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Fashion Business Management

AAS Degree Program

Fashion Business Management AAS Degree Program

School of Business and Technology

Applications accepted for fall and spring. NYSED: 00828 CIP: 52.1902

The major in Fashion Business Management provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary for assuming positions in the merchandising industry in areas such as buying, sales, creative fashion presentation, retail management, and marketing. Curriculum below is for the entering class of Fall 2023.

Fashion Business Management AAS Degree Program - Semester 1, Credits
Semester 1 Credits
MAJOR AREA FM 108 - First Year Experience I 3
FM 116 - Fashion Business Practices 3
FM 245 - Fashion Forecasting for Merchandisers 3
GENERAL EDUCATION EN 121 - English Composition G1 3
choice - see Requirements* 3
Semester 2
MAJOR AREA FM 109 - First Year Experience II 3
FM 110 - Product Elements and Principles 2
choice - see Major Area Elective(s)* 3
RELATED AREA TS 110 - Product Elements and Principles Laboratory 2
GENERAL EDUCATION SS 141 - Macroeconomics G4 3
choice - see Requirements* 3
Semester 3
MAJOR AREA FM 203 - Business Intelligence in Planning and Buying 3
FM 204 - Innovation in Product Development 3
FM 205 - Fashion Marketing and Digital Technology 3
choice - see Major Area Elective(s)* 3
GENERAL MA 222 - Statistical Analysis G2 3
GENERAL EDUCATION choice - see Requirements* 3
choice - see Requirements* 3
Semester 4
MAJOR AREA FM 206 - Strategies of Merchandising 3
FM 207 - Retail Strategies 3
RELATED AREA choice - see Related Area Elective* 1.5 - 3
GENERAL EDUCATION choice - see Requirements* 6
TOTAL CREDIT REQUIREMENTS
GENERAL EDUCATION 24
MAJOR AREA 35
RELATED AREA 3.5-5
Total Credits: 62.5-64

*Fall 2023 Requirements :

See below

Associate Degree General Education:

  • Three (3) credits from each required General Education area, totaling 9 credits: G1, G2 (MA 222), and G3
  • Three (3) credits from G4 (SS 141)
  • Nine (9) credits from three different areas in liberal arts courses in G5–G10
  • Three (3) credits of any 200- or 300-level English literature or speech course

See list of Gen Ed approved courses under FIT's General Education Requirements and Courses. An FIT Gen Ed course cannot be used to meet more than one General Education area.

Related Area Elective(s): 1.5-3 credits

CHOICE

of AC 111, AC 141, AC 171, AR 101, AR 115, DE 101, HD 111, HP 201, IC 297, ID 103, JD 101, PH 118, PH 162, TD 112, TS 215, or TT 261

Major Area Elective(s): 6 credits

CHOICE of

two:FM 144, FM 201, FM 212, FM 213, FM 222, FM 223, FM 226, FM 228, FM 231, or FM 251

Upper Division Alternative(s):

Graduates of this program are eligible to apply for admission to the Bachelor of Science programs in Cosmetics and Fragrance Marketing, Direct and Interactive Marketing, Fashion Business Management, Home Products Development, International Trade and Marketing for the Fashion Industries, Production Management: Fashion and Related Industries, and Textile Development and Marketing. By completing certain course requirements, graduates may also apply to the Bachelor of Science programs in Advertising and Marketing Communications and Technical Design.