What could be smarter than breaking into fashion merchandising? Succeeding at it.
Have a mind for business and a passion for fashion? Bay State’s Associates degree in Fashion Merchandising can help you get those great ideas out of your head and onto the runway.
We’ll start by introducing you to the art and science of merchandising and the business of fashion. You’ll learn about consumer behavior as it applies to design and market research. You’ll study the impact of globalization on the fashion industry. And, you’ll analyze retail management theories and techniques through class discussion—all in a creative and fun environment you don’t find in many college programs.
Plus, our internships and seminar program will give you real hands-on working experience to jump-start your career. And, our Career Services office will help you with everything from identifying the great jobs in fashion to interview coaching.
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The mission of the Bachelor program in Fashion Merchandising is to prepare students for professional careers or graduate education in fashion business disciplines by providing teaching excellence in a curriculum that advances creativity, global awareness, and current business practices.
Through a curriculum based on sequential learning and requirements in the areas of fashion merchandising, general education, and business classes, the Fashion Merchandising program stresses analytical skills that allow students to understand the complex environment of fashion merchandising and marketing. In addition, the concepts of rhetoric, philosophical debate, and aesthetic sensibility, inherent in an enriched general education curriculum, prepare students to be reasoning and sensitive thinkers and, thus, valuable members of an ever-changing marketplace.
How long is the academic year?
Bay State College has classes all year round. The Evening Division has eight different starts throughout the year and the day division runs from September-May.
Bay State College also offers a Summer Session that allows students to catch up or get ahead.
The full academic calendar can be found under News & Events.