Fashion Business Management AAS Degree Program


 

http://fitnyc.edu/fmm

School of Business and Technology

 

The major in Fashion Business Management provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary for assuming positions in the merchandising industry in areas such as buying, sales, product development, creative fashion presentation, retail management, and marketing. Curriculum below is for the entering class of Fall 2017. 

Semester 1

Credits

MAJOR AREA

FM 114 - Introduction to the Fashion Industry

3

 

FM 116 - Fashion Business Practices

3

RELATED AREA

AC 111 - Advertising and Promotion

3

 

MG 153 - Excel for Business

2

GENERAL EDUCATION

EN 121 - English Composition G1

3

 

choice - see Requirements*

3

Semester 2

 

MAJOR AREA

FM 117 - Introduction to Fashion Marketing

3

 

FM 262 - Contemporary Retail Management

3

 

FM 268 - Team Development Workshop

2.5

RELATED AREA

TS 111 - Fundamentals of Textiles

3

GENERAL EDUCATION

SS 141 - Macroeconomics G4

3

 

choice - see Requirements*

3

Semester 3

 

MAJOR AREA

FM 224 - Merchandising Math Applications

3

 

FM 244 - Product Development

3

 

choice - see Major Area Elective(s)***

3

RELATED AREA

choice - see Related Area Elective(s)**

1.5

GENERAL EDUCATION

MA 222 - Statistical Analysis G2

3

 

choice - see Requirements*

3

Semester 4

 

MAJOR AREA

FM 225 - Fashion Merchandising

3

 

choice- see Major Area Elective(s)***

3

GENERAL EDUCATION

choice - see Requirements*

6

     

TOTAL CREDIT REQUIREMENTS

 

GENERAL EDUCATION

24

 

MAJOR AREA

29.5

 

RELATED AREA

9.5

 

HEALTH AND/OR PHYS.ED

1

 

Total Credits:

64

 

*Fall 2017 Requirements:  See below

Associate Degree General Education: 

·         Three (3) credits from each required General Education area, totaling 9 credits: G1, G2 (MA 222), and G3

·         Three (3) credits from G4 (SS 141)

·         Nine (9) credits from three different areas in liberal arts courses in G5 - G10

·         Three (3) credits of any 200- or 300-level English literature or speech course   

See list of Gen Ed approved courses under FIT's General Education Requirements and Courses.  An FIT Gen Ed course cannot be used to meet more than one General Education area.

**Related Area Electives: 1.5 credits (minimum)
CHOICE of AC 221 Publicity Workshop (3 cr.),  AR 101 Fashion Art and Design (1.5 cr.), AR 115 Introduction to CAD Software for Fashion Designers (2 cr.), DE 101 Principles of Display and Exhibit Design: Small Scale (2 cr.), HD 111 Career Planning (3 cr.), HP 201 Introduction to Home Products (3 cr.), IC 296 AAS Internship B: Career Exploration (2 cr.), IC 297 AAS Internship C: Career Exploration (3 cr.), ID 103 Interior Design Merchandising (2 cr.), JD 101 Introduction to Jewelry Fabrication (2 cr.), PH 118 Beginning Digital Photography (2 cr.),  PH 162 Photographic Styling (2 cr.), or TD 112 Textile Color Fundamentals (2 cr.)

***Major Area Electives: 6 credits (minimum)
CHOICE of two: FM 144212213222223226228231245251, or 491

Evening/Weekend Option:
A four-semester degree program is available for this degree program (see Curricula Overview or visit the FIT website at fitnyc.edu/evening_weekend). The sequence of courses is the same as that listed on this page.

Online Degree Option:
The one-year online degree is designed to give students flexibility in earning an Associate of Applied Science degree (see Online Degree Programs for additional information).

Upper Division Alternatives:
Graduates of this program are eligible to apply for admission to the Bachelor of Science programs in Cosmetics and Fragrance MarketingDirect and Interactive MarketingFashion Business ManagementHome Products DevelopmentInternational Trade and Marketing for the Fashion IndustriesProduction Management: Fashion and Related Industries, and Textile Development and Marketing. By completing certain course requirements, graduates may also apply to the Bachelor of Science programs in Advertising and Marketing Communications and Technical Design.