BP310 - Bachelor of Fashion (Merchandise Management)

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Plan: BP310VRI - Bachelor of Fashion (Merchandise Management)
Campus: RMIT University Vietnam


Program details
Purpose of the Program
Articulation and pathways
Entrance requirements
External accreditation and industry links
Student expenses and charges in addition to fees
Library, IT and specialist resources

Program details

Award title: Bachelor of Fashion (Merchandise Management)
Award abbreviation: BFash(MerchMgt)
Total credit points: 288
Career: UGRD
Duration: Three years full-time
Location: VNMRI RMIT University Vietnam
Owning school: Fashion & Textiles (350H)
Owning school URL: www.rmit.edu.au/fashiontextiles
ASCED code: 080301
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Purpose of the Program

The Bachelor of Fashion (Merchandise Management) program is designed to develop a work ready fashion merchandiser who will have the requisite skills and knowledge to succeed in the rapidly evolving fashion and textiles industry.

All courses in the program require on campus attendance with on line learning support provided.

In this program you will develop marketing strategies for a competitive global fashion and textile environment. This includes strategic analysis of:

- The changing marketing environment both internal and external

- Strategic tools and perspectives including qualitative and quantitative market research

- Product and customer analysis

- Global and local supply chains and how you can lead with them

- Distribution and sustainability decisions.

This degree provides the management, entrepreneurial and business knowledge and capabilities to work as a manager in retail, merchandising, buying and planning in large-scale fashion operations within the global fashion industry.  You will apply fashion-merchandising theories related to consumer demand for apparel and related products. Concepts of market intelligence, merchandise styling, sourcing and the role of buying are evaluated and interpreted. You will also learn to identify and apply industry-relevant software including design, retail, supply chain management and manufacturing packages.

You will develop work ready capabilities to promote yourself to prospective employers or potential clients in a local or global context. In your final year you will undertake a capstone experience in MANU2209 Major Project A and MANU2210 Major Project B.  This experience will enable you to synthesise and integrate your knowledge, connect theory and practice, and demonstrate your holistic achievement of the program learning outcomes.  As a graduate of this program you can expect to be employed in fashion, advertising and marketing, brand management, product development, buying, merchandising, and range coordination.

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Articulation and pathways


Upon your successful completion of the Bachelor of Fashion (Merchandise Management) degree you may be eligible to undertake further study at RMIT University subject to each program's entry requirements.


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Entrance requirements

Academic entry requirement:

Successful completion of a Vietnamese final year Senior High School qualification and the provision of the Bangtot nghiep tung hoc pho thong (Upper Secondary School Graduation Diploma - Trung Binh/Kha/Gioi) or equivalent.

For a full list of equivalent qualifications, please see the RMIT Entry requirements by country webpage.

Applicants who do not meet the academic entry requirement may be eligible for selection if they have completed 3 years of work experience in the fashion merchandising industry.

English language requirements

A minimum IELTS (Academic module) overall score of 6.5, with no band less than 6.0, or equivalent.

For equivalents to English entry requirements, see the English equivalents web page.

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External accreditation and industry links

In Australia and Vietnam, there are no professional bodies that accredit programs in fashion and textile merchandising.

The Bachelor of Fashion (Merchandise Management) has professional industry links with a wide range of organisations and associations including the Australian peak industry body:

- Council of Textile and Fashion Industries of Australia (TFIA).

The School of Fashion and Textiles has many close links with industry, which take on a variety of forms. The program is taught by academics who have strong industry relationships and current professional experience and employment in the fashion industry. In addition we regularly engage outside industry experts as guest lecturers to ensure that you are exposed to current industry developments in Fashion.

The program regularly consults with a Program Advisory Committee (PAC) that consists of high profile industry representatives. Part of the PAC’s brief is to ensure that the program's links with industry standards and practice remain current.


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Student expenses and charges in addition to fees

Once you are enrolled as a student in this program you will need to allow for expenses other than university tuition fees.  Additional expenses may relate to the purchase of lecture notes, textbooks, stationery, consumables such as printer paper, fees levied by commercial internet service providers for internet access outside of the university campus, and other relevant costs.

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Library, IT and specialist resources

As a student enrolled in a program at RMIT University Vietnam you may access the services, facilities and study space provided by the Library. Resources include collections of books, periodicals and other course related materials.

You can find more information on Library resources and services at RMIT International University Vietnam Library (RIUV).

You may also access many of the extensive collections of electronic resources and services provided from the RMIT University Library in Melbourne. Resources include e-books, electronic journals and newspapers and product data. Library subject guides and web based tutorials will support your learning. Electronic resources and the online Ask a Librarian reference service are accessible on and off campus 24 hours per day.

For more information on library resources and services from Melbourne go to http://www.rmit.edu.au/library

Online learning tools and content
As a student enrolled in this program you may access online learning tools and content for your program and associated courses from the learning management system for the Vietnam campus: https://rmit.instructure.com

Services available to you as a student at RMIT University
RMIT International University Vietnam provides the following resources and opportunities to assist your learning and wellbeing so you can achieve your study and career goals.

Services available:

- transition to tertiary student learning

- study skills, academic skills including academic literacy, writing for academic purposes, research, exam preparation and much more

- career development and employment

- living and wellbeing (including advice on health and personal matters)

- opportunities for scholarships, leadership and study abroad

- opportunities for participating in community engagement, arts, sport, recreation, fitness activities as well as student activism and university governance.

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