Bachelor of Fashion (Merchandise Management)

Bachelor of Fashion (Merchandise Management)

Overview

Program Code: 
BP310
Campus: 
  • RMIT Saigon South
Duration: 
3 years
School: 
School of Communication & Design
Mode: 
Full-time

If you have a flair for fashion and a mind for business, you are uniquely suited to a career in the fashion and textiles industry. You will study design, distribution and retail, and the theory and practice of visual merchandising.


Program overview

RMIT’s Bachelor of Fashion (Merchandise Management) equips you with the skills and fashion knowledge to plan, develop and execute marketing and merchandising campaigns.

A highlight of the program is our Flagship Internship, where you will experience working within Vietnam's expanding fashion industry – this will help you gain hands-on experience in fashion merchandising, planning and buying, as well as a deeper understanding of consumer demand for apparel.

As part of your major project studies, you will undertake industry research and develop commercial industry briefs. You will attend lectures and forums by industry professionals, and connect with key industry figures through events and special public lectures.

Career prospects

RMIT graduates promote, customise and apply global trends in the local market - they also expand local brands to an international level. Job opportunities are exciting and varied, including:

  • Agent/wholesaler 
  • Brand management 
  • Buyer 
  • Designer
  • Fashion marketing and promotions
  • International trade
  • Merchandiser
  • Range coordination
  • Retail operations
  • Outsourcing (production) 
  • Product development 
  • Supply chain management 
  • Trends analysis.
Program structure
Learning, teaching & assessment
  • Teaching and learning in this degree is very practical, providing you with constant hands-on experience. Your experience is structured, so that you begin in a safe, low-risk environment where you can learn essential skills, and progress to an internship in a real business within Vietnam's expanding fashion industry.
  • You'll be assessed in a variety of ways to ensure that you can demonstrate your skills across the range of areas required for a fashion merchandiser. Expect a combination of examinations, assignments, presentations and project work. Assessment may be both individual, or conducted in groups.
Entry requirements

Academic requirements

  • High school graduation diploma with a minimum GPA of 7.0/10.0 for Grade 12, for other international qualifications please view entry requirements by country​; or
  • Successfully complete the UniSTART (Fashion) with a minimum GPA of 1.0/4.0 with no double fail of a course
  • If you have completed or partially completed a similar program at another institution you may be accepted with some academic credit, or exemptions, being granted toward this program.

English requirements

Successfully complete RMIT English Advanced or complete one of the following English proficiency tests:

  • IELTS (Academic) 6.5+ (no band below 6.0)
  • TOEFL iBT 92+ (no band below 20)
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) 58+ (no communication band below 50)
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) or Proficiency (CPE) 176+ (no band below 169)

For other international English entry requirements, please view English equivalency requirements.

Note: TOEFL, IELTS, Pearson and Cambridge results are recognised for two years from the test date. RMIT English results are recognised for one year from the test date.

Please contact the RMIT Vietnam Student Recruitment team for more information.

        Fees

        Students can choose standard fee or fixed fee program. Payments can be made each semester, on a course-by-course basis.

        Standard fees

        • Annual tuition fee: 10,238 USD ~ 233,944,000 VND (based on full time study load - 8 courses)

        • Whole program fee: 30,715 USD ~ 701,832,000 VND (24 courses - 288 credits)

        Fixed fees

        • Annual tuition fee: 10,795 USD ~ 246,672,000 VND (based on full time study load - 8 courses)

        • Whole program fee: 32,386 USD ~ 740,016,000 VND (24 courses - 288 credits)

        (*) Fixed Fees are offered to brand new students who would like to fix their course tuition fees for a specified period of a Higher Education degree program. The fixed fee program guards against potential fee increases and currency fluctuations. All fees noted above with * are fixed fees, and are correct for 2017.

        Notes:

        1. The duration of programs is flexible and can be adapted on an individual basis upon enrolment.

        2. Program fees are priced and invoiced in Vietnam Dong (VND).

        3. Payment in other currencies will be converted to VND at the exchange rate on that day. Bank transfer is the preferred method of payment.

        4. The USD fee noted above is to be used as a guide only. The USD fee is quoted to overseas students as per Circular No. 32/2013/TT_NHNN, article 4.16.b.

        Testimonials

        Current student

        “My current job came from a 3-month internship with Fashion 4 Freedom, a brand that has worked with RMIT students many times before. Studying at RMIT helped me develop strong English skills - the most wonderful thing is that I can now present in English with high confidence. Right now, my company mainly communicates in English and I feel at ease using this language.
        Real-life experience is the best way to know which job suits you the most. RMIT created so many chances for me to experience various jobs in the fashion industry, and eventually I found my dream job. I would advise future students to work hard, work until you cannot work anymore - with the attitude like steel - then success will come to you eventually.”

        Phan Hong Hanh

        Bachelor of Fashion (Merchandise Management)
        Junior Designer, Fashion 4 Freedom

        Industry connections

        “RMIT students are equipped with international understanding about fashion, and they have the knowledge to drive Vietnam’s fashion industry to a new level.
        They have a passion that goes beyond clothes and dressing prettily – they also see a higher strategy for the fashion business, which delights us and brings us hope for a developed fashion landscape in Vietnam.
        Of course RMIT students are not always perfect, but their willingness to learn, to involve themselves, their creativity, and their enthusiasm in everything they do truly deserves a medal!”

        Thuy Nguyen
        Creative Director
        Thuy Design House