Master's Program in Florence Italy

Top Masters Programs in Florence Italy 2017/2018

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Florence is a city with a long and fascinating history and is a current prominent business and fashion center. It has transformed into a modern city bursting with culture. Students pursuing a Master in Florence can find an array of activities to complement their graduate education experience, such as visiting the religious and historic sites, admiring the art, exploring the museums, dining on fabulous cuisines, and great shopping.

The world-class academic institutions in Florence offer such a wide range of programs that any student seeking a Master in Florence will find a degree program that matches their academic and professional interests. Some of the Master in Florence programs are in fields such as fashion, business, communication, tourism, cultural studies, and finance, among several others. With a Master in Florence, students can combine an excellent graduate education with culture and intellectual stimulation.

Learn more about a Master in Florence by reading through the programs below. You may find the degree you have been searching for!

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Master in Creative Direction

Polimoda, International Institute Fashion Design & Marketing
Campus Full time 9 months June 2018 Italy Florence

Creative Direction is a wide and deep program shaping the newest evolution of the fashion designer, the Creative Director. This is one who leads a design studio, the identity of a fashion brand, as well as specials project in the society of the spectacle, with the typical sensorial and conceptual approach required from art management. [+]

Masters 2017/2018 in Florence Italy. Creative Direction is a wide and deep program shaping the newest evolution of the fashion designer, the Creative Director. This is one who leads a design studio, the identity of a fashion brand, as well as specials project in the society of the spectacle, with the typical sensorial and conceptual approach required from art management. Creative Direction is based on 3 intersected areas. Design: the trend and cultural research resulting in a visualised concept. Brand: a market analysis resulting in brand identity strategy. Communications: the creation of written, visual and motion contents to be created and delivered by a team. This master’s course gives access to shows, trade fairs, exhibitions and museums in Italy and Europe, as well as internship opportunities. This course is run by teachers and guests from the industry, reviewing one-to-one the progress of the student. The final project is a concept book to be represented with a design installation in Villa Favard in front of a jury. The academic year is 9 months long, from June to March, with a total of 800 teaching hours, valuable for 80 credits. English language proficiency and experience in the field are required. Candidates with work experience or relevant studies in fashion and related fields will be selected after a enrolment questionnaire and an interview with the course’s leading teacher. Study Plan Design Sociology of the Imaginary: anthropology and psychology. Creative Direction: conceiving, visualising, briefing and implementing a concept. Trend Forecasting: spotting and then anchoring... [-]

Master in Fashion Design

Polimoda, International Institute Fashion Design & Marketing
Campus Full time 9 months October 2017 Italy Florence

Fashion Design is a star course that fulfills the dream to enter the world of fashion, wielding the keys of its main language. Fashion Design is the personal expression of a master creator who can conceive an idea and transform it into a wearable cult piece, desired by many who are looking for change. [+]

Fashion Design is a star course that fulfills the dream to enter the world of fashion, wielding the keys of its main language. Fashion Design is the personal expression of a master creator who can conceive an idea and transform it into a wearable cult piece, desired by many who are looking for change. This course perfectly integrates the two words contained in its title, Fashion and Design, into the teaching areas. The first area is based on research; a full immersion to acquire cultural and technical skill, while the second is practice-driven and aims to realise and present an impressive capsule collection. Fashion Design is run by teachers from the industry and special guests, grants unlimited access to the Design Lab, Computer Labs, and the immense library, and includes a starting toolkit, a field trip to Milan Fashion Week, and internship opportunities. The two main projects of the course are of a quality to present as a personal portfolio, where the first develops from research to figurines, and the second from figurines to a capsule collection. The 9 month academic year goes from October to June, totals 700 teaching hours, and is valuable for 80 credits. English language proficiency and attendance are required. Candidates will be selected after a enrolment questionnaire and an interview with the course’s leading teacher. Study Plan The two areas, Fashion and Design take concrete form in the following modules: Contemporary Fashion; Fashion Sociology & Trend Research; Colours & Materials; Graphic Design & 3D Printing;... [-]

