Fashion Merchandising

There is substantial confusion about the role of merchandisers, and much of this can be attributed to the loose manner in which the term is used by various industries. Merchandising in football refers to the range of goods sold to supporters by football clubs. Store managers at Zara will commonly refer to department layout reorganization as “re-merchandising.” In fashion retailing, the visual merchandising team has the responsibility of managing the aesthetics of store and window displays. It is a completely separate function from merchandising, and the two must not be confused.

Merchandising, within fashion retail, refers specifically to the stock planning, management, and control process. This position requires well-developed quantitative skills, and natural ability to discover trends, meaning relationships and interrelationships among standard sales and stock figures.

Fashion merchandising involves the production of fashion designs and distribution of final products to the end consumer. Fashion merchandisers work with designers to ensure that designs will be affordable and desired by the target market. Fashion merchandising involves apparel, accessories, beauty, and housewares. The end goal of fashion merchandising in any of these departments is to earn a profit. Fashion merchandisers' decisions can considerably impact the success of the manufacturer, designer, or retailer for which they work.

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Matching Fashion Merchandising Colleges

Fashion Institute of Technology

Four or more years; Public; $20,192 average out-state tuition; $6,670 average in-state tuition

FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles

Four or more years; Private for profit; $31,141 average out-state tuition; $31,141 average in-state tuition

Kent State University at Kent

Four or more years; Public; $18,554 average out-state tuition; $10,012 average in-state tuition

LIM College

Four or more years; Private for profit; $25,575 average out-state tuition; $25,575 average in-state tuition

Berkeley College-New York

Four or more years; Private for profit; $23,379 average out-state tuition; $23,379 average in-state tuition

The New School

Four or more years; Private not for profit; $46,251 average out-state tuition; $46,251 average in-state tuition

University of North Texas

Four or more years; Public; $18,063 average out-state tuition; $8,103 average in-state tuition

Scholarships for Fashion Merchandising Majors

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Siebel Scholars Program

Siebel Scholars Foundation

$35,000 Varies See Details
 

Siebel Scholars Program

Siebel Scholars Foundation

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$35,000

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Christine and Clarence Day Business Scholarship

University of Mississippi

$10,000 Varies See Details
 

Christine and Clarence Day Business Scholarship

University of Mississippi

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$10,000

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3M Business Development Fellowship

University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management

$10,000 Varies See Details
 

3M Business Development Fellowship

University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management

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$10,000

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Business Information Technology Advantage Scholarship - University of Montana, Montana Tech

University of Montana at Montana Tech

$6,700 Varies See Details
 

Business Information Technology Advantage Scholarship - University of Montana, Montana Tech

University of Montana at Montana Tech

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$6,700

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School of Business Gold Scholarship - TSU

Texas Southern University

$6,000 Varies See Details
 

School of Business Gold Scholarship - TSU

Texas Southern University

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$6,000

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Frances C. Amos School of Business Admin. Alumni Affiliate Scholarship

Oakland University

$5,000 Varies See Details
 

Frances C. Amos School of Business Admin. Alumni Affiliate Scholarship

Oakland University

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$5,000

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Beverly McAllister Parker Scholarship

Southern Nazarene University, School of Business

$5,000 Varies See Details
 

Beverly McAllister Parker Scholarship

Southern Nazarene University, School of Business

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$5,000

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Tom and Marye Kate Aldridge Business Scholarship

University of Oklahoma, Michael F. Price College of Business

$5,000 February 01, 2021 See Details
 

Tom and Marye Kate Aldridge Business Scholarship

University of Oklahoma, Michael F. Price College of Business

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$5,000

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February 01, 2021
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Footstar/Meldisco Scholarship

Ramapo College of New Jersey

$4,300 October 01, 2020 See Details
 

Footstar/Meldisco Scholarship

Ramapo College of New Jersey

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$4,300

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October 01, 2020
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John L. and Margaret S. Fraley Scholarship

University of North Carolina at Charlotte

$4,000 Varies See Details
 

John L. and Margaret S. Fraley Scholarship

University of North Carolina at Charlotte

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$4,000

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