Bachelor of Science in Fashion Merchandising and B.B.A. in Management

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Total Semester Credit Hours Required

150 semester credit hours.

Major

99 semester credit hours.

Bachelor of Science in Fashion Merchandising and Bachelor of Business Administration in Management - Dual Degree Program of Study

The B.S. in Fashion Merchandising and B.B.A. in Management dual degree program provides graduates with the wealth of knowledge and skills that is desirable for a career in retail store management or human resource management at a store, district, regional, or corporate level.  In addition to the Core Curriculum Requirements that can be found elsewhere in this catalog, listed below are the Fashion Merchandising Courses Required, the Business Courses Required, and the Additional Program Requirements for completion of the B.S. in Fashion Merchandising and B.B.A. in Marketing dual degree program.  Also shown below is the suggested rotation of courses for completion of the dual degrees in four years.

Fashion Merchandising Courses Required

Within the fashion merchandising courses required, 30 of the 48 required hours must be upper-level semester credit hours.

FT 1073Textiles3
FT 1083Fashion Products and Industries3
FT 2033Principles of Fashion Marketing3
FT 2703Production Techniques3
FT 3023Career Development Strategies3
FT 3043Global Production and Trade3
FT 3063Fashion Promotion3
FT 3103Merchandise Planning and Control3
FT 3203Quality Assurance and Textile Evaluation3
FT 4083Global Perspectives of Dress and Adornment3
FT 4103Advanced Merchandise Planning and Control3
FT 4113Retail Buying3
FT 4123Retail Product Management and Information Analysis3
FT 4603Fashion Event Planning and Production3
or FT 3173 Global Fashion Study
FT 4976Internship in Fashion Merchandising6
Total Semester Credit Hours48

Business Courses Required

Within the business courses required, 39 of the 51 required hours must be upper-level semester credit hours.

BUS 2043Fundamentals of Accounting I3
BUS 2053Fundamentals of Accounting II3
BUS 3003Principles of Management3
BUS 3013Business Law and Ethics3
BUS 3053Business Finance3
BUS 3113Principles of Marketing3
BUS 3183Introduction to International Business3
BUS 3273Human Resource Management3
BUS 3513Professional Presentation Strategies3
BUS 3533Management Information Systems3
BUS 4063Retailing3
BUS 4213Consumer Behavior3
BUS 4223Human Behavior in Business Administration3
BUS 4243Financial Management3
BUS 4273Management of Compensation3
or BUS 4543 Quantitative Management Analysis
BUS 4333Business Policy3
BUS 4443Small Business Management3
Total Semester Credit Hours51

Additional Program Requirements

CSCI 2433Microcomputer Applications3
ECO 1013Principles of Microeconomics3
or ECO 1023 Principles of Macroeconomics
MATH 1713Elementary Statistics II3
Principles of Macroeconomics (if not completed through general core requirements; the degree requires the completion of 6 hours of Economics from among ECO 1013 and ECO 1023; hours taken substitute for FT 3203 in major requirements)
Principles of Microeconomics
Business Analysis I (if not completed through core requirements; the degree requires the completion of 9 hours of Math from among MATH 1013, MATH 1703, MATH 1713, and MATH 2203; hours taken substitute for BUS 3183 in major requirements)
Elementary Statistics I
Total Semester Credit Hours9

Suggested Rotation of Courses

First Year
FallSemester Credit Hours
FT 1083Fashion Products and Industries3
ENG 1013Composition I3
HIST 1013History of the United States, 1492-18653
UNIV 1231Learning Frameworks: The First Year Experience1
Creative Arts Core3
Social/Behavioral Science Core (Fashion Program-suggested core courses of ECO 1013 or ECO 1023 are strongly advised)3
Wellness/Mathematics CAO Core (Fashion Program-suggested core courses of MATH 1703, MATH 1713, or MATH 2203 are strongly advised)2
 Semester Credit Hours18
Spring
FT 1073Textiles3
CSCI 2433Microcomputer Applications3
ECO 1013 or 1023Principles of Microeconomics3
ENG 1023Composition II3
HIST 1023History of the United States, 1865 to the Present3
Mathematics Core (Fashion Program-suggested core courses of MATH 1703, MATH 1713, or MATH 2203 are strongly advised)3
 Semester Credit Hours18
Second Year
Fall
FT 2033Principles of Fashion Marketing3
BUS 2043Fundamentals of Accounting I3
GOV 2013U.S. National Government3
Language, Philosophy, and Culture Core3
Life/Physical Science Core3
Multicultural Women's Studies CAO Core3
 Semester Credit Hours18
Spring
FT 2703Production Techniques3
BUS 2053Fundamentals of Accounting II3
BUS 3003Principles of Management3
BUS 3113Principles of Marketing3
GOV 2023Texas Government3
Life/Physical Science Core3
 Semester Credit Hours18
Third Year
Fall
FT 3043 (GP)Global Production and Trade3
FT 3063Fashion Promotion3
FT 3103Merchandise Planning and Control3
BUS 3013Business Law and Ethics3
BUS 3533Management Information Systems3
BUS 4443Small Business Management3
 Semester Credit Hours18
Spring
FT 3023Career Development Strategies3
FT 4113Retail Buying3
FT 4603 (or)Fashion Event Planning and Production3
Global Fashion Study 
BUS 3273Human Resource Management3
BUS 3513Professional Presentation Strategies3
MATH 1713Elementary Statistics II3
 Semester Credit Hours18
Summer
FT 4976Internship in Fashion Merchandising6
 Semester Credit Hours6
Fourth Year
Fall
FT 3203Quality Assurance and Textile Evaluation3
FT 4083 (GP)Global Perspectives of Dress and Adornment3
BUS 3053Business Finance3
BUS 3183Introduction to International Business3
BUS 4223Human Behavior in Business Administration3
BUS 4273 (or)Management of Compensation3
Quantitative Management Analysis 
 Semester Credit Hours18
Spring
FT 4103Advanced Merchandise Planning and Control3
FT 4123Retail Product Management and Information Analysis3
BUS 4063Retailing3
BUS 4213Consumer Behavior3
BUS 4243Financial Management3
BUS 4333Business Policy3
 Semester Credit Hours18
 Total Semester Credit Hours: 150

(GP) courses satisfy global perspectives graduation requirement.