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Fashion Entrepreneurship
Students aspiring to become entrepreneurs in the fashion industry examine the skills needed to conceive, finance, open, and operate a successful fashion business. Through collaborative research and hands-on practice, students learn the elements of opening a business and navigating the complexities of working with a team. They learn to create business models and structure legal business organizations and explore the d...
Aug 26 - Oct 27
Online
Fall 2019
Fashion Merchandising
Study the fundamentals of fashion merchandising principles and the techniques you need to operate as a merchandiser in a successful fashion apparel company or as an entrepreneurial boutique owner. Analyze case studies outlining merchandising strategies used by manufacturers and retailers. Study the impact of consumer behavior and how it leads to forecasting. Learn about "global merchandising", where it's effective, a...
Aug 26 - Oct 27
Online
Fall 2019
Retail Buying
Learn to work with a retail buyer or become one yourself. This course is essential for managers, retail business owners, and manufacturers’ account representatives. Topics covered include profitability scrutiny, open to buys, initial and cumulative markup, shortages, sell-through, and sales to stock analysis. Students learn how to buy or communicate with buyers and complete practical and realistic assignments. Prereq...
Aug 26 - Oct 27
Online
Fall 2019
Professional Practices: Fashion Design
This course introduces you to working in the fashion industry, whether your focus is fashion design, illustration, textile design, buying or merchandising. Through lectures, research, presentations by visiting professionals, and field trips, you are familiarized with current models of practice and study the various roles involved in shaping a contemporary fashion business. Whether you intend to freelance or intern, e...
  • Programs: Certificate Programs
  • Format: On Campus
  • Course Number: CRN 5122 - PCFD 0502 A
  • Chuang, Catherine
Sep 10 - Oct 22
On Campus
Tuesday
7:00 - 9:30 PM
Fall 2019
Design Thinking for Human Centered Healthcare (Online)
This course will introduce students to the unique design opportunities within healthcare and some of the methods used for applying design thinking to these challenges. Taking a project-based approach, students will learn to identify opportunities to create impact in their chosen context, understand the human experience of care, and develop strategies to shape a more human-centered experience for patients, staff, clin...
Aug 26 - Sep 29
Online
Fall 2019
Introduction to Design, Social Impact, and Entrepreneurship (1 of 4)
This course introduces students to a human-centered design process and to how these methodologies can be applied to develop socially impactful enterprises. It also introduces a social justice lens, integrating issues of power and privilege into the design process. Students will have an opportunity to practice the methods of discovery and ideation to more deeply understand the unmet need they are hoping to address thr...
Aug 26 - Oct 06
Online
Fall 2019
Business Models and Strategy for Social Impact (3 of 4)
In this course students will learn how to create a business model for a mission-driven venture. During the course, students will test, validate, and adapt how to approach their venture's vision, while learning the ins and outs of designing a business model, utilizing business model tools and lean startup methodologies. Students build an understanding of the interrelationships between business model components and the...
  • Format: Online
  • Course Number: CRN 7990 - PCSP 0847 X1
  • Godelnik, Raz
Aug 26 - Oct 06
Online
Fall 2019
Finding and Keeping Online Learners
In this essential course in the Designing Online Learning Programs certificate, author, dean, and pioneer in the field Bob Ubell will offer the skills and knowledge necessary to succeed in online programing. The course will facilitate achieving an in-depth appreciation for the skilled exercise of digital marketing techniques necessary to recruit students with the most likely chances of enrolling and then succeeding a...
Aug 26 - Sep 29
Online
Fall 2019
Design Thinking Fundamentals (Online - 1 of 5)
Design thinking is a practice pioneered by top design firms like IDEO and used by some of the world’s most innovative companies. In this course, you learn the methodology and develop the mindset that will equip you to better understand problems, unlock hidden needs, and design groundbreaking innovations to address those needs. We cover every element of the design thinking approach, from empathy research to ideation t...
Aug 26 - Sep 29
Online
Fall 2019
Design Thinking Fundamentals (Online - 1 of 5)
Design thinking is a practice pioneered by top design firms like IDEO and used by some of the world’s most innovative companies. In this course, you learn the methodology and develop the mindset that will equip you to better understand problems, unlock hidden needs, and design groundbreaking innovations to address those needs. We cover every element of the design thinking approach, from empathy research to ideation t...
Aug 26 - Sep 29
Online
Fall 2019
The Digital Marketing Ecosystem: An Introduction (Online)
Start here to gain an excellent understanding of the exciting and ever-changing world of digital marketing. Explore the evolution of digital marketing - how it began, where it is today, and where it’s heading. Understand the digital marketing ecosystem, and how elements such as strategy, channels, and platforms interconnect. Learn to navigate industry terminologies, core concepts, and methods for creating a successfu...
Aug 26 - Sep 29
Online
Fall 2019
The Digital Marketing Ecosystem: An Introduction (Online)
Start here to gain an excellent understanding of the exciting and ever-changing world of digital marketing. Explore the evolution of digital marketing - how it began, where it is today, and where it’s heading. Understand the digital marketing ecosystem, and how elements such as strategy, channels, and platforms interconnect. Learn to navigate industry terminologies, core concepts, and methods for creating a successfu...
Aug 26 - Sep 29
Online
Fall 2019
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