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Fashion Merchandising and Management, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #394 (BCR) Philadelphia, PA, United States
The Fashion Merchandising and Management program is offered by Thomas Jefferson University. It features an immersive, career-focused curriculum that prepares students to contribute to all aspects of the fashion value chain. 
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The Fashion Merchandising and Management program is offered by Thomas Jefferson University. 

The fashion industry has evolved into a billion-dollar business offering many rewarding opportunities, from buying and sourcing to merchandising and brand management.

Our program prepares you to be a leader in the field by:

  • Emphasizing professional training from day one through our dynamic courses and innovative approach.
  • Allowing you to focus on your interests with different curricular options.
  • Encouraging collaborative work experiences addressing real-world challenges.
  • Connecting you with Philadelphia and New York internship opportunities through industry partnerships and our strong alumni network.
  • Offering study abroad programs in fashion capitals including Paris, Rome, Hong Kong and London.
  • Hosting short courses in Beijing, China.
  • Expanding your experience in extracurricular opportunities such as helping produce as The Annual Fashion Show, participating in student-run pop-up stores, or joining the editorial team of TJU’s fashion publication, StyleLine.

No matter what path you want to take with in the fashion industry, TJU has the education, resources and connections to help you get there.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Written Communication
  • Debating U.S. Issues
  • Multimedia Communication
  • Mathematics
  • Process: Integrative Design Process
  • Macroeconomics
  • Financial Accounting
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Global Fashion Insight
  • Ethics
  • Global Diversity
  • Science (Select one DECSYS)
  • Business Models
  • Introduction to Statistics
  • Microeconomics
  • Principles of Management
  • Applied Business Statistics
  • Retail Strategy and Structure Structure
  • Survey of Textile Industry
  • American Diversity
  • Global citizenship
  • Debating Global Issues
  • Integrative Seminar: Ethnographic Research Methods
  • Business Law
  • Financial Management
  • Management Information Systems
  • Design Concepts for Fashion
  • Introduction to Digital Imaging
  • Business Capstone I
  • Business Capstone II
  • Operations and Supply Chain Management
  • Seminar: Textile/ Apparel Industry Issues

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

To apply online as an undergraduate student, complete the Jefferson Online Application or Common Application and submit all supporting materials before the deadlines.

To be considered for admission to Jefferson (Philadelphia University and Thomas Jefferson University), first year applicants must submit:

  • $40 non-refundable application fee
  • Official high school transcript(s)
  • SAT and/or ACT scores. The PhilaU code for the SAT is 2666 and the ACT is 3668.
  • Letter of recommendation from a teacher or counselor who can speak to your academic preparation and college readiness.
  • Essay of at least 250 words.

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  • You are considered ineligible for admission
  • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills
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Tuition Fee

  • International

    40680 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 40680 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    40680 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 40680 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Philadelphia

  • 1313 - 2290 USD/month
    Living Costs

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