Frequently Asked Questions: Fashion Merchandising and Management

What will I learn in the Fashion Merchandising and Management degree programs at Berkeley College?

The Fashion Merchandising and Management degree programs at Berkeley College integrate the creative and business aspects of the fashion industry.

Incorporating current technologies, courses provide students with training in:

  • Consumer behavior
  • Product development
  • Merchandising
  • Retail distribution
  • Marketing and sales
  • Fashion global supply chain

Students are also given additional opportunities to:

  • Evaluate production needs and costs
  • Determine proper retail strategies

The programs offer students a seamless transition between an Associate’s and Bachelor’s degree.

What are the Admissions requirements for Berkeley College?

The College considers students for admission to degree and certificate programs on the basis of future potential, the motivation and interest to succeed in a chosen profession, and past academic achievement.

Graduation from high school or the equivalent is a basic requirement for admission to degree and certificate programs. In evaluating candidates, the Committee on Admissions takes into consideration your individual interests, your motivation to succeed in a chosen profession, and prior academic achievement. Basic requirements for admission include graduation from an accredited high school or equivalent and an entrance exam or SAT/ACT scores. Applicants to the School of Health Studies have additional requirements. Documentation of successful completion of high school or the equivalent must be submitted to the College prior to starting classes. 

A personal interview is strongly recommended. Applicants are encouraged to contact the Director of Admissions at the campus of their choice to arrange for an appointment with an Admissions Associate. For further information, students may also call the College at 866-317-6087 ext. WC1 or email

What is the application deadline to apply?

Since Berkeley maintains a rolling admissions policy, students are encouraged to apply as early as possible. The Committee on Admissions notifies applicants of a decision as soon as all credentials have been evaluated.

For further questions about the enrollment process, call Admissions to schedule an appointment with an associate.

Can I study Fashion Merchandising and Management at any campus?

Yes. Fashion Merchandising and Management is offered at all six campuses in New York City, White Plains, Newark, Paramus, Woodbridge, Woodland Park, and at Berkeley College Online®.

What type of networking and career placement opportunities are available for students?

Students benefit from courses taught by fashion faculty selected for their academic credentials and professional experience, in addition to guest lectures and presentations from industry experts. A comprehensive capstone course and participation in a supervised internship allow students to apply their education in the fashion workplace. Field trips to retailers and showrooms, as well as volunteer opportunities during New York Fashion Week, provide additional hands-on learning.

What kind of job can I get with a Fashion Merchandising and Management degree?

Potential career paths for Fashion Merchandising and Management degree students include:

  • Product development
  • Retail buying and merchandising
  • Allocation and planning
  • Omni-channel retail management
  • Brand communications, and more

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