A timeless sense of style and a firm grasp of business strategy go hand-in-hand with the Bachelor of Science in Fashion Merchandising Management at Southern New Hampshire University. You'll learn how to identify what styles will sell and how to present visual cues that prompt consumers to buy in this bachelor's degree program.
The fashion marketplace is dynamic - seasons, cultures, new materials and retro ideas all influence hot new trends. It takes a trained eye and skillful manager to showcase and sell style to a fashion-conscious public. You'll study fashion marketing, color and textile theory, and consumer behavior at while you learn about retail operations, planning and management.
Degree in Three: Save time and tuition through our innovative Degree in Three program. Earn your bachelor's degree in 3 years - with no weekend, summer or evening courses required - and gain real world experience that employers want to see. You'll also have the option of using your fourth year to pursue a master's or MBA.
As a fashion merchandising major at SNHU, you'll gain a focused skill set and practical experience that you can apply immediately to the fashion and retail world. The program gives you the chance to:
You'll also gain valuable real-world experience by completing a fashion merchandising internship that provides you with the opportunity to show employers the value you can add to a business.
Faculty in SNHU's BS in Fashion Merchandising Management understand the fashion marketplace intimately. Small class sizes give you the opportunity to interact with instructors who know firsthand how style, business and technology intersect.
As a private, nonprofit university, SNHU has one mission - to help you see yourself succeed. The benefits of earning your bachelor's degree in fashion merchandising management at SNHU include:
The fashion merchandising industry covers the entire globe, from the fashion capitals of the world to local boutiques. Graduates of our fashion merchandising major will find opportunities as:
SNHU students and alumni have worked for a number of well-known companies, including:
In SNHU's undergraduate fashion merchandising program, you'll combine your understanding of design and color theory with business planning and marketing. Textiles, retailing and merchandise planning are just the beginning - you'll also choose from electives in consumer promotion, retailing management and global fashion merchandising.
You'll also earn valuable, real-world experience by completing a fashion merchandising internship. Prospective students are encouraged to contact the Admission Office to learn more how this program can further their careers.
SNHU's bachelor's in fashion merchandising and management program includes:
General Education Program
Our programs are designed to equip you with the skills and insights you need to move forward. In recent years, employers have stressed the need for graduates with higher order skills - the skills that go beyond technical knowledge - such as:
All undergraduate students are required to take general education classes. Through foundation, exploration and integration courses, students learn to think critically, creatively and collaboratively, giving you the edge employers are looking for.
Business Core Program
Programs in the School of Business require learners to complete the business core program, which includes a variety of business-specific courses. This program focuses on 10 core competencies to prepare you for success wherever you go.
Total Credits: 120
Our Manchester campus aims to keep tuition and related costs low for our students so that you can pursue your degree and your goals. More than 90% of our students receive some form of financial aid, and students who qualify could receive up to $20,000 in grants and scholarships.
Southern New Hampshire University is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education as well as several other accrediting bodies.
This program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). Student achievement data can be found on College Navigator.
*All concentrations associated with the program are also accredited through ACBSP.