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Fine-tune your fashion management skills and learn to lead in a fast-paced industry with a Master of Business Administration — Global Fashion Merchandising and Management degree! 

This online MBA program offered through Johnson & Wales University combines advanced business skills and specific knowledge of the global fashion industry.

During this online fashion graduate program, you’ll develop expertise in areas such as sustainability, merchandise management, consumer behavior, production and manufacturing, and marketing and retailing of textiles and materials. 

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This program is offered in collaboration with JWU’s College of Business and is also available at our Providence campus.

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Upon completion of this MBA degree, graduates are expected to:

  • Gather, interpret and analyze research to inform decision making at operational and strategic levels of an organization.
  • Use advanced communication skills and awareness of cultural differences in global and domestic business interactions.
  • Analyze problems from a diverse perspective, propose effective solutions and evaluate the impact of executive decisions.
  • Assess and evaluate business entities taking into account cross-functional environments as they affect ethical decision making in domestic and global organizations.
  • Develop innovative and strategic solutions to resolve challenges in the global fashion and merchandising industries.


  • Complete coursework and assignments at your own pace through our convenient online format.
  • Learn from faculty with years of experience in business, who can help inform your career.
  • Participate in experiential learning assignments, designed to prepare you for advanced-level positions with public and private organizations.

Course Highlights

While pursuing your MBA with a concentration in Fashion Merchandising and Management, you’ll take courses like: 

  • Concepts and Theories in Fashion Merchandising
  • Ethics in the Fashion Industry 
  • Sustainability in the Apparel and Retail Industry
  • Merchandising and Management in the 21st century

This concentration is intended to enhance the foundation in business administration delivered through the core courses of JWU’s MBA program. All foundation courses should be completed prior to registering for core and concentration courses.

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*Graduates of this degree program will earn a Master of Business Adminstration degree. 

What Can You Do With This Degree?

Want to explore careers in this field? Through Lightcast’s Career Coach tool, you can browse careers by degree program and get research-backed information on various industries. You can also take an in-depth assessment to determine career suggestions based on your personal interests. For more information about Global Fashion Merchandising Management careers, click the Career Coach button below.

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