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Design. Develop Your Own Brand. Make a Statement at NU.

Tap into your entrepreneurial spirit and create your own fashion brand. Northwood students are business leaders who also enjoy creative endeavors.

At NU, our students can handle any area of the retail process. This includes merchandise buying, visual merchandising, supply chain, production, branding, digital marketing, and sustainability. Graduate with the knowledge and skills that you need in this competitive industry.

A good pair with other programs: minor in Sustainability, Marketing Communications, Supply Chain, or Management.

Northwood by the numbers

Leave Your Print. Lead The Pack.

Northwood University is an international leader in free-enterprise education.

*Based on 2015/2016 post-graduate survey and number of responses received.

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Student pictured at the Northwood University Fashion Show

NU Fashion Show

The annual Northwood University Fashion Show is a great hands-on approach to apply what you learn in the program. Students collaborate to put on a full-fledged runway show at the university.

The Northwood Idea Center on a sunny day

Northwood Idea Center

Northwood has a dedicated creative space located in Downtown Midland for students to use for a variety of projects. Utilize the new cameras, lighting, and photo backdrops for capturing your fashion pieces.

Students getting ready for the Northwood University Fashion Show


In the Merchandising & Marketing program at NU, we focus on personal responsibility in the environment. We offer a minor in Sustainability for students who want to dive further into sustainable practices for fashion.

What Jobs Can You Get with a Merchandising and Marketing Degree?

Students often look for internships or employment opportunities on a local and global level.

  • Visual Merchandiser
  • Brand Manager
  • Sustainable Fashion Coordinator
  • Retail Communications Specialist
  • Fashion Marketing Coordinator
  • Merchandise Buyer

Forge Your Path Forward