NEW YORK, June 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- LIM College, which is located in New York City and focused exclusively on the study of business and fashion, has announced that it will offer its first fully online associate degree program — the Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Fashion Merchandising & Management. The first classes in the new program begin August 28, 2017.
The 61-credit AAS includes courses in marketing, visual merchandising, human resources, and retail management, as well as an internship in a retail or corporate setting. Courses will be taught by expert faculty who bring decades of experience in the business of fashion to their virtual classrooms. New students will be able to enroll at six points during the year. Full-time students will complete the program in four semesters throughout two calendar years. Part-time students will be able to complete their degree at their own pace.
Says LIM College President Elizabeth S. Marcuse, "Today, many who wish to attain a college degree are not able to complete a campus-based program, often due to conflicting professional and personal responsibilities. To keep pace with this shifting educational landscape, our new online associate degree will bring the LIM undergraduate experience to distance learners, allowing them to pursue their educational goals wherever and whenever they are ready."
The online associate degree program is intended for students who are older than traditional college freshmen and may already have work experience, particularly in the retail sector. Graduates will be empowered to advance within their current organizations, or seek more responsible positions at other fashion-related companies. The degree could also open up opportunities in areas of the fashion business beyond retail — such as sales, marketing, merchandising or public relations — or serve as a foundation to pursue a bachelor's degree.
For more information about LIM College's new online associate degree program in Fashion Merchandising & Management, please visit www.limcollege.edu/online or contact Online Admissions Director Michael Villanella at firstname.lastname@example.org
About LIM College
Founded in 1939, LIM College educates students for success in the global business of fashion and its many related industries. As a pioneer in experiential education, LIM College fosters a unique connection between real-world experience and academic study in business principles, offering master's, bachelor's and associate degree programs. LIM College is located in four buildings in Manhattan — the nation's fashion and business capital — giving students vast opportunities for hands-on experience and professional development. Alumni have gone on to excel at top companies, including Saks Fifth Avenue, Barneys New York, Chanel, and Neiman Marcus.
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