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Fashion Merchandising and Management Programs Online and On Campus

Fashion Merchandising and Management Associate in Applied Science Degree (A.A.S.)
Fashion Merchandising and Management Bachelor of Business Administration Degree (B.B.A.)

The Berkeley College Fashion program can prepare you to be a fashion mogul.

At Berkeley College, you’ll learn to succeed in the fashion business from those who already have. You’ll benefit from a faculty with extensive professional experience, as well as close proximity to one of the world’s great fashion districts. 

Our Fashion Merchandising and Management degree programs focus on the business side of the fashion industry, training you in all aspects of the complete fashion global supply chain—current technologies, consumer behavior, product development, merchandising, retail distribution, marketing, and sales.

Our programs can prepare you for a range of potential careers, including:

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

Berkeley's Fashion Merchandising and Management degree program is offered at the following locations:

Student Testimonial

“Berkeley College has so many opportunities and so many programs - I’ve always been interested in fashion. As a native of the Dominican Republic, Berkeley helped me get into college even when I couldn’t speak English very well. Be fearless to begin this new chapter in your life.”

-Odette Tholenaar Inchaustegui, Fashion Merchandising and Management Student

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Here’s what sets the Berkeley Fashion Merchandising and Management program apart:

  • You’ll get close, personal attention from professors, including many who have held important positions with renowned fashion brands
  • You’ll have unique learning and experiential opportunities (such as participation in NYC Fashion Week, tours of fashion houses, etc.)
  • You’ll have easy access to frequent industry experts as guest speakers and special industry-related events
  • You’ll benefit from hands-on learning through field trips to retailers and showrooms, as well as volunteer opportunities
  • You may have the opportunity to participate in an internship or job-related assignment for a valuable learning experience
  • You can transition seamlessly between Associate’s and Bachelor’s degrees

Tutoring services, workshops, seminars, and other support services are available through the Center for Academic Success. You’ll also have the opportunity to participate in student chapters of professional associations, student clubs, and alumni groups that can help you make important industry connections.

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Berkeley College has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE) located at 11374 Strang Line Road in Lenexa, Kansas, USA. A.A.S., Fashion Merchandising and Management, B.B.A., Fashion Merchandising and Management, and B.B.A., Fashion Merchandising and Management with a Minor in International Business are accredited by IACBE. 

Potential Careers in Fashion Merchandising and Management:

Graduates of the Fashion Merchandising and Management program pursue such positions as:

  • Fashion Buyer
  • Fashion Communications
  • Fashion Merchandising
  • Fashion Product Development
  • Fashion Visual Merchandising

About the Program 

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Want to learn more about Berkeley's Fashion Merchandising and Management program?

You’ll find additional information in our Catalog, including the different degrees offered, descriptions of the courses you’ll take, the department faculty, and much more. You can always live chat or contact us with questions.

Frequently Asked Questions: Fashion Merchandising and Management

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.

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, Business Data Science program, and National Security program 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 info@BerkeleyCollege.edu.

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.

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. You will engage in a comprehensive capstone course and you may have the opportunity to participate in an internship where you can apply what you’ve learned 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.

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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