Fashion Business
Essentials Course

Parsons School of Fashion faculty, together with insiders and experts from leading brands, help you learn the business side of fashion through Yellowbrick’s fashion business online certificate course. Explore key trends shaping the future of the industry and gain an understanding of how fashion brands are built and launched.

Accelerate your career

Gain expertise in key areas such as:

  • Building a fashion business
  • Sourcing and production
  • Branding principles and frameworks
  • Data-driven retail and marketing

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Program Overview

The fashion business course includes 5 online course modules, and related skill-building activities. Each module is 3-5 hours, and is broken into several shorter lessons that students complete at their own pace. Students earn a non-credit certificate of completion from Parsons.

Build Expertise

Learn how to build your retail brand – from data-driven marketing to communicating with factories – with on-demand video lessons, and develop real-world skills through self-paced projects and assignments.

Gain Insight

Gain practical understanding through real-world case studies and examples, and get first-hand tips and advice on how to achieve your career goals from the biggest names in the business.

Set Yourself Apart

Learn from faculty from the renowned Parsons School of Fashion, and earn a Certificate of Completion from Parsons to add to your profile.


Entrepreneurship and the Fashion System

Explore innovation and change, and effective uses of information technology in the fashion industry and in retail environments.

Managing Fashion Production

Learn about strategic business planning in the retail industry including costing, production, managing manufacturers, and communicating with factories.

Fashion Branding

Learn fashion branding principles and frameworks to build a brand from scratch and tell its authentic story to customers.
Marketing Strategies

Learn about wholesale, DTC, and app-based retail business models. Develop an understanding of best practices in social media marketing and SEO.

Retailing and Distribution

Learn distribution strategies including trade shows and pop-up retail. Explore applications of data-driven retail opportunities and uses of predictive analytics to build a business.

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