About This Certificate

Offered by Parsons and Women's Wear Daily (WWD), this innovative non-credit certificate program offers an in-depth look at the business side of fashion. With Parsons faculty and industry experts to guide you through the self-paced online courses, you will gain an understanding of how fashion brands are built and launched. With project-based exploration, you will build the skills and understanding of the business behind the fashion industry from every angle, including identifying your consumer, sourcing and costing materials, communicating with factories, creating a unique brand identity, and managing retail and wholesale relationships.

Format: Online

Certificate Length: 5 self-paced courses (30–40 hours)

Price: $999

What You’ll Gain

  • Familiarity with the range of roles necessary to build or manage a fashion company.
  • Skills to develop effective communication strategies geared towards collaborating with major fashion brands
  • How to identify your consumer while creating a unique brand identity
  • An understanding on managing retail and wholesale relationships

How You’ll Learn

  • Engaging video lectures and interviews with industry experts
  • Self-paced classes on demand
  • Project-based learning focused on developing real-world skills 
  • The ability to review course content and complete assignments at any time

Who Should Enroll

  • Individuals interested in launching a fashion brand
  • Anyone interested in learning how fashion brands are built
  • Individuals looking to develop an understand of the business side of fashion

Additional Details

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