Fashion and Retail

Bachelor of Science

Make a name for yourself

Plan a large-scale runway show and work behind the scenes at fashion events around the country in the fashion and retail program. In this fashion and retail degree program, you'll study fashion marketing, retail buying and inventory replenishment, the evolution of fashion change, as well as styling and fashion forecasting.

As a part of the fashion and retail program, you’ll have the opportunity to enroll in a basic garment construction course where you’ll learn the essentials of product development. We have excellent industry contacts in South Florida, New York and Los Angeles. And, you may meet them yourself! These professionals are great to network with—especially when searching for internship opportunities. 

What you’ll learn in the fashion and retail program

  • Managing the operations and finances of an organization
  • Basic garment construction and product development
  • Fashion marketing, retail buying, forecasting, inventory replenishment and styling
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“My fondest memory of Lynn thus far is going on a tour of the school and realizing that it's where I belong. Lynn has shaped me as person because it has given me a place to belong. It has helped me grow in to a committed, loyal, hardworking and kind individual.”

Laya Arrieta '18, Miami, B.S. in fashion and retail
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Fashion and retail curriculum

This program combines fashion style with business and finance knowledge. So, you’ll earn a business degree in fashion and study interesting topics you love. 

Course preview

MKT 101 Fashion and Retail Management
Examine the scope of opportunities in the fashion industry. Explore the production and distribution of fashion products leading to an awareness of interaction of various aspects of the industry.

MKT 240 Buying and Inventory Planning
Study buyers in the retail organization. Analyze buying techniques in the planning, obtaining and controlling of merchandise in terms of implications for retail buying.

MKT 300 Fashion Show Production
Examine fashion events and their role in retail sales. Research, analyze and forecast fashion trends and the presentation of fashion events. Work on group and individual projects, including a fashion show and community contact with local (and national) retail apparel firms.

Graduates must complete 120 credits.

Fashion and retail jobs and careers

Hands-on learning is a big part of earning your fashion degree, and it will ultimately help you when it’s time to apply for fashion merchandising jobs. There are many career opportunities for fashion and retail degree majors, including: 

  • Assistant buyer
  • Visual display and design coordinator
  • Marketing and event coordinator
  • Social media specialist
  • Account executive
  • Fashion stylist
  • Brand representative
  • Store or department manager
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