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Fashion Business, Certificate

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
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Transform yourself from fashion connoisseur to entrepreneur. Course topics include, the most recent developments and history of merchandising and retail buying, the ongoing changes and evolution in global marketing, insights and experience in the NYC fashion industry, and basic fashion history.

What You’ll Learn/Get

  • The leadership skills needed in the collaborative environment of buying and selling.
  • The planning process: forecasting and buying plans.
  • The product development process, planning, decision making, and how it functions in a global manufacturing environment and marketplace.
  • How demographics and psychographics are assessed to identify specific consumers.
  • How marketers use social media to learn about and communicate with customers.
  • How to communicate with a vendor, supplier or producer of goods: trade talk terminology.
  • Exposure to industry professionals representing various categories.


  • Retail buyer/manager/merchandiser
  • Stylist
  • Sales planner/coordinator
  • Fashion consultant
  • Planning & buying associate
  • Fashion/lifestyle account executive
  • Retail/merchandise marketing coordinator
  • Brand analyst
  • Marketing analyst
  • Marketing/event coordinator
  • Merchandise allocator

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date A student can apply at any time for this programme, there is no deadline. More details:

    Each course has a different start date. 

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Duration description

       Certificate must be completed in two years.

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Consumer Behavior
  • Fashion Merchandising
  • Medium of Fashion: Textiles
  • Worth to Westwood
  • Fashion Marketing in a Global Environment

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

Who Should Enroll
  • Anyone with an interest in the business of the fashion industry, from marketing, merchandising, and retail, to the history and globalization of the business.
  • Professionals currently in the fashion industry who want a refresher on industry standards, practices, and ongoing changes in the business of fashion.
  • Independent designers of garments, accessories, lifestyle products and experiences seeking information to from their own businesses or go into partnership with other like-minded creative individuals.

Technological Requirements

To enter the classroom, all you need is an Internet connection and a browser. Apps are available for mobile devices. Any particular software required for a course will be described in the course description. To enter your class, you enter the user ID and password that you'll receive from The New School after you register.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    6208 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6208 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    6208 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6208 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    6208 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6208 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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$6,208 - $6,368 total

Living costs for New York City

  • 1819 - 3970 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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