Fashion Merchandising and Design Undergraduate Program

Why study fashion merchandising and design at Missouri State?

You will learn technical skills, hone creativity and increase your business knowledge. You can choose an emphasis in either design and production or merchandising, which focuses on business aspects. Opportunities to study abroad will enhance your global design perspective, and internship opportunities abound thanks to our well-connected faculty and alumni network. You will gain great hands-on experience as you learn about the changing fashion needs of clients, the industry and the world.

The best of both worlds

Are you both creative and technical? Do you like to predict trends and manage businesses? A Bachelor of Science in Fashion Merchandising and Design is a great way to find your place as a business leader within the dynamic world of fashion. You may choose an emphasis in either merchandising and management or fashion design and product development.

Fashion design and product development emphasis

We offer the option to specialize in fashion design and product development. As a designer, you'll take your ideas from the drawing board to the runway. Past graduates with this emphasis are successfully employed as pattern makers, designers and visual merchandisers.

Merchandising and management emphasis

A degree emphasizing in fashion merchandising and management unites your ability to transform your design ideas into works of art and offers you the opportunity to learn about the following:

  • Current and future industry trends
  • Product development
  • Marketing and fashion promotion
  • Show production
  • Merchandising math
  • Retailing
  • Textiles
  • Entrepreneurship

Merchandising and management graduates are successfully employed as buyers, retail managers, fashion coordinators and business owners.

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