Master in Corporate Finance and Management Control for the Fashion & Luxury Business
Aimed at executive candidates who may have a bachelor’s degree in business administration in marketing management, economics, fashion or a similar alternative with proven work experience. This University Master’s Degree is designed to train corporate finance managers and controllers specialising in the luxury sector, the figure who sits on the board of directors and supports companies in their internationalization processes, partnerships and stock exchange listing. Professionals in this field are able to develop appropriate strategic plans and assess economic and financial sustainability, addressing the development of systems of performance management.
The participants will begin their journey with the study of international accounting standards and the U.S. GAAP and will arrive at an understand- ing of the most current techniques for the assessment of financial performance, tax and legal planning. Theoretical approaches will be applied to case studies and examples from active companies operating in the luxury sector, in order to grasp the essentials of management and planning.
Participants will be required to study the history and sociology of fashion, highlighting how changes in contemporary societies have transformed the nature of the companies in fashion and luxury, from small family businesses to multinationals listed on stock exchanges around the world. The nature of the sector is explored through looking at dynamics such as the speed of the life cycle of a fashion product, the desire for ‘identification’ and communication, social con- sumption, mass elitism; variables that must be known in detail and evaluated in financial planning in fashion and luxury companies. The course also includes a module on the discussion of the governance of corporations. In the final stage of the course, the experience gained from the analysis of case studies and research methodologies acquired will allow participants to develop a project for the preparation of their theses.
A part-time course (1 week per month for 40 hours of classroom training for the 8-month course), suitable for experienced professionals who are already working at a recognised professional level and have little time to continue their studies.
A specialist in accounting, auditing, in finance, in tax planning and financial planning, the finance manager and controller of fashion and luxury has a grasp of everything from marketing to fashion. Understanding the techniques of analysing the profitability of a business, points of sale and business management in the world of luxury, these managers can design strategies for sustainable development, strategies that will appeal both economically and financially to big investors in the sector, while at the same time remaining ‘creative’ executives who know the world of luxury and its singularities. The professional growth of graduates in the course can take place in the company where they currently operate, where their newly-acquired skills in the world of corporate finance will come in very useful, or in start-up companies or companies in luxury fashion that contribute important innovations to the field.
- develop financial plans that can increase shareholder value;
- integrate the language of the chief financial officers and finance directors of the brand with the developer;
- develop appropriate systems of performance management and cash management;
- manage relationships and dialogue with the world of banking and institutional investors;
- understand the macroeconomic environment of the luxury industry by analysing the dynamics in different industrial sectors;
- evaluate the power of luxury brands through social, cultural and semiotic values;
- analyse the relationship between the history of fashion and sociological theories interpreting them as a global phenomenon.
- enterprise performance management and budgeting
- consolidated financial statement
- corporate finance and governance
- managing of luxury
- contemporary issues in fashion
- design creativity and innovation
*The master’s in Fashion Corporate Finance & Management Control for the Fashion & Luxury Business is held in collaboration with the Università Carlo Cattaneo LIUC of Castellanza (Varese) where the University Master’s Degree is awarded.
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