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Fashion Management

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Program Code: FA511
Credential: Ontario Graduate Certificate
Start Dates: September
Program Length: 3 semesters
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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, and sales of fashion apparel and accessories. Courses cover new product development and branding, fashion buying and retailing, multi-channel commerce, international marketing and product management, and entrepreneurship. 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 between fashion promotions or fashion sustainability profile. The promotions profile covers the rapidly growing promotions 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.

The sustainable fashion profile provides students with opportunities to learn about important aspects of fashion sustainability such as ethics, finance and supply chain.  There is a growing demand for industry professionals with knowledge of sustainable solutions and innovation. Students apply acquired knowledge and hone consulting skills in real-world cases and scenarios and graduate from the program prepared with tools to lead the industry to a lasting sustainable fashion change.

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Courses

At Humber, courses are delivered in a variety of formats:

In-Person - An in-person course is delivered fully on campus.

Online Asynchronous (A) - An online asynchronous course has no fixed class schedule and allows students to engage with the course at different times according to their needs. Faculty provide modules, which are completed independently by the students according to established deadlines.

Online Synchronous (S) - An online synchronous course is delivered fully online and requires faculty and students to participate in real-time according to a fixed schedule. Classes are scheduled for a specific day and time.

Hybrid - A hybrid course is a combination of in-person and online classes and follows a set schedule. Students must be available to attend in-person classes at scheduled times during the semester.

The chart below outlines the delivery options available for each course in this program, by campus. For some academic terms, there may be more than one delivery option available. You’ll be able to select your preferred options when building your course schedule during open enrolment. Preferences for course delivery will be considered on a first come, first served basis. Some Humber programs are also delivered fully online, where all courses are delivered online.

International students: the impact of studying from outside of Canada on Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) eligibility differs significantly based on when you start your program. Please review the PGWP eligibility before choosing your program and course delivery.

Course code and Name Delivery Type by Location
Course Code Course Name North Lakeshore IGS DL/Online
Semester 1
BISM 5000 Computer Analytic Skills N/A Online (S) N/A N/A
FMPC 5000 Marketing Fundamentals N/A In-Person N/A N/A
FMPC 5001 Career Development and Pre-Placement Seminar N/A Online (S) N/A N/A
FMPC 5002 Trend Analysis and Product Knowledge N/A In-Person N/A N/A
FMPC 5003 Fashion Technology N/A In-Person N/A N/A

Select 2 courses from one of the following groupings

FMPM Fash Mgmt Promotions Elctv N/A In-Person N/A N/A

Select 2 courses from one of the following groupings

FMST Fash Mgmt Sustainability Elctv N/A N/A N/A N/A
Semester 2
FMPC 5100 Current Issues in Fashion Industry: A Strategic Analysis N/A In-Person N/A N/A
FMPC 5103 Retail Buying N/A In-Person N/A N/A
FMPC 5104 Product Development N/A In-Person N/A N/A
WORK 5570 Industry Seminar N/A Online (S) N/A Online (S)

Select 2 courses from one of the following groupings

FMPM Fash Mgmt Promotions Elctv N/A In-Person N/A N/A

Select 2 courses from one of the following groupings

FMST Fash Mgmt Sustainability Elctv N/A N/A N/A N/A
Semester 3
WORK 5121 Field Experience - Fashion Management N/A Online (S) N/A Online (S)

Work-Integrated Learning  

Gain first-hand experience in the industry that provides the valuable work experience employers seek. A 160-hour (minimum) may be completed full time in the third semester. 

Humber Advantages

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two fashion students at tableGet Support from the Association of Fashion Business Students
person dressing mannequinLearn More about the Student Experience
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International Students can Stack and Stay Longer™ in Canada!

Double your employability with 2 times the education and experience!
Apply now for your first Graduate Certificate and get the opportunity for early admittance* into a second program in the following year. Stack your education to potentially earn credits that will lessen your course load in year two, allowing you to work or spend more time immersing yourself in Canadian culture! Extend your stay and double your employability skills through two work terms across two business programs. The extra year of studies will give you qualifications for a potential 3-year postgraduate work permit.

The Fashion Institute

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.

The Fashion Institute Video

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.

Association of Fashion Business Students

AFBS logo

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 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."

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

The Journey of Humber Students Volunteering at CECI Has Just Begun

CECI is an international cooperation organization that combats poverty, exclusion, and inequality through sustainable development projects in Africa, Asia, and the Americas, and students from Humber got the opportunity to volunteer in a three-month mandate at the organization for their summer placements as Fashion Design Officers.

