This is a challenging, fast-paced and stimulating MBA course, designed to offer the industry-specific business and management skills you need to build a successful career in international fashion management.
This course offers a comprehensive understanding of the business of fashion, rather than teaching you to be a designer or producer, so that you can build a career in management or leadership. It focuses on the global and technological shifts which have characterised the industry in recent years; the management of fashion design and product development; and international fashion manufacturing and retailing strategies.
You may have recently completed your undergraduate degree, in fashion or any other discipline. Alternatively, you may have been working for some time and want to accelerate your career progression in fashion, or to make a move into fashion for the first time.
In addition to gaining academic skills and knowledge, MBA students have the opportunity to undertake a professional development programme designed to develop career plans, improve professional skills, and increase employability.
Why Coventry University London?
We believe that there is no better place to learn about business than to study in the heart of one of the most successful business and financial centres in the world. Launched in 2010 and located in the City of London, we are minutes away from the Bank of England and the London Stock Exchange, and are surrounded by several blue chip companies.
The MBA International Fashion Management Course addresses the needs of the next generation of fashion industry professionals by providing a challenging and stimulating course that combines the highest quality of academic and professional discipline built on current research and advanced scholarship, with direct input from and exposure to the fashion industry.
The learning and assessment on the MBA International Fashion Management course is structured around active, participative and individual learning, while focusing on systematic understanding of knowledge and critical awareness of current trends and/ or new insights, much of what is at, or informed by, the forefront of academic discipline, field of study and an area of professional practice.
Teamwork, business simulations and real-industry fashion projects with fashion industry clients and professionals (who so far included clients like London Hat Week, Sarah Haran, Endrime, Laura Lee Jewellery among others) all of which are underpinned by academic analysis and synthesis, offering students an opportunity to apply their academic knowledge and skills in professional practice.
The global fashion market is valued at £2.4 trillion, accounting for around 2% of the world's GDP. The industry is growing at 5.5% a year – and if it were a country, it would be the seventh-largest in the world.
Fashion is a huge, highly competitive and growing industry, which means that strong business leaders are always in high demand. This MBA programme is exactly that – a degree in business administration rather than in fashion design and development. That means that you’ll learn to take your place among a new generation of business leaders, able to respond effectively to the demands of an unknowable future.
You will understand in-depth how the international fashion business operates and where its opportunities and challenges lie. Your global perspective will deliver a strong foundation in cross-cultural communication and international business. The course offers a springboard to a career culminating in senior management roles and should accelerate your promotion to rewarding leadership positions.
Where our graduates work
Graduates from this course have well-developed powers of analysis, strategic thinking and communication, and are well-equipped to meet the leadership challenges of today and tomorrow.
The internships on this course are of a very high standard, and quite a few lead to permanent positions on graduation. Past students have gone on to exciting careers for leading brands in Europe, Japan and China.
You could develop a successful career in a range of disciplines within fashion, including garment production, the supply chain, buying, advertising, fashion retailing, retail management, finance, brand management, visual merchandising, marketing, PR, publishing, journalism, IT, event production or consultancy. You might choose to be employed or to start your own business.
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