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Our bachelor’s degree in fashion merchandising prepares you for the exciting, fast-paced world of fashion merchandising. As a student, you will grasp the theory and practice behind the fashion industry, including the fundamentals of promotion and marketing, retail buying, apparel manufacturing, wholesaling, visual merchandising, fashion product analysis, and international apparel markets.

Major Requirements

As a fashion merchandising major, you will complete a unique curriculum that prepares your for a variety of challenging career paths within the fashion marketing industry. You must also complete a minor in entrepreneurial management or marketing.

Beeman Historic Clothing Collection

Beeman Historic Clothing Collection

Ball State's collection of over 4,000 pieces of men's and women's apparel dating back to the 18th century began in 1930 and continues today. The Beeman Collection provides students the opportunity to physically interact with historic and rare pieces. See photos.


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Classes You Will Take

A few of the classes you will take include:

  • Fashion Retailing, Management, and Branding
  • Visual Merchandising
  • Textiles for Apparel
  • Apparel Manufacturing and Wholesaling
  • Fashion Buying, Merchandising, and E-Commerce
  • Professional Development for Fashion Merchandising

View Degree Plan (PDF)

For a complete list of all courses and their descriptions, please see our Course Catalog.

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What Can You Do with a Degree in Fashion Merchandising?

Our bachelor’s degree in fashion merchandising will prepare you for a career in the global fashion industry as a:

  • store manager
  • retail buyer
  • product developer
  • fashion consultant
  • merchandise manager
  • visual merchandiser
  • fashion forecaster
  • personal shopper
  • stylist

Paying for Your Education

College Scholarships

About four of every five students receive some kind of merit- or need-based assistance with their tuition and fees. On top of the dozens of options our university offers its students, Miller College of Business gives several awards every year to its own students. Learn more.

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