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ONLINE ASSOCIATE'S DEGREE IN
FASHION MERCHANDISING

Turn your love of fashion into a career today! Esaie Couture Design School has partnered with one of the oldest and largest online distance learning colleges in the world to bring you this Fashion Merchandising Associate Degree Program. In it you'll learn about the development, merchandising, marketing, and promotion of apparel. Curriculum in this program is designed to help you hone your sense of fashion, expand your creativity, and develop the business skills you'll need to find out what customers want and persuade them to buy the products you’re promoting.

You can study from the comfort of your own home and learn the skills you need to start an exciting, satisfying career as a fashion merchandiser. You can create a schedule that works for your life, and our support systems are designed with the online learner in mind to ensure that you’ll always have the help you need.

The Fashion Merchandising Associate's Degree program prepares students for an entry-level position in the field of fashion merchandising and can also be used to prepare for future studies.
Semester 2

  • FSH101Introduction to the Fashion Industry 3 credits
  • GRD105Color Theory 3 credits
  • FSH110History of Fashion 3 credits
  • BUS121Economics 1 3 credits
  • MAT115Intermediate Algebra 3 credits
  • Proctored Examination
Semester 4

  • BUS310Merchandising Planning and Buying 3 credits
  • INT114Internet Marketing and E-Commerce 3 credits
  • MKT340Retail Management 3 credits
  • FSH205Fashion Promotion 3 credits
  • FSH220Product Development 3 credits
  • Proctored Examination
Semester 1

  • Basic Skills Assessment
  • ENG103Information Literacy 1 credit
  • CSC104Computer Applications 3 credits
  • Science Electives (Choose one) 3 credits
           Introduction to Biology
           Nutrition
  •   Earth Science
  • SSC130Essentials of Psychology 3 credits
  • Arts and Humanities Electives (Choose one) 3 credits
           Art Appreciation
           Music Appreciation
  • ENG100English Composition 3 credits
  • Proctored Examination
Semester 3

  • ACC113Basic Accounting 3 credits
  • FSH120Introduction to Textiles 3 credits
  • MKT301Marketing 3 credits
  • ENG121Business and Technical Writing 3 credits
  • MKT320Consumer Behavior 3 credits
  • MAT215Merchandising Math 3 credits
  • Proctored Examination
COMPUTER SPECIFICATIONS

You will need high-speed internet access to begin your program. You will need access to a Microsoft® Windows® based computer running Windows® 7 or later or an Apple® Mac® computer running OS X® or later, Microsoft® Office 2013, and an email account to complete your program .




DEGREE/GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

  • Complete all 4 semesters.
  • Pass all courses.
  • Achieve a cumulative Quality Point Average (QPA) of 2.0 or higher.​
  • Complete payment of all tuition, for whole program (all semesters)

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PROGRAM OUTCOME

Upon completion of the program, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate effective written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Demonstrate a high level of inquiry, analytical, and problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrate effective quantitative skills
  • Demonstrate computer and information literacy
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the liberal arts, natural sciences, and social sciences
  • Discuss how the business of fashion works from concept to the consumer
  • Apply knowledge of fabrics, embellishments, colors, and style for each garment or accessory to the fashion decision process
  • Describe the processes and factors involved in fashion designing, production of textile materials, and purchasing materials from suppliers
  • Discuss the importance and methods of marketing and promotion in the fashion industry
  • Demonstrate understanding and the use of company financial reports and reports associated with planning, buying and selling fashion merchandise
  • Describe the operations of retail stores that sell fashion merchandise​
CURRICULUM DETAILS
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PROGRAM OVERVIEW

  • The fashion industry
  • Color theory and textiles
  • Consumer behavior
  • Marketing
  • Merchandising planning and buying

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