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Fashion Management

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Program Code: FA511 Credential: Ontario Graduate Certificate Program Length: 2 semesters Current Students can view program and course details at Current Student Resources  
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Program Overview

Humber’s Fashion Management graduate certificate program prepares you to work in the dynamic fashion industry and focuses on the management, marketing, sales of fashion apparel and accessories. Courses cover new product development and branding, fashion buying and retailing, multi-channel sales, international marketing and product management. Visual merchandising skills combined with colour theory skills and trend forecasting give this program a dynamic, hands-on approach to the business side of fashion.

Students in the program can choose the promotions or sustainability profile. The promotions profile covers the rapidly growing promotional side of fashion including courses in integrated marketing communication and social media brand management. Students will learn how to leverage and promote a brand through social media, personal blogs, Instagram, Twitter, online selling and personal website development.

Sustainable fashion profile provides students with opportunities to learn about the important aspects of fashion sustainability such as ethics and supply chain, creative innovations in the fashion industry and how to make a case for sustainability from a financial and managerial perspective. There is a growing demand for industry professionals with knowledge of sustainable solutions and innovation. Students graduate from the program prepared with tools to lead the industry to a lasting sustainable fashion change.

Courses Learning Outcomes

Current students, please make sure to review your MyHumber Academic Progress report to confirm which courses you should register into for your Winter semester. Courses with in-person requirements will likely also have online components. Humber may need to change plans for in-person learning, subject to government and public health directives and/or additional health and safety considerations.


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Upon successful completion of the program, a graduate will:

  • Review political, economic, social, environmental and regulatory factors affecting fashion industry and global sourcing decisions to achieve cost-effective, sustainable, quality product procurement and operations.

  • Apply accounting, finance and supply chain operation methods to make sustainable business decisions that build competitive advantage for fashion products.

  • Recommend merchandising, store-level operations, promotions and product offering improvements for retailers based on detailed competitive analysis.

  • Develop entrepreneurship strategies that inform start-up business plans to achieve profitability and sustainability goals.

  • Develop a merchandising plan and replenishment process using industry specific tools in accordance with an allocated budget to achieve desired profitability and performance metrics.

  • Justify a promotional marketing and visual merchandising plan based on analysis of the business’s current position in the market to appeal to target audience and support strategic business objectives. 

  • Formulate evidence-based and innovative business plans that serve to solve identified fashion business problems related to production, profitability and market position.

  • Defend a mutually beneficial wholesale fashion line proposal to a retailer based on analysis of the buyer’s performance and profitability, target market and current fashion trends.

  • Employ language of the fashion industry to communicate effectively with direct and indirect stakeholders in line with businesses’ strategic objectives to establish and maintain working relationships.

  • Develop textual and visual online and in-store content to engage target clients through variety of media platforms to strengthen market position and business profitability.

  • Analyze historical and current development in the fashion industry together with predicted future trends to create competitive and sustainable business solutions.


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Work Placement

Gain first-hand experience in the industry with a four-week (160-hour) work placement which takes place either part time during the program or full time at the end of the program. Placements provide the valuable work experience employers seek.

The Humber Experience 

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Watch this video to hear what Humber students have to say about working with window installations.

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Watch this timelapse video of Humber students creating the Demure Domestic Diva display!

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Watch this video to get an inside look at Humber's "Culture Days - Fashion Through The Ages."

The Humber Advantage

The Humber Advantage Hands-on, experiential learning opportunities, field trips, industry guest speakers, case competitions and work-related industry training and learning are integral part of the program. Students learn industry content and apply it in relevant industry settings to be better prepared for the jobs and career opportunities of the future.

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The Fashion Institute

Fashion Management classes are delivered in Humber’s Fashion Institute. The Fashion Institute is located at Lakeshore Campus and is a hub of activity for fashion students. It is a lively, charismatic place, buzzing with students exchanging ideas, be it in the lounge, computer lab, or anywhere else that inspiration might spark. The street level, store front window facilitates visual merchandising activities. Students pitch ideas for the window display through the fashion photo-styling course. Selected projects get transformed into stunning window displays.