Master in Fashion Marketing & Communications

Polimoda, International Institute Fashion Design & Marketing
Campus Full time 9 months January 2018 Italy Florence

Fashion Marketing & Communications is an analytical program to create the master planner. This is the person who gathers information from different sources, writes a marketing plan and suggests practical actions for maximising a company’s visibility. Fashion is the most complete expression of society, and understanding its complexity is paramount for its marketing. [+]

Masters 2017/2018 in Florence Italy. Fashion Marketing & Communications is an analytical program to create the master planner. This is the person who gathers information from different sources, writes a marketing plan and suggests practical actions for maximising a company’s visibility. Fashion is the most complete expression of society, and understanding its complexity is paramount for its marketing. This course perfectly integrates the three words contained in its title, Fashion, Marketing and Communications into the teaching areas. Above and below the line, conventional or unconventional, online or offline, using images, numbers or words; the overall purpose is to uniquely convey messages that are clear and effective. Taught by teachers from the industry and featuring international guest lecturers, Fashion Marketing & Communications is practical with two projects ready to present in a personal portfolio; the launch of a magazine and the marketing of a company. The course is completed with two experiential moments; a visit to Pitti Uomo and Milan Fashion Week, and internship opportunities. The 9 month academic year that goes from January to October or June to February, totals 700 teaching hours, and is valuable for 80 credits. English language proficiency and attendance are required. Candidates will be selected after a enrolment questionnaire and an interview with the course’s leading teacher. Study Plan The three areas, Fashion, Marketing and Communications take concrete form in the following modules: Contemporary Fashion; Sociology of the Imaginary; Fashion Trend Forecasting; Business Intelligence; Fashion Marketing; Digital Marketing & Communications; Fashion Styling; Digital Styling; Strategic... [-]

Master in Luxury Business

Polimoda, International Institute Fashion Design & Marketing
Campus Full time 9 months April 2018 Italy Florence

Luxury Business is a masterpiece program on cultural business and the business of culture, to create the Chief Executive Officer for all luxury categories. This is the one who, levering on heritage or innovation, manages small companies or finance-driven cartels, conquers mature or emerging markets, and makes the dream come true. [+]

Luxury Business is a masterpiece program on cultural business and the business of culture, to create the Chief Executive Officer for all luxury categories. This is the one who, levering on heritage or innovation, manages small companies or finance-driven cartels, conquers mature or emerging markets, and makes the dream come true. Luxury Business features 7 in-depth and intensive modules, Craftsmanship, Design, Quality, Price, Prestige, Lifestyle, Brand. Each module includes a training project, plus a final project based on Uniqueness, where students implement their own business formula to a new start-up or to an existing company. This master’s course includes many field trips, including one week in Paris accompanied by Linda Loppa, and internship opportunities. Classes focus on hands-on materials and are run by teachers and guests from the industry, who then act as one-to-one consultants during the final projects, which are presented in front of headhunters, investors and human resource managers. The academic year is 9 months long, from April to December, with a total of 800 teaching hours, valuable for 80 credits. English language proficiency and attendance are required. Candidates with work experience or relevant studies in fashion and related fields will be selected after a enrolment questionnaire and an interview with the course’s leading teacher. Study Plan Craftsmanship Insights and understanding of the key factors that make up the industry, mixing heritage, innovation and paradoxical management. Design The product formula that creates the legacy of a label, how to make it viable, financially sustainable and available whilst maintaining... [-]

Master in Fashion Styling

Polimoda, International Institute Fashion Design & Marketing
Campus Full time 9 months April 2018 Italy Florence

Fashion Styling creates a Master of image, one who is able to dictate a style by detecting the language of nowadays-aesthetic paradigms and shape the collective imaginary of tomorrow. As an icon maker, the stylist is very in demand in different domains of the fashion industry such as design, shows, stores, magazines, celebrity and digital environments. As a professional of the image, the stylist experiments, gives... [+]

