The Business of Fashion From Runway to Retail
You track the trends and craft your own aesthetic. You love detailed discourse about your favorite brands. You have strong opinions about textiles. And, of course, your instinct for style is flawless.
You need a career in the apparel industry. Your starting point? Belhaven’s new Fashion Merchandising program.
From global sourcing to start-up entrepreneurship, you learn (and apply) every element of operating a fashion business through case studies and collaborative projects. Our curriculum emphasizes the importance of Christian values and ethics in the daily routine of the fashion industry. Employers will know your bachelor’s degree reflects your confidence and unerring expertise.
The fashion world is waiting. Let’s get started.
Fashion Merchandising Major at Belhaven University
Why You'll Love Fashion Merchandising at Belhaven
Be the first, a trailblazer, forging your own unique path
$64K Average Salary
For retail buyers and purchasing agents across the United States
Network with industry leaders through conversations, seminars, and case studies
Study Fashion + Art in NYC
We are excited to extend an invitation to our upcoming Fashion Merchandising + Art class in the fashion and art capital of the world, New York City, April 28- May 4, 2024.
This remarkable interdisciplinary opportunity is designed to empower business and art students by immersing them in the fast-paced, real-world environment of the Big Apple.
What Can You Do With a Degree in Fashion Merchandising?
- Product developer
- Assistant buyer
- Fashion analyst
- Retail store manager
- Assistant stylist
- PR and special events
- Start your own clothing brand or retail concept
- Non-profit/social enterprise with a fashion focus
Fashion Merchandising: What You'll Study
With training focused on entrepreneurship via fashion brands and retail start-ups, majoring in Fashion Merchandising at Belhaven is your gateway into a creative and competitive field.
You gain practical skills like business registration, online marketing, target market research, and financial planning. Belhaven courses are project-based and holistic in the approach to fashion product development, marketing, and sales:
- The fundamentals of fashion
- Forecasting and analyzing fashion trends
- Retail strategies from around the world
- Managing a fashion brand
- Sourcing quality and sustainable apparel
You also hear from renowned guest speakers and take part in field trips to experience the industry firsthand.
Double Major & Get Your 5th Year Free
Fuel your academic passions and expand your career options. Belhaven offers our freshmen a unique deal: double major, and we’ll pay the tuition if you need a fifth year in school. Double major in two arts programs, pair a business degree with a STEM major … the possibilities are endless!
Internships & Opportunities
Belhaven professors have great connections for internship placements with local, regional, and national employers. You’ll learn alongside successful retailers, established fashion brands, and innovative start-ups.
And, as an inaugural Fashion Merchandising student, you’ll play a big part in helping to shape program activities. In addition to guest speakers and field trips, you can help us develop:
- Study tours to Atlanta, New York City, and Ghana
- Membership in the National Retail Federation (NRF)
- Summer study abroad opportunities
- Community service projects
- Clubs and activities
Across campus and around the world, you’ll make your mark as a Belhaven Fashion Merchandising graduate!
Earn a $1,000 Scholarship
We’re so confident you’ll love what you find at Belhaven, we’ll add $1,000 to your first-year scholarship package when you come for a personal visit or one of our Discover Days.
Verse of the Year
God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases Him.