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Associate of Applied Science in Fashion Business

The Associate in Applied Science in Fashion Business degree is designed for students who have an interest in gaining an in-depth understanding of the marketing processes in business, with particular focus on appropriate communication strategies that may be applied to fashion and luxury industries.

Students become familiar with the main design factors and concepts behind the world of luxury products, including product area, brand and category positioning. They also gain a full understanding of how companies overcome production challenges while taking into consideration strategic issues such as ethics and ‘green supply chain’ management, as well as distribution and retailing specifically related to luxury fashion. Students are exposed to ample knowledge regarding theories of business, key economic concepts, and applications in both macro and micro economic analysis of the fashion business and its environment, together with an analysis of the impact of technology on fashion marketing.

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Students seeking a fashion business degree in Miami should look no further than Istituto Marangoni. Our Miami School of Fashion is globally recognized as a leading provider for opportunities and internships with major companies in the fashion industries. Today, companies recognize and acknowledge the way fashion professionals ‘think’ as a strategic asset, a growing alternative to traditional management methods and approaches toward company growth. Our fashion business degree program will give students all the necessary tools to conceptualize these strategic assets and apply them in professional settings.

The Associate in Applied Science – Fashion Business degree program aims to provide a solid base in key skills of the fashion business industry.

Alongside general education requirements, the program provides students the chance to engage in the fashion industry from both a creative and business perspective, giving them an understanding of how the fashion industry came into existence. The program also seeks to  familiarize students with the way the fashion business industry works today, in order to anticipate business development and change in the near future. This unique fashion business management degree forms multidisciplinary profiles that allows students to pursue and develop diverse career paths with the fashion business industry - the mastermind that is both creative and entrepreneurial.

Over the course of five semesters, students studying a fashion business management degree gain insight into the world of business and economics. Their applications in a fashion context enables students to employ basic quantitative analysis methods to analyze various economic and business data to produce sound business decisions. 

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Graduates will be prepared for entry-level positions in the fashion industry, and will be provided with the key skills necessary for entry into Istituto Marangoni’s Bachelor of Fine Arts program in Fashion Business. Istituto Marangoni also offers fashion business graduate programs for students who wish to further their fashion studies.

Program Title: Associate of Applied Science in Fashion Business
Credential Issued: Associate Of Applied Science
Program Delivery: On Campus
Program Length Credit Hours: 60


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.

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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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