Masters 2017/2018 in Florence Italy. A breathtaking program to create the Fashion Stylist. This is a master of the image, who’s able to dictate visuals through understanding the language of today’s aesthetic paradigms and shape the collective imaginary of tomorrow. This is an icon-maker, who works closely with designers, video-makers, photographers and artists. Fashion Styling goes in-depth into six modules: Styling a Collection, Styling a Fashion Event, Digital Styling, Styling a Store, Editorial Styling and Personal Styling. Each module is composed of dedicated classes and finishes with a project ready to present as a personal portfolio, thereby giving a practical set of skills for the fashion industry. This intensive specialisation includes classes with resident teachers from the industry, international guest lecturers, a field trip to Paris or London, workshops, attendance to Milan/Florence fashion weeks, internship opportunities, as well as the Venice Biennale and the regular use of a professional photography studio. The 9 month academic year from April to December, with a total of 800 teaching hours, is valuable for 80 credits. English language proficiency and attendance are required. Candidates with work experience or relevant studies in fashion and related fields will be selected after a enrolment questionnaire and an interview with the course’s leading teacher. Study Plan Styling a Collection Illustrate the inspiration, research and trends behind a collection; accessorize and package a collection by emphasising its emotional value; create all the materials needed to present a collection to stakeholders. Styling a Fashion Event Organise an event, a show,... [-]

Master in Fashion Brand Management

Polimoda, International Institute Fashion Design & Marketing
Campus Full time 9 months October 2017 Italy Florence

Fashion Brand Management is the most up-to-date and complete program at Polimoda, for the visionary and active, creative and relational, for someone with a charismatic personality; the Brand Manager. This is a master in creating, preserving, and reshaping the identity of a brand, one who speaks to the subconscious and wins the battle in the consumers’ minds. [+]

Fashion Brand Management is the most up-to-date and complete program at Polimoda, for the visionary and active, creative and relational, for someone with a charismatic personality; the Brand Manager. This is a master in creating, preserving, and reshaping the identity of a brand, one who speaks to the subconscious and wins the battle in the consumers’ minds. This master’s course features three main areas. Vision: the tuning between human, society and industry that makes the brand relevant. Management: the strategic marketing of a business model in real case scenarios. Communications: the creation and delivery of a sense-based message to seduce and aggregate. Fashion Brand Management is run by teachers from the industry and international guest lecturers. Field trips to trade fairs, fashion shows, companies and corporate museums are included, as well as internship opportunities. The course’s two main projects, rebranding a major label and launching an emerging brand, are tutored by Polimoda’s Director, and are of a quality to present as a personal portfolio. The 9 month academic year goes from October to June or April to December, totals 700 teaching hours, and is valuable for 80 credits. English language proficiency and attendance are required. Candidates will be selected after a enrolment questionnaire and an interview with the course’s leading teacher. Study Plan The areas of Vision, Management and Communications take concrete form in the following modules: Contemporary Fashion Fashion systems; designers, products and brands by concept. Art Direction Sociology of the imaginary; art & fashion; brand ID architecture; mid-term... [-]

Master in Marketing

European School of Economics Italy
Campus Full time 12 - 15 months October 2017 Italy Rome Milan Florence + 2 more

The Master in Marketing* prepares candidates for a wide variety of careers in marketing management, such as brand management, product development, retailing, services marketing, business to business marketing and marketing for non-profit organisations. [+]

Master in Marketing

The Master in Marketing* prepares candidates for a wide variety of careers in marketing management, such as brand management, product development, retailing, services marketing, business to business marketing and marketing for non-profit organisations.

