FIT offers an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree and a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Fashion Business Management. See eligibility requirements before you apply.
Fashion Business Management at FIT is the largest and oldest degree program of its kind in the country. You will have the opportunity to take field trips to stores and corporate offices and meet with industry executives, experience internships with major companies such as Michael Kors, Tory Burch, Rent-the-Runway, StitchFix, Madewell, Bloomingdale's, Macy's, Nordstrom, Burlington, Kohl's, Saks, Ann Taylor and Kate Spade. Collaborate with fellow students on extracurricular projects in student clubs, including the Merchandising Society, Collegiate DECA, Runway 27, and the Black Retail Group (BRAG) and learn about global merchandising strategies in classes in New York and see them come to life in study abroad programs in Australia, London, Hong Kong, Paris, Rome, and Florence.
The AAS curriculum provides a foundation in fashion business. You’ll study retailing, buying, planning, business of styling, fashion forecasting, and product development.
The Bachelor of Science (BS) curriculum offers more advanced studies, with specialized courses in buying and planning, product development, fashion management. Course offerings in market research, financial and assortment planning, and e-commerce broaden your global perspective. Courses use technology and high-tech software applications used by major retailers.
The BS degree helps further your career through:
- internships, often with major companies such as Ralph Lauren, Kohl’s, Nike, Macy’s, Michael Kors, Tory Burch, Ann Taylor, Perry Ellis, Ross Stores, Nordstrom, Target, Kate Spade, and Saks Fifth Avenue;
- an opportunity for a five-week summer internship in London; and
- study abroad programs in Australia, London, Hong Kong, Paris, Rome, and Florence.
All students have the chance to join the Merchandising Society, which operates the on-campus Style Shop. Students manage all store operations, including buying and developing products, visual merchandising, customer service, and sales, under the guidance of an experienced Fashion Business Management advisor.
Jennifer Bentivegna, Assistant Professor in Fashion Business Management, leveraged technology to create new software for virtual learning environments for future courses.
If you have questions about this program, please reach out.
Fashion Business Management
Jay and Patty Baker School of Business and Technology
Business and Liberal Arts Center, Room B320