Fashion Management At Its Very Best
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.
Humber’s four-year Bachelor of Commerce – Fashion Management program is designed for students interested in the business side of fashion and offers management courses tailored specifically to the fashion industry.
The first two years of the Fashion Management program concentrate on developing general business management skills in marketing, accounting, economics and law. In years three and four, you will take specialized courses in fashion management. The curriculum includes courses in 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 Fashion Management classes are delivered in Humber’s Fashion Institute.
What You Will Learn
Common Platform Years 1 and 2
This program is one of eleven Bachelor of Commerce degrees built on a common two year platform of business studies that gives students the time to decide their specialty. In years one and two, students learn the fundamentals of business, including accounting, business law, information systems, e-commerce, financial management, HR management and marketing. At the end of year two, students make their decision and spend their final two years specializing in their chosen business field. See all degrees on the common platform >
Curriculum Highlights (Specialization Years 3 and 4)
- 20th Century Fashion History
- Retail Operations Management
- International Trade and Cross-Cultural Studies
- Export Management
- Advertising and Promotion Planning
- Brand Product Development
- Wholesale Sales Management
The Humber Bachelor of Commerce – Fashion Management program includes one full semester (14 weeks/490 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 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.
Our Faculty are Experts
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.
A Career in Fashion Management
A strong business foundation is at the core of this innovative program which integrates fashion concepts giving students a distinctive advantage in the marketplace.
As one of the major fashion centres in Canada, Toronto is a vibrant environment in which to pursue fashion management education. In 2009, the clothing manufacturing sector alone was a $2.4 billion industry for Canada. Moreover, retail stores sold $24.7 billion worth of women’s, men’s, and children’s clothing and accessories that same year. And that’s not even counting import and distribution activities.
- Retailer Buyer
- Brand Manager
- Distribution Coordinator
- Event Producer
- Product Developer
- Wholesale Buyer
- La Senza Corporation
- PYA Importer Ltd.
- Quantum West Island
- Cosmetic companies
- Fashion companies
Future Study Options
Qualified graduates of this program may be eligible to apply their academic credits toward further study at many postsecondary institutions.
To be eligible for admission, you must possess the following:
- Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent including these required courses:
- Grade 12 English (ENG4U or equivalent) minimum 65 per cent
- Grade 12 Mathematics (MDM4U, MCB4U, MGA4U, MCV4U or MHF4U or equivalent) minimum 60 per cent (Students who do not possess Grade 12U Mathematics or who have achieved a grade below 60 per cent may be considered for admission. Students will be required to complete a math equivalency course during their first semester at Humber. Additional course fees will apply.)
- Four Grade 12 U or M courses in addition to those listed above
- Overall minimum grade point average (GPA) 65 per cent
- College or university transfer status
All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Humber’s English Language Proficiency Policy.
Selection: Admission selection is based on the academic criteria indicated. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee admission.
Cost & Fees
The 2016/2017 fee for two semesters is
- domestic $7,446.54
- international $14,800.
Amounts listed are the total of tuition, lab and material fees, student service and auxiliary fees for the first two semesters of the 2016/2017 academic year. Fees are subject to change.