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).