INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY OF DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY
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INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY OF DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY North Suburban Region • A.A.S in Merchandising Management • B.A. in Merchandising Management The International Academy of Design and Technology-Schaumburg, and its parent company, Career Education Corporation, respectfully inform the Illinois Board of Higher Education of its intent to offer the Associates of Applied Science and the Bachelor of Arts in Merchandising Management. The Associate of Applied Science and the Bachelor of Arts in Merchandising Management have already been approved for the Chicago campus by the IBHE and ACICS. The Merchandising Management curriculum is designed to provide students with a broad knowledge of business and how business principles relate to the various fashion and retail fields. The program combines theoretical elements with practical applications supported by a strong general education foundation. Students can choose from two concentrations; Fashion Merchandising or Retail Operations Management. The Fashion Merchandising concentration is designed for someone who will specialize in apparel and accessories, fashion or accessories buyer, image consulting, or fashion business entrepreneur. The Retail Operations Management concentration is a more general business program with a focus on careers in corporate retail or retail operations such as general operations management, retail property management, regional or district management. Students in this program may achieve advanced standing by proficiency or by transfer of credits from an accredited institution. The proficiency or transfer credit must be applicable to the student’s program of study at the school. In addition, students with extensive experience in a specific subject area may seek credit for life experience in up to two classes. Mitigating circumstances may allow additional life experience at the approval of the program chairs. Requests for additional information about the institution and its proposed programs should be directed to: Cord Scott, 915A National Parkway, Schaumburg, IL 60173. Telephone: (847) 969-2837. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.