Master the increasingly complex business of fashion.
In this 30-credit, one-year graduate degree program you'll gain both practical and theoretical knowledge in merchandising and retail, with an emphasis on consumer insights, product development, branding and promotion, and visual merchandising.
Courses & Requirements
The Master of Professional Studies (MPS) in Fashion Merchandising & Retail Management prepares graduates for diverse career opportunities in the areas of fashion merchandising and retail management. The curriculum covers a variety of topics including: merchandise planning, omni channel and global retailing, visual strategies, and product development. This program can be completed face-to-face or fully online.
Registered Hegis Code 0599
(Total credits: 30)
The Graduate Studies Program offers a Career Success Track. All students will have the option to enroll in the exciting new “Career Success Track” which consists of 3 career courses, all of which are aimed at preparing students to recognize, understand, and secure their career goals.
Students enrolled in the Global Pathway to Fashion Program will complete the following:
- PATH 035A - Graduate: The Language of Business and Fashion I credit(s): 9
- PATH 0510 - Graduate Support Lab credit(s): 3
- PATH 0590 - Graduate: Pathway Special Topics credit(s): 3
- MPSM 600 - Fashion Marketing Management credit(s): 3 or MPSR 651 - Advanced Fashion Merchandising credit(s): 3 or MPSS 600 - Supply Chain Management Fundamentals credit(s): 3
- PATH 035B - Graduate: Language of Business and Fashion II credit(s): 9
PATH 0510 - Graduate Support Lab credit(s): 3
PATH 0590 - Graduate: Pathway Special Topics credit(s): 3
MPSM 602 - Services Marketing in the Fashion Industry credit(s): 3 or MPSR 652 - Consumer Behavior in Fashion credit(s): 3 or MPSS 601 - The Relationship Between Fashion and the Supply Chain credit(s): 3
PATH course credits are institutional credits - they do not count towards total degree program credit requirement.
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.
Opportunities at LIM
Advance or pursue your career in areas such as buying, demand planning, product merchandising, and more. Among the job titles for recent graduates of this program are: Director of Whole and Retail Operations, Production Manager, Sales Supervisor, Assistant Buyer, and Visual Production Coordinator.Explore types of careers
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Get invaluable experience –and make important connections –through optional internship experiences. LIM's master's degree students have interned at companies such as Kenneth Cole Productions, Bottega Veneta, Authentic Brands Group, Marc Fisher Footwear, and more.Browse internship opportunities