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anupxaxa

Joined: 14 Feb 2011
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MBA in Fashion Management
Tue Feb 15, 2011 03:15 AM
Hi,
I am currently pursuing a masters program in fashion management but its scope lies only in merchandising. Please suggest me programs in fashion management which have branding,marketing and advertising as opportunities post the completion. My priority in selecting a program lies on the alumni base,strong placements and practicality of the program..Help !


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ralph

Joined: 07 Jul 2009
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MBA in Fashion Management
Sat Feb 19, 2011 06:30 PM
A sense of your background, in terms of work experience, GMAT scores, GPA - and your goals would help.

Typically, fashion students want to study in the world's fashion centers to be close to the action - so think Paris, Milan, etc. Also, more general luxury management programs can be options (and may even have fashion specializations.)

I'd look into these as a start:

Alma Graduate School
HEC Paris
ESSEC
SDA Bocconi
Tsinghua
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bella53081
Joined: 27 Dec 2010
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MBA in Fashion Management
Mon Feb 21, 2011 12:51 AM
I was looking into this myself...I just attended a MBA fair yesterday and I met with someone from two of the schools mentioned above:

ESSEC (France) - they have a MBA in Luxury Brand Management - def check it out. Seems like a good program.

Also, SDA Bocconi has a Master's in Fashion, Experience and Design Management you might be interested in too (although not a MBA - but I was told there was a lot of overlap w/this program and MBA - just focuses mainly on fashion)

Here in NY there is also Fashion Institute of Technology - they have a Global Fashion Management degree (masters) but you need to have some experience in the industry.

Hope this helps! :)
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anupxaxa

Joined: 14 Feb 2011
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MBA in Fashion Management
Tue Mar 08, 2011 04:46 AM
Thank you for your responses. Well..i had researched about them previously and ive found that the MBA at ESSEC has limited or rather no scope in the apparel sector post completion of the course and is focussed on fragrances and cosmetics; watches and jewelry; fashion accessories.

As for the program at FIT,it says that the curriculum is intensive which is good but the classes are in the evenings which makes it difficult for international applicants who will have to find alternatives by the day which is again very difficult.Also, the program does not define the scope for someone who graduates from this course.

But if i have to compare both of these above mentioned institutions,FIT is a better option.

and if i talk about ,Bocconi and HEC,both are not focussed on fashion as a management study but are generalised MBA's. Also, their recruiting companies do not belong to the apparel sector but rather from the accessories and cosmetic sector.

[Edited by anupxaxa on 08 Mar 2011]

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Tropic
Joined: 22 Feb 2011
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MBA in Fashion Management
Wed Mar 09, 2011 09:13 AM
In the vein of Fashion Management, I'm searching for more information about MBAs in Arts Management. In North America, I know there's the California College of the Arts and I believe Rutgers has a program, but I find the information out here to be slim. I come from a background in festivals and events management, so I'm wondering if an MBA is the right direction... anybody have any insight?
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bianca
Joined: 16 Dec 2008
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MBA in Fashion Management
Mon May 09, 2011 12:08 AM
and if i talk about ,Bocconi and HEC,both are not focussed on fashion as a management study but are generalised MBA's. Also, their recruiting companies do not belong to the apparel sector but rather from the accessories and cosmetic sector.
Hi,

HEC has a luxury certificate and a high fashion management class. The MBA is a general MBA instead of being specialised, yes. But it doesn't mean apparel companies don't hire from there. I know HEC MBA alumn who have gone on a career at Kenzo, Marc Jacobs or Gucci. Both Essec and HEC have strong ties with PPR, which owns not only luxury brands (Guggi group) but also mass brands like Puma.

On the other side of the Atlantic, NYU is also a general MBA with a specialisation in Luxury Marketing and a lot going on in the Luxury and Retail area. You can have a look at some of their recruiters on the following page.
www.stern.nyu.edu/AcademicPrograms/FullTime/CareerOpportunit…

If you'd like a pure specialization into fashion management then I don't think you'll find many MBA, if any. However, there are reputable institution who do offer postgraduate education like the IFM (French Fashion Institute, the most prestigious fashion school in France) which has an EMBA in global fashion management. Like any EMBA it's part time with a few session scattered accross the year. You need 5 years of significant experience to apply.
www.ifm-paris.com/asp/en2/vous_cand_2_3.asp
IFM also has a postgraduate program for fashion management, but it seems to be taught only in French.
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Tropic
Joined: 22 Feb 2011
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MBA in Fashion Management
Tue May 10, 2011 05:39 PM
Definitely look into the Alma Graduate School for their Design, Fashion and Luxury program, which is taught in English:
www.almaweb.unibo.it/en/almags/education/dettaglioMaster.plp…

There was also a recent thread about it on this discussion board:
www.almaweb.unibo.it/en/almags/education/dettaglioMaster.plp…

There's available scholarships and you don't really need work experience.




