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FIT in Florence | Fashion Business Management

Program Description

The International Fashion Business Management Program (IFBM) in Florence and New York is a study abroad opportunity for FIT students who want to study fashion merchandising management in both the US and Italy. As an IFBM student, you will begin your studies in New York City, then study in Florence during your third year, or fall or spring semester. Students receive academic credit for the entire third year of their Bachelor of Science Degree Program or if they choose, they may study for the fifth or the sixth semesters. Coursework is completed in Florence, studying at Polimoda. The program is taught in English, but Italian classes are offered to fulfill the language requirement.


1-Dec: Academic Year/Fall/Spring


  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Completion of one semester of Italian
  • Be qualified to obtain a study visa for Italy
  • Eligible students must obtain academic advisement and approval from their department Chairperson/Advisor and/or Dean of Liberal Arts.

Course Information

Fashion Business Management in Florence Curriculum

Budget Information

FIT in Florence Financial Budget Sheet
Academic Calendar

Fall 2015

August 23 - Arrival
August 24 - Mandatory Orientation (week)
August 31- 1st day of fall classes
Dec 17- Last day of fall semester

Spring 2016

Sunday Jan 10 - Arrival
Jan 11 - Mandatory orientation ( week)
Jan 18 - 1st day of spring classes
May 11 - last day of spring semester


Arrangements are made for students to stay for one week at the Youth Hostel Firenze 2000. During this time, students will receive orientation, apply for the Permesso di Soggiorno (Permission of Stay), look for permanent housing and choose their roommates.

Temporary Accommodation will be reserved through OIP at the Youth Hostel Firenze.
Youth Hostel Firenze 2000
Viale Raffaello Sanzio, 16
Firenze 50124 Italia


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