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09-11-2005
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It really depends on the company nunu. Usually the bigger companies have pretty decent training courses for these types of things. Some of them are very automated, a smaller company is less likely to be.

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do you guys know if you need a degree to enter the executive training programs for certain stores? i gotta ask the barneys buyers this next time i see them, there is this one specific buyer who is korean and shes open to tell me certain things, maybe cuz im korean too? i dunno

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do you guys know if you need a degree to enter the executive training programs for certain stores? i gotta ask the barneys buyers this next time i see them, there is this one specific buyer who is korean and shes open to tell me certain things, maybe cuz im korean too? i dunno
Again, it really depends on the company and there really is no cookie cutter background they look for. I would say it's always best to have A DEGREE in general and some 'on the job' work experience in the given field you wish to pursue. But in some cases, if you've been working for a company for a while and you have in interest in going up the chain (even without a degree) they'll be willing to take you in and train you anyhow... sometimes it's who you know as well... it all really depends (which I know isn't the answer you wish to hear). But again, seriously get a degree, any degree!!

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yeah if you already have a foothold in a company it might be easier but what I have seen first hand is that you need a degree and some experience to get taken onto those programs from the outside.

No one answered so I'll ask again, does anyone know any schools that offer fashion merchandising undergrad programs other than LCF and FIT?

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I did a couple of searches on the trusty ucas site...and came up with the following...I think there'll be routes into fashion merch. if you dod any fashion/business combined course. Some good and some not so good schools there though...all in the UK.


Fashion Merchandising


Fashion Marketing

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Thanks FFF. I've looked around on the UCAS site before....I've found a couple of fashion business and retail management degrees there before....but it appears actual degrees in Fashion merch. are few and far between....

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Just recently I've been thinking about getting into this area. I got my BA in Marketing last year, but only this year have I really realized the areas of which I would love to study... and fashion is a growing interest of mine... so right now, it looks like it'd be lovely to combine my business degree with something fashion. So this thread has been inspiring. The next step for me, I suppose, is figured out what to do next education-wise... get an MBA in finance/magagement, or focus on something fashion-related... I don't mind going to school for the next x amount of years, but it's the money that really disables my wants for a lot of schooling under my belt.

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Just recently I've been thinking about getting into this area. I got my BA in Marketing last year, but only this year have I really realized the areas of which I would love to study... and fashion is a growing interest of mine... so right now, it looks like it'd be lovely to combine my business degree with something fashion. So this thread has been inspiring. The next step for me, I suppose, is figured out what to do next education-wise... get an MBA in finance/magagement, or focus on something fashion-related... I don't mind going to school for the next x amount of years, but it's the money that really disables my wants for a lot of schooling under my belt.
Where were you thinking of going? I went to Columbia, I think its the best in Chicago for fashion

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^ Oh wow. That's an awesome suggestion. I'm still fairly new to Chicago, so I haven't done my research on all of the possiblities within the city. I know Columbia is the place for design here... I may PM you about this...

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No one answered so I'll ask again, does anyone know any schools that offer fashion merchandising undergrad programs other than LCF and FIT?
Indiana University of Pennsylvania, its where i go

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Fashion Merchandising??
I was wondering if any of you study Fashion Merchandising? i'm thinking of starting my own clothing store/line and was wondering if thats the correct major for that... i was also looking at some possible schools and i came across these:
Laboratory Institue of Merchandising
http://www.limcollege.edu/html/prospfashionmerchandising.htm
Philadelphia University
http://www.philau.edu/sba/UndergradMajors/Fash_Merch/index.html
and Fashion Institue of Technology
http://www.fitnyc.edu/aspx/Content.aspx?menu=Future:SchoolsAndPrograms:Busine ssAndTechnology:FashionMerchandisingManagement

Have you heard of these schools? are they any good? What other school are there that you recommend? I'm kind of new on this so any help would be very much appreciated!

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kindly do search the forums before posting new topics..
this will help out your inquiries and will keep us from merging

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I need advice...
I am trying to decide where in fashion to take my career, and am considering fashion PR as well as fashion merchandising...but after reading this thread, it sounds like fashion merchandising is just as much or more about numbers and math as is buying. I am NOT good at math and numbers, and am very much more interested in the visual aspects of merchandising--maybe Marketing is more the direction to take? Is there anywhere to find out more info on these types of jobs? Any advice is appreciated--thanks in advance!!

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is visual merchandising very totally different from fashion merchandising?

quite confused...

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I am trying to decide where in fashion to take my career, and am considering fashion PR as well as fashion merchandising...but after reading this thread, it sounds like fashion merchandising is just as much or more about numbers and math as is buying. I am NOT good at math and numbers, and am very much more interested in the visual aspects of merchandising--maybe Marketing is more the direction to take? Is there anywhere to find out more info on these types of jobs? Any advice is appreciated--thanks in advance!!
theres a list of careers in fashion over here http://www.limcollege.edu/html/careersinfashion.htm

and here is a better description of merchandising and marketing.
http://www.limcollege.edu/html/prosp...icbachelor.htm
just click on one of them...

i hope this helps!

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