University Catalog 2023-2024

Textile Brand Management and Marketing (Certificate)

The Graduate Certificate Program in Textile Brand Management and Marketing provides graduate students with the opportunity to develop academic credentials in branding fundamentals and theories for a globalized industry and market research while complementing this knowledge with topics of strategic management, product development, supply chain management and technology management. The program also provides non-degree graduate-level students with the opportunity to develop recognized advanced expertise in Textile Brand Management and Marketing.


Applications must meet one of the following three requirements:

  • Be a graduate of an accredited four-year college or university and have a grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4-point scale in their last 60 credit hours of undergraduate study;
  • Be a degree student in good standing in an NC State University graduate program; or
  • Have a Master’s degree.

Applicants who do not meet the GPA requirements may be admitted professionally based on past work experience as a professional in textiles or a textile related field. Supporting documentation of professional experience in textile should be submitted for provisional admission. Students who are admitted provisionally must earn at least a “B” average in the first three courses of the certificate program in order to obtain full admission into the certificate program.


A minimum of 15 credit hours is required to complete the certificate program and student must have a minimum 3.0 grade point average on all certificate course work. Transfer credit from other universities is not allowed. All work must be completed in four (4) calendar years, beginning from the time the student begins course work for the Certificate

Plan Requirements

Required Core Courses
TTM 582Global Textile Brand Management and Marketing3
Select three of the following:9
Strategic Technology Management in the Textile Complex
Management of Textile Product Development
Strategic Planning for Textile Firms
Global Perspectives in Textiles Supply Chain Management
Independent Study in Textile Technology Management
Total Hours12