In the International Manufacturing & Product Development Advanced Study Program, students learn all facets of the product development cycle and gain a thorough understanding of the challenges and strategies necessary in developing globally manufactured products.
The program takes what students learn in Apparel Industry Management, Fashion Design, and Merchandise Product Development to a global level. International Manufacturing & Product Development professionals travel to foreign markets in Asia and Mexico to find the best production locale for a particular product at the best price. Graduates of the program have exciting careers with top companies like Forever 21 and have launched their own fashion labels.
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.
Translate trends into products that sell. Responsible for Product Development from conceptual marketing of the product.
Become an international sensation. Travel worldwide to find materials such as fabric and export finished garments and products to other countries.
Impact fashion's future. Shop for and research the latest trends and analyze their influence on future markets. Provide forward direction on color, style, and fabric to the Merchandising Team. Watch the upcoming trends you've discovered as they are integrated into new product lines.
Control an image. Develop unique ways to brand a product and ensure that a brand's identity, from packaging to advertisements, stays on target.
Consider the source. Conduct research and determine the best source of materials to create and manufacture a finished garment or product and where it will be produced. Become an expert in foreign customs and cultures.
Create an exclusive product line for a brand and monitor its production to assure those garments meet the company's expectations for brand integrity.
Conducts research and determines the best source of materials to create and manufacture a finished garment or product and where it will be produced. Become an expert in foreign customs and cultures.
Maintain the flow of information between the development team and the production sources. Oversees product details, fit and patterns. Communicates with global suppliers and manufacturers on a daily basis.