The Master in International Fashion Business in collaboration with the United Nations Conscious Fashion and Lifestyle Network instills the knowledge of social entrepreneurship applied to upcoming markets and consumer innovations and engagements. Optimizing the market where it exists, creating one where it doesn’t and focusing on data and trend analysis to enhance the future. The program instills the knowledge of entrepreneurial, strategic, data-driven skills applied to innovative business models perfectly balancing creativity and rationality when pitching ideas and numbers.
The program demonstrates how the fashion industry engages with the international community to keep the promise of the Sustainable Development Goals and teaches students how innovative fashion leaders impact the evolution of the industry by placing sustainability, climate and inclusion in the center of their business. Students will learn how to handle different fashion businesses, such as running a start-up or an overseas expansion of a finance driven label to better understand financial and legal aspects as well as growth. The ultimate objective is to create enterprises that contribute to the world rather than take from it.
Lessons are organized with teachers from the industry as well as guest lectures and workshops with outstanding professionals from the fashion system who will be invited to talk, inspire and empower our students.
This unique and hands-on learning experience includes field trips, a midterm and a mandatory final project that amount to a total of 700 contact hours and the overall obtainment of 80 credits.
The course can be completed with an internship at both fashion and lifestyle companies and startups.
United Nations Conscious Fashion and Lifestyle Network
The Conscious Fashion and Lifestyle Network is a United Nations hosted online platform for industry stakeholders, media, Governments, and UN system entities. The network showcases and enables collaborations that accelerate the implementation of the SDGs. Considering the fashion and lifestyle sector’s significant impact on societies and the environment, the Conscious Fashion and Lifestyle Network fosters transparent, inclusive, and transformative engagement of global stakeholders to drive urgent action for sustainability.
The curriculum of the course includes a range of subjects that will help students develop their skills and knowledge in the field. Some of the key topics covered include:
- Fashion analysis: international players, products and services
- Report & data production: trends and data analysis applied to the different international markets leading to innovative ideas
- Business applications: applying strategies based upon trend – and data analysis to the fashion industry in order to create sustainable businesses
- Finance: financial analysis of international fashion – and lifestyle companies
In order to be eligible for this course, you will need to be selected after the admission process.
Basic requirements are:
- Curriculum Vitae (CV) with motivation letter
- English language proficiency
- Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) or professional work experience in a related field
Based on individual character and acquired skills, you can become the next:
The Entrepreneur creates new businesses, taking on financial risks in the hope of profit. This person is an innovator who comes up with new ideas, goods or services. Entrepreneurs play an important role in the economy, using their skills and initiative to anticipate needs and bring improvement to the market.
A Project Manager is responsible for leading a project from its inception to its execution, planning with clear and attainable objectives and successfully executing all tasks as well as people management. Project Managers are mostly project based, working with clear start and finish dates.
A Strategic Planner creates specific business strategies, implementing them in the fashion and lifestyle world and executing the plan to help companies achieve their overall long term strategic goals.