Fashion Finance & New Ethics

Reinventing Fashion Business

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Fashion Finance & New Ethics is a holistic, pioneer Master program aimed at enlightening the financial manager of the New Fashion Era. Resolutely committed to the fashion industry, this skilled and well-rounded figure studies both philosophy and balance sheets, exploring varied practices from yoga to merger & acquisition strategies. This mastermind ultimately serves a key role: to connect the dots in appropriate business planning, ensuring that companies are not only financially successful but also ethically sustainable.

Fashion Finance & New Ethics is structured by the in-depth study of three main areas: Fashion, Finance and Fitness. Each module includes a training project and final project focused on financial planning, where students will implement their own business formula to further develop a new startup or existing company.

This Master course is led by teachers from the industry that will act as one-on-one consultants for the final projects. In addition to guest lecturers with international figures, the course will include field trips to trade fairs, companies and corporate museums, as well as internship opportunities.

Lessons take place from October to June and amount to a total of 700 contact hours. Thereafter, there is the possibility of completing the course with an internship in a fashion company, leading to the overall obtainment of 80 credits. English language proficiency and attendance are required. Candidates will be selected after a enrollment questionnaire and an interview with the course’s leading teacher.

Upon completion of the Master students will be automatically given the possibility to partake in the Polimoda Talent 2018/2019 program.

Study Plan

The Master in Fashion Finance & New Ethics will take form in the following thematic modules:

Branding, Heritage Marketing, Fashion Business, Contemporary Fashion, Global Merchandising, Fashion E-Commerce, Graphic Design and Digital Planning Tools.

Corporate Governance, Corporate Finance and M&A, Financial Accounting and Management, Finance Analysis, Statistics & Quantitative Methods, Brand Portfolio Strategies, Risk Management and Exit Strategies, Private Equity & Venture Capital, Fintech.

Fashion Future, Company Culture, Presentation Techniques, Yoga, Sustainable Fashion, Corporate Social Responsibility, Fashion Ethics, Cultural Anthropology, Global Marketing.

Learning outcomes

Upon successful completion of the master course, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate extensive knowledge of financial theories within the primary areas of finance, including problem solving skills within financial settings.
  • Identify, evaluate and select alternative courses of action for addressing ethical dilemmas.
  • Manage relationships between a fashion organization and its stakeholders while considering ethical practices and social responsibilities.
  • Employ optimal practices in risk management to protect the financial position, investments, legal position and ethical reputation of fashion and luxury organizations.
  • Embody a new financial and ethical professional profile demonstrating that a New Fashion Era is possible.

Career Opportunities

Combined with passion and the drive to succeed, Fashion Finance & New Ethics paves the way to a career as a financial executive or entrepreneur in a wide array of sectors, including Fashion, Leather Goods, Fine Jewelry, Fair Trade Fashion, Consulting Agencies, New Business, Interior Design, Global Sustainability, Non-Profit, Socio-environmental Organizations, Real Estate, Hotels, Food, Wine & Spirits, Wellness and Art.