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AN EDUCATION FOR THE REAL WORLD
THE ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE
LIM College combines a strong foundation in the liberal arts with an in-depth education in business and the fashion industry. Youll graduate with the analytical skills and broad knowledge base you need to succeedin many aspects of the fashion business.
We offer five majors leading to a Bachelors Degree, as well as Associate Degree programs and Master of Professional Studies (MPS) graduate programs. No matter which program you choose, youll learn in small classes with accessible professors who bring their own industry experience into the classroom.
Youll find plenty of opportunities to apply what youre learning in the real world. Through field trips, lectures, and internships with companies that might include Barneys New York, Gucci, and MTV Networks, youll make valuable connections.
MORE THAN EVER, THE FASHION INDUSTRY NEEDS
PROFESSIONALS WHO CAN SOLVE PROBLEMS, ADAPT
IN A CHANGING WORLD, AND SEE THE BIG PICTURE.
FORTUNATELY, THATS EXACTLY WHAT WELL TEACH
YOU TO DO.
abroad and cross-cultural programs will immerse you in the culture of Australia, China, London, Paris, Rome, or other international locations.
A GLOBAL EDUCATION
Fashion spans the globe and so do our students study-abroad experiences. Each year, approximately 70 LIM College students study abroad. Some spend a semester at places such as the University of Westminster in London, the London College of Fashion, the Paris School of Business, Suffolk University Madrid, the American University of Rome, and Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in Australia.
LIM College also offers two-week summer programs in China and Mod Art International in Paris. In January, our students also have the option to take a Cross-Cultural Analysis field trip to cities all across Europe.
Associate in Applied Science (AAS) Associate of Occupational Studies (AOS) Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) Bachelor of Professional Studies (BPS) Bachelor of Science (BS) Master of Professional Studies (MPS)
Fashion Merchandising (BBA) International Business (BS) Management (BBA) Marketing (BBA) Visual Merchandising (BBA)
Cosmetics Digital Business Strategy Entrepreneurship Event Planning Fashion Communications Fashion Merchandising Fashion Publishing International Marketing Responsible Business Practices Retailing Styling Visual Merchandising
YOUR PATH TO INDUSTRY SUCCESS
YOULL WORK CLOSELY WITH PROFESSORS WITH REAL-LIFE
EXPERIENCE IN THE FASHION WORLD AND BEYOND.
During our stay in Milan, we ventured out to tour a silk factory where they produce scarves by hand and machine. As a fashion student, it was awesome seeing Louis Vuitton scarves being stitched together by the machines. The factory had over 3,000 different colors to choose from!
LINDSAY NUNNERY, 15
FASHION MERCHANDISING, VISUAL
From marketing gurus to magazine editors to entrepreneurs, our faculty members are industry insiders who know what it takes to succeed in the businessand who bring their expertise into the classroom. In a fast-changing industry, youll get an up-to-the-minute education.
Yet for all their professional achievements, professors at LIM College are dedicated teachers who care about your success. Theyll get to know you as an individual, in and out of the classroom. With just eight students for every professor, here youll find a friendly, close-knit environment where our faculty will help shape your future.
A FOUNDATION IN THE LIBERAL ARTS
No matter which major you choose at LIM College, your education will be built on a strong foundation in the liberal arts. As you explore subjects like History of Art, Psychology, Creative Writing, and Cross-Cultural Communication, youll learn to look beneath the surface, form opinions, and communicate effectively.
Youll also gain a global perspective. Courses like International Retailing and Global Management introduce you to international business practices, while classes in Chinese, French, Italian, and Spanish broaden your horizons. Want to put your international perspective to use? Our study-
Fashion Merchandising combines computer- aided design, product development, textiles, manufacturing, and retailing, while keeping an eye on the ultimate prize, the consumer. Each course in the Fashion Merchandising Department focuses on the target market.
As a Fashion Merchandising student, youll learn how to identify trends in the fashion industry and develop lines of merchandise for wholesale and retail companies. Those graduating with a BBA or BPS in Fashion Merchandising choose from three tracks: Apparel and Accessories; Buying, Planning, and Retail; and Home Fashions. During your senior year, youll gain real-world knowledge as you participate in a capstone project. The Fashion Merchandising capstone project requires the application, analysis, and synthesis of the fashion curriculum youve learned to create and analyze the assortment planning process in a fashion business.
