MBA in Fashion Management


anand1u

Hi, i wanted to know are there any universities in USA offering a full time 2 year course in Fashion Management, which are the best universities that do so??

Hi, i wanted to know are there any universities in USA offering a full time 2 year course in Fashion Management, which are the best universities that do so??
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lukeh

This topic has been discussed before on the board. I don't know if the following is of any help. Although some of it relates primarily to the UK and Europe, there's a lot of information in there which might be of use.

http://www.find-mba.com/board/5759/last/#last

http://www.find-mba.com/board/6227

http://www.find-mba.com/board/5931

http://www.find-mba.com/board/3931

This topic has been discussed before on the board. I don't know if the following is of any help. Although some of it relates primarily to the UK and Europe, there's a lot of information in there which might be of use.

http://www.find-mba.com/board/5759/last/#last

http://www.find-mba.com/board/6227

http://www.find-mba.com/board/5931

http://www.find-mba.com/board/3931
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anand1u

hie lukeh!! thank you u so much for the immediate reply, you provided me with a lot of information, it will certainly help, thanks a lot... actually i had a new query, i have posted it with the subject of Work Experience, u will get to know my story, just check it out..

hie lukeh!! thank you u so much for the immediate reply, you provided me with a lot of information, it will certainly help, thanks a lot... actually i had a new query, i have posted it with the subject of Work Experience, u will get to know my story, just check it out..
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york

Copy/paste of another post by fashion expert lukeh (from http://www.find-mba.com/board/6455 ):

...First of all, don't worry about having missed a year or two - I really don't think that matters. And if anyone asks, just explain your circumstances. No problem.

I've just had a bit of a look around at various schools' websites re. previous work experience. None of them really say too much on this issue. A good GMAT score is obviously going to be an advantage, but it's not the be all and end all. Fashion schools and fashion-related programmes tend to be a little more catholic (with a small 'c'), in their admissions. They are more likely to be interested in what you might be able to do than what you've already done.

That being said, some knowledge of fashion and the industry is essential. I would approach the issue in the following ways:

1) Read, read, read. Get your hands on all the important international fashion magazines as often as you can, and familiarise yourself with what's going on, who's important, who's being talked about. Supplement these with more local interest and underground magazines. A good NYC example would be Cheap Date magazine (www.cheapdatemagazine.com/). Others might include Marmalade (www.marmalademag.com/), Useless magazine (www.uselessmagazine.com/), Fantastic Man (www.fantasticmanmagazine.com/), Pop (www.myspace.com/popsuperglossy), Wallpaper (www.wallpaper.com), Dazed and Confused (www.dazeddigital.com), and Vice (vice.typepad.com/vice_magazine/).

2) If you know where you want to study, get to know the local fashion scene. What are people talking about? What are people wearing? Who are the upcoming young designers? Where are people shopping?

3) Try to get some sort of work experience, however small. This could be an internship at a fashion house, a design company, a magazine. Pitch some writing to a magazine, or just start your own blog. Bear in mind, though, that you should be able to accumulate more work experience either during or after your course.

Lastly, since you say you might consider the UK as well as the US, here's a couple of links which might be handy. In particular, have a look at the section of new courses for 2008 on the London College of Fashion site.

www.fashion.arts.ac.uk/

www.fitnyc.edu/html/dynamic.html

Copy/paste of another post by fashion expert lukeh (from http://www.find-mba.com/board/6455 ):

...First of all, don't worry about having missed a year or two - I really don't think that matters. And if anyone asks, just explain your circumstances. No problem.

I've just had a bit of a look around at various schools' websites re. previous work experience. None of them really say too much on this issue. A good GMAT score is obviously going to be an advantage, but it's not the be all and end all. Fashion schools and fashion-related programmes tend to be a little more catholic (with a small 'c'), in their admissions. They are more likely to be interested in what you might be able to do than what you've already done.

That being said, some knowledge of fashion and the industry is essential. I would approach the issue in the following ways:

1) Read, read, read. Get your hands on all the important international fashion magazines as often as you can, and familiarise yourself with what's going on, who's important, who's being talked about. Supplement these with more local interest and underground magazines. A good NYC example would be Cheap Date magazine (www.cheapdatemagazine.com/). Others might include Marmalade (www.marmalademag.com/), Useless magazine (www.uselessmagazine.com/), Fantastic Man (www.fantasticmanmagazine.com/), Pop (www.myspace.com/popsuperglossy), Wallpaper (www.wallpaper.com), Dazed and Confused (www.dazeddigital.com), and Vice (vice.typepad.com/vice_magazine/).

2) If you know where you want to study, get to know the local fashion scene. What are people talking about? What are people wearing? Who are the upcoming young designers? Where are people shopping?

3) Try to get some sort of work experience, however small. This could be an internship at a fashion house, a design company, a magazine. Pitch some writing to a magazine, or just start your own blog. Bear in mind, though, that you should be able to accumulate more work experience either during or after your course.

Lastly, since you say you might consider the UK as well as the US, here's a couple of links which might be handy. In particular, have a look at the section of new courses for 2008 on the London College of Fashion site.

www.fashion.arts.ac.uk/

www.fitnyc.edu/html/dynamic.html
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lukeh

Ha! "Fashion expert"! I'm not sure if that's a compliment or what....?

Ha! "Fashion expert"! I'm not sure if that's a compliment or what....?
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york

:-)

Just impressed that you know all these fashion magazines...

