Fashion Business Management

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Students are encouraged to register early, as classes may fill up or be canceled due to low registration.

Winter Courses
Jan 3 - Jan 19

Spring Courses
Jan 24 - May 18

Questions about course content? Contact:
Fashion Business Management - (212) 217-4800

FM 109
First Year Experience II
3.0 credits
In state $660.00 Out of state $1,983.00

Prerequisite: FM 108
This course is the second part of the first year experience series. Students delve into the history of retailing and retailers, and concentrate on retailer strategies and positioning with relation to various store types. They explore the global supply chain from concept to consumer with a focus on sustainability and ethics.

Spring
CRN Section Day Time Location
19374 201 W 12:10 PM—4:00 PM B509


FM 114
Introduction to the Fashion Industry
3.0 credits
Online: In state $705.00 Out of state $2,028.00

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.

Spring
CRN Section Day Time Location
17445 OL1 ONLINE    


FM 116
Fashion Business Practices
3.0 credits
In state $660.00 Out of state $1,983.00
Online: In state $705.00 Out of state $2,028.00

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.

Winter
CRN Section Day Time Location
1867 OL1 ONLINE    
Spring
CRN Section Day Time Location
14945 201 M 8:10 AM—11:00 AM B307


FM 117
Introduction to Fashion Marketing
3.0 credits
In state $660.00 Out of state $1,983.00
Online: In state $705.00 Out of state $2,028.00

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.

Spring
CRN Section Day Time Location
13422 201 M 11:10 AM—2:00 PM B306
13423 202 M 11:10 AM—2:00 PM B304
14546 OL1 ONLINE    


FM 144
Product Knowledge for Merchandising
3.0 credits
In state $660.00 Out of state $1,983.00

Familiarizes students with the terminology and characteristics of merchandise of non-textile fashion accessories and home furnishings at all price levels. Enables retail buyers, product developers, and wholesale salespersons to differentiate criteria for price and quality.

Spring
CRN Section Day Time Location
4720 201 T 2:10 PM—5:00 PM A325
3514 202 W 11:10 AM—2:00 PM A342
8930 203 R 9:10 AM—12:00 PM A342


FM 228
The Business of Fashion Styling
3.0 credits
Online: In state $705.00 Out of state $2,028.00

In this 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.

Winter
CRN Section Day Time Location
1964 OL1 ONLINE    


FM 245
Fashion Forecasting for Merchandisers
3.0 credits
Online: In state $705.00 Out of state $2,028.00

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.

Winter
CRN Section Day Time Location
1872 OL1 ONLINE    


FM 262
Contemporary Retail Management
3.0 credits
Online: In state $705.00 Out of state $2,028.00

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.

Winter
CRN Section Day Time Location
1874 OL1 ONLINE    


FM 268
Team Development Workshop
2.5 credits
Online: In state $587.50 Out of state $1,690.00

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.

Winter
CRN Section Day Time Location
1870 OL1 ONLINE