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

Merchandising management is a unique field that combines fashion savvy with a technical knowledge base and a broad business understanding. If you want to pursue opportunities in this diverse industry, the International Academy of Design & Technology may be the right place for you. Our Associate of Applied Science in Merchandising Management degree program with a Fashion Merchandising concentration can help you develop skills in the areas of design, merchandising, retailing, business communication and critical thinking.

This associate-level training program combines theoretical knowledge and practical application to offer you a strong foundation in today's merchandising management practices. Through focused classes that feature hands-on training, you can develop a diversified skill set for this industry's dynamic job market.


IADT's Merchandising Management degree program offers courses that combine a strong general-education foundation with specific training in merchandising, fashion marketing, sales, computer concepts and more. Our diverse curriculum offers you the opportunity to engage in real-world learning situations in an environment that encourages experimentation and personal growth.

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

  • Merchandising Principles and Practices
  • Retail Management
  • Visual Merchandising
  • Principles of Buying
  • Introduction To Fashion Merchandising
  • Textiles And Apparel Analysis
  • Fashion Marketing And Consumer Behavior
  • Fundamentals of Accounting
  • Introduction to Business
  • Business Math
  • Introduction to Computer Concepts and Applications

*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:

  • Retail Sales Manager
  • Assistant Visual Merchandiser
  • Key Holder

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