Go Abroad

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Faculty Led Study Tour

Students in this program may be eligible for short global adventures. Past experiences have included, New York and London, England.

Study Abroad

A placement opportunity is available through Florence University of the Arts (FUA) in the summer semester.

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:

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

Program Availability

Start dates between Sept 2024 - Aug 2025
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Humber is a publicly-funded institution and does not have a public-private partnership. International students graduating from Humber or Humber’s International Graduate School (IGS) are eligible to apply for a Post-Graduation Work Permit.

International Students in Canada who apply for May 2024 start could be eligible for a $1,000 Scholarship*. Apply now

Start dates between Sept 2024 - Aug 2025
START DELIVERY LOCATION STATUS
Sep 2024 Standard Lakeshore Open

Humber is a publicly-funded institution and does not have a public-private partnership. International students graduating from Humber or Humber’s International Graduate School (IGS) are eligible to apply for a Post-Graduation Work Permit.

International Students Out of Canada can Apply through Humber International

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News Feed

Fashion Management Students Redefine Retail with AI Prototypes for the Salvation Army

Fashion Management Students Redefine Retail with AI Prototypes for the Salvation Army

Fri, January 12, 2024

Fashion Management students showcased their virtual store design prototypes to the Salvation Army leadership team on December 20th.

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Sustainability Meets Style: 'Fashion Through Paper' Exhibit Celebrates Student Innovation

Sustainability Meets Style: 'Fashion Through Paper' Exhibit Celebrates Student Innovation

Mon, December 11, 2023

The Fashion Institute unveiled its standout event of the Fall season, the 'Fashion Through Paper' exhibit.

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Fashion Students Make Valuable Connections at FGI Toronto Event

Fashion Students Make Valuable Connections at FGI Toronto Event

Tue, December 05, 2023

Fashion Management students participated in The Communique: S/S'24 Fashion Reporting Event, an engaging initiative hosted by FGI Toronto.

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Fashion Students Explore the World of Wholesale at the Thredz Trade Show

Fashion Students Explore the World of Wholesale at the Thredz Trade Show

Fri, November 24, 2023

The Thredz trade show was held at the Toronto Congress Centre and Fashion Management students were given complimentary access to attend.

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Admissions Questions

General Enquiries

Call 416-675-3111 or email enquiry@humber.ca. If you have already applied, be sure to check your application status on myhumber.ca.

Domestic Applicants Enquiries

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International Applicants Enquiries

Contact the International Centre for information about full-time programs (including the International Graduate School), how to apply and to follow up on your submitted application.

Program-Specific Questions

Speak to the Program Co-ordinator about the course curriculum, projects and career options.

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

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How to Apply

Domestic Students

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, search by availability, or ontariocolleges.ca.

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International Students

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

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Admission Requirements

Admission selection is based on the academic criteria indicated. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee admission.

Admission selection is based on the following three 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 all listed course requirements.

    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 credential evaluation. Note, for international High school education course by course evaluations, ICAS must be used. For international post-secondary education, a WES evaluation must be provided. In situations where you expect to apply for transfer credit, it is recommended that a course by course WES evaluation is completed.

International Academic Equivalency

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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 & Financial Aid

The 2024/2025 fee for three semesters is:

  • domestic: $5,832.58
  • international: $19,169.12

Fees are subject to change.

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 the program.

Financial Aid, Scholarships and Bursaries

Understand the costs associated with coming to Humber and explore resources available from first year to your final year on Student Fees and Financial Resources.

Scholarships

Humber Scholarships

Find out more about scholarships and bursaries that you may be eligible for, visit Student Scholarships. International students can visit International Student Scholarships.

Humber Bursaries

Bursaries are available for Certificate, Diploma and Degree programs primarily based on financial need, visit Humber Bursaries.

External Awards, Bursaries & Scholarships

Find out more information about external scholarships and bursaries, visit External Awards.

Indigenous Student Awards, Bursaries & Scholarships

Humber offers a variety of bursaries and scholarships for Indigenous students, visit Indigenous Student Awards.

Explore Opportunities through Humber Pathways

Humber Pathways include:

  • Opportunities to build on your college education and complete your diploma or degree at Humber.
  • Degree and graduate study opportunities at other institutions in Ontario, Canada and abroad.
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