AAB Fashion Merchandising Program

The Associate of Applied Business Degree in Fashion Merchandising prepares students for the multi-billion dollar global industry of retail. We develop our students to be successful in the 21st-century marketplace with a skill set that incorporates an entrepreneurial spirit, critical thought process, and innovative ideas. This is accomplished by exposure to experiential learning, industry leaders and a faculty of working professionals. Our program offers a curriculum that develops students’ awareness of the career opportunities beyond fashion apparel.

The program covers four semesters and can be completed in 24 months, or two years, by attending year-round. Combined with classroom instruction, each student is expected to complete an internship and will graduate with the knowledge and skills necessary for entry-level positions in the retail field.

AAB Fashion Merchandising Program Outline


Semester 1


ENGL101 Foundation of Written Communication 3
ARTS103 Color Theory and Design Principles 3
MATH143 Foundations of Quantitative Literacy 3
FASH141 Introduction to Fashion 3
CDEV119 Career Development Seminar I 3
Total 15

Semester 2


ENGL102 Verbal Communications of Visual Concepts 3
BUSN101 Principles of Marketing 3
FASH102 Textiles 3
FASH171 Principles of Retailing 3
FASH164 Quantitative Retail Math 3
Total 15

Semester 3


SS121 Emotional Intelligence 3
BUSN280 Entrepreneurship and Entrepreneurial Opportunities 3
BUSN220 Business Finance 3
FASM274 Visual Merchandising 3
FASM298 Planning and Allocation 3
Total 15

Semester 4


BUSN210 Financial Accounting for Entrepreneurs 3
CDEV219 Career Development: Internship 3
FASM205 Fashion Buying and Merchandising 3
FASM261 Retail Store Planning and Design 3
FASM386 Fashion Product Development 3
Total 15

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