• Application Deadline
  • 48 months


You'll learn how to identify what styles will sell and how to present visual cues that prompt consumers to buy in this Fashion Merchandising Management degree program at the Southern New Hampshire University.

The fashion marketplace is dynamic - seasons, cultures, new materials and retro ideas all influence hot new trends. It takes a trained eye and skillful manager to showcase and sell style to a fashion-conscious public. You'll study fashion marketing, color and textile theory, and consumer behavior at while you learn about retail operations, planning and management.

See Yourself Succeed in Fashion Merchandising

As a fashion merchandising major at SNHU, you'll gain a focused skill set and practical experience that you can apply immediately to the fashion and retail world. The program gives you the chance to:

  • Explore strategic fashion management, retail sales promotion and visual merchandising
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the principles of retail and consumer behavior
  • Learn how today's technology intersects with and enhances fashion retailing

You'll also gain valuable real-world experience by completing a fashion merchandising internship that provides you with the opportunity to show employers the value you can add to a business.

Faculty in SNHU's BS in Fashion Merchandising Management understand the fashion marketplace intimately. Small class sizes give you the opportunity to interact with instructors who know firsthand how style, business and technology intersect.

Internships & Outcomes

The fashion merchandising industry covers the entire globe, from the fashion capitals of the world to local boutiques.

Graduates of our fashion merchandising major will find opportunities as:

  • Buyers
  • Visual merchandisers
  • Sales representatives
  • Vendor relations specialists
  • Store and product planners


This program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). 

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Fashion Merchandising 
  • Textiles and Color Theory 
  • History of Fashion and Costume 
  • Merchandise Planning 
  • Sustainability in Fashion 
  • Merchandise Management Strategies 
  • Fashion Research and Forecasting 
  • Strategic Fashion Management 
  • Principles of Retailing 
  • Retail Management 
  • Marketing Internship 
  • Supply Chain Management 

English Language Requirements

  • 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.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

All transcripts submitted must be official or attested copies of degrees, diplomas, or certificates. Academic documents must include an official transcript with record of courses and grades/marks received. Transcripts should be issued by the institution in a sealed and stamped envelope. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    30756 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 30756 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    30756 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 30756 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Manchester

  • 990 - 1790 USD/month
    Living Costs

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


International Merit Scholarship: As part of the commitment to international students and their academic achievement, Southern New Hampshire University offers merit-based scholarships to international students who are applying for admission to SNHU.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.


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