Apparel Merchandising & Management (AMM)
Department of Apparel Merchandising & Management develops in the students the ability to make intelligent business like decisions with prudence. The program offered by the department focuses on strengthening of key technological functions of apparel industry and understanding of industrial engineering and ergonomic techniques. The emphasis is on production, planning, control and management practices applicable in the apparel industries.
The continuous interactions with the industries and visits to leading manufacturing units not only create an enriching learning environment for the students but also widen the horizons of their experience. Equipped with competent technical knowledge, the students are able to anticipate and address the concerns and issues of the emerging manufacturing principles.
The program offered by the department fundamentally aims to enhance the students’ perception of the commercial environment and matching them with professional understanding of manufacturing technology, marketing and management principles related to apparel industries.
Program of Study
The department functions under the umbrella of faculty of apparel studies of BUFT and offers an undergraduate program leading to Bachelor of Apparel Merchandising & Management degree. The program is constructed of an interdisciplinary curriculum drawing on diverse arts & social sciences, textiles and principles of merchandising management.
Bachelor of AMM (Code: 141)
Students who choose Bachelor of Apparel Merchandising & Management (Bachelor of AMM) program as their field of study can specialize in the study area of apparel product development, construction and in apparel business management.
Studies in apparel products development focus on cotton products, menswear, womenswear and childrenwear. Students acquire comprehensive insights and skills in all fields of apparel construction, such as prototype pattern design, stenciling, style construction and correct fit. Courses in production planning and control, ISO & compliance, ergonomics, with a particular focus on the special features of the apparel industry, prepare students ideally for executive management positions in the fields of apparel construction, apparel product manufacturing and apparel business management.
Profile of the program
- Name of the Degree: Bachelor of Apparel Merchandising & Management, abbreviated as Bachelor of AMM
- Language of Instruction: English
- Courses Start: Spring (January) & Fall (July) each year
- Standard time to attain the Degree: Four years (eight semesters, six months each)
- Minimum grade to attain the Degree: 2.50 in a scale of 4.00
This program trains young professionals for the highly diverse and versatile range of technical and business administration tasks in the apparel industry. Studies also focus on specialized fields of apparel manufacturing production techniques and processes. This knowledge is complemented by offering extended studies in fields of business administration and ergonomics. A knowledge of quality management, cost accounting and specialized IT systems rounds off the students' skills and competencies.
The program consists of eight academic semesters and a total of 156 credits. Each semester is subdivided into modules from the fields of: core courses (apparel merchandising & management) humanities, business and other allied fields of study. The degree program is completed with an 8-week internship which the students do in a company, followed by the production of a Bachelor's Thesis (Final Year Project, FYP).