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Fashion Merchandising Management

Summer 1 Session: May 26 - June 29
Summer 1 Evening: May 26 - July 20
Summer 2 Session: June 30 - July 27

 

Summer Courses

FM 114 Introduction to the Fashion Industry
3 credits
In-state $564 Out-of-state $1,689
Online:
In-state $609 Out-of-state $1,734
This survey covers the history, characteristics, and global interrelationships of all segments of the fashion industry. The course explores how fiber, textile, and apparel producers, retailers, and home furnishings companies merchandise and market their products within the industry and to the ultimate consumer.
Summer 1
CRN Section Day Time Location
9194 25A M T W 9:10 am-12:00 pm B923
8287 25B M T W 1:10 pm-4:00 pm B304
8291 25C M W 6:20 pm-9:10 pm B304
9097 OL1 ONLINE COURSE

Summer 2
CRN Section Day Time Location
8475 OL2 ONLINE COURSE


FM 116 Fashion Business Practices
3 credits Online: In-state $609 Out-of-state $1,734
A comprehensive introduction to the modern fashion business environment. The structures, finances, management, organization, and ethical responsibilities of fashion enterprises are examined in a global context.
Summer 1
CRN Section Day Time Location
8562 OL1 ONLINE COURSE


FM 117 Introduction to Fashion Marketing
3 credits
In-state $564 Out-of-state $1,689
Online:
In-state $609 Out-of-state $1,734
This course focuses on the integration of fashion marketing concepts, practices, and applications and facilitates the development of a marketing/merchandising plan. Through a case study approach, students analyze opportunities regarding merchandise positioning, brand imagery, targeting, and segmentation of an apparel or other fashion product.
Summer 1
CRN Section Day Time Location
8532 25A M T W 9:10 am-12:00 pm B303
8567 OL1 ONLINE COURSE


FM 213 Introduction to Direct Marketing
3 credits Online: In-state $609 Out-of-state $1,734
Prerequisites: AC 111 and FM 114
Presents a comprehensive overview of the direct marketing industry, including its various components and career opportunities. Through the use of case studies and/or assignments, students learn strategic planning: how to choose and merchandise a product, pinpoint a target audience, develop marketing tests, and analyze results. Students are also introduced to the various electronic vehicles currently used in this ever-changing industry.
Summer 1
CRN Section Day Time Location
8805 OL1 ONLINE COURSE


FM 224 Merchandising Math Applications
3 credits
In-state $564 Out-of-state $1,689
Online:
In-state $609 Out-of-state $1,734
Prerequisite: Passing grade on FMM math placement test or MA 005
Students develop an understanding of the merchandising concepts and calculations necessary for interpreting and responding to financial planning and control reports of the merchandising and store operational teams. Among such reports are sales analyses, maintained markup reports, gross margin, and seasonal plans.
Summer 1
CRN Section Day Time Location
8568 25A M T W 9:10 am-12:00 pm B307
8580 OL1 ONLINE COURSE


FM 225 Fashion Merchandising
3 credits
In-state $564 Out-of-state $1,689
Online:
In-state $609 Out-of-state $1,734
Prerequisites: Passing grade on FMM math placement test or MA 005 and FM 224
This course provides a comprehensive look at the merchandising environment, including the functions and objectives of the merchandising team and the principles and techniques of today's buyers, planners, product developers, and account executives. Students work in teams on simulated merchandising projects to execute a seasonal plan.
Summer 1
CRN Section Day Time Location
8709 25A M T W 1:10 pm-4:00 pm B309
8581 OL1 ONLINE COURSE


FM 228 The Business of Fashion Styling
3 credits
In-state $564 Out-of-state $1,689
In the course, students explore the role of a fashion stylist as it applies to the field of merchandising. They learn about career opportunities in fashion styling and wardrobe consulting. The business requirements and entrepreneurial opportunities in the field of fashion styling are explored.
Summer 1
CRN Section Day Time Location
9100 25A M T W 1:10 pm-4:00 pm B303


