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Fashion Merchandising and Retailing, B.Sc.

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    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Providence, RI, United States
Throughout the Fashion Merchandising and Retailing program at Johnson & Wales University, you’ll experience fashion merchandising and retailing firsthand through internship opportunities, professional site visits with industry leaders, and the chance to participate in a variety of industry events.
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Fashion has always been woven into the fabric of our society (pun intended), and it can bind generations or define cultures. Fashion can be practical and protective — or expressive and liberating — but few people consider how many career avenues industry can offer.

Fashion Merchandising & Retailing is a fast-paced, global industry in which business meets creativity. You’ll learn about the economics involved in buying and selling fashion merchandise, how to forecast future trends in the industry, and the strategies needed to display and sell merchandise effectively.

Choose to specialize in an area of interest (Providence, North Miami and Charlotte only):

  • Merchandise Buying
  • Fashion Marketing & Visual Merchandising

This Fashion Merchandising and Retailing program at Johnson & Wales University also offers rich study abroad opportunities that are specifically geared for Fashion Merchandising & Retailing students. Spend a semester studying at the London College of Fashion, or head to Italy to explore Florence and Milan, and tour the Gucci, Ferragamo and Capucci fashion houses.


  • Buyers and Purchasing Agents
  • Commercial and Industrial Designers
  • Fashion Designers
  • First-line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers
  • Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Sample Courses

  • The Business of Fashion
  • Visual Merchandising
  • Fashion and Retail Lab
  • Merchandise Buying
  • Fashion Promotion

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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General Requirements

  • Completed application — there is no application fee!
    • Johnson & Wales is test optional but encourages submission of all test scores
    • High school transcripts
    • College transcripts if applying for transfer credits
  • Proof of English proficiency if applicable
    • Completed and signed International Student Financial Declaration Form for undergraduate and graduate programs
    • Certified bank statement or government sponsorship letter verifying financial support for one academic year
    • Copy of biographical section of your valid passport

Tuition Fee

  • International

    34376 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 34376 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    34376 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 34376 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Providence

  • 1030 - 1900 USD/month
    Living Costs

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


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