NEW YORK, Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- LIM College, which is located in New York City and focused exclusively on the study of business and fashion, has received approval from the New York State Board of Regents to launch a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree program in International Business. The first group of students admitted to the program will begin classes in Fall 2014.
The 127-credit program is designed to prepare students for careers in international business and participation in the global marketplace, with a particular emphasis on the fashion industry. The curriculum combines instruction in foundational elements of the fashion industry, core business competencies, the particulars of conducting business in a global environment, as well as liberal arts courses and an experiential (internship) component. Students will also be required to participate in an international experience, with options including: study abroad, cross-cultural trips, or internships with international organizations.
According to Elizabeth S. Marcuse, President of LIM College, "Our new B.S. in International Business was developed specifically to address the growing global economy and the internationalization of the fashion industry. It will prepare students for leadership roles in diverse companies in multinational markets, where career opportunities are robust and continuing to expand."
The program will introduce students to a wide range of global markets, economies, political systems, cultures, languages and customs. Graduates will be prepared to pursue careers in areas such as supply chain management, import/export compliance, buying, merchandising, sales and marketing, licensing, public relations, and foreign trade.
Says President Marcuse, "The addition of this program represents a significant milestone for LIM College. As we mark 75 years of providing a comprehensive, specialized education in the business of fashion, offering a new degree in international business continues a proud tradition of progress. We know we must expand and evolve our degree programs to best prepare fashion's future leaders to take their place in the global business world."
For additional information about admission to LIM College's B.S. in International Business program visit http://www.limcollege.edu/academics/14448.aspx
About LIM College
LIM College is focused exclusively on the study of business and fashion, offering a Master of Business Administration (MBA) program with concentrations in Fashion Management and Entrepreneurship, Master of Professional Studies (MPS) degrees in Fashion Merchandising & Retail Management and Fashion Marketing, Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degrees in Fashion Merchandising, Visual Merchandising, Marketing, and Management, as well as Bachelor of Professional Studies (BPS), Associate in Applied Science (AAS), and Associate in Occupational Studies (AOS) degrees in Fashion Merchandising. Housed in four buildings in Manhattan, LIM College provides a well-rounded education through the combination of in-class instruction and required fashion industry internships. LIM College was founded in 1939 and has been witness to every significant change in the retail and fashion industry for 75 years. Alumni have gone on to excel at top companies, including Coach, Jones Apparel, Kenneth Cole Productions, Macy's, Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom.
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