At a Glance
The College’s Annual Fashion Show provides the opportunity for students to design, produce and model in the longest running student-produced fashion show in New York State.
Students build a network of valuable contacts with alumni and industry professionals.
The program offers unique possibilities for real-world experience with professional internships and semester-wide study in New York City and abroad opportunities.
The Bachelor of Professional Studies in Fashion Merchandising program emphasizes the business functions of promoting and selling fashions in the retail sector and coordinating the design, production and retail processes in the manufacturing sector of the fashion industry. This specialization combines fashion studies, and business/career studies to prepare graduates for entry-level employment in fashion merchandising.
The Fashion Merchandising Program features several unique opportunities for students to explore the many facets of the fashion industry. A fashion tour class is offered annually in January, during which students visit an array of small and large fashion sites, which may include design rooms, showrooms, retailers and museum fashion exhibits.
This program is fully accredited through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education. Visit www.cazenovia.edu/iacbe to learn more about our accreditation status and to review the Annual Report to IACBE.
All students who pursue a BS degree in Business or Finance or a BPS degree in Management and all specializations must take a competency exam usually administered in the fall semester of their senior year.
Fashion Merchandising Minor
Students interested in fashion may also choose to enroll in our Fashion Merchandising minor as a complement to a different major.
Learn more about our Fashion Merchandising minor.
Esther Parsons '16 is a Fashion Merchandising alumna, and the owner of Lillie Bean Boutique in Cazenovia.
- Program Director, Management: Fashion Merchandising
- Interim Program Director, Fashion Design
- Associate Professor of Fashion Studies