What will I learn?

Course summary

This course will equip you with the strategic decision-making, leadership and problem-solving skills you will need to become an entrepreneurial and visionary fashion business leader of the future. It continues the University’s fashion tradition of a commitment to excellence in developing highly effective, talented and committed professional fashion graduates.

Working closely with fashion industry professionals, role models and mentors, you will receive a relevant, well-grounded, high-quality education and skill base that will enable you to have a wider, clearer understanding of the business you are already involved in. The course offers inside knowledge of industry strategies and cultures on a global basis, combined with key business skills and essential fashion industry management knowledge.

This course equips you for a business management career in the domestic or international fashion industry. Delivered by a teaching team with a wide range of experience both in industry and academia, the course offers an innovative and relevant fashion business curriculum that focuses on preparing your entry into senior roles in business and management within the industry.

CAREER PATH

The course is designed to attract applicants with a recognised design, retail management or distribution/manufacturing background. With guidance from the academics and professionals in this field it is anticipated that you will go on to enter senior management positions and move up the career ladder.

Our alumni can be found working in senior positions all over the world in many fashion roles and include such well-known brands such as Aldo, Dior, Dunhill, Harrods, Hermes, Louis Vuitton, Marks and Spencer, Nordstrom, Prada Hong Kong and many more.

Several of our alumni, have also gone on to study at PhD level and to further academic research. Others have set up their own business or successfully taken over a family run business.

INDUSTRY LINKS

The idea of a Fashion Business Management MA was formulated in discussion with industry leaders. Building on the success of our Fashion Merchandise Management courses and in particular the close collaboration with industry we spoke extensively to senior fashion executives. Many felt that although doing an MA in Fashion Business Management would not ensure promotion, potential candidates who learn how to apply the knowledge they gain from the course can become leaders who can inspire others. Those candidates need to understand the values and culture of the industry and, most importantly, recognise the difference between information and knowledge and have clearly defined goals.

CAREERS AND EMPLOYABILITY SERVICE

Our Careers and Employability Service is here to support you to achieve your full potential.

With a growing network of over 3,000 employers around the world and a team of experienced careers consultants, we provide you with a variety of opportunities to work and develop new skills. As a University of Westminster student, you’ll have access to our services throughout your studies and after you graduate.

Which department am I in?

Westminster School of Media, Arts and Design

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£15,000.00 (US$ 18,509) per year
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

21 September 2020, 18 January 2021

Venue

Harrow Campus

Watford Road,

Northwick Park,

HARROW,

HA1 3TP, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students will typically need to have one of the following: Four-year Bachelor's degree with a minimum GPA of 2.8+ from an accredited institution. Students applying for postgraduate courses requiring a UK Second Class Upper degree will need a GPA of 3.0 and those applying for a course requiring a UK First Class degree will need a GPA of 3.5; Master's degree for MPhil/PhD entry; Students are not required to take GRE or GMAT exams. Postgraduate degrees – 6.5 overall with a minimum 5.5 in each component (some schools require a minimum of 6.0 in each).

For international students

A minimum of an upper second class honours degree (2:1) or a lower second class honours degree (2:2) and more than 2 years experience compulsory. In addition to the academic requirements, a minimum of two years’ working experience in the fashion business or marketing is required. Applicants will be interviewed. If your first language is not English you should have an IELTS 6.5 with 6.0 in writing and speaking.

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About this uni

Ranked 1st for international student diversity and among the top 15 most international universities in the world.

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  • Works with over 7,000 employers for study & placements
  • Awards scholarships to students from over 50 countries