Our curriculum emphasizes student understanding of the global impact and issues in our society from sourcing, manufacturing and sustainability. We also incorporate five attributes of creativity: agility, exploration/experimentation, imagination, open-mindedness, and navigating complexity. The result is a fashion industry professional who is prepared to be challenged by the marketplace and by a career in a highly competitive industry. With small class sizes, you get the most of your education because you're surrounded by a close-knit group of women who help you every step of the way.

Mount Mary offers a Bachelor of Arts in Fashion Merchandise Management degree, which requires a completion of:

  • a minimum of 53 credits
  • Mount Mary's core curriculum requirements
  • a business administration minor
  • an internship

Business courses cover accounting, microeconomics, human resources management, advertising, marketing and consumer behavior. Fashion merchandising courses cover product analysis, trend analysis, buying and assortment planning, inventory management and fashion show coordination. Complete degree requirements and a listing of courses are available in the Undergraduate Bulletin (PDF).

Some academic programs require a GPA higher than what is required for general admission to Mount Mary University. Contact your admission counselor for more information.

Fashion Certificate Requirements

Post-baccalaureate certificates are available in fashion design and fashion merchandise management. Certificate programs are open to women who already hold a bachelor’s degree. You will work directly with the fashion program chairperson to design a certificate curriculum that matches your experience and meet your long-term career goals. Learn more about fashion post-baccalaureate certificate requirements.