International Fashion Management (Postgraduate Certificate) Program (F412)

International Fashion Management
School of Fashion Studies
Casa Loma Campus
1 year (2 semesters)
Ontario College Graduate Certificate
The International Fashion Management program focuses on the understanding of business practices, global marketing, logistics and supply chain management, as they relate to the fashion industry worldwide.

Full Program Description


The International Fashion Management program is a one-year graduate certificate program* designed for the student or industry professional with a serious interest in the international apparel business.

The program provides you with the skills essential to succeed in the international apparel business. As new communication technologies make the world a smaller place, more possibilities for the fashion industry emerge on an international scale, along with many related career opportunities.

You are exposed to world trade through the study of economic, legal and cultural factors that affect international trade policies. Specifically, the focus of study is on the understanding of business practices, global marketing, logistics and supply chain management as they relate to the fashion industry worldwide. The program content combines analytical and management skills, along with knowledge of world culture and understanding of the global economy, to enable success in the international apparel industry.

*Courses are taught at the advanced level. This program requires commitment and planning for heavy course workload in addition to class hours.

Note: This program includes an unpaid field education component at the end of the second semester. Students will not graduate until this component has been completed.

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Program Standards and Learning Outcomes  

Each George Brown College certificate, diploma, advanced diploma and graduate certificate program is expected to deliver specific program learning outcomes. Program learning outcomes are statements that describe the knowledge and skills that students are expected to demonstrate by the end of their program of study. Programs are designed to deliver both vocation or discipline-specific learning outcomes and more generic essential employability skills (including communication, numeracy, critical thinking and problem solving, information management, interpersonal and personal skills).

In addition to the aforementioned learning outcome requirements, College programs are required to provide students with exposure to a breadth of learning beyond their vocational field, to increase their awareness of the society and culture in which they live and work. This breadth requirement is addressed through additional mandatory General Education courses in the program curriculum.

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Course Outline

Required Courses 


semester courses
Code Course Name
FASH1129 International Trade and Economics
FASH1130 Global Logistics and Resources I
FASH1236 Global Marketing
FASH1202 Communication Across Cultures
LAW1152 International Trade Agreements and Business Law
MATH1101 Business Math and Statistics
FASH1082 World of Fashion**


semester courses
Code Course Name
FASH1131 Business Research Methods
FASH1141 Apparel Brand Licensing Agreements
FASH1237 Project Management
FASH1239 Global Logistics and Resources II
FASH1248 Field Education Placement (May to August – 160 hours)

**Students without a fashion background may be required to take this course.

Detailed course outlines

General Education Electives

Careers and Post-Graduate Study Opportunities

Your Career 

Graduates will develop skills to work in various areas of the fashion industry, including:

  • apparel suppliers
  • wholesale distribution companies
  • major retailers
  • import and export
  • traffic and customs
  • logistics

Depending on their previous academic and work experience, graduates may find careers related to:

  • sourcing
  • logistics
  • product development
  • private label development
  • quality
  • business analysis
  • planning and allocation
  • marketing
  • e-commerce
  • import/export
  • wholesale distribution and sales

Tuition and Fees


$4,066.00 *

Additional Cost 

* Amounts listed are the total of tuition, materials, student service and ancillary fees for the first two semesters of programs starting in fall 2016. Fees are subject to change for programs starting in fall 2017 and at later dates.

International students: Visit the International Fees and Related Costs page for more information.

How to Qualify and Apply

Admission Requirements  

Applicants are selected on the basis of their academic achievement, including the required courses, and any other selection criteria outlined below.

  • Diploma or Bachelor's Degree in business or fashion with a minimum grade point average of 2.7


  • Diploma or Bachelor's degree with three years of directly related career experience (resume required)
  • Preference will be given to applicants who have some academic background in economics, marketing and logistics.

Please note:

  • Applicants without a background in Fashion or Business may be required to take an introductory course in these subjects as a condition of acceptance.
    • Applicants without a fashion background will be required to take FASH1082 World of Fashion in semester 1. If this is a requirement, you will be advised of this in your OFFER letter.
    • Applicants without a business background will be advised to take a preparatory business course prior to start of class. Applicants who are recommended to take this course will be contacted by the Fashion department.

English Proficiency

Applicants with international transcripts where English proficiency results are not supplied must test at the College level in the George Brown College English assessment to be considered.

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Course Exemptions

College or university credits may qualify you for course exemptions. Please visit for more information.

International Students

Visit the International Admissions page for more information.

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Phone: 416-415-5000, ext. 4840


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George Brown College is continually striving to improve its programs and their delivery. The information contained in this calendar is subject to change without notice. It should not be viewed as a representation, offer or warranty. Students are responsible for verifying George Brown College admission, graduation, and fee requirements as well as any requirements of outside institutions, industry associations, or other bodies that may award additional designations concurrently with, or after completion of, a George Brown College program.

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