Apparel Industry Management

Career opportunities after FIDM

Graduates from the Apparel Industry Management program have started their own fashion lines and apparel companies, and been featured in top industry magazines such as WWD (Women's Wear Daily).

The Apparel Industry Management program provides the education, skills, and competencies to pursue many careers including:

Apparel Business Owner

Create your own clothing line. Own and operate a clothing line or related business and oversee every aspect of the company from the vision to marketing and production.

Import/Export Manager

Become an international sensation. Travel worldwide to find materials such as fabric and export finished garments and products to other countries.

Production Manager

Get into the details. Use your strong organizational and leadership skills to manage a Production Team and oversee garment production.

National Sales Manager

Develop your strategy. Manage the sales and marketing strategy for a product line, including merchandising and distribution. Communicate the strategy to the Sales Team.

PreProduction Coordinator

Star in the opening act. Maintain the flow of information between the Development Team and the production sources. Coordinate materials such as fabrics and trims before production starts.

Fabric/Trim Buyer

Live in a material world. Locate and buy the latest trends in fabric and trims from both domestic and global sources.