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Fashion Management

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Program Code: FA511 Credential: Ontario Graduate Certificate Program Length: 2 semesters Delivery Mode (Fall 2020)  : Online View Individual Course Delivery Modes on the Fall 2020 Course Delivery Modes page  
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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 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. The program also covers the rapidly growing promotional side of fashion including courses in integrated marketing communication and social media brand management. You will learn how to leverage and promote a brand through social media, personal blogs, Instagram, Twitter, online selling and personal website development.

Courses Learning Outcomes

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

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The Fashion Institute

Several third- and fourth-year 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 merchandising.

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.

The Fashion Institute’s front window facilitates merchandising. Students pitch ideas for the window display through the fashion photo-styling course. Selected projects get transformed into stunning window displays.


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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 product development manager, private label/brand manager, retail manager, event manager, retail buyer, fashion manager relating to sourcing, logistics co-ordinator, inventory control manager, visual merchandiser, promotion manager or planner. Online retailing offers positions in community management, social media marketing and opportunities in customer service inventory management.

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Program Availability

START DATE LOCATION STATUS INTERNATIONAL STATUS
September 2020 Lakeshore Open Open

Fashion Comes Home

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Watch the video on the "Fashion Comes Home" event to learn about Humber's networking opportunities.


Fashion & Esthetics Success Stories

The Show Must Go On - Powerhouse: A Digital Fashion Week

The Show Must Go On - Powerhouse: A Digital Fashion Week

Fri, June 05, 2020

Instead of canceling their annual Walk It Out Fashion Show event, Fashion Arts and Business students showed resilience in letting the show go on.

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Jessica Rotolo: Model, Artist, Advocate is Now a Proud Humber Student

Jessica Rotolo: Model, Artist, Advocate is Now a Proud Humber Student

Wed, June 03, 2020

Jessica Rotolo is a dynamo. Her resume takes up several pages, but somehow, she still feels she has something to learn.

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Making Masks for a Cause

Making Masks for a Cause

Mon, June 01, 2020

With the help of her mother, Fashion Arts and Business program alumni student, Amanda Seto, has been making masks to donate.

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Wed, April 29, 2020

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The Launch Me Competition provides aspiring entrepreneurs the opportunity to develop and present their business ideas at a live pitch night.

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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 is:

  • 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 

Fees by Semester

Semester 1 Domestic Fee International Fee*
Total $2,853.43 $8,303.50
Tuition $2,227.02 $7,669.59
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $434.91 $434.91
Compulsory Student Government Fee $64.00 $64.00
Optional Student Government Fee $20.00 $20.00
Program Ancillary Fee $115.00 $115.00
Co-op/Placement $0.00 $0.00

 

Semester 2 Domestic Fee International Fee*
Total $2,738.43 $8,303.50
Tuition $2,227.02 $7,784.59
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $434.91 $434.91
Compulsory Student Government Fee $64.00 $64.00
Optional Student Government Fee $20.00 $20.00
Program Ancillary Fee $0.00 $0.00
Co-op/Placement $0.00 $0.00

*Plus Mandatory Health Insurance fee once per academic year: Fall start - $420 Winter start - $280 Summer start - $140

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

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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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