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Fashion Business Management

Summer 1 2018 Courses

May 29 - July 2

Summer 2 2018 Courses

July 9 - August 2


FM 114 Introduction to the Fashion Industry
3 credits In-state $585 Out-of-state $1,758 
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
2249 25A M T W 9:00 am-11:50 am B303  


FM 117 Introduction to Fashion Marketing
3 credits In-state $585 Out-of-state $1,758
Online: In-state $630 Out-of-state $1,803 
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
2250 25A M T W 9:00 am-11:50 am B304
2251 OL1   ONLINE COURSE


FM 224 Merchandising Math Applications
3 credits In-state $585 Out-of-state $1,758
Online: In-state $630 Out-of-state $1,803 
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
2252 25A M T W 9:00 am-11:50 am B306
2253 OL1   ONLINE COURSE

SUMMER 2

CRN Section Day Time Location
2254 OL2   ONLINE COURSE  


FM 225 Fashion Merchandising
3 credits In-state $585 Out-of-state $1,758
Online: In-state $630 Out-of-state $1,803
Prerequisites: (Arithmetic Proficiency) 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
2255 25A M T W 12:00 pm-2:50 pm B304
2256 OL1   ONLINE COURSE  


FM 244 Product Development
3 credits In-state $585 Out-of-state $1,758
Online: In-state $630 Out-of-state $1,803
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
2257 25A M T W 9:00 am-11:50 am B307
2258 OL1   ONLINE COURSE

SUMMER 2

CRN Section Day Time Location
2506 OL2   ONLINE COURSE  


FM 245 Fashion Forecasting for Merchandisers
3 credits In-state $585 Out-of-state $1,758
Online: In-state $630 Out-of-state $1,803
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
2260 OL1   ONLINE COURSE

SUMMER 2

CRN Section Day Time Location
2259 25A M T W R 9:00 am-11:50 am B303  


FM 268 Team Development Workshop
3 credits In-state $585 Out-of-state $1,758
Online: In-state $630 Out-of-state $1,803
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
2262 25A M T W 9:00 am-11:50 am B309
2263 OL1   ONLINE COURSE  


FM 324 Business of Licensing
3 credits In-state $834 Out-of-state $2,523
Online: In-state $879 Out-of-state $2,568
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
2264 75A M T W 9:00 am-11:50 am B312
2265 OL1   ONLINE COURSE  


FM 325 Financial Assortment and Planning
3 credits In-state $834 Out-of-state $2,523
A comprehensive study of financial and merchandise assortment plans utilizing JDA Enterprise Planning software. Business trends, along with historical data, will be used to construct a six-month plan that achieves the financial goals of the department for all key metrics. In-season strategies will be developed to address current business projections. 

SUMMER 1 

CRN Section Day Time Location
2497 75A M T W R 9:00 am-1:15 pm B302A  


FM 424 Global Merchandising
3 credits In-state $834 Out-of-state $2,523
Online: In-state $879 Out-of-state $2,568
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
2268 75A M T W 9:00 am-11:50 am A317
2269 OL1   ONLINE COURSE
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