Fashion Management


dd27

Hi,

I am an Indian, wanting to change career from IT to Fashion Management. I got thru' Domus and Marangoni's Masters in Fashion Management but after a lot of research, I was told that the Masters from these schools in "FM" will not be recognized in India. Moreover, Its tough to get jobs in Europe for non-EU students, after these courses. A work ex in Europe can also help me find a job in India later on. Hence, my Q -

1. I explored ESSEC's MBA program in Luxury Brand Management. However, I am interested in Fashion Management and not Luxury as such. I was told by couple of Alumni that this is program for Luxury and Fashion is very small piece of it and might not be useful. Moreover, after the course, you have to go back to your country. Non-EU students might find it tough to find a job. Any thoughts?

2. Polimoda - The non-EU student not getting a job in Europe should be relevant here too, however, I am told in my research that Polimoda graduates do find a job, even if non-EU, in Europe. Is this true? If yes, a work ex will go a long way in finding a job in India for me.

3. Bocconi - Its a Masters and not MBA and can anyone here give a perspective of non-EU student, if they had a tough time finding job in Europe? Did they have to return back to their home country?

4. Any other schools/courses that you can think of that might make a difference for non-EU student with 9 yrs of IT Exp?

Thanks!

Hi,

I am an Indian, wanting to change career from IT to Fashion Management. I got thru' Domus and Marangoni's Masters in Fashion Management but after a lot of research, I was told that the Masters from these schools in "FM" will not be recognized in India. Moreover, Its tough to get jobs in Europe for non-EU students, after these courses. A work ex in Europe can also help me find a job in India later on. Hence, my Q -

1. I explored ESSEC's MBA program in Luxury Brand Management. However, I am interested in Fashion Management and not Luxury as such. I was told by couple of Alumni that this is program for Luxury and Fashion is very small piece of it and might not be useful. Moreover, after the course, you have to go back to your country. Non-EU students might find it tough to find a job. Any thoughts?

2. Polimoda - The non-EU student not getting a job in Europe should be relevant here too, however, I am told in my research that Polimoda graduates do find a job, even if non-EU, in Europe. Is this true? If yes, a work ex will go a long way in finding a job in India for me.

3. Bocconi - Its a Masters and not MBA and can anyone here give a perspective of non-EU student, if they had a tough time finding job in Europe? Did they have to return back to their home country?

4. Any other schools/courses that you can think of that might make a difference for non-EU student with 9 yrs of IT Exp?

Thanks!
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Duncan

I think you can pick up a lot by searching through other threads on this discussion board. There's a long discussion on fashion and MBA which does not need to be repeated.

I think you can pick up a lot by searching through other threads on this discussion board. There's a long discussion on fashion and MBA which does not need to be repeated.
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dd27

I did read all the threads but importantly, I did not get a reply about whats appropriate for a "non-EU" student. Few colleges are good but might satisfy certain segments aspiration but not others and hence, my pointed question about studies in Europe wrt non-EU student.

Also, I didnt find any post that gives a profound insight on - if someone wants Fashion Mgmt then does ESSEC help the student or not. It does have the Fashion segment but is it enough?

I did read all the threads but importantly, I did not get a reply about whats appropriate for a "non-EU" student. Few colleges are good but might satisfy certain segments aspiration but not others and hence, my pointed question about studies in Europe wrt non-EU student.

Also, I didnt find any post that gives a profound insight on - if someone wants Fashion Mgmt then does ESSEC help the student or not. It does have the Fashion segment but is it enough?
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Duncan

If you can't find a post here that explains why non-EU students are going to find it very hard to find work in the EU, then - take it from me - there are some gems waiting to be discovered.

If you can't find a post here that explains why non-EU students are going to find it very hard to find work in the EU, then - take it from me - there are some gems waiting to be discovered.
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ralph

4. Any other schools/courses that you can think of that might make a difference for non-EU student with 9 yrs of IT Exp?

Check out the Paris-based Conservatoire National des Arts et Metiers. They have a fashion management concentration that may suit your purposes.

Non-EU students might find it tough to find a job. Any thoughts?

Like Duncan notes, it's difficult for a non-EU citizen to find employment in the EU after graduation. It's not impossible though. I'd contact the schools that you are interested in and ask them for case studies of Indian students with similar backgrounds to find out what they're doing now. Oftentimes, the programs will connect you directly with grads and you can ask them about how they got to where they are. My suggestion though: build connections with local firms and try to land an internship while you are in school. This kind of networking is essential, because a firm will most likely need to sponsor your visa. You have to prove why they should do this.

3. Bocconi - Its a Masters and not MBA and can anyone here give a perspective of non-EU student, if they had a tough time finding job in Europe? Did they have to return back to their home country?

I think you'd be better off taking the MBA and leveraging the faculty and resources of the school. An MBA would definitely give you more of an advantage in the job market.

<blockquote>4. Any other schools/courses that you can think of that might make a difference for non-EU student with 9 yrs of IT Exp?</blockquote>
Check out the Paris-based Conservatoire National des Arts et Metiers. They have a fashion management concentration that may suit your purposes.

<blockquote>Non-EU students might find it tough to find a job. Any thoughts?</blockquote>
Like Duncan notes, it's difficult for a non-EU citizen to find employment in the EU after graduation. It's not impossible though. I'd contact the schools that you are interested in and ask them for case studies of Indian students with similar backgrounds to find out what they're doing now. Oftentimes, the programs will connect you directly with grads and you can ask them about how they got to where they are. My suggestion though: build connections with local firms and try to land an internship while you are in school. This kind of networking is essential, because a firm will most likely need to sponsor your visa. You have to prove why they should do this.

<blockquote>3. Bocconi - Its a Masters and not MBA and can anyone here give a perspective of non-EU student, if they had a tough time finding job in Europe? Did they have to return back to their home country?</blockquote>
I think you'd be better off taking the MBA and leveraging the faculty and resources of the school. An MBA would definitely give you more of an advantage in the job market.


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