The building comes equipped with mannequins, rolling racks, hanging fixtures, shelving units and all manner of things the students might need to create real-world mock-ups, including a boardroom with a dropped ceiling for hanging merchandise. Students learn to work with a budget to design, source materials, and build their own space.


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Association of Fashion Business Students

The Association of Fashion Business Students (AFBS) aims to provide a connective environment that links students with the industry, as well as supports and encourages fashion forward thinking.


Student Testimonial

"I cannot speak highly enough about this program. It provides hands-on knowledge of the fashion industry and necessary skills for any field within the industry. The courses are taught by professors who have years of experience and are both knowledgeable and supportive. It is only thanks to the program that I got a job at HBC literally 2 weeks after writing my finals!" – Ola

Your Career

According to City of Toronto data, the fashion industry employs nearly 50,000 people. Fashion design, wholesaling and retailing have grown dramatically in the last five years with 10,000 fashion-related jobs. There are 4,600 fashion retail firms in Toronto that generate annual sales of $2.6 billion. Sales have grown by 6.4 per cent in the last year. Employment in the wholesale and retail trade grew by 34.5 per cent or 13,000 jobs in the last five years.

Graduates may find employment in companies that develop, manufacture, market, import, wholesale, distribute or retail fashion apparel and accessories. Employment settings include apparel suppliers, wholesale distribution companies, fashion retail companies, importers and logistics firms, marketing divisions within major retail operations, and up and coming online businesses. The program equips you for roles such as:

  • retail buyer
  • merchandiser
  • fashion stylist
  • personal stylist
  • product developer
  • social media and marketing specialist
  • retail manager
  • visual merchandiser
  • fashion entrepreneur
  • sustainability consultant
  • sourcing, production and distribution fashion specialist

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Scott Wabano has recently launched THE HAMPTON X WABANO JACKET in collaboration with Indigenous Canadian fashion designer, Lesley Hampton.

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Thu, September 24, 2020

Fashion students were instructed to create a look with objects within their immediate environment to develop their creativity and confidence.

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Faculty of Business Events

Fall 2020 Virtual Career Fair

Fall 2020 Virtual Career Fair

Humber

Tue, November 10, 2020
Online

The Faculty of Business Work Integrated Learning Centre is hosting a Virtual Career Fair for industry professionals and students.

Look for invitation and registration information coming soon.

Check out the footage from last years’ event here.

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Faculty of Business News

Students Take Their Mock Interview Experience to the Next Level

Students Take Their Mock Interview Experience to the Next Level

Wed, September 30, 2020

Students were joined by InStage VR, a virtual reality platform that provides an interactive format to develop interviewing skills.

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Guest Speaker Shares Expertise on How to Seek Employers on LinkedIn

Guest Speaker Shares Expertise on How to Seek Employers on LinkedIn

Wed, September 30, 2020

The WIL Centre welcomed Zak Quintanilla, from Novatech who provided examples of unique visual content he created on LinkedIn to intrigue employers.

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Students Learn How to Brand Themselves for Career Opportunities

Students Learn How to Brand Themselves for Career Opportunities

Wed, September 30, 2020

Rigel Jones, Mindset and Action Coach, as well as Co-founder of Kaibigan Connection was invited by the WIL Center to host a live session.

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On October 21, 2019, the Provincial Government of Ontario announced the renaming of the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) to the Ministry of Colleges and Universities (MCU). Both names may appear on this website.

Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet all the requirements below in order to meet minimum program eligibility. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee an offer of admission. Admission decisions will be available via MyHumber, or by email and mail. Admission decisions will not be released by phone.

Admission selection is based on the following 3 requirements:

  • Academic

    To be eligible for admission, you must possess the following:

    • A bachelor’s degree

    Mature Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or other postsecondary school, and will be 19 or older as of the first day of classes. Humber will invite you for testing to demonstrate that you meet program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or attended postsecondary studies, and will be 21 or older as of the first day of classes. Mature applicants for degree programs will be required to meet course requirements at the U/M level or equivalent.

