Fashion Merchandising

bachelors Degree

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 Bachelor’s 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.

Do you have a new look in mind? Show us!

Bay State College's 2018 Annual Fashion Show, The Next Chapter, presented by Bay State's fashion design and merchandising students.



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Fashion Merchandising Day Classes 

Discover a diverse but close-knit community of students, faculty and staff at our Boston campus, located in the historic Back Bay neighborhood. 

  • Duration: 8 semesters 
  • Semester Length: 16 weeks 
  • Program Length: 4 years
  • Start Dates: 
    • Summer 2021: Monday, May 18
    • Fall 2021: Monday, August 31
    • Spring 2022: Monday, January 10

Fashion Merchandising Degree Accreditation 

Bay State College is is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE, formerly NEASC).

The New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE) accredits schools and colleges in the six New England states (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont). Membership in one of the six regional accrediting associations in the United States indicates that the school or college has been carefully evaluated and found to meet the standards agreed upon by qualified educators.

Bay State College is authorized to award the following degrees by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts: Associate in Science, Associate in Applied Science, Bachelor of Science.

Possible Careers

  • Purchasing Manager
  • Fashion Merchandiser
  • Textile Merchandiser
  • Retail Manager
  • Fashion Director
  • Fashion Buyer

Successful Alumni

There is so much more to the study of fashion than an extended trip to the mall. Fashion is a multi-billion dollar industry that is beyond borders. The best you can do is be ready and arm yourself with as much knowledge and experience as possible. Bay State College provided me with both."

Myvette Fernandez, '12

Inbound Coordinator


Myvette Fernandez