The Bachelor of Arts in Fashion Merchandising (BA) Degree Program at IADT

Have you always had a flair for fashion and an eye for design? If so, a career in fashion merchandising may be right for you. The International Academy of Design and Technology's Bachelor of Arts in Fashion Merchandising degree program can help you develop the business competencies and fashion-savvy knowledge used by today's fashion merchandisers. With help from IADT, you can start turning your natural talents into opportunities today.

IADT's comprehensive, focused curriculum can help you develop the confidence and industry knowledge that is important in the fashion merchandising industry. Our career-focused training programs cover everything from pricing strategies and merchandising planning to business professionalism and salesmanship. Graduates of this dynamic degree program can pursue a variety of career opportunities across the fashion industry.


Through this bachelor-level program, you can develop skills in merchandising, management, marketing, and buying – all the components necessary for a successful fashion merchandising campaign. IADT's Fashion Merchandising degree program offers a solid foundation in business and fashion fundamentals and encourages you to balance your creative abilities with the development of successful business practices.

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

  • Merchandising Principles And Practices
  • Visual Merchandising
  • Retail Management
  • Electronic Marketing
  • Principles Of Finance
  • Business Law
  • Pricing Strategies
  • Merchandise Planning and Inventory Control
  • Fashion Marketing and Consumer Behavior
  • Project Management in Merchandising
  • Global Sourcing And Product Development
  • Fashion Sketching
  • Evolution Of Fashion
  • Textiles For Fashion
  • Computer Graphics For Fashion Design
  • Trend Forecasting
  • Fashion Product Development
  • Fashion Media

*Course curriculum is subject to change.

These are some of the career opportunities in Fashion Merchandising. With the right education and your own initiative, one of them could be in your future:

  • Visual Merchandiser
  • Assistant Fashion Buyer
  • Product Developer
  • Fashion Merchandiser
  • Account Manager
  • Retail Sales Manager
  • Associate Merchandise Planner

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