As part of the Marketing specialisation, master students explore:

innovative practices in both manufacturing and service sectors and how firms can gain competitive advantage, market share and reduce cost e-commerce, e-business, and the optimisation of technological structures as a strategic marketing tool marketing strategies of international organisations and approaches to a new international market opportunities customer-driven marketing strategies in emerging economies the connectivity between marketing communication and strategy, and criteria for using different promotional techniques and media in integrated marketing campaigns crossing national borders in the business world, and the operational, legal and logistical problems that commonly occur ... [-]

Master in Management

European School of Economics Italy
Campus Full time 12 - 15 months October 2017 Italy Rome Milan Florence + 2 more

The Master in Management* aims to provide students with a comprehensive view of international management, exploring the critical factors for cross-national business success, the impact of globalisation on the international business environment, trade theories, and internationalisation strategies. [+]

Master in Management

The Master in Management* aims to provide students with a comprehensive view of international management, exploring the critical factors for cross-national business success, the impact of globalisation on the international business environment, trade theories, and internationalisation strategies.

As part of the Management specialisation, master students explore: 

entrepreneurial activity and its role in sustaining growth, identifying markets and seizing opportunity within a global economy leadership and how effective practices impact employees, customers and other stakeholders the structures of information delivery and the impact on products, services, operations, decision-making, marketing, and distribution international project management an new approaches to dealing with geographical dispersed groups of individuals and resources crossing national borders in the business world, and the operational, legal and logistical problems that commonly occur human resources, internal marketing and the dynamics of effective leadership as a strategic factor in gaining competitive advantage in the global market practical examinations of the marketing strategies of international organisations. ... [-]

Master in Finance

European School of Economics Italy
Campus Full time 12 - 15 months October 2017 Italy Rome Milan Florence + 2 more

The Master in Finance prepares fund managers and professional investment analysts for entrance into the banking and finance sector. The course examines the principles of financing and investment decisions and their impact across a broad range of contemporary management concerns. [+]

Master in Finance

The Master in Finance prepares fund managers and professional investment analysts for entrance into the banking and finance sector. The course examines the principles of financing and investment decisions and their impact across a broad range of contemporary management concerns.

As part of the Finance specialisation, master students explore:

classical and contemporary corporate financing approaches with respect to multinational firms in developed and developing markets the viability and appropriateness of a corporate mergers or acquisitions through evaluation and analysis value assessment and enterprise value risk management and different theories and approaches for the multinational enterprise the necessity for new approaches to dealing with geographical dispersed groups of individuals as well as other resources in international project management ... [-]

Master of Furniture Design

The Florence Institute of Design International
Campus Full time 1 year Italy Florence

The Master of Furniture Design is open to candidates who have already achieved a degree in furniture or similar design. The one year course provides students with great knowledge of Italian Furniture Design. Through field trips, lectures held by world famous furniture designers, and informative history classes. [+]

Overview The Master of Furniture Design is open to candidates who have already achieved a degree in furniture or similar design. The one year course provides students with great knowledge of Italian Furniture Design. Through field trips, lectures held by world famous furniture designers, and informative history classes. The process of furniture design from sketches to prototypes to manufacturing is taught in the course. Additionally, technological software necessary to create renders and prototypes are learned. Students graduate with an increased level of knowledge and skill. Faculty The faculty is made up of both locally Italian and international professors who all speak and teach in English. Additionally, the professors are all professionals working in their field. This is to ensure that the faculty is aware of what is happening in their field so that they do not give their students outdated information. The school’s intimate class sizes allow for each student to receive a premium individualized education. Location The school is located in the picturesque city of Florence. Florence is a living influence of some of the most influential architects and designers such as Brunelleschi, Da Vinci, Dante, and Michelangelo. FIDI is a unique school partially thanks to its incredible location. Classes have the opportunity to witness the historical masterpieces through walking tours with their professors and learn about art history on site. [-]

Master of Graphic Design

The Florence Institute of Design International
Campus Full time 1 year Italy Florence

