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Fashion Management - Fashion Merchandising, B.A.

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  • 48 months
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Overview

The Juren Sullivan Program for Fashion Management offers students three different degree options for students to choose according to career interests. The fashion degrees are: Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Fashion Design; and a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Fashion Management with two tracks: Fashion Merchandising and Fashion Product Development.

Merchandising coursework program focuses on brand and sales management within the wholesale and retail sectors of the fashion industry. The senior year is an exciting year because merchandising students work side by side with product development majors to create original fashion brands and sales environments.

Careers

Most job qualifications for entry-level positions in fashion merchandising require applicants to have earned a bachelor’s degree in fashion merchandising with a minor in business. 

Career opportunities can be found with companies who sell men’s, women’s, and children’s apparel and accessories. Most graduates begin with retailers in store management. Buying offices prefer candidates who have a retailing background. Buying offices are located at the corporate headquarters of a retailer. Assistant buying positions are highly competitive; candidates are interviewed for their ability to work with others and are tested for sales analysis skills. 

Other types of entry-level positions are in visual merchandising, showroom management, merchandising representatives, and account managers. Entry-level sales support positions for fashion corporations can be found in sales, audit, loss prevention, human resource management, marketing, and special events.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Prospective freshmen are encouraged to apply by February 1st, however applications from qualified students are reviewed on a continuous, or rolling basis.

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    125 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Textile Product Analysis
  • Fashion Promotional Strategies
  • Intro to Fashion Management
  • Apparel Construction
  • Fashion History
  • Textiles
  • Technical Line Development

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

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  • Minimum required score:

    53

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General Requirements

  • International Application
  • $20 Application fee (pay online by credit card or send the fee in with application packet as cash, check or money order)
  • Official Academic Records and Proof of Graduation in English (i.e. mark sheets, kardex, transcript) 
  • Proof of English Proficiency
  • Copy of passport and any visa you hold for the US

Tuition Fee

  • International

    425 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 425 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    425 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 425 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for San Antonio

  • 972 - 1510 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

The University of the Incarnate Word offers a number of scholarships to first degree seeking undergraduate students.  All merit based scholarships are renewable for up to 4 years as long as a minimum grade point average of 3.0 is maintained.  All awards are given at the time of admission.

Freshmen Applicants

Students applying to university for the first time directly from high school.  Awards are given based on high school grades and SAT or ACT test scores.  The awards range from $8,000 - $20,000 per year.

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