New: The MSc in International Fashion & Luxury Management now offers a Fundamentals Year, open to students holding a 3-year Bachelor's degree.
IFM's Master of Science in International Fashion & Luxury Management, open to students holding a 4-year Bachelor's degree, offers 9 months of intensive, full-time studies followed by a 6-month internship. The year features an interdisciplinary & transversal approach to learning that mixes both theory & practice, management & creation. Real-world business cases and study trips within France and Italy allow students to put into practice and experience first-hand what they have learned in the classroom.
We are now accepting applications from candidates holding a 3-year Bachelor's degree. These students are invited to undertake their studies at IFM over a 27-month period, beginning with a Fundamentals year dedicated to both traditional in-class and experiential learning, in addition to Paris Fashion Week and retail work experiences. During this time, a particular emphasis is placed upon acquiring the basics of management, discernment for the creative fields and a hands-on understanding of fashion and luxury products, before continuing on to the 15-month MSc program. For those applicants holding a 3-year Bachelor's degree, it is required to successfully complete both years in order to obtain the MSc in International Fashion & Luxury Management degree.
The objective of the MSc in International Fashion & Luxury Management program, taught in English, is to prepare a group of select students to pursue their careers on an international level, within the global headquarters, regional head offices, or national subsidiaries of French or other worldwide fashion, luxury or beauty companies.
The program gives students:
- a strong foundation in management skills as applied specifically to the fashion and luxury sectors: marketing, strategy and operations for international markets, with a particular emphasis on merchandising, retail management and product knowledge.
- the keys to understand and leverage brand value: fashion and luxury branding, communication and digital strategies.
- a profound knowledge of creation: culture of fashion, design and luxury, understanding of the creative process, comprehension of the importance of quality and savoir-faire (know-how) in the luxury industry.
Students will also examine how the French fashion, luxury and beauty industries have evolved over time