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Associate Degree in Fashion Business at Istituto Marangoni Miami

As the world of fashion and luxury continues to surge, fashion business professionals are in the middle of it all as the driving force pushing the industry forward. Studying for an Associate of Applied Science degree in Fashion Business at Istituto Marangoni Miami allows students to progress their knowledge and expertise in the world of fashion through a specific mix of key features and skills in the fashion business that promotes the role of business within fashion. Covering not only the fashion scene but business profiles, our associate in fashion business degree examines topics to prepare students to succeed in the industry and grants access to our Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fashion Business.

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Why Should I Apply for an Associate Degree in Fashion Business at Istituto Marangoni Miami?

Students at The Miami School of Fashion are exposed to the vivid environment of the Miami Design District, where the campus is located, to inspire and encourage creative ideas from the city. Istituto Marangoni Miami’s fashion business programs provide students with a thorough insight of the elements in business practice, marketing, and management. They will also explore the direct connections of how these elements function within the space and against the boundaries of luxury and fashion. The fashion business courses along with the other programs at Istituto Marangoni Miami grant students the tools to produce effective ideas and transfer them to professional environments. With a multitude of events hosted in Miami and worldwide, the following are a few that out students had had the chance to participate in:

  • Miami Art Basel
  • Paraiso - Miami Swim Week
  • Chanel Cruise Collection Runway Show
  • National and International Fashion Weeks
  • Special guest visits, partnerships, and so much more!

With the completion of the associate’s program, graduates will be prepared for entry-level fashion positions and will have the necessary skills for admission into Istituto Marangoni’s Bachelor of Fine Arts program in fashion business.

How Will I Learn in the Associate Degree in Fashion Business Program?

The associate in fashion business degree program requires completion of 60 credits ranging from general education requirements to advanced fashion classes. With the goal of preparing students for professional growth and opportunities, the curriculum involves real-world circumstances such as issues with the supply chain or sustainability. Class sizes at IMM are kept at a maximum of 20 students per instructor to provide individualized help for each student based on their strengths and weaknesses.

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Potential Careers from Associate Degree in Fashion Business

A degree in fashion business allows students to learn the roles of both fashion in a creative sense but also of business in financial and research perspectives. Careers involving fashion business require a certain amount of organization of budgeting, analysis of consumer patterns, trend forecasting and prediction, and extensive market research. There are roles in the industry that combine those essentials skills on different levels that are needed to be successful such as:

  • Store Owner
  • Fashion Buyer
  • Brand Manager
  • Fashion Merchandiser

How Can I Apply for an Associate Degree in Fashion Business?

To begin your journey of becoming an Istituto Marangoni Miami Fashion Business major, an application must be submitted by the deadline of the semester of choice – Fall, Spring, or Summer. With submission of an application, a non-refundable $100 application fee is required. A Marangoni Miami application coach will contact you once the application is submitted to help you collect all the necessary documents to go through the admissions process. The following are the documents needed:

  • Resume
  • Personal statement
  • U.S. Identification
  • Proof of graduation
  • High school transcript
  • Declaration of finances

From there, the documents will be reviewed and an interview will be scheduled with admission, where afterwards an official admissions decision will be given. Your acceptance in Marangoni Miami not only gives access to a comprehensive and unique learning environment but also a wide network of student creatives, experienced alumni and faculty, top notch learning spaces, the most current fashion technology, and a multitude of opportunities to gain experience in the world of fashion.

Note: Currently, student visas are unavailable for our Associate in Fashion Business degree.

Associate of Applied Science in

Fashion Business Degree


Candela Ledesma - Fashion Studies

Istituto Marangoni Miami has offered me incredible support and innumerable experiences since the first day I started my Associates's program in Fashion Styling.

Associate Degree In Fashion Business Price

Programs Credit Hours Total Per Credit Hour - In person Total Per Credit Hour - Online Application Fee Graduation Fee
Associate of Applied Science in Fashion Business 60 $1295 $900 $100 $400

* See Academic Calendar for dates. Initial registration for fashion studies after the end of the Drop/Add period will incur a $100 late registration fee.

The other registration fees are due on or before the last day to register for any given semester. Students should consult the Academic Calendar regarding the registration deadline. Students will not be officially enrolled in Istituto Marangoni Miami until all fees are fully paid. Any students owing money to Istituto Marangoni Miami, regardless of the debt, will not be permitted to register

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Fashion courses are supported by lectures, workshops, and subject specific presentations by a faculty of professionals in the field. If participants have little or no previous experience but would like to become familiar with some of the key disciplines in the industry, or a specific area, there are a variety of levels and course durations to suit all preferences. Continuing education courses are also the perfect ‘taster’ or introduction to the fashion industry, which may help in decision making for future in-depth study or career path development.

Complete your information and download the Brochure about the Degree programs and Fashion Courses. There are some experiences in life that lead to a radical transformation, where what comes after is light-years ahead of what preceded it. It is via such experiences, nurturing emotion and aspiration combined with academic rigor and expertise, that Istituto Marangoni participants have the opportunity to successfully navigate a stimulating, challenging, and productive future, and take their place amongst the stars. Studying at Istituto Marangoni provides such an experience, connecting skill and style at high-end international locations with an Italian imprint of history and culture, enriching talent and encouraging ambition.

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What Can You Do With An Associate Degree In Fashion Business?

An associate degree in fashion business from Istituto Marangoni Miami allows you to explore the diverse tracks of the industry towards the one students’ are most interested in by expanding their knowledge from the creative perspective to the business aspects of the industry. Most importantly, a degree in fashion business also grants you access to the highly in-demand roles of the fashion industry. Completing an AAS in fashion business also opens the opportunity to continue towards a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Fashion Business.

What Do You Learn In An Associate Degree In Fashion Business?

A fashion business associate in applied science degree offers assistance in understanding an effective business plan alongside vital aspects of digital marketing, sustainability, brand management, media and trends, and product development that support the business in fashion. Students not only learn the creative side of fashion but also economics and quantitative analysis methods essential for business decisions. The Fashion Business Associate’s degree allows students to view the industry from both a creative fashion perspective as well as a business development viewpoint like consumer behavior and public relations to familiarize them with the flow of the business to anticipate changes in the future.

How Long Is An Associate Degree In Fashion Business?

60 credit hours must be completed to finish the associate degree in fashion business at Istituto Marangoni Miami. Extending over four semesters, the 60 credit hours takes 1.5 years to complete if enrolled as a full-time student. To ensure that students capture the vital teachings, classes for the associate in fashion business program are in-person and on-campus.