The Graphic Design Master program is intended for graduates already holding a degree in graphic or a related design. It is also recommended that they have had some professional training in graphic design. The course assists students by developing their professional, conceptual and creative thinking. [+]

Masters 2017/2018 in Florence Italy. Overview The Graphic Design Master program is intended for graduates already holding a degree in graphic or a related design. It is also recommended that they have had some professional training in graphic design. The course assists students by developing their professional, conceptual and creative thinking. Throughout the course students improve their group responsiveness, become more sophisticated problem solvers and increase their technical skills. Faculty The faculty is made up of both locally Italian and international professors who all speak and teach in English. Additionally, the professors are all professionals working in their field. This is to ensure that the faculty is aware of what is happening in their field so that they do not give their students outdated information. The school’s intimate class sizes allow for each student to receive a premium individualized education. Location The school is located in the picturesque city of Florence. Florence is a living influence of some of the most influential architects and designers such as Brunelleschi, Da Vinci, Dante, and Michelangelo. FIDI is a unique school partially thanks to its incredible location. Classes have the opportunity to witness the historical masterpieces through walking tours with their professors and learn about art history on site. [-]

Master of Interior Design

The Florence Institute of Design International
Campus Full time 1 year Italy Florence

The master programs are for post graduate students only. This master is ideal for young graduates or professionals holding a degree in interior or a compatible design with interiors. The objective of the Master course is to produce professionals in the specialized field of Interior Design. [+]

Overview The master programs are for post graduate students only. This master is ideal for young graduates or professionals holding a degree in interior or a compatible design with interiors. The objective of the Master course is to produce professionals in the specialized field of Interior Design. Combining the creative skills of the students with logical skills, the institute is able to create a community of designers, who are great problem solvers, excel at computer based design and have a very strong fundamental knowledge of design. Faculty The faculty is made up of both locally Italian and international professors who all speak and teach in English. Additionally, the professors are all professionals working in their field. This is to ensure that the faculty is aware of what is happening in their field so that they do not give their students outdated information. The school’s intimate class sizes allow for each student to receive a premium individualized education. Location The school is located in the picturesque city of Florence. Florence is a living influence of some of the most influential architects and designers such as Brunelleschi, Da Vinci, Dante, and Michelangelo. FIDI is a unique school partially thanks to its incredible location. Classes have the opportunity to witness the historical masterpieces through walking tours with their professors and learn about art history on site. [-]

Master in Brand Design and Management: Food, Wine and Tourism

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Florence
Campus Full time 11 months February 2018 Italy Florence

The goal of this Master is to implement and strengthen the skills required to take on strategic roles in tourism, food and wine based brands. The Master is also designed to train professionals in the construction and management of formats/services in hospitality, as well as communication experts in Food & Wine sector. [+]

Masters 2017/2018 in Florence Italy. Barcelona and Florence are two of the main touristic destinations in Europe, both of them attract tourist thanks to a unique blend between art, culture and a great quality of life and hospitality. Nowadays launching and empower a brand in these fields needs transversal skills and an overall vision. Territoriality is not a limitation anymore but a key value for being globally recognisable. Both Tuscany and Catalunya are regions that build their branding strategies on that value and they are succeeding in it. Professional Opportunities - The goal of this Master is to implement and strengthen the skills required to take on strategic roles in tourism, food and wine based brands. The Master is also designed to train professionals in the construction and management of formats/services in hospitality, as well as communication experts in Food & Wine sector. Joint Master Course - Florence and Barcelona Structure and methodology - The overall aim of the course is to meet the rising demand for qualified professionals able to offer a new managerial approach to the tourism/food & beverage sector in the touristic/hospitality industry. The course’s structure, which includes a detailed curriculum based on brand design and management, prepares future innovative professionals in the fields of tourism, hospitality, food and wine services. The aim is to train strategy and communication experts in identity-building and values related to food, wine and tourism industry brands. The Master is held in Barcelona and Florence, two cities featuring a long-standing history of... [-]

