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Fashion Merchandising Management

Summer 1:  May 27 - June 30 (day & online classes) or July 16 (evening classes)
Summer 2:  July 1 - July 22

FM 114 Introduction to the Fashion Industry
3 credits
In state $552 Out of state $1,659
Online: In state $597 Out of state $1,704
This survey covers the history, characteristics, and global interrelationships of all segments of the fashion industry. The course explores how fiber, textile, and apparel producers, retailers, and home furnishings companies merchandise and market their products within the industry and to the ultimate consumer.

SUMMER 1
CRN Section Day Time Location
8287 25A M T W 1:10 pm-4:00 pm B304
8291 25B M W 6:20 pm-9:10 pm B304
8323 OL1
- ONLINE

SUMMER 2

CRN Section Day Time Location
8475 OL2
- ONLINE

FM 116 Fashion Business Practices
3 credits
In state $552 Out of state $1,659
Online: In state $597 Out of state $1,704
A comprehensive introduction to the modern fashion business environment. The structures, finances, management, organization, and ethical responsibilities of fashion enterprises are examined in a global context.

SUMMER 1

CRN Section Day Time Location
8672 25A T R 6:20 pm-9:10 pm B306
8562 OL1
- ONLINE

FM 117 Introduction to Fashion Marketing
3 credits
In state $552 Out of state $1,659
Online: In state $597 Out of state $1,704
This course focuses on the integration of fashion marketing concepts, practices, and applications and facilitates the development of a marketing/merchandising plan. Through a case study approach, students analyze opportunities regarding merchandise positioning, brand imagery, targeting, and segmentation of an apparel or other fashion product.

SUMMER 1

CRN Section Day Time Location
8532 25A M T W 9:10 am-12:00 pm B303
8567 OL1
- ONLINE

FM 213 Introduction to Direct Marketing
3 credits
In state $552 Out of state $1,659
Online: In state $597 Out of state $1,704
Prerequisite: AC 111 and FM 114
Presents a comprehensive overview of the direct marketing industry, including its various components and career opportunities. Through the use of case studies and/or assignments, students learn strategic planning: how to choose and merchandise a product, pinpoint a target audience, develop marketing tests, and analyze results. Students are also introduced to the various electronic vehicles currently used in this ever-changing industry.

SUMMER 1

CRN Section Day Time Location
8936 25A M T W 9:10 am-12:00 pm B304
8805 OL1
- ONLINE

FM 224 Merchandising Math Applications
3 credits
In state $552 Out of state $1,659
Online: In state $597 Out of state $1,704
Prerequisite: Passing grade on Fashion Merchandising Management math placement test or MA 005
Students develop an understanding of the merchandising concepts and calculations necessary for interpreting and responding to financial planning and control reports of the merchandising and store operational teams. Among such reports are sales analyses, maintained markup reports, gross margin and seasonal plans.

SUMMER 1

CRN Section Day Time Location
8568 25A M T W 9:10 am-12:00 pm B307
8580 OL1
- ONLINE
9002 OL2
- ONLINE

FM 225 Fashion Merchandising
3 credits
In state $552 Out of state $1,659
Online: In state $597 Out of state $1,704
Prerequisite: (Passing grade on Fashion Merchandising Management math placement test or MA 005) and FM 224
This course provides a comprehensive look at the merchandising environment, including the functions and objectives of the merchandising team and the principles and techniques of today's buyers, planners, product developers, and account executives. Students work in teams on simulated merchandising projects to execute a seasonal plan.

SUMMER 1

CRN Section Day Time Location
8709 25A M T W 1:10 pm-4:00 pm B309
8581 OL1
- ONLINE

FM 244 Product Development
3 credits
In state $552 Out of state $1,659
Online: In state $597 Out of state $1,704
Prerequisite: TS 111
Introduces the concepts and methods by which retailers create special, store-branded merchandise for targeted customer segments. The process of product development, from research to production to distribution, is studied.

SUMMER 1

CRN Section Day Time Location
8710 25A M W 6:20 pm-9:10 pm B303
8460 OL1
- ONLINE

SUMMER 2

CRN Section Day Time Location
8518 OL2
- ONLINE

FM 245 Fashion Forecasting for Merchandisers
3 credits
In state $552 Out of state $1,659
Prerequisite: FM 117
Students explore and apply various forecast research methods in preparation for developing, planning, purchasing, or merchandising apparel lines and collections. Using the case study method, trend research is evaluated through the use of scholarly texts, articles, databases, and relevant websites to identify opportunities for growth and profitability in a fashion business.

