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Fashion Business Management

Summer 1 Courses

May 28 - July 1

Summer 2 Courses

July 8 - August 1

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FM 114
Introduction to the Fashion Industry
3.0 credits
Online: In-state $657.00   Out-of-state $1,878.00
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
2667 OL1 Online


FM 116
Fashion Business Practices
3.0 credits
Online: In-state $657.00   Out-of-state $1,878.00
A comprehensive introduction to the modern fashion business environment with insight to the structures, finances, management, leadership, organization and ethical responsibilities of varied global fashion enterprises. Emphasis is placed on careers, job descriptions and the preparation necessary for a successful career in the fashion business.

Summer 1

CRN Section Day Time Location
2670 OL1 Online


FM 117
Introduction to Fashion Marketing
3.0 credits
Online: In-state $657.00   Out-of-state $1,878.00
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
2834 OL1 Online


FM 224
Merchandising Math Applications
3.0 credits
In-state $612.00   Out-of state $1,833.00
Prerequisites: Passing grade on FMM math placement test or MA 001 or MA 002 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
2833 25A MTW 9:10 AM-12:00 PM B304


FM 225
Fashion Merchandising
3.0 credits
In-state $612.00   Out-of state $1,833.00
Online: In-state $657.00   Out-of-state $1,878.00
Prerequisite: 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
2850 OL1 Online
2849 25A MTW 9:10 AM-12:00 PM B306


FM 228
The Business of Fashion Styling
3.0 credits
Online: In-state $657.00   Out-of-state $1,878.00
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
2669 OL1 Online


FM 244
Product Development
3.0 credits
Online: In-state $657.00   Out-of-state $1,878.00
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
2668 OL1 Online

Summer 2

CRN Section Day Time Location
2835 OL2 Online


FM 245
Fashion Forecasting for Merchandisers
3.0 credits
Online: In-state $657.00   Out-of-state $1,878.00
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
2836 OL1 Online


FM 262
Contemporary Retail Management
3.0 credits
Online: In-state $657.00   Out-of-state $1,878.00
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
2837 OL1 Online


FM 268
Team Development Workshop
2.5 credits
Online: In-state $547.50   Out-of-state $1,565.00
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 2

CRN Section Day Time Location
2672 OL1 Online


FM 321
Workshop in Apparel Merchandising
3.0 credits
Online: In-state $903.00   Out-of-state $2,643.00
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
2671 OL1 Online


FM 324
Business of Licensing
3.0 credits
Online: In-state $903.00   Out-of-state $2,643.00
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
2838 OL1 Online


FM 361
Leadership Development for Retailing
3.0 credits
Online: In-state $903.00   Out-of-state $2,643.00
A comprehensive study of the leadership skills inherent to being an effective, efficient manager in retail today. 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 and strategic management, driving change and innovation, controlling, and managing communication and information technology are also studied.

Summer 1

CRN Section Day Time Location
2839 OL1 Online


FM 422
Merchandising Strategies
3.0 credits
Online: In-state $903.00   Out-of-state $2,643.00
Prerequisites: FM 325 and (MA 311, or MA 321, or MA 331)
This is the capstone course for B.S. degree students, which integrates the skills and knowledge acquired in previous FM and related courses. Working in teams, students research financial, merchandising and competitive data and combine with information provided by executives from various retail organizations. Students articulate merchandising strategies in a final presentation.

Summer 1

CRN Section Day Time Location
2841 OL1 Online


FM 424
Global Merchandising
3.0 credits
Online: In-state $903.00   Out-of-state $2,643.00
Prerequisite: FM 361
This course explores the multiple merchandising practices used around the world in fashion apparel companiesÑboth 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
2840 OL1 Online

 

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