The Master’s in Fashion Business and Entrepreneurship program from Lindenwood requires 12 online fashion courses, including 6 core courses and 6 electives.
This course is an introduction to research methods, historiography, and critical theory. The course introduces the language of research and shifts in practice over time through an examination of both modern and postmodern theories. Participants will use these theoretical underpinnings to begin to critically review literature relevant to their field or interests and determine how research findings are useful in forming their understanding of their own work.
This course explores the tools and methods used to write graduate-level research papers. Students will be introduced to advanced research techniques, thesis development and refinement, differentiation of primary and secondary sources, and effective writing for their own discipline. Through the process, students will recognize and address the strengths and weaknesses in their critical thinking and writing skills and produce successful research projects that demonstrate knowledge of topics and proficiency in writing skills in their own field.
This course is the first in two seminars where students conduct research in their fields and produce independent graduate projects. Students are encouraged to begin exploration into advanced issues, methods, and critical theory in order to identify the topic for their final thesis and begin gathering research toward that goal. This course is repeatable for a maximum of six credit hours. Lab fee required.
This course is the second in two seminars where students conduct research in their fields and produce independent graduate projects. Students are encouraged to begin exploration into advanced issues, methods, and critical theory in order to identify the topic for their final thesis and begin gathering research toward that goal. This course is repeatable for a maximum of six credit hours. Lab fee required.
The directed thesis project consists of a project in the student’s field completed during the course of graduate studies and/or a supporting written thesis depending upon the program. The thesis project and topic must be approved by a committee of three faculty members, two of which must be from the student’s own program. After students finalize their topic with their committee chair, research into and execution of the project begins. This course is repeatable for a maximum of six credit hours. Lab fee required.
The directed thesis project consists of a project in the student’s field completed during the course of graduate studies and/or a supporting written thesis depending upon the program. The approval of the thesis project topic, and demonstrable progress of initial research/execution must be completed in AMC 60000. Final production of the thesis project and/or written thesis will be completed under faculty direction and evaluated by the student’s committee. This course is repeatable for a maximum of six credit hours. Lab fee required.
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This course is the examination of generally accepted accounting concepts and their influences upon the preparation, analysis, and use of financial statements and reports. It is designed for individuals entering the program without any academic background in accounting.
Supervised work experience for graduate students which requires the advanced application of principles, skills, and strategies within the discipline. Requires signed internship agreement by student, faculty of record, and supervisor representing host organization. This course may be repeated up to a maximum of 12 credit hours and is graded on a Pass/Fail basis.
This course focuses on the microeconomic concepts used in business, although various macroeconomic factors are also addressed. Emphasis is placed on practical application of course material. Topics to be covered include supply and demand, elasticity, consumer choice theory, firm production and costs (short-run and long-run), profit maximization, market structures, basic oligopoly models, pricing strategies, market failures, government’s role in the economy, and macroeconomic factors affecting business managers. Through readings, lectures and course assignments, students will learn to use various economics tools and concepts to inform and improve business decision-making. Lab fee may be required.
This course is an examination of principles and methods in the operation of a small business. Particular emphasis will be on the small business in planning, controlling, financing, and managing operations. The problem of starting up a new enterprise is considered as well as preparing the management for multiple responsibilities in operating the business. Lab fee may be required.
The purpose of this online graduate course is to introduce students to Apparel Production Management. Through the course the students will familiarize themselves with the supply chain from design concept to finished garments. Students will also learn about Technical Packages and how to build one for themselves. Graduate students will also conduct research about product management, global supply change and the environmental impact of the industry.
The purpose of this course is to teach students how to design fashions utilizing 3D digital software and equipment. Students will learn to use and explore; Modular Design, 3D Simulation & Layer, 3D Garment Edit, 3D Arrangement, 2D Pattern Design, Grading, Sewing & Tacking, Fabric, Hardware & trims, Fine-tuning, Avatar, Fit Check, Colorway, Print Layout, Render Image/Video, and Animation (Runway).
This course is an advanced study of the commercial and professional elements of fashion, including analysis of merchandising and marketing practices within fashion and its related industries. Through case studies in the industry, students will analyze trends in order to begin production of their own business plan to be completed in capstone.
This graduate course focuses on innovative aspects of luxury retail branding, visual merchandising and display, from classic techniques to the most avant-garde developments. This course also reveals how both historic and innovative retailers can optimize their image with target markets through window and interior displays, branding, and new visual merchandising strategies.
This graduate course will focus on advanced buying tasks, identifying and understanding potential customers, creating a six-month merchandising plan, and developing sales forecasts, important retailing trends, including global buying and sourcing, omni-channel retailing, online retailing, mobile technologies, and social media.
This course will focus on advanced sustainability and efforts to reduce the harsh impact of fashion manufacturing and consumption around the world.
This online graduate course will focus on contemporary marketing practices including; online marketing, social media, video, mobile technologies, in-store technologies, augmented reality, digital spaces and traditional marketing principles, in addition to consumer online buying behaviors, e-commerce, changes in technology, and social issues within the fashion industry.
This online graduate course will focus on three areas of communication; reading, writing, and speaking about fashion through traditional and electronic means including; newspaper, magazine, radio, TV, social media, and fashion blogging. This course will also, explore various languages used in basic conversation when communicating and traveling to various fashion capitals and conducting business around the world. Specific languages include; Mandarin, Spanish, French, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Hindi, Arabic, Russian, German, and Swahili.
This capstone course provides students the opportunity to identify themselves as entrepreneurs, develop a business plan and create their own marketing strategy for their business. Students will analyze industry trends, research existing companies, and present their own personal business model.
This course includes basic studies of business and marketing environments and trends along with their and business implications. Emphasis is given to managing, marketing, finance, business strategies, decision-making, and business terms and concepts. This course includes the use of case studies to apply theory through practice. Lab fee may be required.
This course is the study of terminology, principles of contract law, and ethical issues applicable to the contractive problems in the operations of a business, including relevant provisions of the uniform commercial code. Particular emphasis will be given to application of the principles of law by the entrepreneur/manager in operating the business, legal liability, and the legal aspects of a business in difficulty. Lab fee may be required.
This course introduces students to the principles of marketing, the role of marketing in society and in organizations (for-profit and nonprofit), and the factors that influence marketing decision-making. Activities include the study of planning, pricing, promotion, and distribution of products and services to consumer and business markets. The course will increase students’ overall understanding of marketing as a business discipline; utilize systematic approaches to diagnosing and solving marketing problems and issues; and analyze and develop organization-wide marketing strategies as well as strategies for individual programs, services, or products. Lab fee may be required.
This course examines issues in conducting marketing research and the variety of research techniques available to the researcher. Students will also analyze the sources of information that guide decision making in business settings. Although some topics will be explored through lecture, particular emphasis will be given to case analyses, situational vignettes, and discussion of current events. A team project at the end of the course will tie together course concepts and allow students to present a comprehensive marketing research plan. Lab fee may be required.
This course is the study of the marketing communications through mass media (TV, radio, magazines, newspapers and the web) that stimulate the consumer’s response to, interest in, and ultimately, the purchase behavior of goods and services. Techniques for creating the correct advertising message and developing an effective media mix based on an understanding of the behavior of the target market are stressed, as well as ethical, social, and regulatory factors impacting the mass selling of products and services in today’s competitive global business environment. A course project will enable students to apply the concepts discussed in the course to a real world problem. Lab fee may be required.
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