Nov 16, 2018  
2017-2018 College Catalog 
2017-2018 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Visual Merchandising, BBA

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The Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Visual Merchandising prepares students for a broad range of careers in display and visual design. The curriculum emphasizes hands-on studio courses that incorporate the principles and technologies of visual merchandising and design in both traditional and digital spaces. In addition, all Visual Merchandising majors take a core foundation of liberal arts, business, and professional courses and complete internships which provide real-world experience.

Registered HEGIS Code 0509

(Total credits: 123/124)/Effective Spring Semester 2018 - Previously (Total credits: 124)

(Total liberal arts credits: 36)

BBA Liberal Arts Requirements

36 Credits

   Required Courses - 27 Credits

Liberal Arts Elective Courses - 9 Credits

Liberal Arts Electives are any courses numbered 1000 or higher with the following prefixes: ARTS, ECON, ENGL, HIST, LANG, NTSC, PHIL, POLS, PSYC, and SOCI which are not specifically required for the student’s major.

Additional Elective Courses

15 Credits

Electives are any courses numbered 1000 or higher (except EECM 1890 - Career Exploration Internship) which are not specifically required for the student’s degree program.

Fashion Scholars

All Fashion Scholars are required to complete the following:


All courses are required except where choice is indicated.

First Year Experience is required of all first-time freshmen or students who have transferred in less than 13 credits.

For BPS and BBA degree students, a minimum of 58 credits must be completed at LIM College.

For BS degree students, a minimum of 61 credits must be completed at LIM College.

All entering students’ prior academic records are evaluated to determine Mathematics and English capabilities. This includes SAT and/or ACT math and writing results and results of English and mathematics courses taken at other colleges. See the LIM College website for current criteria. This information is used when planning a student’s academic program, which may include required remedial Mathematics  and/or English  courses. Remedial courses do not carry credit towards the degree, but do carry hours which count towards full-time status. See Credits and Hours  and Remedial Course Policy  for further information. 


LIM College offers the following concentrations for each major, which are intended to provide an additional focused area of study:

Digital Business Strategy
Event Planning
Fashion Media (not for Fashion Media majors)
Fashion Merchandising (not for Fashion Merchandising majors)
**Fashion Publishing
Home Fashions
International Business (not for International Business majors)
International Marketing
Responsible Business Practices
Retail & Merchandise Management
Visual Merchandising (not for Visual Merchandising majors)

For specific concentration course requirements, students should see their Academic Advisor or check the College website.

** Fashion Publishing discontinued effective 9/24/2017

Visual Merchandising Student Consumer Information

For further student consumer information about the Visual Merchandising degree and outcomes of our graduates please visit:

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