Fashion Merchandising Management (B.S.)

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Fashion a Great Career for Yourself in a High Growth Industry

The fashion industry is far reaching with demands for jobs worldwide. In the United States alone, fashion is a $25 billion dollar industry and requires a unique skill set marked by creativity and knowledge of various design processes.

Throughout the four-year Fashion Merchandising program delivered by the Marketing Department of the School of Business at Southern New Hampshire University, you’ll prepare for a career in the business of fashion. Not only will you discover how fashion apparel is developed, marketed and distributed, you’ll also learn how technological and organizational changes affect the business realm of the fashion industry.

Fashion merchandising requires more than just knowledge of what’s hot in fashion. You also have to know how to negotiate with suppliers of clothing, how to spot emerging industry trends and how to display clothing for maximum impact on consumers.

Program Highlights

  • The Bachelor of Science in Fashion Merchandising and Management is the only program of its kind in New England
  • You'll have the opportunity to take varied courses with classes in design and color theory, textiles, retailing and marketing
  • Flexibility - You'll be able to complement core courses with classes in other majors, such as marketing or communications
  • Affordability - Southern New Hampshire University offers one of the most affordable degree programs in New England
  • Exemplary Faculty - Southern New Hampshire University professors are well respected in the industry and tailor their lessons to match emerging trends
  • Respected - Fast Company magazine recently named Southern New Hampshire University the 12th most innovative company in the world

The Fashion Merchandising and Management Program is accredited by:

  • Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs
  • New England Association of Schools and Colleges
  • New Hampshire State Department of Education for Teacher Certification

Earn Your Degree in Three Years

You also have the option of earning your bachelor’s degree in just three years through our innovative Degree in Three program. Combining traditional classroom studies with unique out-of-classroom learning experiences, Degree in Three lets you:

  • Graduate in three years (six semesters) without taking weekend, summer or extra courses.
  • Jumpstart your graduate studies.
  • Start earning a living a year before your peers.
  • Use your “fourth year” to pursue your passions, study abroad, complete an international internship, get involved in campus activities, or continue to participate in Division II athletics as a graduate student.
  • Potentially save over $40,000 in tuition and room and board.