• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
  • English
A timeless sense of style and a firm grasp of business strategy go hand-in-hand with the Fashion Merchandising Management - Degree in Three Years major at the Southern New Hampshire University. You'll learn how to identify what styles will sell and how to present visual cues that prompt consumers to buy in this bachelor's degree program.


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 Fashion Merchandising Management - Degree in Three Years 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 they can add to a business.

Faculty in SNHU's three-year 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.

As a private, nonprofit university, SNHU has one mission – to help you see yourself succeed. The benefits of earning your bachelor’s degree in fashion merchandising management at Southern New Hampshire University include:

  • Supportive community. Join the SNHU campus community of students who are closely connected with faculty and staff dedicated to your success
  • Affordability. SNHU is one of the most affordable private, nonprofit universities in New Hampshire, and students with a GPA of 2.5 and higher could receive up to $18,000 in grants and scholarships
  • Innovative programs. Save time and tuition with our three-year degree programs or study abroad at little or no extra cost
  • Accessible faculty. Learn from highly credentialed faculty who are experts in their fields and interact with you in the classroom, dining hall, fitness center and the stands
  • Opportunity. Tap into our nationwide network of alumni and strong connections with employers for internship and career opportunities
  • Campus experience. Enjoy more than 50 student clubs, champion Division II athletics and fun events on our 300-acre campus in Manchester, N.H., named a “Best Place to Live” by Money magazine
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
  • Sales managers

SNHU students and alumni have worked for a number of well-known companies, including:

  • Coach
  • Timberland
  • Reebok International
  • Gap, Inc.
  • Kenneth Cole
  • Macy's
  • Saks Fifth Avenue
  • Jessica McClintock

The demand for professionals with a BS in Fashion Merchandising Management is rising, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. From now until 2020, employment opportunities are expected to increase by 19.8 percent for first-line supervisors in clothing and accessories stores.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses Inlcluded
  • 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
  • Fashion Merchandising and Management Internship
For more information, please check the program website.

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • 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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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

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).

Freshman Application Guidelines

As we look at your application, our first consideration is your academic background. We also look for well-rounded students who have a variety of interests and have been involved in school and/or community activities.

Most candidates admitted to SNHU have completed 16 college-prep courses, including:

  • Four years of English
  • Three or more years of mathematics
  • Two or more years of science
  • Two or more years of social science

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    30756 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 30756 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National Applies to you

    30756 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 30756 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs for Manchester

  • 410 - 1550 USD/month
    Living Costs

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


SNHU offers several types of grant and scholarship programs to full-time undergraduate day students. This year we're increasing our aid so that students with GPAs of 2.5 and higher could receive up to $20,000 in grants and scholarships. Most of our degree-seeking students receive some form of financial assistance.

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.

The Global Study Awards: get funded with up to £10,000 to study abroad

Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, StudyPortals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.