About This Certificate

This program introduces best practices for fashion business, providing students with concrete and theoretical foundations for industry or entrepreneurial careers. Courses survey fashion history and recent developments in merchandising and retail buying. They also examine ongoing changes in global marketing and provide firsthand experience in the New York fashion industry.

Format: Online

Total Courses: 6 required courses plus minimum of 2 electives

Price: $6,760
Tuition rates are subject to change over the course of your program.

What You’ll Gain

  • The terminology and leadership skills needed for communication between vendors, suppliers, and producers
  • Knowledge of forecasting and buying planning processes
  • An understanding of the process of product development in a global marketplace
  • Demographic and psychographic analysis tools for identifying customers and social media marketing tools for attracting and retaining costumers

How You’ll Learn

  • Engaging video lectures and interviews with industry experts
  • Direct interaction with faculty practitioners at the top of their fields
  • Online collaboration and video conferencing 
  • Project-based learning focused on developing real-world skills and portfolio assets
  • The ability to review course content and complete assignments at any time

Who Should Enroll

  • Anyone interested in the marketing, merchandising, and retailing of fashion, fashion history, or the globalization of fashion
  • Fashion professionals who want to master best practices
  • Independent designers pursuing entrepreneurship or creative partnerships

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Build a solid foundation for your entrepreneurial or industry career in fashion. Begin by completing the required courses in the order in which they are listed below. This certificate must be completed within two years.

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