Master in Design - Innovazione e Prodotto per l’Alto Artigianato

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Florence
Campus Full time 10 months March 2018 Italy Florence

The Master course in Design - Innovazione e Prodotto per l’Alto Artigianato aims at developing a whole comprehension of the craft product meant as merger of experiences coming from tradition - the know-how - and processes of innovazion thanks to the excellence conceived and made in Italy. [+]

The Master course in Design - Innovazione e Prodotto per l’Alto Artigianato aims at developing a whole comprehension of the craft product meant as merger of experiences coming from tradition - the know-how - and processes of innovazion thanks to the excellence conceived and made in Italy. A special attention is paid to the capacity of comprehending the product, the knoweldge on its tangible and intagible values and the value of the top-quality manufacturing - applying knowledge and understanding . The investigative background works as necessary platform to develop strategic design competences, re-design or the conception of products representing new creative energy - related to the most excellent manufacturing districts. Career opportunities - Product and accessories Designer, Expert of advances manufacturing processes and digital fabrication, Responsible of prototying, Responsible of production. Gabriele Pardi and Laura Fiaschi – Coordinators of the Master – are currently running for Compasso d’Oro award. Target - The Master is addressed to professionals with a BA degree in Architecture, Engineering, Fashion and Design. Special attention is paid to the aptitude to laboratory design, knoweldge and curiosity of materials and raw materials. Methodology and structure - The Master offers an educational path alternating frontal theoretical lessons and projects, always led and supported by professors. The Master hosts several protagonists of top-of-the-line manufacture, providing an overview of the production processes of contemporary design, according with communication and internazional market trends. Research and project activities are developed on the basis of a company brief. This allows students to directly... [-]

Master in Business Innovation (English)

University of Deusto: Deusto Business School
Campus Part time 9 months September 2017 Italy Florence

The MBI is an Executive Master, taught in collaboration with Cambridge Judge Business School and Orkestra (Basque Institute of Competitiveness). The programme is unique in its field, integrating theory and practice and reinforcing the idea of innovation through action. It allows participants to discover new business opportunities, enhance the development and implementation of strategic ideas, create a culture that encourages innovation, facilitate the integration of R+D+I, develop an innovation project for their company and convert themselves into leaders who can drive innovation in their companies. The course consists of 6 intensive week-long modules in various locations. [+]

Masters 2017/2018 in Florence Italy. Program Description The MBI is an Executive Master, taught in collaboration with Cambridge Judge Business School and Orkestra (Basque Institute of Competitiveness). The programme is unique in its field, integrating theory and practice and reinforcing the idea of innovation through action. It allows participants to discover new business opportunities, enhance the development and implementation of strategic ideas, create a culture that encourages innovation, facilitate the integration of R+D+I, develop an innovation project for their company and convert themselves into leaders who can drive innovation in their companies. The course consists of 6 intensive week-long modules in various locations. 
Programme Module 1- Strategic Analysis for Innovation - Bilbao, 9th-14th May 2016 Understand the key concepts and techniques to shape companies’ innovation strategy. Module 2- Innovation Management- Florence, 27th June- 1st July 2016 Identify the key stages, methods and critical elements of innovation processes and routines. Module 3- Leadership for Innovation- San Sebastian, 26th September-1 st October 2016 Learn from history how to lead yourself and your organization going forward. Module 4- Building the Innovative Organisation- Madrid, 21st -26th November 2016 The alignment of the key functional areas to facilitate innovation. Module 5- Leveraging Innovation: Intra/entrepreneurship- Cambridge, 23rd-27th January 2017 The role of innovation in the entrepreneurial process and in firm creation. Module 6- Global Innovation Hot Spots- Bilbao, 20th-25th March 2017 Learn about distinctive innovation models from around the globe – where do you see your organization next? Admission Requirements Professional Experience: Candidates will have at... [-]