The fashion merchandising faculty has collaboratively developed eight broad-based learning outcomes that serve as the foundation and guiding force behind our program’s curriculum.
Upon completion of the Fashion Merchandising program, graduates will be able to:
1. Demonstrate data gathering, synthesis, problem solving, and decision-making.
2. Demonstrate written and oral presentation skills appropriate to the field of fashion.
3. Identify the manner in which historic, cultural, and cyclical environmental factors impact the
4. Distinguish the intrinsic and extrinsic characteristics of all segments within the textile
complex, following the progression from fibers to end products.
5. Demonstrate basic planning, production, promotion, and distribution techniques for the men’s,
women’s and children’s wear markets.
6. Demonstrate knowledge of mathematical concepts and financial statements related to
merchandise buying and planning.
7. Compare and contrast the organization and structure of the domestic and foreign textile and
8. Identify the variety of career opportunities within the fashion industry, the inter-relationships
between them, and the methods to gain entry therein.