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Build the base for a long-term career.

Learn how the various parts of the fashion industry work together. You'll take basic business courses as well as classes that focus on real-world applications in developing and selling fashion products and services. And best of all, our online option lets you do all this wherever you may be.

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Courses & Requirements

Program Overview

The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Fashion Merchandising & Management degree program offers a curriculum that will give students a competitive advantage in fashion and fashion related industries. This is a highly specialized, information-intensive academic program that allows graduates to begin their careers upon graduation or enter a bachelor’s degree program. This program can be completed face-to-face or fully online.

Required Courses - 4 Credits

Required Courses - 9 Credits

General Electives

6 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

6 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.

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

Careers in Fashion Merchandising & Management

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, Sustainability Manager, 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.

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Financial Aid

Financial assistance can come in the form of scholarships, grants, loans, and work-study.

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Our 2019-2020 tuition and fees were 25% lower than the national average for private 4-year colleges.

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