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I want to major in business mangement and minor in either interior design or fashion design can I do that?

Asked Edison, New Jersey

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Kelly Michelle’s Answer

Updated Dallas, Texas

Hi there! I got both of my degrees from the University of North Texas. My first one is in fashion merchandising and my second one is in interior merchandising and design. When I did this the two programs overlapped so my classes double dipped. I was also able to get a business focus because they are all similar classes under the catalog. If you can double major without going to school longer it works to your advantage in the job market it makes you VERY competitive.

The more you can do the better, just make sure you can master the material first.

At the end of the day it is all under “business” so if you have a specific interest start job shadowing and interning now to bulk up your resume and to confirm what you may want to do later on.



Kelly Michelle recommends the following next steps:

  • Talk with your advisor and potential universities to see what you can get out of their programs
  • Intern! Try to centralize your focus to see what your main interest is then go from there
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Christopher’s Answer

Updated Atlanta, Georgia

This is totally realistic. I know people who pursue double majors throughout college. Even just pursuing a major + minor is quite common. You will be surprised by how much you can accomplish during your time at university!

One concern of mine is if your college offers such an overlap of programs. I imagine they would, only at the simple expense of needing to take a few more classes to accomplish all the credits. The good news about pursuing a minor is you can "sprinkle" the requirements in along the way throughout your years at school.

Good luck!

Christopher recommends the following next steps:

  • When you get to college, seek out your academic advisor (usually provided!) and plan out the best path with them. They will provide unique vision on your university's unique academic workload in relation to your dreams/past experience as a student and will be able to provide the perfect plan to help you accomplish this dream.
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Katy’s Answer

absolutely - I studied Interior Design in college and wish I had minored in Business management. One of my good friends did that and now has her own small interior design business. I think the other way around (business management with interior design minor) would be a great idea. It will definitely help you get your small business off the ground.

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Ifrah’s Answer

Hi Jena - I think this would be a great way to focus on business as a career path and also get additional specialization in interior design or fashion if that's what you want to do! I would just check to see if the college you are attending or are applying to have the two options for minors. I think most if not all will offer business as a major but since fashion and interior design are more focused subjects, they may not be available at all colleges. You should be able to Google the name of the college + minors to get the list of minors offered at the school.

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Andrika’s Answer

Updated Dubai, United Arab Emirates

As long as you have passion and design, would learn and knowledgeable, sure you can do it! Design need practices and big passion to learn.

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