Online Associate's Degree in Fashion Merchandising

Esaie Couture Design School

Program Description

Online Associate's Degree in Fashion Merchandising

Esaie Couture Design School

Turn your love of fashion into a career today! Esaie Couture Design School has partnered with one of the oldest and largest online distance learning colleges in the world to bring you this Fashion Merchandising Associate Degree Program. In it you'll learn about the development, merchandising, marketing, and promotion of apparel. Curriculum in this program is designed to help you hone your sense of fashion, expand your creativity, and develop the business skills you'll need to find out what customers want and persuade them to buy the products you’re promoting.

You can study from the comfort of your own home and learn the skills you need to start an exciting, satisfying career as a fashion merchandiser. You can create a schedule that works for your life, and our support systems are designed with the online learner in mind to ensure that you’ll always have the help you need.

The Fashion Merchandising Associate's Degree program prepares students for an entry-level position in the field of fashion merchandising and can also be used to prepare for future studies.

Program Overview

  • The fashion industry
  • Color theory and textiles
  • Consumer behavior
  • Marketing
  • Merchandising planning and buying

Curriculum Details

Semester 1

  • Basic Skills Assessment
  • ENG103 Information Literacy 1 credit
  • CSC104 Computer Applications 3 credits
  • Science Electives (Choose one) 3 credits
    • Introduction to Biology
    • Nutrition
    • Earth Science
  • SSC130 Essentials of Psychology 3 credits
  • Arts and Humanities Electives (Choose one) 3 credits
    • Art Appreciation
    • Music Appreciation
  • ENG100 English Composition 3 credits
  • Proctored Examination

Semester 2

  • FSH101 Introduction to the Fashion Industry 3 credits
  • GRD105 Color Theory 3 credits
  • FSH110 History of Fashion 3 credits
  • BUS121 Economics 1 3 credits
  • MAT115 Intermediate Algebra 3 credits
  • Proctored Examination

Semester 3

  • ACC113 Basic Accounting 3 credits
  • FSH120 Introduction to Textiles 3 credits
  • MKT301 Marketing 3 credits
  • ENG121 Business and Technical Writing 3 credits
  • MKT320 Consumer Behavior 3 credits
  • MAT215 Merchandising Math 3 credits
  • Proctored Examination

Semester 4

  • BUS310 Merchandising Planning and Buying 3 credits
  • INT114 Internet Marketing and E-Commerce 3 credits
  • MKT340 Retail Management 3 credits
  • FSH205 Fashion Promotion 3 credits
  • FSH220 Product Development 3 credits
  • Proctored Examination


  • Complete all 4 semesters.
  • Pass all courses.
  • Achieve a cumulative Quality Point Average (QPA) of 2.0 or higher.​

Program Outcome

Upon completion of the program, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate effective written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Demonstrate a high level of inquiry, analytical, and problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrate effective quantitative skills
  • Demonstrate computer and information literacy
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the liberal arts, natural sciences, and social sciences
  • Discuss how the business of fashion works from concept to the consumer
  • Apply knowledge of fabrics, embellishments, colors, and style for each garment or accessory to the fashion decision process
  • Describe the processes and factors involved in fashion designing, production of textile materials, and purchasing materials from suppliers
  • Discuss the importance and methods of marketing and promotion in the fashion industry
  • Demonstrate understanding and the use of company financial reports and reports associated with planning, buying and selling fashion merchandise
  • Describe the operations of retail stores that sell fashion merchandise​

Program Cost

Tuition Fee: $1,189.00 per semester

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated April 5, 2017
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