Textile & Apparel Management (TAM) is a program which focuses on the apparel and textile supply chain. The curriculum focuses on leadership, the global supply chain, sustainability, creativity/innovation and technology. Students have access to the state of the art Apparel Technology Lab. The Apparel Marketing and Merchandising option prepares students for careers in retail management and buying. The Apparel Product Development option prepares students for careers in technical design, sourcing, and pattern making. The International Option prepares students to work in the exciting global textile and apparel industry. Through course work, field study experiences, internships, leadership conferences and student organizations, TAM students develop the skills they need to be a top recruit for industry positions. TAM prepares students for a wide variety of career options such as merchandising, buying, sourcing, product development, technical design, e-retailing or retail operations.
Common Career Paths
You can do nearly anything with a Mizzou degree, but here are some common career paths taken by graduates of this major: