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.

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Courses & Requirements

Program Overview

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:

Level 3A

Level 3B

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.

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Opportunities at LIM

Career Pathways

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.

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Speaker Series

Working fashion professionals will come straight into your learning space.

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Internship Experiences

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.

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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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