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2018-2019 Academic Year
Fashion Merchandising Program
Making the World Your Runway
Do you have a passion for fashion or want to learn about current trends and consumer needs?
Ashland University’s Fashion Merchandising program, ranked in the top 20 percent of fashion programs in the U.S. in 2013, will give you the tools to succeed in the world of fashion no matter your career objective.
What to Expect in the Fashion Merchandising Program
The fashion industry is fast-paced, dynamic, and global. By majoring in Fashion Merchandising at Ashland University, you’ll get immersed in a curriculum of fashion analytics, textiles, and fashion evolution, and take business courses in marketing, retail, merchandising, and advertising. You can get hands-on fashion experience by studying in New York or Paris, and when you graduate, you’ll be ready to begin a career in merchandising, buying retail, management, and more.
Fashion Merchandising Program Benefits
In this program, you will:
Gain real-world fashion experience through affiliated Paris and New York programs for program credit
Learn in small class sizes with individualized attention
Benefit from a strong foundation of business courses layered with courses specific to the apparel and fashion industry
Get involved in student organizations including the Fashion in Action Organization
Interact with faculty with real-world fashion experience dedicated to bringing fashion merchandising to life
Benefit from top fashion retailer speakers, class fashion shows, and service learning opportunities
This program is designed to help you hone in your sense of fashion, expand your creativity, and develop the business skills needed to learn market trends and consumer needs so you’ll be equipped to begin your career bringing the latest fashions to the marketplace.
Sample courses include:
Intro to Management
Principles of Marketing
Custom Outfits by Fashion Merchandising Majors
Fashion Merchandising Career Outlook
Recent Employers of Fashion Merchandising Grads
- Abercrombie & Fitch
- Nike Inc.
- Polo Ralph Lauren
- Victoria’s Secret
- Apparel Product Developer
- Assistant Buyer
- Boutique Owner
- Department Manager
- Events Organizer
- Fashion Consultant
- Management Trainee
- Store Allocator
- Sales Representative
- Visual Merchandiser
- Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT)
- Paris Fashion Institute
- Green is the New Black Eco-Friendly Fashion show