Humber’s Bachelor of Commerce – Fashion Management degree program is designed for students interested in the business side of fashion and offers management courses tailored specifically to the fashion industry.
Our program starts with a foundation of business studies in areas such as organizational behaviour, law, economics, finance and accounting, marketing, and operations management. Specialized courses in the fashion management curriculum include twentieth-century fashion history, trend forecasting, retail and wholesale management, brand management, store planning and merchandising, global sourcing, and retail finance.
You’ll gain practical skills through applied projects during which you’ll develop processes and products from the idea stage through to execution. You will also develop business plans and apply your classroom learning to fashion industry analysis, financial management and e-commerce assignments that simulate the latest challenges in the fashion industry.
Several third- and fourth-year classes are delivered in Humber’s Fashion Institute.
The program requires that you complete 14 weeks/420 hours of paid work in the summer between your sixth and seventh semesters. This gives you the hands-on, real-world experience that employers value. Your placement will give you the opportunity to explore the field you’d like to work in when you graduate. We will work with employers and our industry partners to help you identify opportunities to pursue.
The Humber Experience
This degree has been designed for students interested in the business side of fashion. It features a distinctive array of fashion management courses and a program focus in areas such as wholesale management, retail operations, or import/export management.Watch the video to learn more about what students are doing in the program.
The Humber Advantage
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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Third Floor Fashion District
Students benefit from resources available specifically to the fashion arts program. North campus boasts the "Third Floor Fashion District" where students study in fashion focused classrooms, a resource room and window showcases. 2016 marks the opening of "The Pop-Up Shop" where students can use their entrepreneurial skills to market products and services to the Humber community.
The Benefits of Choosing a Humber Degree
Degrees on a Common Platform
The Business School offers a variety of Bachelor of Commerce degree programs on a common platform with pathways to areas of specializations. This gives students the time to decide on their career path while they are gaining insight into the fundamentals of business.
Professors and industry professionals are a critical component of the Fashion Management degree. Faculty members are active in their respective fields. You will also learn from a network of industry professionals who participate as program advisors, guest judges for class competitions and guest speakers.
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Toronto is one of Canada’s major fashion centres. It is also one of the country’s most diverse, vibrant and dynamic cities, making it the ideal place to pursue an education in fashion management.
Our program will prepare you to take on leadership and managerial roles in this fast-paced, growing, multibillion-dollar industry. It will put you on track towards a career as a retail or wholesale buyer, planner or allocator, brand manager, distribution manager or product developer. Our graduates have been hired by TJX, Hudson's Bay, Holt Renfrew, Shopify, Oscar de la Renta, Collega Aveda, TOPSHOP TOPMAN, Indigo, Harry Rosen, Louis Vuitton, Style Democracy, YM Inc., as well as Ontario's Ministry of Government Services, not-for-profit and public service organizations, and small- and medium-sized manufacturing and consulting businesses.
Full semester and summer study abroad programs are available. Students have the opportunity to study in Scotland, Denmark, Finland, New Zealand and the Netherlands among others.
Humber College has been granted a consent by the Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities to offer this applied degree for a five-year term starting March 23, 2015. Humber College shall ensure that all students admitted to the above-named program during the period of consent will have the opportunity to complete the program within a reasonable time frame.
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