NEW YORK — FIT has broken ground again.
The school that launched an undergraduate cosmetics marketing program has taken the next step. During a breakfast presentation Wednesday at Manhattan’s Metropolitan Club, Dr. Joyce F. Brown, Fashion Institute of Technology president, unveiled the new master’s degree program in Cosmetics and Fragrance Marketing and Management, the first of its kind.
Classes will begin in the fall. Dr. Brown was joined by Steven Kanlian, program director. Among the guests was Dr. Bruce Chambers, dean for graduate studies and the program’s industry advisory board. Among the board members was Annette Green, Fragrance Foundation president. The foundation is supporting two $5,000 scholarships, to be awarded to graduate students every two years to defray the costs of tuition, books and financial need.
The program has already gained the backing of two industry leaders.
“We’re proud to support this new program, which will greatly benefit our industry,” said William P. Lauder, president of Clinique Laboratories Inc.
Philip Shearer, president of the perfume and beauty division of Cosmair Inc., said, “I am confident that the program, through its unique curriculum run by professionals for professionals, will deliver to its participants a breadth and scope of industry knowledge unequalled anywhere else, and in so doing, raise the bar for everyone.”

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