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International Fashion Merchandising Management - Bachelor of Science Degree Program - Fall 2012 Curriculum

This curriculum applies to students entering in Fall 2012 only. Currently enrolled FIT students should refer to the FIT catalog of their entering year.

This overseas academic program leads to the bachelor's degree in Fashion Merchandising Management. Students spend semesters 5 and 6 in Florence, and semesters 7 and 8 in New York. Students must complete IT 111 - Italian I before attending IFMM in Florence.

Semester 5 - FLORENCE
MAJOR AREA FM 226 International Buying/Marketing 3
FM 324 Business of Licensing 3
RELATED AREA FM 361 Management for Retailing 3
LIBERAL ARTS HA 212 Renaissance Art G7 3
IT 112 Italian II G8 3.5
SS 354 Comparative Political Systems G9 3

Semester 6 - FLORENCE
MAJOR AREA FM 321 Wkshp. in Apparel Merchandising 3
FM 431 Sales Management 3
RELATED AREA IN 312 International Trade 3
LIBERAL ARTS EN 245 Intercultural Communication 3
HA 344 History of Western Costume 3
or IT 213 Italian III 3.5

Semester 7 - NEW YORK
MAJOR AREA FM 325 Financial Assortment and Planning
RELATED AREA MG 306 Info. Systems: Case Analysis 2
LIBERAL ARTS EN 321 Strategies of Business Communication 3
MA 321 Data Analysis for Business Apps 3
SS 242 Microeconomics 3

Semester 8 - NEW YORK
MAJOR AREA FM 422 Merchandising Strategies 3
IC 498 Sr. Internship D: Career Planning 4
LIBERAL ARTS MA 311 Math Modeling/Business Apps. 3
or MA 331 Calculus 3
PL 431 Philosophy: Ethics G7 3
choice see Economics* 3

Total Credit Requirements

Major Area: 25 credits
Related Areas: 5 credits
Liberal Arts: 37 - 37.5 credits
Total Minimum Required: 67 credits


A "G" followed by a number 1-10 identifies specific courses that meet SUNY General Education baccalaureate degree requirements (www.fitnyc.edu/gened).

G1 Basic Communication; G2 Math; G3 Science; G4 Social Science; G5 Western Civilization; G6 Arts; G7 Humanities; G8 Foreign Language; G9 Other World Civilizations; G10 American History.


Economics:  3 credits
CHOICE of SS 343, 443, or 445.

Foreign Language:  6.5-7 credits
Two semesters of Italian, one of which must be a 3.5 credit, non-conversational course (G8).  Note that IT 213 can be taken as an optional liberal arts elective (after completion of the foreign language 6.5-7 credit requirement).  Note:  Italian I must be taken prior to travel (G8).  Liberal Arts Credits Summary includes IT 111 Italian I, 3.5 credits.

Algebra proficiency must be completed prior to enrolling in MA 311, 321, or 331.


FM 114, 224, 244, MG 153, SS 141, TS 111, and the algebra proficiency exam must be completed prior to semester 6.

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