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Diploma in Fashion Management

George Brown College - Casa Loma Campus George Brown College - Casa Loma Campus, Canada

Intake Jan 2024, Sep 2023

Jan 2023

work permit PG Work Permit

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CAD 17802

Tuition Fee (CAD)

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CAD 110

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24 months


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Program Overview

The Fashion Management diploma program will prepare you to apply the tools of marketing and merchandising to maximize product success in the market. As a student in the Fashion Management program, you will have a deep understanding of textiles, manufacturing inputs and processes and movement in the supply chain, as well as management of the value, costing and quality of apparel. You will also gain relevant industry knowledge through field education experience after the first year of study, and through the unique opportunity to manage a retail store on campus.

The Fashion Management program prepares you with essential knowledge and skills required to meet the Canadian fashion industry's core business needs. You will gain a deep understanding of textiles, manufacturing inputs and processes, and movement in the supply chain, as well as management of the value, costing and quality of apparel. You will also be able to apply the tools of marketing and merchandising to maximize product success in the market. This program is designed to meet the needs of today's Canadian market, which has shifted to product development, niche markets and omni-channel retail.

The Fashion Management program is the only academic program curriculum in Canada identified by the American Apparel and Footwear Association (AAFA) as an affiliate school. Benefits to you include an up-to-date curriculum, connection with the industry and access to industry research materials exclusively available to members.

The concepts of developing, sourcing and marketing a product from initial idea to retail sale are introduced. You will test and problem-solve for quality assurance; develop buying, merchandising and marketing plans; examine logistics processes; and work as a team to manage a retail store.

The structure of this program gives you flexibility in the choice of a career path. You will also gain relevant industry knowledge through field education experience after the first year of study. The Field Experience may be in fashion buying, production, distribution, retailing, wholesale, or a related marketing area. Students have the opportunity to network with potential employers at our FashionWorks industry event.

Note: Students starting in January will have an alternate order of courses, and will not graduate until their field education component has been completed. January intake students will complete semester two from May to August, and continue into semester three in September of the same academic year.

The School of Fashion offers a diverse, hands-on learning environment, including many extracurricular activities for students.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:
    • Identify textile materials, assess their suitability and compatibility, and select for end use.
    • Use basic accounting concepts and financial analysis in order to interpret reports and make business decisions.
    • Make optimal sourcing decisions based on research and analysis of domestic and global sources.
    • Use merchandising concepts and retail math to develop merchandise, assortment and buying plans.
    • Communicate visually by using appropriate tools and practices to create product development packages, sales materials, and merchandising displays.
    • Apply the principles of logistics and supply chain management to operate a successful fashion business.
    • Use effective interpersonal and team skills to enhance leadership, management and sales expertise in a fashion business environment.
    • Evaluate product by applying the principles of quality control to meet appropriate standards.
    • Explain the organization and operation of the Canadian fashion industry, its role within the global economy, and identify the forces that affect it.
    • Distinguish the processes and systems used in garment manufacturing to make production decisions.
    • Apply the product development process by preparing visual materials, technical specifications, and cost analysis for a product(s) aimed at a specific target market.
    • Develop, communicate, and apply a marketing plan by combining marketing research, strategies and tactics.
    • Analyze ethics, corporate social responsibility and sustainability principles to develop best practices in the fashion industry.
    • Develop professional goals through industry exposure with an emphasis on life-long learning and personal growth.

Additional Information

Program Level UG Certificate / Diploma

College/University Processing Time 30

Program Intensity Full-Time

Work Permit work permit PGWP

General Admission Requirement

    • Minimum Overall Score - 6.0 - With No Band Less Than - 5.5
    • Minimum Overall Score - 80 - With no score less than - 20
  • PTE
    • Minimum Overall Score - 54 - With no score less than - 50
    • Minimum Overall Score - 105.0  

Academic Requirement

  • Minimum Level of Education Required: To be accepted into this program, applicants must have Grade 12 / High School Diploma or equivalent including the following required course(s):
    • Grade 12 English
    • Grade 12 Math


6 IELTS Score With no band less than 5.5
80 TOEFL Score Minimum Overall Score
54 PTE Score Minimum Overall Score
105 Duolingo Minimum Overall Score
60% CGPA Minimum Overall Score

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CAD 110

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12000 Per year

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