With a degree in fashion merchandising, you can pursue a variety of career paths in the fashion industry.
However, it is not possible for everyone to take part in the traditional on-campus student experience. If you have a full-time job, childcare responsibilities, or both, you may not be able to attend class on campus at specific times, so an online program might be a much better fit for you.
Offering a comprehensive curriculum that combines theoretical knowledge with practical skills, LIM College’s online fashion merchandising program (the BBA in Fashion Merchandising) will prepare you to succeed in the business of fashion, while also providing you with the flexibility to complete your coursework on your own time.
Below are some of the courses offered in LIM’s online fashion merchandising program, and a few examples of the jobs you can get with a fashion merchandising degree.
Online Courses in Fashion Merchandising (sample list as of 2023)
Introduction to the Fashion Business
Discover the broad, global, and diverse scope of the fashion and lifestyle business, while following the most current fashion news, consumer interests, and the latest technology driving change.
Digital Tools for Fashion Presentations
Use programs within Adobe Creative Cloud, along with LIM’s industry database resources, to create digital collateral such as design inspiration boards, customer brand toolkits, and fashion collection line sheet presentations.
Retailing: Global and Omni
Explore the evolving retail/e-commerce and social shopping landscape. Learn how retailers create a unique image and shopping experience, provide value in product offerings, and build a customer base to increase sales and earn a profit.
Sustainability and the Future of Fashion
Acquire foundational business knowledge of sustainability and its relationship to the broad scope of the fashion industry. Course topics include insight into the nature of climate change, the ways fashion brands can create and produce fashion products with less impact on the environment, and a look into the global fashion supply chain.
Merchandising Concepts and Practices
Discover how fashion products are brought to market by learning key merchandising concepts and creating a target consumer analysis, a fashion trend forecast, and a merchandise assortment/pricing plan for a selling season.
Product Development and Merchandising
Creativity and business meet in this course. Experience the process of developing merchandise from an initial idea to production. Fashion trend and consumer analysis and research will play a big role as you conceptualize and present a new collection for a fashion brand.
After You Earn Your Fashion Merchandising Degree
Wondering what jobs you can get with a Fashion Merchandising degree? Here are some sample career fields and examples of entry-level positions:
- Product Development (Product Development Assistant)
- Buying and Planning (Assistant Buyer)
- Sales and Marketing (Social Media Coordinator)
- Styling and Creative Direction (Assistant Stylist)
- Event Planning and Activation (Event Coordinator)
- Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility (Sourcing Coordinator)