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Fashion Business and Management

You gain, through practical exercises, a comprehensive understanding of business management practices specific to the fashion industry, which you put to practice in a field placement during the final semester.

Quick Facts

 
Full-time Duration: 2 years
Starting in: September
Tuition Fee: $15,385
Location: Toronto, Canada

Centennial College’s Fashion Business and Management program will help you develop the skills and knowledge to become a future business leader in the fashion industry. Courses in this business diploma program are unique to the fashion industry and cover topics such as:

  • The design and manufacturing process.
  • The evolution of fashion and design and their relationship to designers, producers and retailers.
  • Ethical, sustainable and innovative practices for leadership in a global fashion industry.
  • Current design trends and technologies to predict sales dynamics for fashion products and services.
  • Marketing and retail promotional strategies based on contemporary consumer psychology concepts.
  • Creative concepts for fashion products and services.
  • Business management fundamentals.
  • Financial practices utilized in the fashion industry.
  • Computer applications for fashion, such as Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Suite.

Program Highlights

  • Courses in the Fashion Business and Management program examine all facets of the fashion industry, including accounting fundamentals like budgeting, costing, sourcing and working with manufacturers for garment production.
  • You will realize creative potential through practical exercises in class and within a retail setting.
  • The activities in the program help you build marketing, promotion and customer service skills.
  • You will connect with knowledgeable and industry-experienced faculty within small class environments.
  • The program teaches you to apply the principles of effective management, organization, employee and labour relations to the successful operation of a fashion business.
  • The final semester field placement will ensure you gain practical experience and invaluable networking opportunities.

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Career Prospects

Career Outlook

  • Retail manager
  • Buyer
  • Product developer/manager
  • Brand manager
  • Stylist
  • Production coordinator
  • Visual merchandiser
  • Show producer
  • Technical designer
  • Retail analyst
  • Design director
  • Fashion writer
  • Import merchandiser
  • Ecommerce coordinator
  • Fashion digital media planner
  • Omni-channel merchandiser
  • Supply chain coordinator
  • Web content creator

Areas of Employment

  • Product development
  • Marketing, branding and promotion
  • Trend forecasting
  • Domestic and international sourcing
  • Retail management and merchandising
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Domestic and International sourcing and logistics

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