.Wagner@limcollege.edu
  • Assistant Professor

Beth Hochberg

  • Graduate Studies
    Fashion Merchandising and Marketing
  • Adjunct Faculty / Former Global Supply Chain Manager - Accessories, Calvin Klein

Dr. Mary Ann Bui

  • Fashion Merchandising and Marketing
  • Adjunct Faculty

Dr. Michelle Cheasty-Christ

  • Fashion Merchandising and Marketing
  • Adjunct Faculty

Dr. Crystal Green Brown

  • Fashion Merchandising and Marketing
  • Adjunct Faculty

Dr. Erin McKinstry

  • Fashion Merchandising and Marketing
  • Adjunct Faculty

Michelle Alleyne

  • Fashion Merchandising and Marketing
  • Adjunct Faculty

Shanti Amalanathan

  • Fashion Merchandising and Marketing
  • Adjunct Faculty

Anne Appel

  • Fashion Merchandising and Marketing
  • Adjunct Faculty

Juliette Atwi

  • Fashion Merchandising and Marketing
  • Adjunct Faculty

Michelle Ayers

  • Fashion Merchandising and Marketing
  • Adjunct Faculty

Fabrizio Babino

  • Fashion Merchandising and Marketing
  • Adjunct Faculty

Marc Benhamou

  • Fashion Merchandising and Marketing
  • Adjunct Faculty

Stacey Blume

  • Fashion Merchandising and Marketing
  • Adjunct Faculty

Patricia Clyne

  • Fashion Merchandising and Marketing
  • Adjunct Faculty

Terence Coffee

  • Fashion Merchandising and Marketing
  • Adjunct Faculty

Robert Conrad

  • Fashion Merchandising and Marketing
  • Adjunct Faculty

Amira Djokovic

  • Fashion Merchandising and Marketing
  • Adjunct Faculty

Janice Everett

  • Fashion Merchandising and Marketing
  • Adjunct Faculty

Christina Frantellizzi

  • Fashion Merchandising and Marketing
  • Adjunct Faculty

Fiona Frigenti

  • Fashion Merchandising and Marketing
  • Adjunct Faculty

Joanne Galanos

  • Fashion Merchandising and Marketing
  • Adjunct Faculty

Shandel Garner

  • Fashion Merchandising and Marketing
  • Adjunct Faculty

Greenberg Jill

  • Fashion Merchandising and Marketing
  • Adjunct Faculty

Gayon Griffin

  • Fashion Merchandising and Marketing
  • Adjunct Faculty

Sandra Holtzman

  • Fashion Merchandising and Marketing
  • Adjunct Faculty

Mary Kassner

  • Fashion Merchandising and Marketing
  • Adjunct Faculty

Reginald King

  • Fashion Merchandising and Marketing
  • Adjunct Faculty

Klein Nancy

  • Fashion Merchandising and Marketing
  • Adjunct Faculty

Moriah Lutz-Tveite

  • Fashion Merchandising and Marketing
  • Adjunct Faculty

Carlos Manzano

  • Fashion Merchandising and Marketing
  • Adjunct Faculty

Joan Marcocci

  • Fashion Merchandising and Marketing
  • Adjunct Faculty

Tara Maurice

  • Fashion Merchandising and Marketing
  • Adjunct Faculty

Adrienne McKissick

  • Fashion Merchandising and Marketing
  • Adjunct Faculty

Matt Melucci

  • Fashion Merchandising and Marketing
  • Adjunct Faculty

Marilu Menendez

  • Fashion Merchandising and Marketing
  • Adjunct Faculty

Sabrina Moscola

  • Fashion Merchandising and Marketing
  • Adjunct Faculty

Agassi Nakhapetian

  • Fashion Merchandising and Marketing
  • Adjunct Faculty

Marilyn Phillips-Stull

  • Fashion Merchandising and Marketing
  • Adjunct Faculty

Jeanine Polizzi

  • Fashion Merchandising and Marketing
  • Adjunct Faculty

Andrea Reyes

  • Fashion Merchandising and Marketing
  • Adjunct Faculty

Chris Serluco

  • Fashion Merchandising and Marketing
  • Adjunct Faculty

Ellen Sills-Levy

  • Fashion Merchandising and Marketing
  • Adjunct Faculty

Chriss Slevin

  • Fashion Merchandising and Marketing
  • Adjunct Faculty

Carlton Spence

  • Fashion Merchandising and Marketing
  • Adjunct Faculty

Christine Stragazzi

  • Fashion Merchandising and Marketing
  • Adjunct Faculty

Maggie Ullrich

  • Fashion Merchandising and Marketing
  • Adjunct Faculty

Francesco Venezia

  • Fashion Merchandising and Marketing
  • Adjunct Faculty

Erin Wirths

  • Fashion Merchandising and Marketing
  • Adjunct Faculty

Latoya Woods

  • Fashion Merchandising and Marketing
  • Adjunct Faculty
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