Some fashion merchandising courses often included in this major are fashion history, retail buying, color and design theory, and concepts in trend forecasting. These courses are available at The New School and the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising.
The New School offers a certificate program entirely online in the fashion merchandising field. This is for people that want to work in retail, marketing or merchandising for the fashion industry. Courses include marketing in a global environment, the medium of fashion, fashion merchandising and retail buying, in addition to other required courses and fashion electives.
The Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, or FIDM, offers an associate's degree program for fashion.