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Hi, i wanted to know are there any universities in USA offering a full time 2 year course in Fashion Management, which are the best universities that do so??
Hi, i wanted to know are there any universities in USA offering a full time 2 year course in Fashion Management, which are the best universities that do so??

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May 01, 2008 12:44

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This topic has been discussed before on the board. I don't know if the following is of any help. Although some of it relates primarily to the UK and Europe, there's a lot of information in there which might be of use.

http://www.find-mba.com/board/5759/last/#last

http://www.find-mba.com/board/6227

http://www.find-mba.com/board/5931

http://www.find-mba.com/board/3931
This topic has been discussed before on the board. I don't know if the following is of any help. Although some of it relates primarily to the UK and Europe, there's a lot of information in there which might be of use. http://www.find-mba.com/board/5759/last/#last http://www.find-mba.com/board/6227 http://www.find-mba.com/board/5931 http://www.find-mba.com/board/3931

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May 02, 2008 04:22

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hie lukeh!! thank you u so much for the immediate reply, you provided me with a lot of information, it will certainly help, thanks a lot... actually i had a new query, i have posted it with the subject of Work Experience, u will get to know my story, just check it out..
hie lukeh!! thank you u so much for the immediate reply, you provided me with a lot of information, it will certainly help, thanks a lot... actually i had a new query, i have posted it with the subject of Work Experience, u will get to know my story, just check it out..

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May 03, 2008 09:29

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Copy/paste of another post by fashion expert lukeh (from http://www.find-mba.com/board/6455 ):

...First of all, don't worry about having missed a year or two - I really don't think that matters. And if anyone asks, just explain your circumstances. No problem.

I've just had a bit of a look around at various schools' websites re. previous work experience. None of them really say too much on this issue. A good GMAT score is obviously going to be an advantage, but it's not the be all and end all. Fashion schools and fashion-related programmes tend to be a little more catholic (with a small 'c'), in their admissions. They are more likely to be interested in what you might be able to do than what you've already done.

That being said, some knowledge of fashion and the industry is essential. I would approach the issue in the following ways:

1) Read, read, read. Get your hands on all the important international fashion magazines as often as you can, and familiarise yourself with what's going on, who's important, who's being talked about. Supplement these with more local interest and underground magazines. A good NYC example would be Cheap Date magazine (www.cheapdatemagazine.com/). Others might include Marmalade (www.marmalademag.com/), Useless magazine (www.uselessmagazine.com/), Fantastic Man (www.fantasticmanmagazine.com/), Pop (www.myspace.com/popsuperglossy), Wallpaper (www.wallpaper.com), Dazed and Confused (www.dazeddigital.com), and Vice (vice.typepad.com/vice_magazine/).

2) If you know where you want to study, get to know the local fashion scene. What are people talking about? What are people wearing? Who are the upcoming young designers? Where are people shopping?

3) Try to get some sort of work experience, however small. This could be an internship at a fashion house, a design company, a magazine. Pitch some writing to a magazine, or just start your own blog. Bear in mind, though, that you should be able to accumulate more work experience either during or after your course.

Lastly, since you say you might consider the UK as well as the US, here's a couple of links which might be handy. In particular, have a look at the section of new courses for 2008 on the London College of Fashion site.

