Fashion Merchandising and Management Programs

Fashion Merchandising and Management Associate in Applied Science Degree (AAS)
Fashion Merchandising and Management Bachelor of Business Administration Degree (BBA)

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.

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.

Accreditation

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The Larry L. Luing School of Business at Berkeley College has received specialized accreditation through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE) located at 11960 Quivira Road in Overland Park, Kansas, USA for all undergraduate business programs, except for the Business Data Science Bachelor of Science Degree program. For a list of accredited programs please view our IACBE member status page.

Concentrations allow you to specialize in a particular area of interest that can complement your Fashion Merchandising and Management degree.

The Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree program in Fashion Merchandising and Management at Berkeley College offers thirteen different areas of specialization—known as Concentrations—that allow you take a series of focused elective courses that can help enhance your marketability in the professional world. Concentrations will be noted on your transcript upon completion of the degree.

Fashion Merchandising and Management Concentrations are offered in:

Each concentration is comprised of a four-course (12-credit) sequence or a five-course (15-credit) sequence which replaces the existing electives.

* SHRM Academic Alignment Program participants are recognized as SHRM academic partners and as such, are seen as a top choice for students seeking a career in Human Resources. Students enrolled in a SHRM HR aligned program are provided with the opportunity to earn their SHRM-CP credential prior to graduating, providing them with a competitive advantage in the job market.

Career Opportunities

Potential Careers in Fashion Merchandising and Management:

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

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

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

Catalog

Fashion Merchandising and Management Programs

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.

Locations Offered

The Fashion Merchandising and Management BBA and AAS degree programs are offered by Berkeley College New Jersey and Berkeley College New York. The Fashion Merchandising and Management program courses are offered online and at various campuses as identified in the  Course Schedule for each semester.

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 programs offered within the School of Health Studies may 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 or email info@BerkeleyCollege.edu.

Berkeley maintains a rolling admissions policy, so students are encouraged to apply as early as possible. Applicants will be notified of a decision as soon as all credentials have been evaluated. Certain programs may have specific application deadline requirements. 

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

The Fashion Merchandising and Management BBA and AAS degree programs are offered by Berkeley College New Jersey and Berkeley College New York. The Fashion Merchandising and Management program courses are offered online and at various campuses as identified in the Course Schedule for each semester.

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

Fashion Merchandising and Management Event Gallery

Students assist Berkeley's Designer-in-Residence, Chuks Collins, in creating fashion displays at the NYC campus!


Students learn to spec garments in our Fashion Tech-Pack Workshops!


DL1961 Class Trip with Ryan Lombard and the DL1961 team!


Coach Factory Class Trip with the Coachatopia NYC team!

Testimonial

Alejandro Guillen

Berkeley College Alumnus

“Berkeley College prepared me to become a fashion professional. The curricula, which focused on business, marketing, and sociology, enabled me to have a unique approach. I developed a much stronger sense of business savvy in comparison to my colleagues and competitors in the industry.”

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