    College Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants must have an overall minimum grade point average (GPA) of 65 per cent in the program. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

    University Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

  • English Language Proficiency

    All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Humber’s English Language Proficiency Policy.

  • International Credit Evaluation

    Canadian citizens or permanent residents with international education are required to provide a WES or ICAS evaluation.

INTERNATIONAL ACADEMIC EQUIVALENCY

Admission equivalencies for Humber depend on your country of study. Please enter your location or choose detect my location to see the requirements for your country below.

Post-Admission Requirements

Once you have been accepted, and have confirmed your offer, you may need to complete a further set of requirements related to your program (Post-Admission Requirements).

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Fees

The 2020-2021 fee for two semesters was:

  • domestic: $5,591.86
  • international: $17,027.00

Fees are subject to change.

Scholarships

Humber offers a variety of scholarships each year.

Learn more

Fees by Semester

Domestic Fees International Fees

Additional Costs

Note: An additional registration fee of $440 applies to placements completed after the final semester of this program.

Pathways

Pathways are academic routes that students can take to move from one credential to another.

PATHWAYS OUT TO ANOTHER PROGRAM:

TO A PARTNER INSTITUTION

Master of Leadership and Public Administration

Humber and Centenary University have entered into an agreement to facilitate the transfer of Humber graduates with appropriate prerequisite qualifications and grades for advanced standing into Centenary University.  

Graduates with a GPA of 3.0 or 75% in one of Humber's Graduate Certificates:

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Event Management
  • Fashion Management and Promotions
  • Financial Planning
  • Human Resource Management
  • Marketing Management
  • Global Business Management
  • Public Administration
  • Public Relations
  • Advertising-Account Management

may receive up to 6 credits towards the Masters of Business Adminstration (MBA) program.  Thirty-three (33) remaining credits may be required for program completion.  Final advanced standing granted to an applicant requires an assessment of transcripts and electives taken.

Humber applicants are required to submit the following to Centenary:

  • a completed application form (with essay where applicable) along with the application fee
  • official Humber transcript sent directly to Centenary from Humber
  • verification of high school graduation
  • Letter of Recommendation from a Humber Program Coordinator, specifying why the student is a good candidate for the program.

For more information, contact:

Tina Tang, Associate Director of International Admissions
hongrong.tang@centenaryuniversity.edu

Admission to the academic programs listed is at the sole discretion of the partner post-secondary institution. Please contact the institution for detailed admission requirements.

MSc Fashion Management

Humber and Robert Gordon University (RGU) have entered into an agreement where graduates of Humber's Fashion Management and Promotions Graduate Certificate may receive advanced entry (at the Postgraduate Diploma stage) to RGU's MSc Fashion Management program.  Graduates must have:

  • completed the Fashion Management and Promotions program
  • acheived a Grade Point Average of 3.5 or above
  • a suitable reference from a Humber faculty member
  • where the applicant's first language is not English, provide satisfactory evidence that the applicant meets the general English language requirements of the University. Applicants who require a Tier 4 visa must meet the requirements set out by the UK Visas and Immigration Secure English Language Testing (SELT) for postgraduate entry to the UK as published on their website.
  • the requisite visa to enter the United Kingdom for study purposes.

For more information, contact:  international@rgu.ac.uk

Admission to the academic programs listed is at the sole discretion of the partner post-secondary institution. Please contact the institution for detailed admission requirements.

MA Fashion Marketing

Humber College and Nottingham Trent University (NTU) have entered into an agreement to facilitate the progression of Humber's Graduate Certificate of Fashion Management graduates to enter one of the following NTU School of Art and Design programmes:

See Application Form and related Guidance Notes.

Humber graduates going to NTU benefit from:

  • an automatic £2500 discount on fees
  • the ability to apply to other NTU scholarships*

To find out more about NTU please see our International Student Guide – and check out our Virtual Events page for live chats and Q&A sessions. 