Accessories Advanced Illustrator and Beyond Business, Fashion, and the Culture of China Buying and Advanced Buying CAD for Merchandising Contemporary Designers Cultural Connections to Fashion Event Planning Fashion Forecasting Fashion Magazines Fashion Show Production Fashion Writing Home Furnishings Menswear Textiles WEB PDM
CAREERS IN FASHION MERCHANDISING
Brand Manager Buyer Event Planner Fashion Forecaster Merchandise Assistant Product Developer Product Line Planner Retail Store Manager Showroom Sales Representative
For more information about the Fashion Merchandising major at LIM College visit www.limcollege.edu/bfm.
MAJOR IN FASHION MERCHANDISING
THE FASHION MERCHANDISING DEPARTMENT GIVES YOU
THE OPPORTUNITY TO DEVELOP AND UTILIZE YOUR TALENTS
TO THEIR FULLEST EXTENT BY EXPLORING VARIOUS ASPECTS
OF THE FASHION INDUSTRY.
Many of my professors are involved in the fashion world. They are very knowledgeable and they give us an insiders perspective.
NICOLE AVITABILE, 13
FASHION MERCHANDISING MAJOR
The International Business major introduces you, literally, to the world of fashionfrom global markets to economies, politics to cultures. Youll gain a clear understanding of what it takes to think, plan, and conduct business on a global stage. Youll be prepared to succeed wherever your career takes you in the world.
LIM College believes wholeheartedly that you learn best by doing. Thats why we require experiential education, which means youll complete at least one internship at a global organization, such as Bloomsbury Publishing, Gucci, Li & Fung, Macys, Oxford Industries, PVH, or SAKS.
The International Business major also incorporates liberal arts courses that will give you the skills employershere in the U.S. and abroadare looking for, including critical thinking, written and oral communication, and mathematical and scientific reasoning.
As an International Business major, youll also be strongly encouraged to pursue a semester abroadin Europe, Asia, or Australiathrough one of LIM Colleges foreign partner institutions. All of your experiences at LIM College will lead you to a wealth of career options, no matter where you go in the world.
Diplomacy Fashion Fundamentals Foreign Languages Global Management Intercultural Communications International Trade World Religions
CAREERS IN INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS
Buying E-Commerce Import/Export Compliance International Non-Profit Organizations Licensing Merchandising Public Relations Sales & Marketing Supply Chain Management
For more information about the International Business major at LIM College visit www.limcollege.edu/bib.
MAJOR IN INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS
FASHION IS UNIVERSALAND IN TODAYS GLOBAL SOCIETY, WHERE
CORPORATIONS ARE MULTINATIONAL AND COMMERCE CROSSES
ALL BORDERS, ITS IMPERATIVE THAT YOU UNDERSTAND ALL
ASPECTS OF THE BUSINESS SIDE OF FASHION.
Our B.S. in International Business will prepare students for leadership roles in diverse companies in multinational markets where career opportunities are robust and continuing to expand.
ELIZABETH S. MARCUSE
PRESIDENT, LIM COLLEGE
One professor operated our classroom like an actual company. Instead of class sessions, we had business meetings. Instead of being lectured to, we all got involved in the discussion. It was a great way to see what the working world is like.
ARIANA ECHEVERRIA, 11
The Management major gives you a solid foundation in the skills you need to lead effective teams and communicate with customers, merchants, designers, and manufacturers. Youll learn to manage and effectively use resources. Youll master the latest technologies, learn about corporate structures, and learn to think strategically. With a tailored degree program, you can focus on Retail and Merchandise Management or Entrepreneurship and Venture Development, where you will learn how to take a project from concept to launchfor yourself or within a larger organization.
Youll gain professional experience too. Youll complete internships, meet industry professionals, and complete a faculty-guided business planning project. During your senior year, for example, acting in the role of a consultant, youll develop and present a comprehensive business plan for a local company or for an organization of your design.
During your senior year, y