Bachelor of Commerce - Fashion Management

Bachelor of Commerce - Fashion Management

Bachelor of Commerce - Fashion Management (2016-2017)

How to Apply

Program Code



Program Length

Eight semesters, beginning in September and January


Contact Information

Bruce Sinclair, program co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 79205


The 2016/2017 fee for two semesters is
– domestic $7,446.54
– international $14,800.
Amounts listed are the total of tuition, lab and material fees, student service and auxiliary fees for the first two semesters of the 2016/2017 academic year. Fees are subject to change.

For information regarding fees for work terms, refer to Fees and Financial Assistance.


Start DatesAvailability
2016 JanuaryClosed
2016 SeptemberOpen
2017 JanuaryOpen

Admission Requirements

To be eligible for admission, you must possess the following:
• Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent including these required courses:
– Grade 12 English (ENG4U or equivalent) minimum 65 per cent
– Grade 12 Mathematics (MDM4U, MCB4U, MGA4U, MCV4U or MHF4U or equivalent) minimum 60 per cent (Students who do not possess Grade 12U Mathematics or who have achieved a grade below 60 per cent may be considered for admission.  Students will be required to complete a math equivalency course during their first semester at Humber. Additional course fees will apply.)
– Four Grade 12 U or M courses in addition to those listed above
– Overall minimum grade point average (GPA) 65 per cent
• Mature student status
• College or university transfer status

All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Humber’s English Language Proficiency Policy.

Selection: Admission selection is based on the academic criteria indicated. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee admission.

Our Program

Humber’s four-year Bachelor of Commerce – Fashion Management program is designed for students interested in the business side of fashion and offers management courses tailored specifically to the fashion industry.

The first two years of the Fashion Management program concentrate on developing general business management skills in marketing, accounting, economics and law. In years three and four, you will take specialized courses in fashion management. The curriculum includes courses in twentieth-century fashion history, trend forecasting, retail and wholesale management, brand management, store planning and merchandising, global sourcing, and retail finance.

You’ll gain practical skills through applied projects during which you’ll develop processes and products from the idea stage through to execution. You will also develop business plans and apply your classroom learning to fashion industry analysis, financial management and e-commerce assignments that simulate the latest challenges in the fashion industry.

Several third- and fourth-year Fashion Management classes are delivered in Humber’s Fashion Institute.

List of Courses

Semester 1

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Work Term

Semester 8

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How to Apply

Your Career

Toronto is one of Canada’s major fashion centres. It is also one of the country’s most diverse, vibrant and dynamic cities, making it the ideal place to pursue an education in fashion management.

Humber’s Bachelor of Commerce – Fashion Management degree program will prepare you to take on leadership and managerial roles in this fast-paced, growing, multibillion-dollar industry. It will put you on track towards a career as a retail or wholesale buyer, brand manager, distribution manager or product developer.

Humber's Fashion Institute

As a Fashion Management degree student, you’ll be working in Humber’s Fashion Institute, a lively, dynamic facility at the rapidly-growing Humber Lakeshore Campus.
The Fashion Institute is equipped with the tools and materials you’ll need to get hands-on experience in the business of fashion and is a hub of student activity. The building also includes a lounge and computer lab. The main classroom is easily convertible to a presentation space for events.

Our Faculty

Professors and industry professionals are a critical component of the Fashion Management degree. Faculty members are active in their respective fields. You will also learn from a network of industry professionals who participate as program advisors, guest judges for class competitions and guest speakers.

For information regarding faculty credentials for this program, visit Faculty Credentials.

Work Placement

The Humber Bachelor of Commerce – Fashion Management program includes 14 weeks/490 hours of paid work in the summer between your sixth and seventh semesters. This gives you the hands-on, real-world experience that employers value. Your placement will give you the opportunity to explore the field you’d like to work in when you graduate. We will work with employers and our industry partners to help you identify opportunities to pursue.

Your Future Study Options

Qualified graduates of this program may be eligible to apply their academic credits toward further study at many postsecondary institutions. Visit Transfer Options for detailed information.

Alternative Course of Study

Upon completion of the first two years of a Humber Bachelor of Commerce degree program, students may specialize in one of the following areas instead of Fashion Management: Accounting, Digital Business ManagementFinanceHospitality and Tourism ManagementHuman Resources ManagementInternational BusinessManagement StudiesMarketing or Supply Chain Management..

Applicants who do not meet the admission requirements for the Bachelor of Commerce – Fashion Management degree program should consider applying for Humber’s Fashion Arts diploma program 10011. Graduates of the Fashion Arts diploma program with an overall grade point average (GPA) of 75 per cent or more will be considered for admission to Humber’s Bachelor of Commerce – Fashion Management degree program. Graduates may then complete the degree with the equivalent of five semesters of full-time study plus a paid work term. Graduates must also possess ENG4U, Humber’s COMM 200/WRIT 100 or COMM 300/WRIT 200 with a grade of 70 per cent or more, plus any Grade 12 U-level Mathematics or Humber’s BMAT 220/BMAT 120 and BSTA 300/BSTA 200 with an average grade of 70 per cent or more.

Mature students (applicants 21 years of age or over) and/or transfer students (applicants with postsecondary education) should refer to the Mature Student Status and the College or University Transfer for admission criteria.

End Notes

Humber was first granted Ministerial Consent to offer this program in 2007. All degrees offered by Ontario colleges are reviewed by a provincial quality assurance agency on a cyclical basis which results in consent renewals. As a result of the most recent review, Humber has been granted a consent renewal by the Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities to continue to offer this degree for a five-year term starting March 23, 2015. In conformity with the Minister’s criteria and requirements, Humber will submit an application for the renewal of the consent for this program 12 months prior to the expiration of the consent. Humber shall ensure that all students admitted to this program will have the opportunity to complete the program within a reasonable time frame.

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