For further information, please contact Tee Dymond, Sr Global Partnerships Manager:

NTUGlobal@ntu.ac.uk / teresa.dymond02@ntu.ac.uk

Admission to the academic programs listed is at the sole discretion of the partner postsecondary institution. Please contact the institution for detailed admission requirements.

* If a student is successfully awarded a scholarship, only the greater of the two fee reductions will be awarded (i.e. either the scholarship, or the £2,500 discount)

MA Fashion Communications

Humber College and Nottingham Trent University (NTU) have entered into an agreement to facilitate the progression of Humber's Graduate Certificate of Fashion Management graduates to enter one of the following NTU School of Art and Design programmes:

See Application Form and related Guidance Notes.

Humber graduates going to NTU benefit from:

  • an automatic £2500 discount on fees
  • the ability to apply to other NTU scholarships*

To find out more about NTU please see our International Student Guide – and check out our Virtual Events page for live chats and Q&A sessions. 

For further information, please contact Tee Dymond, Sr Global Partnerships Manager:

NTUGlobal@ntu.ac.uk / teresa.dymond02@ntu.ac.uk

Admission to the academic programs listed is at the sole discretion of the partner postsecondary institution. Please contact the institution for detailed admission requirements.

* If a student is successfully awarded a scholarship, only the greater of the two fee reductions will be awarded (i.e. either the scholarship, or the £2,500 discount)

MA International Fashion Management

Humber College and Nottingham Trent University (NTU) have entered into an agreement to facilitate the progression of Humber's Graduate Certificate of Fashion Management graduates to enter one of the following NTU School of Art and Design programmes:

See Application Form and related Guidance Notes.

Humber graduates going to NTU benefit from:

  • an automatic £2500 discount on fees
  • the ability to apply to other NTU scholarships*

To find out more about NTU please see our International Student Guide – and check out our Virtual Events page for live chats and Q&A sessions. 

For further information, please contact Tee Dymond, Sr Global Partnerships Manager:

NTUGlobal@ntu.ac.uk / teresa.dymond02@ntu.ac.uk

Admission to the academic programs listed is at the sole discretion of the partner postsecondary institution. Please contact the institution for detailed admission requirements.

* If a student is successfully awarded a scholarship, only the greater of the two fee reductions will be awarded (i.e. either the scholarship, or the £2,500 discount)

MA Luxury Fashion Brand Management

Humber College and Nottingham Trent University (NTU) have entered into an agreement to facilitate the progression of Humber's Graduate Certificate of Fashion Management graduates to enter one of the following NTU School of Art and Design programmes:

See Application Form and related Guidance Notes.

Humber graduates going to NTU benefit from:

  • an automatic £2500 discount on fees
  • the ability to apply to other NTU scholarships*

To find out more about NTU please see our International Student Guide – and check out our Virtual Events page for live chats and Q&A sessions. 

For further information, please contact Tee Dymond, Sr Global Partnerships Manager:

NTUGlobal@ntu.ac.uk / teresa.dymond02@ntu.ac.uk

Admission to the academic programs listed is at the sole discretion of the partner postsecondary institution. Please contact the institution for detailed admission requirements.

* If a student is successfully awarded a scholarship, only the greater of the two fee reductions will be awarded (i.e. either the scholarship, or the £2,500 discount)

Contact Us

Program Specific Questions

Rossie Kadiyska, program co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 79223
rossie.kadiyska@humber.ca

Admissions Questions

Domestic Students  

Phone: 416-675-5000
Email: enquiry@humber.ca

International Students  

Contact the International Centre

How to Apply

Applications to Humber are made through ontariocolleges.ca. Be sure to submit your application by the equal consideration deadline of February 1. You may apply after February 1, however, post-February 1 applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis depending on the availability of the space in the program. To check program availability refer to the Campus/Availability listing on Humber's program pages or ontariocolleges.ca.

Admissions Road Map

Apply through Ontario Colleges

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

If you’re an international student, you can apply directly to Humber via our International Centre.

Apply through the International Centre

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