www.fashion.arts.ac.uk/

www.fitnyc.edu/html/dynamic.html
Copy/paste of another post by fashion expert lukeh (from http://www.find-mba.com/board/6455 ): ...First of all, don't worry about having missed a year or two - I really don't think that matters. And if anyone asks, just explain your circumstances. No problem. I've just had a bit of a look around at various schools' websites re. previous work experience. None of them really say too much on this issue. A good GMAT score is obviously going to be an advantage, but it's not the be all and end all. Fashion schools and fashion-related programmes tend to be a little more catholic (with a small 'c'), in their admissions. They are more likely to be interested in what you might be able to do than what you've already done. That being said, some knowledge of fashion and the industry is essential. I would approach the issue in the following ways: 1) Read, read, read. Get your hands on all the important international fashion magazines as often as you can, and familiarise yourself with what's going on, who's important, who's being talked about. Supplement these with more local interest and underground magazines. A good NYC example would be Cheap Date magazine (www.cheapdatemagazine.com/). Others might include Marmalade (www.marmalademag.com/), Useless magazine (www.uselessmagazine.com/), Fantastic Man (www.fantasticmanmagazine.com/), Pop (www.myspace.com/popsuperglossy), Wallpaper (www.wallpaper.com), Dazed and Confused (www.dazeddigital.com), and Vice (vice.typepad.com/vice_magazine/). 2) If you know where you want to study, get to know the local fashion scene. What are people talking about? What are people wearing? Who are the upcoming young designers? Where are people shopping? 3) Try to get some sort of work experience, however small. This could be an internship at a fashion house, a design company, a magazine. Pitch some writing to a magazine, or just start your own blog. Bear in mind, though, that you should be able to accumulate more work experience either during or after your course. Lastly, since you say you might consider the UK as well as the US, here's a couple of links which might be handy. In particular, have a look at the section of new courses for 2008 on the London College of Fashion site. www.fashion.arts.ac.uk/ www.fitnyc.edu/html/dynamic.html

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May 04, 2008 03:07

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Ha! "Fashion expert"! I'm not sure if that's a compliment or what....?
Ha! "Fashion expert"! I'm not sure if that's a compliment or what....?

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May 04, 2008 07:02

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:-)

Just impressed that you know all these fashion magazines...
:-) Just impressed that you know all these fashion magazines...

Jun 14, 2008 11:54

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You might want to check out this well-known program in New York. I know students who have studied at FIT and they are all doing quite well now. (nb - I don't believe it's an MBA though)

http://www.fitnyc.edu/aspx/Content.aspx?menu=Future:SchoolsAndPrograms:GraduateSchool:GlobalFashionManagement

You might want to check out this well-known program in New York. I know students who have studied at FIT and they are all doing quite well now. (nb - I don't believe it's an MBA though) http://www.fitnyc.edu/aspx/Content.aspx?menu=Future:SchoolsAndPrograms:GraduateSchool:GlobalFashionManagement

lukeh

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Jun 15, 2008 06:17

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Oh Kelly, I posted a link to FIT AGES ago. Glad to hear my hunch was alright, though.
Oh Kelly, I posted a link to FIT AGES ago. Glad to hear my hunch was alright, though.

Jun 15, 2008 09:06

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Well, that's why you're the 'fashion expert'...
Well, that's why you're the 'fashion expert'...

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Sep 04, 2010 08:14

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hello,
was browsing through the forums and am really glad to see this thread.i am keen on doing a masters in fashion management or a mba in the same field .ive done a bachelors in computer science and sent polimoda a mail describing my profile.they havent yet replied back.i ll be taking the gmat this november.Will a good gmat score at least get me into a fashion school.I know the easiest way would be to maybe work for some time in the fashion field but i m not keen on doing that atleast for now.any help would be really appreciated.thanks.

p.s: mba in general management and then maybe start looking out for an opening in a fashion company thats plan b:)
hello, was browsing through the forums and am really glad to see this thread.i am keen on doing a masters in fashion management or a mba in the same field .ive done a bachelors in computer science and sent polimoda a mail describing my profile.they havent yet replied back.i ll be taking the gmat this november.Will a good gmat score at least get me into a fashion school.I know the easiest way would be to maybe work for some time in the fashion field but i m not keen on doing that atleast for now.any help would be really appreciated.thanks. p.s: mba in general management and then maybe start looking out for an opening in a fashion company thats plan b:)

Malia

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Sep 05, 2010 11:48

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As afar as I know, Polimoda does not offer an MBA program: http://www.polimoda.com/en/the-courses.html

Or are you talking about the "Master in Fashion Trend Forecasting" (what the heck is that good for?).
As afar as I know, Polimoda does not offer an MBA program: http://www.polimoda.com/en/the-courses.html Or are you talking about the "Master in Fashion Trend Forecasting" (what the heck is that good for?).

