Fashion Merchandising

Primed for Success

Fashion merchandising is an exciting field that demands both an intuition for fashion trends and a shrewd understanding of business management. As a fashion merchandiser, a primary responsibility is to analyze which of the latest styles and fashions are or will be in demand and stock stores appropriately. In a way, you could say you buy clothes for a living, but the job is much more challenging and rewarding than that would make it sound.

For those with ambition and interest in this exciting and emerging industry, LIM College offers fashion merchandising degrees that are designed to blend the theory of fashion and the knowledge of business practice to create a skillset that’s primed for success in this field. Whether you’re trying to break into this field or advance your present fashion career, our fashion merchandising programs will guide you to success.


With a Fashion Merchandising degree from LIM College, you will be prepared for a wide range of career options including:


  • Account Manager
  • Brand Manager
  • Buyer
  • Creative Director
  • Event Planner
  • Fashion Director
  • Fashion Museum Curator
  • Fashion Stylist
  • Magazine Editor
  • Merchandiser
  • Planner
  • Product Developer
  • Retail Store Director
  • Trend Forecaster
  • District Merchandising Manager
  • Executive Vice President
  • General Merchandising Manager

Sample Courses

  • Advanced Buying & Planning
  • Buying & Merchandise Math
  • Computer Aided Design for Merchandising
  • Cosmetics & Fragrance
  • Fashion Forecasting
  • Fashion History & Global Attire
  • Fashion Magazines
  • Fashion Show Production
  • Fashion Styling
  • Global Retailing
  • Introduction to the Fashion Business
  • Menswear
  • Omnichannel Retailing
  • Product Development & Merchandising
  • Retailing
  • Street Style
  • Textiles
  • Advanced Fashion Merchandising
  • Retail Merchandise Management
  • Fashion Branding & Promotion

What is Fashion Merchandising?

Fashion merchandising is the strategic analysis, marketing, management, and distribution of fashion products in order to maximize profits. Fashion merchandisers stay acutely aware of past and present fashion trends to project what consumers will want in the future.

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The LIM Distinctive Learning Formula

LIM College programs have been developed to include a distinctive mix of theory and hands-on experiences. A bachelor degree in Fashion Merchandising includes lectures, group discussion, student group work and participation to arm you with the diverse set of knowledge and experience that employers look for in this field. You’ll benefit from our distinctive learning formula in any of our programs, whether you’re on our NYC campus or enrolled in online programs, designed to fit the busy schedule of adult learners. Once graduated you’ll also benefit from our broad network of employers and successful alumni.