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Careers for the Fashion Merchandising Graduate

Below is just a sample of the many job possibilities for the individual with a Bachelor of Science degree in Fashion Merchandising.

  • Product development designer
  • Fashion stylist
  • General or divisional merchandise manager
  • Buyer or assistant buyer
  • Planner
  • Allocator
  • Visual merchandiser
  • Regional or district manager
  • Store manager or assistant store manager
  • Department manager
  • Retail entrepreneur
  • Quality control manager
  • Sourcing manager
  • Manufacturer’s representative
  • Merchandise coordinator

Where Our Graduates Work

Our graduates have found careers at top companies including:

  • Claire’s, Inc.
  • JCPenney Corporation, Inc.
  • Kohl’s
  • Michael Kors
  • Nordstrom
  • Sears Holdings Corporation

Contact Us

Fashion Merchandising

Sarah Cosbey
Associate Professor and Area Coordinator
815-753-6336
scosbey@niu.edu 

Family and Consumer Sciences
118 Wirtz Hall
DeKalb, IL 60115
815-753-1543
facs@niu.edu