What will I learn?

MA International Fashion Business aims to develop agile and resilient fashion managers who can respond to the opportunities and challenges arising in the sector.

The course will develop your skills to devise operational and strategic plans for fashion organisations. You’ll gain theoretical and practice-based knowledge and insights into real industry situations, and be equipped with the core skills to manage people and resources to sustain and grow fashion brands.

The curriculum covers key management subjects including: leadership and change management; internationalisation; supply chain management; ethics and sustainability; product development; omni-channel marketing and branding strategies; retail management; buying and merchandising practice; and financial management.

The course addresses the fashion industry from an international perspective and examines management models from both established fashion brands and entrepreneurial fashion concepts.

Our MA International Fashion Management sits in a suite with the following courses:

  • MA Fashion Marketing
  • MA Fashion Communications
  • MA Luxury Fashion Brand Management

You learn alongside students from these other MA courses, and have the option to transfer MA titles if your specialism changes.

Key features

  • Gain knowledge and understanding of how the different areas of the fashion industry work together, and choose your specialist focus
  • Select from a range of possible outputs to reflect your personal career aspirations or to support a business start-up
  • Benefit from industry speakers such as senior managers from leading fashion brands and fashion entrepreneurs from new fashion start-ups
  • Work individually and as a team in a challenging, creative and multicultural environment within the School of Art & Design
  • Attend workshops to enhance your research skills, acquire relevant software skills like Adobe InDesign, and gain support for your personal career planning
  • Go on study trips to international fashion capitals like Paris, Copenhagen, Antwerp and New York.
  • Gain a globally recognised academic qualification in conjunction with personal and professional development for employability and entrepreneurship
  • Prepare for further postgraduate study such as PhD.

Assessment

Assessment is 100% by coursework and involves:

  • case studies
  • an industry report
  • presentations (individual and team)
  • a project proposal
  • an individual research project

Careers and employability

This course will prepare you for senior management roles across the fashion industry, in areas such as:

  • fashion management
  • product development
  • brand management
  • marketing management
  • buying
  • merchandising
  • retail management
  • fashion consultancy
  • sourcing and supply chain management
  • logistics
  • ethics and sustainability.

The skills and knowledge you'll learn through this course will be transferable to roles within other industries.

Which department am I in?

School of Art and Design

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£15,500.00 (US$ 21,326) per year
This is a fixed fee

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

Start date

17 January 2022

Venue

City Campus

50 Shakespeare Street,

Nottingham,

Nottinghamshire,

NG1 4FQ, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students who hold a Bachelors degree from a recognised institution with a grade point average of 3.2 (2.1) and 2.8 (2.2) are considered for entry to masters degree. IELTS: 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component.

For international students

Students should have a 2.2 honours degree. Students with non-standard entry qualifications and / or relevant work experience will be considered on an individual basis. Students should have IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill). TOEFL iBT - Overall score of 81 with at least 10 Reading, 9 Listening, 17 Speaking, 19 Writing.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

Pathways options

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • Kaplan International College (KIC) London
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About Nottingham Trent University

Nottingham Trent University is one of the UK’s most popular universities with a reputation for excellent teaching and world-leading research.

  • Dedicated international student support
  • Employability focused with work experience opportunities
  • 2019 Guardian University of the Year