Product Management is the ultimate program to train an expert in fashion products; someone who can understand the creative and research process and then plan, organize and manage an entire product lifecycle. Developing a product line requires the ability to understand materials, details and each construction phase, all the while incorporating a relevant degree of design sensitivity.
This master course integrates three main modules: Fashion System; products, designers, brands and trade fairs, Methodology; product categories (from textiles to knitwear, denim and leather accessories), product development and construction techniques based on different raw materials and Management Tools; purchasing, operations and pipeline, project management and product management.
This intensive specialization program is taught by resident teachers from the industry and international guests, features field trips to production sites renowned for both raw materials and finished products; throughout the master, multiple projects will be assigned to explore the different production methodologies and techniques.
Lessons amount to a total of 700 contact hours and the overall obtainment of 80 credits.
This course is completed with the possibility of an internship in a fashion company.
Bally is a Swiss luxury brand established in 1851 with a rich heritage in shoemaking, and a longstanding relationship to architecture, arts and the environment. Today, the brand offers unique designs across shoes, accessories and ready-to-wear, driven by a dedication to craftsmanship and a contemporary aesthetic.
The company’s global team of 1,500 employees includes 100 artisans at its factory in Caslano, Switzerland. Bally’s worldwide presence includes 320 retail stores and 500 multi-brand points of sale spanning 60 countries, including e-commerce serving 58 countries.
Lineapelle is the most important international exhibition dedicated to leather, accessories, components, synthetics and models for footwear, leather goods, garments and furniture. The fair system represented by Lineapelle and its connected niche events showcases the high quality of the exhibiting companies, with their outstanding style and customer service.
Launched in 1981, it has become the most qualified international exhibition of leather and accessories, components, synthetics for footwear, leather goods, garments and furniture. The event takes place twice a year, in February for the summer and September for the winter collections, at the Milan exhibition centre.
Lineapelle has been characterized by its constant leadership in quality and style innovation, which makes it indispensable to the leather demand worldwide.
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:
- Management Tools
- Fashion Operations & Products
- Fashion Marketing
- Business Tools
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
Depending on previous experience and academic achievements, employment can be found within production firms, brands, design start-ups, retailers or buying offices. The main job profiles are: Product Developer, Product Manager, Quality Controller, Merchandiser.