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: 
    • Spring 2019: Monday, January 14, 2019
    • Fall 2019: Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Fashion Merchandising Evening Classes

If you're busy during the day, Bay State College's Fashion Merchandising Degree Evening Program gives you the opportunity to learn on your own time. Take evening college courses at our convenient Boston Back Bay campus. 

  • Duration: 16 terms 
  • Term Length: 8 weeks 
  • Program Length: 4 years
  • Start Dates:  
    • Fall 2018 Term 2: Monday, October 29, 2018
    • Spring 2019 Term 1: Monday, January 14, 2019
    • Spring 2019 Term 2: Monday, March 18, 2019
    • Summer 2019 Term 1: Monday, May 20, 2019
  • Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions 

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