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Fashion Merchandise Management Curriculum

Mount Mary University’s fashion merchandise management major focuses on the business aspects of the fashion industry. You’ll learn specialized skills in marketing, buying, sales, management, negotiation, customer relations, trend analysis and data analysis. You’ll also develop your art and fashion design skills.

As a fashion merchandise management major, you’ll gain valuable hands-on experience using industry standard Plan-O-Gram software and Visual Retailing software for 3-D floor displays, as well as through field trips, fashion industry speakers, internships and study tours to New York City and/or Paris.

Admission & Bachelor’s Degree Requirements

Whitney Gilles

Whitney Gilles

Fashion Merchandise Management ’12

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

“At Mount Mary, I don’t feel like a number. I’m Whitney, and my professors and classmates know me for who I am and what I’m capable of doing.”

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

  • a minimum of 60 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.