UAlberta launches fashion business program, first of its kind for Western Canada

March 27, 2018

A new program at the University of Alberta focused on the business of fashion is a first of its kind in Western Canada, reports David Israelson of the Globe and Mail. The author notes that the new Bachelor of Science in Fashion Business Management will offer students in Western Canada the opportunity to learn the skills they need to work in the fashion business without needing to move east. “The focus [of the program] is on combining knowledge of fashion with understanding of the business,” says Kathryn Chandler, practicum co-ordinator for the program. “There's a need to focus more on logistics and what it means to do business offshore,” adds program professor Lori Moran. “On the retail side it's important to understand analytics and data collection, because consumers today are much more demanding.” Globe and Mail