Apparel Industry Management Experience

The Experience

The Apparel Industry Management program prepares students for eventual ownership and/or management of a global fashion manufacturing company. In classrooms equipped with apparel industry technology, students design a clothing collection that reflects knowledge of trends, supply chain realities, and the current global marketplace. This hands-on program combines apparel design classes with real-world business training that is linked by technology. Creative technology, operational technology, and managerial technology is used throughout the program. The curriculum stresses the importance of leadership, teamwork, creativity, and effective communication in decision-making from the visionary development of the initial concept to the delivery of the finished product.

Graduates from the Apparel Industry Management Program work at companies such as GUESS, Levi’s, and Elie Tahari; have started their own fashion lines, retail stores, and apparel companies; and have been featured in top industry magazines such as WWD (Women's Wear Daily).

Career Opportunities

Our Career Center has cultivated a database of thousands of employer contacts nationwide with the singular goal of providing industry-related internships and employment for our students and graduates throughout their careers.

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.