The Art Institutes International Minnesota Adds Bachelor Of Science Degree In Fashion & Retail Management To Their Education Line

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New degree program prepares students for management positions in the fashion and retail industries

The Art Institutes International Minnesota (http://www.artinstitutes.edu/minneapolis) is now offering a Bachelor of Science degree in Fashion & Retail Management. Fashion and retail management is the business that sets the trends. This fast-paced industry requires talented, creative professionals who have a strong business sense and an eye for style. The fashion and retail industry demands people who have knowledge and training in marketing and design.

The Fashion & Retail Management program at The Art Institutes International Minnesota will offer experience across disciplines in business, fashion, and retail management. The emphasis is on the business management perspective of the program with a sprinkling of the fashion angle. This program will prepare students as managers in a business environment. As a bonus, students will learn a great deal about the aspects of fashion. The content of the curriculum includes fashion and retail industry trends and manufacturing, general business, management, operations and compliance, retailing, marketing, and advertising.

Academic Director for the Fashion & Retail Management program, Dr. Kristen Brown commented, "With an emphasis in retail and business management and a dash of the fashion angle, we offer a solid bachelor's degree program that will prepare students as managers in a business environment. Students will also gain insight and knowledge of the world of fashion as a bonus."

According to the U.S. Department of Labor 2006-2007 Occupational Outlook Handbook (http://www.bls.gov/oco/cg/cgs022.htm) "clothing, accessory, and general merchandise stores -- one of the largest employers in the Nation -- had about 4.2 million wage and salary jobs in 2004."

For more information about Fashion & Retail Management, call the admissions office at 1.800.777.3643 or visit http://www.artinstitutes.edu/minneapolis and click on Programs.

Founded in 1964 as Lowthian College, The Art Institutes International Minnesota is a diverse, dynamic institution of higher education whose mission is to educate students for creative careers. The Art Institutes International Minnesota is part of Education Management Corporation (http://www.edmc.com). The website for The Art Institutes International Minnesota can be found at http://www.artinstitutes.edu/minneapolis.

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