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Sep 05, 2010 08:55

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no polimoda offers a masters in brand management..that or an mba in fashion management from maybe some other school..
no polimoda offers a masters in brand management..that or an mba in fashion management from maybe some other school..

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Sep 06, 2010 05:38

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There are at least 8 business schools around the world offering MBAs in Fashion Management:
http://www.find-mba.com/search/98e8158d/1

There are at least 8 business schools around the world offering MBAs in Fashion Management: http://www.find-mba.com/search/98e8158d/1

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Oct 07, 2010 08:29

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Hey, i would like to also start an MBA in Fashion Management and found a great programm at the FU Berlin, however i wanted to ask if it makes sense to start an internship at a fashion label like Luxury Fashion Berlin before doing the MBA, would it actually make sense before the mba or after it?
Hey, i would like to also start an MBA in Fashion Management and found a great programm at the FU Berlin, however i wanted to ask if it makes sense to start an internship at a fashion label like Luxury Fashion Berlin before doing the MBA, would it actually make sense before the mba or after it?

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Oct 07, 2010 10:46

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I didn't know FU Berlin has an MBA in Fashion Management. I thought they don't offer an MBA at all. Could you post a link please?
I didn't know FU Berlin has an MBA in Fashion Management. I thought they don't offer an MBA at all. Could you post a link please?

Malia

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Dec 02, 2010 08:10

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MODSPE Fashion Business School in Paris has a specialized MBA program in International Fashion Brand Management.
MODSPE Fashion Business School in Paris has a specialized MBA program in International Fashion Brand Management.

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Jan 18, 2011 07:52

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hey,
can somebody tell me what did you heard about LIM MBA program in NY?

thank you in advanced
hey, can somebody tell me what did you heard about LIM MBA program in NY? thank you in advanced

cheers!!!

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Hey Guys!!!
Just happened to stumble upon this thread n looks like what i've bin hunting for... :)
Does anyone has ANY idea about LIM MBA in NYC.. It's a one year MBA in Fashion Management... Sounds interesting but dont have any idea about their market reputation..Heard they are gud with their internships n placements... dunno how far is this true....
Anyyy kind of inputs will be reallly helpful as I am super confused rt now..

Thanks a bunch!!!
Hey Guys!!! Just happened to stumble upon this thread n looks like what i've bin hunting for... :) Does anyone has ANY idea about LIM MBA in NYC.. It's a one year MBA in Fashion Management... Sounds interesting but dont have any idea about their market reputation..Heard they are gud with their internships n placements... dunno how far is this true.... Anyyy kind of inputs will be reallly helpful as I am super confused rt now.. Thanks a bunch!!!

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Mar 01, 2011 11:15

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Hi,

I am new to this forum and I need some info regarding MBA in fashion manement in Europe. I am currently in London and have GMAT of 630. Though I have tried hard and am not able to reach more than that. Would it be possible to get in into top 20 schools and which schools shouldi target. I know Bucconi does some courses , but do I have any chance of getting admit there. I have 8 years of work experiend in IT consulting and want to move into fashion industry.

Experts please advice.

Cheers.
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Hi, I am new to this forum and I need some info regarding MBA in fashion manement in Europe. I am currently in London and have GMAT of 630. Though I have tried hard and am not able to reach more than that. Would it be possible to get in into top 20 schools and which schools shouldi target. I know Bucconi does some courses , but do I have any chance of getting admit there. I have 8 years of work experiend in IT consulting and want to move into fashion industry. Experts please advice. Cheers. A

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Mar 01, 2011 12:17

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hey,
you have very good chances. 630 is high score, and 8 years of experience is a lot!
i know one person who got into Bocconi with 350 so... :)

good luck!
hey, you have very good chances. 630 is high score, and 8 years of experience is a lot! i know one person who got into Bocconi with 350 so... :) good luck!

