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The award
Master

How long you will study
9 months

Domestic course fees
EUR 13500 per total

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
find out

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About IFM Entrepreneurs at IFM Institut Français de la Mode

The IFM ENTREPRENEURS program is aimed at all those who wish to start up in creative industries and innovative services linked to fashion, luxury, accessories, perfumes and cosmetics, to taste industries, to the world of design, of living environment and art of living...

IFM ENTREPRENEURS positions itself at the beginning of the entrepreneurial path and trains its participants in essential skills (business financing, management, understanding of user experience, marketing, communication...) with an approach specific to these sectors, in parallel with individual guidance provided by mentors and experts.

To join IFM ENTREPRENEURS, no need to have a precise project, since the essential criterion for recruitment to this program is the drive to start up. The ultimate aim of this program is to allow new start-ups to hatch via comprehensive coaching, from the basic idea to the achievement of the project.

You Want to:

  • Analyze and validate your project's potential for development with leading professionals in each specialism;
  • Develop your entrepreneurial creativity to enable you to fulfil your project in concrete terms;
  • Understand in depth the way markets work and use the entire range of tools in the digital ecosystem;
  • Understand the growth engines and the new value channels at work in the most innovative sections of the economy;
  • Benefit from individual coaching in your project's launch phase and advice to refine your strategy;
  • Acquire the conceptual and operational tools necessary for business start-ups (business plan, financing...);
  • Widen your professional network.

This program, open to a cohort of 12, allows for individual and tailored accompaniment, in order to enable each professional project to be refined over the course of the year. Meetings and workshops with incubators give the student the possibility to test and make the projects a reality.

Organization of the Course

Teaching spans September to September, full-time.

The course is structured by several modules:

Key contributions by IFM are based on lessons and workshops common to other programs (marketing, distribution, fashion and luxury culture...)

Courses specific to the IFM ENTREPRENEURS Program aim to provide a detailed understanding of market trends and essential tools for entrepreneurs.

"A la carte" courses are chosen in accordance with specific needs of project initiators from other programs at IFM

Mentored working sessions dedicated to the personal project will be held throughout the course along with meetings with entrepreneurs from the sector and company visits.

Workshops in collaboration with specialized bodies and incubators will be put into place, particularly in digital or creative activities

A 2-month Start-Up mission will take place during the year.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardMasterHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study9 months
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesEUR 13500 per totalInternational course fees find out

Notes about fees for this course

Tuition fees are set at 13,200 for the 2017/2018 academic year. This fee includes transport for student trips (accommodation costs and meals are to be met by the student).

IFM need-based scholarships can cover up to 70% of tuition fees, depending on financial resources.

Entry requirements

Holders of a 4-year Bachelor's degree or above*

* Exemptions may be granted for candidates presenting significant experience in enterprise or in entrepreneurship.

Graduates from business schools, political science institutes, universities (law, management, economics, literature, human and social sciences, communication...), from an engineering school (general or specialized), design, applied arts, architecture, fine arts schools...

What students think about IFM Institut Français de la Mode

    Guillaume HENRY (Class of 2001), Creative Director, Nina Ricci

    IFM turns its students into fashion design professionals. I was impressed by the pace of the projects and by the quality of the faculty dedicated to our program. IFM puts you as close as possible to the reality of the industry, and embraces all the steps of the creative process, right up to the end product. A 360-degree learning experience!

    Vogue, 2 September 2015

    Since its creation in 1986, IFM has been considered as one of the best fashion design and fashion management schools.

    Tuomas MERIKOSKI (Class of 2002), Founder of Aalto International

    Usually nothing beats real experience in the industry, but IFM is definitely the best program to prepare you for it. IFM gave me the opportunity to mature my approach and pushed me to dig into who I was as a designer. Hard work, failures and successful projects, in an obsession to push you to the limit - this is the recipe to elevate a student from a bachelor to a master.

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