SU’s Fashion Merchandising program gives you a business focus on the world of fashion. Classes in marketing, management, art, and fashion will provide you with a foundation in all the essential aspects of fashion. The program also addresses the international scope of the fashion industry and its impact on society, culture, and business.
Stevenson University's Bachelor of Science in Fashion Merchandising is the first program of its kind in Maryland. The program prepares students for careers in marketing and merchandising for the apparel and retail industries.
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The courses listed below are required for completion of the bachelor's degree in fashion merchandising. Students must also complete the requirements for the Stevenson Educational Experience (SEE).
Specific pre- and co-requisites for each course are listed in the course descriptions.
|FYS 100||First Year Seminar|
|ACC 215||Survey of Accounting|
|EC 202||Principles of Microeconomics|
|FDES 274||History of Fashion|
|FMER 210||Fashion and Culture|
|FMER 223||The Business of Fashion|
|FMER 290/FDES 290||Internship Preparation|
|FMER 315||Writing for Fashion|
|FMER 320||Fashion Retailing|
|FMER 323||Fashion Product Merchandising|
|FMER 340||Merchandise Sourcing and Logistics|
|FMER 360||Visual Merchandising|
|FMER 390/FDES 390||Internship|
|FMER 430||Current Topics in Fashion Merchandising|
|or FMER 470||Portfolio|
|GDES 125||Fundamentals of Digital Media|
|INBUS 325/ MKT 325||International Marketing|
|IS 135||MS Office Applications|
|LAW 208||Business Law|
|MGT 204||Principles of Management|
|MGT 210||Business Writing|
|MKT 206||Principles of Marketing|
|MKT 311||Consumer Behavior|
|MKT 336||Integrated Marketing Communication|
The minor in Fashion Merchandising is designed for students interested in the business of fashion. It prepares students to understand the role of apparel in today’s marketplace and the relationship between the fashion and production apparel industries.
The minor in fashion merchandising requires successful completion of a minimum of six courses and 18 credits with a FMER prefix, which focus on fashion and culture, fashion retailing, product merchandising, and fashion communication. General guidelines regarding minors may be found in the Minors section of the catalog.