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Mar 01, 2011 02:32

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Hi

Thanks a lot.

Can you suggest some more collges which i can target.
As I have no experience in Fashion Industry. Would it e possible to get admit in colleges.

Cheers
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Hi Thanks a lot. Can you suggest some more collges which i can target. As I have no experience in Fashion Industry. Would it e possible to get admit in colleges. Cheers A

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Mar 11, 2011 07:21

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Try looking into these schools for fashion management :

MODSPE Paris, Fashion Business School
http://www.modspeparis.com

Conservatoire National des Arts et Metiers in Paris,
http://www.cnam.fr/

University of the Arts London - London College of Fashion
http://www.fashion.arts.ac.uk

ISEM - Fashion Business School
http://www.isem.es



Try looking into these schools for fashion management : MODSPE Paris, Fashion Business School http://www.modspeparis.com Conservatoire National des Arts et Metiers in Paris, http://www.cnam.fr/ University of the Arts London - London College of Fashion http://www.fashion.arts.ac.uk ISEM - Fashion Business School http://www.isem.es

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Mar 12, 2011 09:21

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Does anyone know where fashion companies hire the most MBA graduates?
Does anyone know where fashion companies hire the most MBA graduates?

cheers!!!

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Jun 25, 2011 04:18

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Hey Guys!!!

I have an interview call from Emlyon for IMBA & MSc in Luxury Marketing Mabagement.
Any kind of help & guidance will be sincerely appreciated. School feedbacks, interview tips, course recognition & placement reviews.
I have 4 yrs of experience in the retail industry from india n I am currently in New York.
Not sure if i should go for MBA or MS... n is Emlyon the right choice. My GMAT score is 610 :(
Hey Guys!!! I have an interview call from Emlyon for IMBA & MSc in Luxury Marketing Mabagement. Any kind of help & guidance will be sincerely appreciated. School feedbacks, interview tips, course recognition & placement reviews. I have 4 yrs of experience in the retail industry from india n I am currently in New York. Not sure if i should go for MBA or MS... n is Emlyon the right choice. My GMAT score is 610 :(

Jul 08, 2011 06:26

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hey guys can anyone tell me whether fashion houses hire general MBA's. i have completed masters but want to change my profile. and what is the scope, growth in fashion management & what type of work is done in this.
hey guys can anyone tell me whether fashion houses hire general MBA's. i have completed masters but want to change my profile. and what is the scope, growth in fashion management & what type of work is done in this.

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Jul 08, 2011 07:07

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I discussed this in the context of the luxury goods market in England (where the answer was 'no') at http://www.find-mba.com/board/20578/last/#post-20637 and look a similar approach for US fashion (and it seems the answer is 'yes').

Searching LinkedIn for MBAs in the apparel and fashion, produces this list of firms:
* Hanesbrands Inc. (75)
* Levi Strauss & Co. (54)
* Polo Ralph Lauren (43)
* VF Corporation (34)
* Nike (32)
* Gap Inc. (28)
* Brown Shoe Company (26)
* Under Armour (21)
* Oakley (20)
* Carter's | OshKosh B'gosh (20)
* Limited Brands (19)

And these are the schools they attended:
* New York University - Leonard N. Stern School of Business (97)
* University of Phoenix (78)
* Harvard Business School (63)
* Columbia University - Columbia Business School (63)
* University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School (56)
* Pepperdine University, The George L. Graziadio School of Business and Management (45)
* Fashion Institute of Technology (43)
* University of Southern California - Marshall School of Business (42)
* Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management (40)
* University of California, Berkeley (38)
* University of California, Los Angeles (37)

They are in these roles:
* Entrepreneur (357)
* Finance (303)
* Sales (290)
* Marketing (221)
* Operations (214)
* Business development (156)
* Buyer (135)
* Consultant (125)
* Product (111)

