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.

Overview

Program name
International Fashion Management
Code
F412
Location
Experiential learning
Mandatory field placement with in class component and 160 field placement hours.
Duration
1 year (2 semesters)
Starting month
September
Credential
Ontario College Graduate Certificate
Method of study
FT

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Program Availability

Domestic students
Sept. 2019 Open
Jan. 2020 N/A
May 2020 N/A
International students
Sept. 2019 Open
Jan. 2020 N/A
May 2020 N/A

Full 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 global apparel market. 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.

This program is part of our School of Fashion Studies.


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Experiential Learning

Mandatory field placement with in class component and 160 field placement hours.

Program Standards and Learning Outcomes

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  1. Manage processes relating to the international movement of apparel goods according to supply chain and logistics principles.
  2. Identify the knowledge of international trade and licensing agreements required to perform import, export, and sourcing functions in an apparel business operation.
  3. Analyze global economics and geopolitics to inform selection of international apparel business partners.
  4. Research and create a global marketing plan to support international apparel business strategies.
  5. Develop culturally appropriate strategies and techniques to communicate successfully in a global apparel business environment.
  6. Select current business practices, research methods, analytic techniques and tools required to conduct apparel business operations in a global context.
  7. Practice business ethically by applying principles of environmental, economic and social sustainability to domestic and international apparel operations.

Required Courses

SEMESTER 1

semester courses
CodeCourse Name
FASH1129International Trade and Economics
FASH1130Global Logistics and Resources I
FASH1202Communication Across Cultures
LAW1152International Trade Agreements and Business Law
MATH1101Business Math and Statistics
FASH1082World of Fashion**

SEMESTER 2

semester courses
CodeCourse Name
FASH1131Business Research Methods
FASH1236Global Marketing
FASH1141Apparel Brand Licensing Agreements
FASH1237Project Management
FASH1239Global Logistics and Resources II
FASH1253Field Education Preparation
FASH1248Field 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

Career Options

Depending on previous education and work experience, combined with completion of the International Fashion Management program, graduates may find careers in the following areas:

  • Business analysis
  • Logistics
  • Planning and allocation
  • Import and export
  • Product brand management
  • Sourcing
  • Wholesale distribution and sales

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Your Career

Depending on previous academic and work experience, graduates from F412 will develop skills to work in various areas of the fashion industry, including:

  • Apparel suppliers
  • Wholesale distribution companies
  • Major retailers
  • Import and export
  • Transportation and customs

Tuition

$4,359.00 * +

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 2018. Fees are subject to change for programs starting in Fall 2019 and at later dates.

+ Books and additional supplies are not included in tuition fees and must be purchased by the student separately.

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

Admission Requirements

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

OR

  • Diploma or Bachelor's degree with a minimum program GPA of 2.7 AND 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 Language 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.

Please visit georgebrown.ca/englishproficiency for more details.

Course Exemptions

College or university credits may qualify you for course exemptions. Please visit georgebrown.ca/transferguide for more information.

International (Visa) Students

Visit the International Admissions page for more information.

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Contact Us

School of Fashion Studies

Phone: 416-415-5000, ext. 4840

Email: fashionstudies@georgebrown.ca

For more information about George Brown College, you may also call the Contact Centre at 416-415-2000 (TTY 1-877-515-5559) or long distance 1-800-265-2002.

Visit Our Campus

This program is offered out of our School of Fashion Studies and classes take place at our Casa Loma Campus, located at 160 Kendal Ave., Toronto, ON, Canada.

On-campus information sessions are held on a regular basis. Come and have your questions answered. Learn about the program content and career options, meet your friendly professors and staff and experience what it is like to be in a George Brown College classroom. Sign up for an upcoming session.

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