Apparel Merchandising and Management

Mission and Values


Our vision is to cultivate future global leaders in the fashion business, leveraging technology and innovation to drive sustainable positive change in the industry. 


Our mission is to foster global fashion leaders who promote sustainable innovation, technology, and ethical business practices within a culturally responsive environment.

We are committed to:

  • State-of-the-art curriculum
  • Entrepreneurship-focused experiential learning
  • Research, scholarship, and creative activities
  • Industry and community engagement

Student Learning Outcomes

  • SLO1: Students will identify materials, develop and produce designs, and evaluate and sell fashion/textile products.
  • SLO2: Students will assess target market consumer needs and propose fashion/textiles that meet market needs.
  • SLO3: Students will identify key issues in the fashion industry, synthesize knowledge to conduct research studies, and propose solutions
  • SLO4: Students will apply knowledge of ethical reasoning and sustainability practices in the fashion industry
  • SLO5: Students will appropriately utilize and adapt innovative technologies used in the global fashion industry.
  • SLO6: Students will model leadership, communication, and teamwork skills to perform effectively in the fashion industry.

Program Goals

Bachelor of Science Degree in Apparel Merchandising and Management program goals

  1. The program will provide knowledge of apparel and textile products, processes, and related technologies.
  2. The program will provide students with an understanding of aesthetics and consumer behavior as they apply to the textiles and apparel industries.
  3. The program will provide students with an understanding of how the industry meets the needs and wants of consumers, markets, and society at large in an interdependent global economy.
  4. The program will cultivate the development of professional attitudes and provide graduates with skills so they will be able to function and behave in a professional manner in the competitive apparel industry.

Master of Science Degree in International Apparel Management program goals

Graduates of the program will be able to:

  1. Recognize and demonstrate effective teamwork and visionary leadership with ethical integrity.
  2. Apply theoretical concepts to the practice of business management in an international context.
  3. Integrate knowledge across the disciplines within International Apparel Management to formulate effective strategies to solve problems faced by an apparel business.
  4. Design an original research study in International Apparel Management.