Good luck!
I discussed this in the context of the luxury goods market in England (where the answer was 'no') at http://www.find-mba.com/board/20578/last/#post-20637 and look a similar approach for US fashion (and it seems the answer is 'yes'). Searching LinkedIn for MBAs in the apparel and fashion, produces this list of firms: * Hanesbrands Inc. (75) * Levi Strauss & Co. (54) * Polo Ralph Lauren (43) * VF Corporation (34) * Nike (32) * Gap Inc. (28) * Brown Shoe Company (26) * Under Armour (21) * Oakley (20) * Carter's | OshKosh B'gosh (20) * Limited Brands (19) And these are the schools they attended: * New York University - Leonard N. Stern School of Business (97) * University of Phoenix (78) * Harvard Business School (63) * Columbia University - Columbia Business School (63) * University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School (56) * Pepperdine University, The George L. Graziadio School of Business and Management (45) * Fashion Institute of Technology (43) * University of Southern California - Marshall School of Business (42) * Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management (40) * University of California, Berkeley (38) * University of California, Los Angeles (37) They are in these roles: * Entrepreneur (357) * Finance (303) * Sales (290) * Marketing (221) * Operations (214) * Business development (156) * Buyer (135) * Consultant (125) * Product (111) Good luck!

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Jul 10, 2011 03:40

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hey you guys, im absolutely new to this forum. i wanted to pursue an MBA in Fashion Management but i have no idea what colleges have that programme. My GMAT score was a 560 =(. I'm doing bachelor of arts degree from india(delhi). I will be graduating next june but i wanted to apply this fall for next fall's session. Would you guys please help me out.
I also wanted to know what are the job prospects after an mba in fashion marketing in india or in other parts of the world.

Thanks
hey you guys, im absolutely new to this forum. i wanted to pursue an MBA in Fashion Management but i have no idea what colleges have that programme. My GMAT score was a 560 =(. I'm doing bachelor of arts degree from india(delhi). I will be graduating next june but i wanted to apply this fall for next fall's session. Would you guys please help me out. I also wanted to know what are the job prospects after an mba in fashion marketing in india or in other parts of the world. Thanks

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Jul 10, 2011 04:12

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Look through the websites of these fashion MBAs to see the jobs prospects are:
http://www.find-mba.com/search/140481b0/1
Look through the websites of these fashion MBAs to see the jobs prospects are: http://www.find-mba.com/search/140481b0/1

Feb 15, 2012 12:21

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University of Technology Management would be a good place to start. They offer an MBA in Fashion Management with a good course and placements.
University of Technology Management would be a good place to start. They offer an MBA in Fashion Management with a good course and placements.

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Feb 15, 2012 03:45

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Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) in NY doesn't seem to offer an MBA but rather a Master of Professional Studies (MPS) in Global Fashion Management
Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) in NY doesn't seem to offer an MBA but rather a Master of Professional Studies (MPS) in Global Fashion Management

Sep 26, 2012 09:59

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hey every1.m all new to this forum.
m am very much interested in doing mba in fashion management..right now m doin my graduation in arts..its my last year..
wil you please help me with choosing right college ..and i also want to know bout the job and salary thing..pls help me out.
hey every1.m all new to this forum. m am very much interested in doing mba in fashion management..right now m doin my graduation in arts..its my last year.. wil you please help me with choosing right college ..and i also want to know bout the job and salary thing..pls help me out.

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Sep 27, 2012 01:40

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Read through the first page of this thread and then type fashion into the search. Without three years' work experience you'll find it hard to get into a good MBA, so look at MSc programmes.
Read through the first page of this thread and then type fashion into the search. Without three years' work experience you'll find it hard to get into a good MBA, so look at MSc programmes.

Sep 27, 2012 07:45

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can i get any college in india for that?
without wor ex.?
can i get any college in india for that? without wor ex.?