:-)

Just impressed that you know all these fashion magazines...
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You might want to check out this well-known program in New York. I know students who have studied at FIT and they are all doing quite well now. (nb - I don't believe it's an MBA though)

GraduateSchool:GlobalFashionManagement" rel="nofollow">http://www.fitnyc.edu/aspx/Content.aspx?menu=FutureGraduateSchool:GlobalFashionManagement

You might want to check out this well-known program in New York. I know students who have studied at FIT and they are all doing quite well now. (nb - I don't believe it's an MBA though)

http://www.fitnyc.edu/aspx/Content.aspx?menu=Future:SchoolsAndPrograms:GraduateSchool:GlobalFashionManagement

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lukeh

Oh Kelly, I posted a link to FIT AGES ago. Glad to hear my hunch was alright, though.

Oh Kelly, I posted a link to FIT AGES ago. Glad to hear my hunch was alright, though.
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Well, that's why you're the 'fashion expert'...

Well, that's why you're the 'fashion expert'...
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megafan

hello,
was browsing through the forums and am really glad to see this thread.i am keen on doing a masters in fashion management or a mba in the same field .ive done a bachelors in computer science and sent polimoda a mail describing my profile.they havent yet replied back.i ll be taking the gmat this november.Will a good gmat score at least get me into a fashion school.I know the easiest way would be to maybe work for some time in the fashion field but i m not keen on doing that atleast for now.any help would be really appreciated.thanks.

p.s: mba in general management and then maybe start looking out for an opening in a fashion company thats plan b:)

hello,
was browsing through the forums and am really glad to see this thread.i am keen on doing a masters in fashion management or a mba in the same field .ive done a bachelors in computer science and sent polimoda a mail describing my profile.they havent yet replied back.i ll be taking the gmat this november.Will a good gmat score at least get me into a fashion school.I know the easiest way would be to maybe work for some time in the fashion field but i m not keen on doing that atleast for now.any help would be really appreciated.thanks.

p.s: mba in general management and then maybe start looking out for an opening in a fashion company thats plan b:)
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Malia

As afar as I know, Polimoda does not offer an MBA program: http://www.polimoda.com/en/the-courses.html

Or are you talking about the "Master in Fashion Trend Forecasting" (what the heck is that good for?).

As afar as I know, Polimoda does not offer an MBA program: http://www.polimoda.com/en/the-courses.html

Or are you talking about the "Master in Fashion Trend Forecasting" (what the heck is that good for?).
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megafan

no polimoda offers a masters in brand management..that or an mba in fashion management from maybe some other school..

no polimoda offers a masters in brand management..that or an mba in fashion management from maybe some other school..
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Evan2007

There are at least 8 business schools around the world offering MBAs in Fashion Management:
http://www.find-mba.com/search/98e8158d/1

There are at least 8 business schools around the world offering MBAs in Fashion Management:
http://www.find-mba.com/search/98e8158d/1

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martina

Hey, i would like to also start an MBA in Fashion Management and found a great programm at the FU Berlin, however i wanted to ask if it makes sense to start an internship at a fashion label like Luxury Fashion Berlin before doing the MBA, would it actually make sense before the mba or after it?

Hey, i would like to also start an MBA in Fashion Management and found a great programm at the FU Berlin, however i wanted to ask if it makes sense to start an internship at a fashion label like Luxury Fashion Berlin before doing the MBA, would it actually make sense before the mba or after it?
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ArunS

I didn't know FU Berlin has an MBA in Fashion Management. I thought they don't offer an MBA at all. Could you post a link please?

I didn't know FU Berlin has an MBA in Fashion Management. I thought they don't offer an MBA at all. Could you post a link please?
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Malia

MODSPE Fashion Business School in Paris has a specialized MBA program in International Fashion Brand Management.

MODSPE Fashion Business School in Paris has a specialized MBA program in International Fashion Brand Management.
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Iva

hey,
can somebody tell me what did you heard about LIM MBA program in NY?

thank you in advanced

hey,
can somebody tell me what did you heard about LIM MBA program in NY?

thank you in advanced
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cheers!!!

Hey Guys!!!
Just happened to stumble upon this thread n looks like what i've bin hunting for... :)
Does anyone has ANY idea about LIM MBA in NYC.. It's a one year MBA in Fashion Management... Sounds interesting but dont have any idea about their market reputation..Heard they are gud with their internships n placements... dunno how far is this true....
Anyyy kind of inputs will be reallly helpful as I am super confused rt now..

Thanks a bunch!!!

Hey Guys!!!
Just happened to stumble upon this thread n looks like what i've bin hunting for... :)
Does anyone has ANY idea about LIM MBA in NYC.. It's a one year MBA in Fashion Management... Sounds interesting but dont have any idea about their market reputation..Heard they are gud with their internships n placements... dunno how far is this true....
Anyyy kind of inputs will be reallly helpful as I am super confused rt now..

Thanks a bunch!!!
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trtorch

Hi,

I am new to this forum and I need some info regarding MBA in fashion manement in Europe. I am currently in London and have GMAT of 630. Though I have tried hard and am not able to reach more than that. Would it be possible to get in into top 20 schools and which schools shouldi target. I know Bucconi does some courses , but do I have any chance of getting admit there. I have 8 years of work experiend in IT consulting and want to move into fashion industry.

Experts please advice.

Cheers.
A

Hi,

I am new to this forum and I need some info regarding MBA in fashion manement in Europe. I am currently in London and have GMAT of 630. Though I have tried hard and am not able to reach more than that. Would it be possible to get in into top 20 schools and which schools shouldi target. I know Bucconi does some courses , but do I have any chance of getting admit there. I have 8 years of work experiend in IT consulting and want to move into fashion industry.

Experts please advice.

Cheers.
A
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Iva

hey,
you have very good chances. 630 is high score, and 8 years of experience is a lot!
i know one person who got into Bocconi with 350 so... :)

good luck!

hey,
you have very good chances. 630 is high score, and 8 years of experience is a lot!
i know one person who got into Bocconi with 350 so... :)

good luck!
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