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2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog 
2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog


The philosophy behind all of LIM College’s degree programs is simple: the best way to learn about the business of fashion is to experience it. That’s why we send students out into the fashion world early in their education-and give them a wealth of opportunities to experience it.
This catalog gives you details about what you’ll learn, the courses you’ll take, the people you’ll meet, how to apply to LIM College, and how to afford your education.


Institutional Accreditation

Middle States Commission on Higher Education
3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
(267) 284-5000

The Middle States Commission, recognized by the United States Secretary of Education as an accreditor of degree-granting colleges and universities, accredits degree-granting colleges and universities in the Middle States region, which includes Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and several locations internationally. The Middle States Commission is a voluntary, non-governmental, membership association that is dedicated to quality assurance and improvement through accreditation via peer evaluation. Middle States accreditation instills public confidence in institutional mission, goals, performance, and resources through its rigorous accreditation standards and their enforcement.

First Accredited Year: 1977

Latest Self Study: 2007 accreditation reaffirmed with a commendation to the institution for the quality of its self-study process and report

Last Re-affirmed: 2012 through the Periodic Review Report, with a commendation for the quality of the report

Next Self Study: 2017

Academic Accreditation
LIM College’s business programs (associate of applied science, bachelor of business administration, bachelor of professional studies, and the master of business administration) are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). LIM College’s new Bachelor of Science degree is currently seeking ACBSP accreditation. ACBSP is dedicated to improving the quality of business schools and programs around the world, and ultimately to improving the practice of business in every industry around the world. ACBSP offers programs, services, and an accreditation process uniquely focused on teaching excellence and student learning outcomes.*

*LIM College’s Master of Professional Studies (MPS) degree programs do not require ACBSP accreditation.

New York State Board of Regents
LIM College has been authorized by the New York State Board of Regents to confer the degree of Bachelor of Science on graduates of the four-year program in International Business; and to confer the degree Bachelor of Business Administration on graduates of four-year programs in Fashion Merchandising, Visual Merchandising, Marketing, and Management; and to confer the degree of Bachelor of Professional Studies on graduates of the four-year program in Fashion Merchandising; and to confer the degrees of Associate in Applied Science and Associate in Occupational Studies on graduates of two-year programs in Fashion Merchandising; and to confer the degree of Master of Business Administration on graduates of the fifteen-month program with concentrations in Fashion Management and Entrepreneurship; and to confer the degree of Master of Professional Studies on graduates of the one-year programs in Fashion Merchandising & Retail Management, Fashion Marketing, Visual Merchandising, and Global Fashion Supply Chain Management.

LIM College is approved for the training of veterans by the New York State Division of Veterans Affairs.

LIM College is authorized by the United States Immigration and Naturalization Service to enroll international students in academic and exchange programs.

LIM College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The College does not discriminate in its employment decisions based on race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, unemployment status, or any other status protected by law.

The information in this catalog is correct as of the date of publication. LIM College reserves the right to make any changes in the operation of the College and/or program contents without prior notice. Please refer to our website for updated information in all areas.

If you have any further questions after reading this catalog, just ask. Personal attention is one of the hallmarks of an LIM College education, and we’re always happy to answer your questions.

Telephone: 212-752-1530 or 800-677-1323