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Sep 28, 2012 02:43

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Not a very good one, but yes. Use the search at http://www.find-mba.com/search
Not a very good one, but yes. Use the search at http://www.find-mba.com/search

Sep 28, 2012 07:49

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what should i do then?
please help me..
i want to work in fashion industry and i noe the colleges for fashion in india are not that good.
what should i do..til the time i become eligible for mba abroad?
what should i do then? please help me.. i want to work in fashion industry and i noe the colleges for fashion in india are not that good. what should i do..til the time i become eligible for mba abroad?

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Sep 28, 2012 08:28

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look at MSc programmes:
http://rankings.ft.com/businessschoolrankings/masters-in-management-2012

Also look at;-
Luxury and Fashion Management (M.Sc.)
Skema Business School

General Management (M.Sc.)
LUISS Guido Carli University

Fashion Management with Specialisation in Fashion Marketing (M.Sc.)
University of Boras

Economics and Management in Arts, Culture, Media and Entertainment (M.Sc.)
Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi
look at MSc programmes: http://rankings.ft.com/businessschoolrankings/masters-in-management-2012 Also look at;- Luxury and Fashion Management (M.Sc.) Skema Business School General Management (M.Sc.) LUISS Guido Carli University Fashion Management with Specialisation in Fashion Marketing (M.Sc.) University of Boras Economics and Management in Arts, Culture, Media and Entertainment (M.Sc.) Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi

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Feb 26, 2014 12:47

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hi! Could anyone help me and tell me what's the best MBA in fashion taugh in Paris? Can anyone give a review on IFA international fashion academy ? Is it a good school?thank you!
hi! Could anyone help me and tell me what's the best MBA in fashion taugh in Paris? Can anyone give a review on IFA international fashion academy ? Is it a good school?thank you!

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Feb 26, 2014 02:29

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Take a look at http://www.find-mba.com/board/19000

Needless to say, the demand for fashion MBAs is very limited for the same reasons that the demand for luxury MBAs is limited.
Take a look at http://www.find-mba.com/board/19000 Needless to say, the demand for fashion MBAs is very limited for the same reasons that the demand for luxury MBAs is limited.

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Feb 27, 2014 02:53

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hi! Could anyone help me and tell me what's the best MBA in fashion taugh in Paris? Can anyone give a review on IFA international fashion academy ? Is it a good school?thank you!

That IFA program looks pretty interesting - but since the school doesn't have accreditation by the three main accreditation organizations (AACSB, AMBA, or EQUIS) - I would be very critical and ask questions about the post-program placements and statistics.

More fundamentally, I don't know if a specialized MBA program is a great way to get into the fashion industry. On the other hand, a safer bet would perhaps be to do a more general MBA from a ranked school and then tailor it to your goal. HEC Paris, for instance, offers a great MBA program - you could do your internship at one of the fashion houses, and even customize the program with a certificate in luxury strategy.

In this case, at least you'd have a bit more flexibility after you graduate, if the fashion industry doesn't work out (it's a tough nut to crack.)
<blockquote>hi! Could anyone help me and tell me what's the best MBA in fashion taugh in Paris? Can anyone give a review on IFA international fashion academy ? Is it a good school?thank you! </blockquote> That IFA program looks pretty interesting - but since the school doesn't have accreditation by the three main accreditation organizations (AACSB, AMBA, or EQUIS) - I would be very critical and ask questions about the post-program placements and statistics. More fundamentally, I don't know if a specialized MBA program is a great way to get into the fashion industry. On the other hand, a safer bet would perhaps be to do a more general MBA from a ranked school and then tailor it to your goal. HEC Paris, for instance, offers a great MBA program - you could do your internship at one of the fashion houses, and even customize the program with a certificate in luxury strategy. In this case, at least you'd have a bit more flexibility after you graduate, if the fashion industry doesn't work out (it's a tough nut to crack.)

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Good advice, Ralph. There's also Neoma - great location, compared to HEC. Doesn't have the same rankings traction though.
Good advice, Ralph. There's also Neoma - great location, compared to HEC. Doesn't have the same rankings traction though.

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Feb 28, 2014 10:33

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Don't be carried away by the location. More employers go to HEC.
Don't be carried away by the location. More employers go to HEC.

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