The Associate of Applied Science in Fashion Merchandising (AAS) Degree Program at IADT

Do you have a talent for spotting fashion trends? Have you always had an interest in the business world? If so, a degree in fashion merchandising may be the perfect fit for you. The International Academy of Design & Technology offers an Associate of Applied Science in Fashion Merchandising degree program that can help you develop career-specific skills used in this dynamic field.

IADT's Fashion Merchandising program allows you to take your love of fashion and apply it a whole new way. In addition to developing skills used in the fashion industry, you can also gain a thorough understanding of merchandising, management, buying and marketing – all the components that contribute to a successful fashion merchandising campaign.


Through IADT's Fashion Merchandising degree program, you can learn to analyze market research, evaluate vendors for sourcing/producing products, study consumer buying habits and develop basic computer graphic skills. This associate-level program offers a variety of courses that can help you develop your creativity as you learn to create editorial, promotional and marketing materials for the fashion industry.

Below is a sampling of course topics included in IADT's Associate of Applied Science in Fashion Merchandising degree program.* Classes are led by instructors with relevant career experience.

  • Marketing Communication
  • Merchandising Principles and Practices
  • Visual Merchandising
  • Principles of Finance
  • Electronic Marketing
  • Principles of Finance
  • Introduction to Fashion
  • Computer Graphics for Fashion Design
  • Trend Forecasting
  • Fashion Product Development

*Course curriculum is subject to change.

These are some of the exciting careers in fashion merchandising. With the right education and your own initiative, one of them could be in your future:

  • Assistant Retail Sales Manager
  • Associate Visual Merchandiser
  • Assistant Buyer

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