Fashion Business Management MA
University of Westminster
London, United Kingdom
GBP 15,000 / per year **
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This course will equip you with the strategic decision-making, leadership and problem-solving skills you'll need to become an entrepreneurial and visionary fashion business leader of the future. It continues the University’s fashion tradition of a commitment to excellence in developing highly effective, talented and committed professional fashion graduates.
Working closely with fashion industry professionals, role models and mentors, you'll receive a relevant, well-grounded, high-quality education and skill base that will enable you to have a wider, clearer understanding of the business you are already involved in. The course offers inside knowledge of industry strategies and cultures on a global basis, combined with key business skills and essential fashion industry management knowledge.
This course equips you with a business management career in the domestic or international fashion industry. Delivered by a teaching team with a wide range of experience both in industry and academia, the course offers an innovative and relevant fashion business curriculum that focuses on preparing your entry into senior roles in business and management within the industry.
Top reasons to study with us
Live project work – You'll work on a live project with niche and exclusive fashion brands. These projects are often with new up-and-coming brands and entrepreneurs, which have previously included AOC-Absence of Colour, LSAHA, MAES London, SIRPLUS
Circularity and sustainability in the fashion business – Sustainability and the circular economy are embedded into many aspects of this course, such as specific activities in the Fashion Supply Chain module and lectures from international guest speakers
Visit top fashion brands – You’ll have the opportunity to go on fashion retail visits to top UK-based brands which have in the past included Adidas and Fortnum & Mason, for behind-the-scenes guest lectures, as well as field visits to London-based fashion manufacturers
Annual Retail & Luxury Conference – You’ll have the option to attend the Annual Retail & Luxury Conference at Columbia University in New York, which brings together students and industry professionals in the luxury retail industry
Why study this course?
- Visit top fashion brands
You’ll have the opportunity to go on fashion retail visits to top UK-based brands for behind-the-scenes guest lectures, as well as field visits to London-based fashion manufacturers.
- Fantastic location
With central London only a 20-minute tube ride away, you’ll enjoy the benefits of studying in a major fashion capital.
- International perspective
This course offers inside knowledge of industry strategies and cultures on a global basis, combined with key business skills and essential fashion industry management knowledge.
This course will equip you for a business management career in the domestic or international fashion industry. It offers an innovative and relevant fashion business curriculum that focuses on preparing you for senior roles in business and management within the industry.
Our graduates have gone on to work in senior positions all over the world in many fashion roles, including well-known brands such as Burberry, Jimmy Choo, Perry Ellis, and Saks Fifth Avenue.
Many of our graduates have also gone on to study at PhD level and to further academic research, while others have set up their own businesses such as LSAHA and AOC.
- Industry knowledge
You’ll be taught by a teaching team with a wide range of experience both in industry and academia, as well as working closely with fashion industry professionals, role models and mentors.
- Live project work
You'll work on a live project with exclusive fashion brands. These projects are often with new up-and-coming brands and entrepreneurs.
- Employers around the world
The University’s Careers and Employability Service has built up a network of over 3,000 employers around the world, helping all our students explore and connect with exciting opportunities and careers.
We maintain important links with the fashion industry to ensure that our Fashion Business Management MA stays at the forefront of education for the future leaders in the fashion industry. We work closely with the UK Fashion & Textile Association (UKFT), the largest network for fashion and textile companies in the UK.
We invite guest speakers from the industry to participate in the modules, ensuring that the course remains relevant, informed, and up-to-date with current industry practices.
Guest speakers have previously included:
- Angela Farrugia, Founder Brand X Society
- MAES London
- Marie Oakes, Founder at Trend Academy
- Natalie Binns, Buying and Fashion Retail Consultant
- Sacha Milazzo Mercier, Founder of G&M and an international careers consultant
This course will prepare you for roles such as:
- Creative director
- E-commerce manager
- Fashion retail manager
- Marketing manager
- Merchandising manager
- Product development manager
- Senior allocator
- Senior luxury fashion analyst
- Senior project manager
Graduates from this course have found employment at organisations including:
- Boston Consulting Group (BCG)
- Common Objective (NGO)
- Jimmy Choo
- Li& Fung
- Perry Ellis
- Saks Fifth Avenue
Westminster Employability Award
Employers value graduates who have invested in their personal and professional development – and our Westminster Employability Award gives you the chance to formally document and demonstrate these activities and achievements.
The award is flexible and can be completed in your own time, comprising a set of core and optional extracurricular activities.
Activities might include gaining experience through a part-time job or placement, signing up for a University-run scheme – such as mentoring or teaching in a school – or completing online exercises.
The following modules are indicative of what you will study in this course.
- The Fashion Business 1: Supply Chain Management
- The Fashion Business 2: Retail, Buying and Merchandising
- Strategic Fashion Business Management
- Fashion Marketing, Promotion and Brand Management
- The Fashion Business Plan and Entrepreneurship
- Creative Teams and Innovation in the Fashion Business
- The Fashion Business Project
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Scholarships and Funding
The University is dedicated to supporting ambitious and outstanding students and we offer a variety of scholarships to eligible undergraduate students, which cover all or part of your tuition fees.
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