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Careers in Fashion: Business Inspired by Creativity

Lindenwood’s online Master’s in Fashion Business and Entrepreneurship program enhances your creative skills and delivers the advanced strategic expertise you need for diverse careers in fashion or to start your own business. Through courses guided by fashion industry experts, you’ll become proficient in marketing principles, business ethics, global fashion sustainability, and more.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median salary for fashion designers in 2019 was $73,790, with top salaries for this position reaching $149,000.

Fashion Designer


Fashion designers develop new ideas and samples of clothing for retailers and are responsible for overseeing the production of their creations. Many professionals in this fashion career also present their designs in fashion shows.



Buyers in the fashion industry review, select, and purchase materials for companies to use for production, along with clothing for retailers to sell as their own. These professionals work directly with production companies to make selections and purchases.

Career and salary information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Additional careers in fashion for graduates of this program:

  • Buyer
  • Business owner
  • Top executive
  • Art director

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Program Outcomes: Creative Tools for Careers in Fashion

When you complete the online Master’s in Fashion Business and Entrepreneurship program, you will be able to:

Career Support

Lindenwood University is committed to supporting its students academically and professionally after graduation.

Contact an enrollment counselor at 855-941-0568 to learn more about the career services that are available to you.

Job Fairs

We host four job fairs per year, both on campus and through our partnerships within the Gateway Career Association.

Office of Career Services

We can help you begin your job search, make professional connections, and prepare for the job you want.

Alumni Network

When you graduate with a degree from Lindenwood, you’ll be a part of our extensive network of former students.

Find Your Strengths

Explore your talents with Gallup StrengthsQuest, an assessment tool that sets you up for career success.

We host two Advisory Council meetings per year, both on campus and virtually with industry experts locally, nationally and internationally.