Buyer Certificate

The buying profession consists of selecting and purchasing all kinds of fashion products to suit the needs of the market. Designed for students who enjoy a challenge, this one-year certificate program trains students or professionals in analyzing a product’s profit-earning capacity and  making decisions that will influence consumer buying power.

These courses are taught by top-notch professionals abreast of the latest fashion trends and provide students with the skills required to select the right merchandising for their store, analyze and predict market trends, and evaluate consumer and sales patterns.

As a buyer, you will have significant input in understanding fabrics characteristics and styling in order to create a saleable collection. Having a strong historical and socio-cultural also help you transforming designer’s vision into reality and mass-produced it in local and international scale.

For further information on other certificates, you can review our Retail Manager Certificate.

Fashion Business - Buyer

The Buyer Certificate Program can be completed in 1 year of full-time and 2 years of part-time study.

Course List

  • Fashion Phenomena
  • Study & Analysis of Fibres and Textiles
  • Introduction to Fashion Marketing
  • Buying of Fashion Product
  • Textile Evaluation for a Fashion Product
  • Introduction to Accounting Principles
  • Environment & Consuming
  • Budgetary Planning
  • Private Label Development
  • Financial Management in Fashion Industry
  • Approach to Planning
  • Stock Management
  • Private Label Management
  • Import – Export
  • Integration in the Workplace II

Career Opportunities

Upon completion of the program, graduates will be able to work in the following positions:

  • Fashion Merchandiser
  • Fashion Marketer (Fashion Promotion Specialist)
  • Fashion Coordinator
  • Fashion Editor
  • Brand Manager
  • Retail Store Manager (Boutique Manager)
  • Boutique Owner
  • Visual Display Artist


  • A workshop for visual presentation
  • A window display preparation area
  • A large drawing & illustration room
  • A garment window display area


  • Study of fashion history and contemporary fashion.
  • Research of styles and materials.
  • Prediction of future trends.
  • Choice of fabrics textures and colour.
  • Fashion market analysis.
  • Fashion product evaluation.
  • Development of marketing and distribution strategies.
  • Promotional advertising and public relations activities.
  • Planning and purchasing of seasonal collections.
  • Visual presentation of merchandise.
  • Budgeting and financial management.
  • Establishment of customer service strategies.
  • Personnel management, training and motivation.

Program Coordinator

Richard Kaunang

A graduate of Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT), Australia majoring in Fashion Business, just after she pursued her study at Lasalle International Design School, Singapore. She has joined various retail fashion industry internationally, serving corporate market in Singapore and some high profile clients in Australia

Apart of launching her own label in 2007, she also followed her writing passion as contributor in local fashion magazines, reporting fashion trend across countries through extensive travelling. Her teaching passion was discovered later and since then, she takes pride in sharing her years of knowledge, global professional experience and strong networking in the industry with the upcoming students, whom she believes will be the apparel industry leaders of the future.

Fashion Business - Retail Manager

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