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Fashion Business Management

Available: Fall

Program Description

Seneca's Fashion Business Management program prepares you for the increasingly competitive, global and innovative fashion and retail industries. You'll gain a strong foundation in business and fashion studies in the first four semesters, and then you'll delve into specialized areas such as fashion product development (including ethical sourcing and the applications of creative software) and marketing communications (including social media and public relations). In the Field Capstone project, you'll apply your marketing and product development skills to help a fashion industry "client" find new ways to do business. Field Placement exposes you to a head office environment and what executives do at this level in the industry.

Study in Scotland

Enrol in the Fashion Business Management program in September and you'll have the option of completing your fourth semester at a "Seneca partner" college in Aberdeen Scotland at Robert Gordon University. We have a Study Abroad agreement that allow our students to apply to study for one semester at no additional tuition fees, while receiving full credit toward graduation from Seneca. A limited number of places are available each year and students are selected by committee.



6 Semesters (3 Years)

Credential Awarded

Ontario College Advanced Diploma

Your Career

As a graduate of the Fashion Business Management program, you'll have the technical and transferable skills you need to pursue the widest range of career opportunities in the fashion business industry today. These include product development, buying, merchandise planning and allocation, category management, merchandising for manufacturing, sourcing, importing, logistics, wholesale sales management and marketing communications.


  • Apparel Affinity Group
  • Costume Society of Ontario
  • Fashion Group International
  • Retail Council of Canada
  • Textile Society of Canada

Related Careers


This Seneca program has been validated by the Credential Validation Service as an Ontario College Credential as required by the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development.

Admission Requirements

Program Eligibility

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent with:
    • Grade 12 English: ENG4(C) or ENG4(U)
    • Grade 12 Mathematics (C) or (U) or Grade 11 Mathematics (U) or (M)
  • OR Mature Student Status (age 19 or older) with the above prerequisite course(s), their equivalent(s), or appropriate Academic and Career Entrance (ACE) Certificate program credits (see Academic Upgrading).


Although not required for admission, business, computer and fashion studies are recommended for your success in the program.

Work experience in the field is also beneficial.

Program Costs

Choose academic year:

Tuition – Domestic


Tuition – International


Book & Supply Costs


Please note: All costs are approximate, may vary by campus and are subject to change at any time without notice. Parking, locker and some mandatory incidental fees are among the charges not included in the figures above.

Program Details

The Degree and Credit Transfer Office provides a number of services for students continuing their education at Seneca, and for graduating students considering degree transfer options.

Through transfer agreements and institution partnerships, graduates of this Seneca College program may be eligible for credit at various post-secondary institutions. Please refer to the Degree Transfer Guide for more information.

Transfer Credit may be granted for courses deemed equivalent to courses at Seneca that have been completed at recognized postsecondary institutions. Additional information is available online.

Please take a few moments to view Important Academic Dates for your relevant term.

Please select the curriculum from the Academic Year in which you started (or will be starting) your studies. An Academic Year begins in September and ends in August of the following year.

Also see: English and General Education requirements.


Need to know more about your application and/or the application process? Reach out to our admissions advisors for assistance.

416.491.5050 ext. 22840

Student Recruitment

Have questions about Seneca’s campuses, financial aid, student supports and more? Connect with one of our student recruiters for more information or to book a campus tour.

416.491.5050 ext. 22608
Additional Contacts
Financial Aid & Awards

Program Coordinator

Anna Cappuccitti 416.491.5050 ext. 26211

Program Chair

Gitte Hansen 416.491.5050 ext. 22160


Discover the business behind today’s current trends with Seneca’s Fashion Business and Fashion Business Management programs. Video

Why Choose Seneca?

Passionate, expert faculty from a range of professions

Real-world learning experiences through paid and non-paid work opportunities

Curriculums developed in collaboration with industry advisory committees

A variety of credentials offered from certificates, diplomas, degrees, and graduate certificates

Opportunities to pathway to higher level credentials at Seneca and other universities in our transfer partnership network


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