SUMMER 1

CRN Section Day Time Location
8937 25A M T W 1:10 pm-4:00 pm B303

FM 262 Contemporary Retail Management
3 credits
In state $552 Out of state $1,659
Online: In state $597 Out of state $1,704
Prerequisite: FM 114
Students study all operational segments of the fashion industry and describe the functions of each. Contributions employees add to sales productivity and customer satisfaction in retail establishments are studied. New technologies are researched and the impact on consumers' shopping experiences is explored.

SUMMER 1

CRN Section Day Time Location
8938 25A M T W 1:10 pm-4:00 pm B306
8416 OL1
- ONLINE

FM 268 Team Development Workshop
2.5 credits
In state $460 Out of state $1,382.50
Online: In state $497.50 Out of state $1,420
Through individual and team role-playing and workshop activities, students learn the management skills needed in the international workplace. Communications skills, teamwork, and process management are stressed.

SUMMER 1

CRN Section Day Time Location
8939 25A M T W 9:10 am-12:00 pm B306
8569 OL1
- ONLINE

SUMMER 2

CRN Section Day Time Location
8599 OL2
- ONLINE

FM 321 Workshop in Apparel Merchandising
3 credits
In state $759 Out of state $2,046
Online: In state $804 Out of state $2,091
Hands-on workshops simulate the activities of a fashion merchandiser in overseeing the research, development, and presentation of a line for an apparel manufacturer. Emphasizes handling key accounts and the merchandiser's relationship with design, production, and sales staff.

SUMMER 1

CRN Section Day Time Location
8940 75A M T W 1:10 pm-4:00 pm B307
8600 OL1
- ONLINE

FM 322 Fashion Inventory Management
3 credits
In state $759 Out of state $2,046
Prerequisites: MG 306 for Fashion Merchandising Management students; MG 132, MG 153, and (MG 251 or MG 253) for Production Management students
In computer simulations, students make decisions involving inventory models, inventory replenishment, and seasonal and long-term merchandising strategies. Students learn to manage a business by developing seasonal financial plans, creating store plans, and balancing multi-store inventories.

SUMMER 1

CRN Section Day Time Location
8711 75A M T W 9:10 am-1:00 pm CCC40

FM 324 Business of Licensing
3 credits
In state $759 Out of state $2,046
Online: In state $804 Out of state $2,091
Students examine the business aspects of licensing as they apply to the fashion industry, from licensing assignments through the merchandising approval process. Appropriate skills for negotiating and planning licensed product lines are developed. Business and career opportunities with manufacturers, retailers, product developers, and designers of licensed fashion merchandise are explored.

SUMMER 1

CRN Section Day Time Location
8941 75A M T W 9:10 am-12:00 pm B309
8430 OL1
- ONLINE

FM 325 Financial Assortment and Planning
3 credits
In state $759 Out of state $2,046
Students learn financial and merchandise assortment planning using the Arthur Planning software. The course defines the buyer's duties within a retail organization and teaches students how to develop a financial plan.

SUMMER 1

CRN Section Day Time Location
8514 75B M T W 2:10 pm-6:00 pm B302A

FM 361 Leadership Development for Retailing
3 credits
In state $759 Out of state $2,046
Online: In state $804 Out of state $2,091
A comprehensive study of the role of the manager in today's retail climate. Students learn the effect of an organization's culture on the management process and how it is viewed from a global perspective. Decision-making, planning, structure, leadership, and defining control are also studied.

SUMMER 1

CRN Section Day Time Location
8582 OL1
- ONLINE

FM 424 Global Merchandising
3 credits
In state $759 Out of state $2,046
Online: In state $804 Out of state $2,091
Prerequisite: FM 361
This course explores the multiple merchandising practices used around the world in fashion apparel companies--both retail and wholesale. American merchandising theory is used as a base of comparison in the consideration of various religions, cultures, legal systems, and other global systems.

SUMMER 1

CRN Section Day Time Location
8943 75A M T W 9:10 am-12:00 pm B734
9003 OL1
- ONLINE

FM 462 Retail Management Strategies
3 credits
In state $759 Out of state $2,046
Prerequisites: FM 362 and FM 327
This is the capstone course for the Retail Management Certificate Program and is intended to develop the critical thinking skills and abilities needed to enter executive-level positions in retail management. The course focuses on the analytical skills and industry specifications required in evaluating a business.

Course is only available to Retail Management Certificate candidates but may open up to nondegree students pending availability during the add/drop period.

SUMMER 1

CRN Section Day Time Location
8849 75A M W 6:20 pm-9:10 pm B306
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