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Textile and Apparel, Technology and Management
The Department of Textile and Apparel, Technology and Management at North Carolina State University educates undergraduate and graduate students for a career in the fiber, textile, apparel and retail industry. The mission of the department is accomplished by offering Bachelor of Science, Master of Science, and Ph.D. degree programs that seek to develop leadership and promote academic excellence in both the student and the faculty. These programs are designed to provide the student with a thorough background in fundamental concepts of scientific, technological, and management principles, and an ability to define and solve challenging technological and managerial problems. An essential component of the department's mission is the development of new knowledge through research and the subsequent transfer of this knowledge to both the textile complex and society.
The Department specializes in the disciplines of:
- Fashion Development and Product Management
- Textile Brand Management and Marketing
- Retail and Supply Chain Management in Textiles
The Department is recognized internationally as a major center for research and education in the academic discipline of Textile and Apparel Technology and Management (TATM). Recent Annual Reports, 2011-2012 Scholarly Contributions and the TATM Expertise Listing includes a more detailed account of research, education, and other activities in the department.
The Department of Textile and Apparel, Technology and Management Strategic Plan