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The Fashion Business Industry two-year diploma program at George Brown College gives students an introduction to all aspects of the fashion industry, from product design and development to marketing and small business management.

The small to medium-sized business enterprise is a flourishing sector of the fashion industry and represents a great opportunity for entry into the fashion world. Smaller companies require employees who possess a variety of management skills to manage a business from the start-up stage to more developed business models. Students will be prepared for the roles and develop skills essential for operation of a successful small fashion business. The entrepreneurial focus of this program guides students through the process of developing a comprehensive business plan, which is essential to start a new business or manage an existing business.

Students will gain an understanding of textiles, garment construction, quality criteria and apparel merchandising. They will also learn to apply marketing, accounting, financial and other business concepts necessary for the decision-making they will encounter in their future careers.


Students with a minimum 2.7 GPA may apply for Field Education elective in second year.


Students with a grade point average of 2.7 or higher may apply to take the Field Education elective in second year.


The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

Use basic apparel drafting and construction skills and industrial sewing machines to complete apparel products.

Use standard fashion industry computer software for business and for design development.

Manage daily operations, resources, visual merchandising and customer relationships to ensure profitability in a retail enterprise.

Develop a business and finance plan for a small apparel enterprise that reflects awareness of market conditions, resources required and cash flow.

Apply appropriate buying, merchandising and accounting practices to support small business operations in the fashion industry.

Apply supply chain management and logistics to operate a successful fashion business.

Develop, communicate and implement a marketing plan by combining marketing research, strategies and tactics.

Analyze economic, fashion and industry trends to make business decisions in small and medium-sized apparel enterprises.

Evaluate products by applying quality control processes to meet appropriate standards.

Identify textile materials, asses their suitability and compatibility, and select accordingly for end use.


The majority of fashion businesses are small to medium-sized enterprises. The apparel industry is a major employment sector in Canada.


Graduates of this program will have acquired the necessary skills to be employed in various fashion industry positions in preparation for starting their own small fashion business.

Graduates are employed in positions leading to careers such as:

  • Entrepreneur
  • Store Manager
  • Production Planner
  • Operations Manager
  • Sales Analyst
  • Visual Merchandise Coordinator
  • Marketing Assistant
  • Pre-production Coordinator
  • Transportation Coordinator
  • Warehouse Assistant
  • Wholesale Sales Agent
  • Customer Service Associate

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Centre for Arts, Design and Information Technology

Öğrenim seçenekleri

Full Time (4 sömestr)

Okul ücreti
CAD$15,190.00 (TRY 163,844) Yıllık

*Gösterilen fiyat gösterge amaçlıdır, lütfen kurum tarafından kontrol ediniz

Başlangıç tarihi

6 Eylül 2022


George Brown College

Casa Loma Campus,

175 Kendal Avenue,


Ontario (ON),

M5R 1M3, Canada

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Uluslararası öğrenciler için

Applicants are selected on the basis of their academic achievement, including the required courses, and any other selection criteria outlined below.

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent**
  • Grade 12 English (C or U)
  • Grade 11 Math (M or U) or Grade 12 (C or U)

Basic computer literacy and skill level in Word and Excel are recommended.

** Mature Student Status (19 Years of Age or Older and No OSSD)

Applicants with transcripts from an institution where the language of instruction is not English may meet English language proficiency requirements with one of the following proofs of language proficiency.

  • George Brown English for Academic (EAP) Program - Level 8
  • IELTS (Academic) - 6.0, minimum 5.5 in each skill band
  • TOEFL - 80 (online) minimum 20 in each skill band
  • MELAB – 80
  • PTE (Academic) - 54, overall minimum; 50 in each skill band
  • CAEL - 60 (overall)
  • Cambridge English Exams (B2 First, C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency) - 169 or more (with no individual skill below 162)

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