FIT Launches Entrepreneurship Degree
In response to industry demand for individuals with entrepreneurial skills, the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) has established a new two-year, upper-division Bachelor of Science degree program in Entrepreneurship for the Fashion and Design Industries. The program, which will start in Fall 2011, is the first of its kind in the New York City area and is designed to enable both business and design students to acquire and develop the strong skills and sophistication necessary for organizing and launching new ventures in today's global fashion business environments.
“The Entrepreneurship degree program includes courses that enable students to understand the essential connection between inspired design and successful enterprise,” said Frank Koe, acting dean of the Jay and Patty Baker School of Business and Technology at FIT. “In addition, FIT’s prime New York City location, faculty of industry leaders, and tuition value as a public college make it the ideal setting for this new program.”
The program is intended for students who have earned an Associate in Applied Science degree in Fashion Design, Fashion Merchandising Management, or another related major at FIT.