FM 244 Product Development
3 credits
In-state $564 Out-of-state $1,689
Online:
In-state $609 Out-of-state $1,734
Prerequisite: TS 111
Introduces the concepts and methods by which retailers create special, store-branded merchandise for targeted customer segments. The process of product development, from research to production to distribution, is studied.
Summer 1
CRN Section Day Time Location
8710 25A M W 6:20 pm-9:10 pm B303
8460 OL1 ONLINE COURSE

Summer 2
CRN Section Day Time Location
8518 OL2 ONLINE COURSE


FM 245 Fashion Forecasting for Merchandisers
3 credits
In-state $564 Out-of-state $1,689
Online:
In-state $609 Out-of-state $1,734
Prerequisite: FM 117
Students explore and apply various forecast research methods in preparation for developing, planning, purchasing, or merchandising apparel lines and collections. Using the case study method, trend research is evaluated through the use of scholarly texts, articles, databases, and relevant websites to identify opportunities for growth and profitability in a fashion business.
Summer 1
CRN Section Day Time Location
9098 25A M T W 9:10 am-12:00 pm B304
9099 OL1 ONLINE COURSE


FM 262 Contemporary Retail Management
3 credits Online: In-state $609 Out-of-state $1,734
Prerequisite: FM 114
Students study all operational segments of the fashion industry and describe the functions of each. Contributions employees add to sales productivity and customer satisfaction in retail establishments are studied. New technologies are researched and the impact on consumers' shopping experiences explored.
Summer 1
CRN Section Day Time Location
8416 OL1 ONLINE COURSE


FM 268 Team Development Workshop
2.5 credits
In-state $470 Out-of-state $1,407.50
Online:
In-state $507.50 Out-of-state $1,445
Through individual and team role-playing and workshop activities, students learn the management skills needed in the international workplace. Communications skills, teamwork, and process management are stressed.
Summer 1
CRN Section Day Time Location
9101 25A M T W 9:10 am-12:00 pm B309
8569 OL1 ONLINE COURSE

Summer 2
CRN Section Day Time Location
8599 OL2 ONLINE COURSE


FM 321 Workshop in Apparel Merchandising
3 credits Online: In-state $816 Out-of-state $2,271
Prerequisite: FM 244
Hands-on workshops simulate the activities of a fashion merchandiser in overseeing the research, development, and presentation of a line for an apparel manufacturer. Emphasizes handling key accounts and the merchandiser's relationship with design, production, and sales staff.
Summer 1
CRN Section Day Time Location
8600 OL1 ONLINE COURSE


FM 324 Business of Licensing
3 credits Online: In-state $816 Out-of-state $2,271
Students examine the business aspects of licensing as they apply to the fashion industry, from licensing assignments through the merchandising approval process. Appropriate skills for negotiating and planning licensed product lines are developed. Business and career opportunities with manufacturers, retailers, product developers, and designers of licensed fashion merchandise are explored.
Summer 1
CRN Section Day Time Location
8430 OL1 ONLINE COURSE


FM 325 Financial Assortment and Planning
3 credits
In-state $771 Out-of-state $2,226
Students learn financial and merchandise assortment planning using the Arthur Planning software. The course defines the buyer's duties within a retail organization and teaches students how to develop a financial plan.
Summer 1
CRN Section Day Time Location
8514 75B M T W 2:10 pm-6:00 pm B302A


FM 361 Leadership Development for Retailing
3 credits
In-state $771 Out-of-state $2,226
Online:
In-state $816 Out-of-state $2,271
A comprehensive study of the role of the manager in today's retail climate. Students learn the effect of an organization's culture on the management process and how it is viewed from a global perspective. Decision-making, planning, structure, leadership, and defining control are also studied.
Summer 1
CRN Section Day Time Location
9195 75A M T W 9:10 am-12:00 pm C308
8582 OL1 ONLINE COURSE


FM 424 Global Merchandising
3 credits
In-state $771 Out-of-state $2,226
Online:
In-state $816 Out-of-state $2,271
Prerequisite: FM 361
This course explores the multiple merchandising practices used around the world in fashion apparel companies--both retail and wholesale. American merchandising theory is used as a base of comparison in the consideration of various religions, cultures, legal systems, and other global systems.
Summer 1
CRN Section Day Time Location
9197 75A M W 1:10 pm-4:00 pm B915A
9003 OL1 ONLINE COURSE
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