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Sahil Ramchandan
Joined: 19 Jun 2011
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MBA in Fashion Management
Mon Jun 20, 2011 05:54 AM
hi i have done my BBA in marketing management and i did a fashion magazine internship.I currently am working as an international headhunter-research analyst for fashion and luxury and also am doing business development for my company as well.
I want to do an MBA in Fashion management/marketing/business even a masters would do.
Which universities do you'll think i can apply to (MOSTLY US/UK/EUROPE OR HONGKONG) and also which ones after completing my degree would i be placed at also..or easy to be recruited for a job in the fashion world.
i need help you guys please understand as i got no guidence on how to go on ahead.
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Sahil Ramchandan
Joined: 19 Jun 2011
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MBA in Fashion Management
Mon Jun 20, 2011 05:55 AM
ALSO SORRY I WOULD LIKE COURSES IN ENGLISH ONLY..as that's the only only language i can understand thoroughly.
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Duncan

Joined: 18 Apr 2011
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MBA in Fashion Management
Mon Jun 20, 2011 01:19 PM
What do you think of the courses mentioned higher up on this page? Also look at the IIM in Paris, which is AMBA-accredited: the fashion business track in its MBA is taught by a top Paris fashion school. iim-en.cnam.fr/mba/

[Edited by Duncan on 20 Jun 2011]

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Tropic
Joined: 22 Feb 2011
Posts: 33
MBA in Fashion Management
Wed Jun 22, 2011 01:06 PM
Yes, this is a helpful thread. There's a good debate above.

For Europe:
Alma Graduate School
HEC Paris

For US:
Fashion Institute of Technology
LIM

UK:
University of the Arts London - London College of Fashion

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JK_Katherine
Joined: 21 Jun 2011
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MBA in Fashion Management
Wed Jun 22, 2011 02:57 PM
Hi,

I believe that it might be easier to decide if you ask yourself the right questions.

Merchandising is your long-term or your short-term objective?

You would prefer an MBA in Fashion Management or in Luxury? There is a huge difference between the two: Fashion can mean H&M, Zara and Topshop (that are not luxury brands), while Luxury Management would probably empower you towards a different reality, like LVMH, or a smaller but more upscale firm, like Bulgari.

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anupxaxa

Joined: 14 Feb 2011
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MBA in Fashion Management
Thu Jun 23, 2011 08:55 AM
Hi,
That is execatly what i have been trying to figure out with no specific differentiation in the courses this discusiion is upon. Firstly,i imply to find out whether there is any program which is designed in marketing and branding for the apparel sector (which includes Luxury ,premium and high street brands).
In my research i have found that either the programs are focussed on luxury products (specifically jewellery,watches,perfumes or wines) or they are providing specialisations on retail merchandising which i am not interested in.
Hope this answers your queries. If you have any program in mind ,kindly let me know.
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Duncan

Joined: 18 Apr 2011
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MBA in Fashion Management
Thu Jun 23, 2011 10:33 AM
The IIM's MBA is in fashion, not in luxury. iim-en.cnam.fr/mba/ It includes a one term concentration in fashion business development taught by ESMODE www.esmod.com/en/index.html

CNAM is a grande ecole, and its MBA is accredited by AMBA.
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bianca
Joined: 16 Dec 2008
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MBA in Fashion Management
Mon Jul 04, 2011 02:04 PM
I just came across an MBA in Fashion Management.
It's by a fashion school called IFA in Paris.
ifa-edu.cn/ifaen/curriculumMastersParisController/mastersInt…

Not sure what it's worth but it seems to match what you're looking for.
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Shinjani
Joined: 09 Jul 2011
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MBA in Fashion Management
Sun Jul 10, 2011 01:37 PM
hey you guys, since i have absolutely no knowledge in the stream what are the prospects after doing an MBA in fashion management and what are the colleges which have such a program. i am very interested in fashion but not design per say. what according to you guys would be the best program for me. it could be a masters or an MBA.

a quick reply would be much appreciated
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Tropic
Joined: 22 Feb 2011
Posts: 33
MBA in Fashion Management
Wed Jul 13, 2011 03:20 PM
I think it depends on what type of career you'd like to have in fashion. Are you looking to launch your own line, or get into merchandising, buying, retail, PR, etc.? As you can see from the thread there's a lot of programs out there, in Europe and the US. Toronto also has a lot of esteemed and affordable fashion management programs. You might want to look into: Humber College, George Brown College, Seneca College. These are not MBAs, mind you, but rather degrees in fashion management. Higher up on the list is SCAD, LIM, Berkeley. But I think it's best to figure out what branch of fashion and where you'd like to work after the degree.
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