MBA Fashion Business

  • IFA PARIS MBA Accredited by IDEL as "International Master"

  • “A 360 degree view of Fashion Business.”
  • 15-month program in English, Intake: September 2017
  • 3 Campuses - A Global Perspective
    • Paris experience - 12 months Paris, 3 months Capstone Project
    • Bridging two continents - 6 months Istanbul, 6 months Paris, 3 months Capstone Project
    • Asia experience - 6 months in shanghai, 6 months in Paris, 3 months Capstone Project in Bangkok
  • Total Workload: 2,515 hours, ECTS Credits earned: 120
  • Tuition Fee: €14,800, Application Fee: €150


Admission requirements:

  • Preferably 2 years of professional experience (Internships are taken into account)
  • Bachelor Graduate or significant professional experience in related fields
  • IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL IBT 79 (or equivalence) or proof of study in English, for non-native English speakers
  • Interview (on campus or Skype)
  • Online test

Documents to provide:

  • Fill in the online application form
  • Latest transcript
  • Copy of Bachelor diploma or equivalence
  • Motivation letter
  • Resume/CV
  • Passport photo
  • Copy of passport

All applications will be reviewed by the Program Director and Academic Director of the postgraduate department. Should applicants be deemed to not meet the minimum admission requirements in terms of academic background, they will be asked to enroll in a Foundation Workshop held prior to the starting date of their MBA Program.

Our Fashion Business course covers a wide range of modules clustered into five main module groupings:

Marketing and Management:
This grouping encompasses a series of modules that will be sequentially planned based on the structure of a marketing plan. The overall body of knowledge acquired by the students will prepare them to:

Analyze complex marketing challenges based on practical case studies
Allocate resources strategically to achieve pre-determined objectives
Craft brand DNAs allowing for the achievement of a sustainable competitive advantage

Business Issues:
The capacity to listen and interpret markets’ signals is a key component of today’s managers. It needs to be continuously cultivated. Within this module grouping students will discover the idiosyncrasies of the fashion industry from an economic and financial view point.

Distribution and Retail:
The emergence of fast fashion retailing and the exponential growth of online commerce have changed the distribution landscape for fashion houses. This module grouping explores the importance of selecting the right distribution strategies as well as creating a positive shopping environment to achieve an efficient customers’ return rate.

Fashion Environment:
Programs focusing on Fashion Business traditionally put the emphasis on analyzing strategic and marketing challenges. The MBA Fashion Business at IFA incorporates a more creative accent, sourcing inspiration from the school’s roots in Fashion Design. In this module grouping students will learn and experience first-hand about the different steps involved in the creation of a cohesive collection.

Fashion Lifestyle:
From observing the development of a Haute Couture Collection in a studio in Paris to taking an ethnographic trip in the Northern Tribes of China to understand their contribution to the contemporary fashion scene, this series of seminars comprised within the “Fashion Lifestyle” module grouping will allow our students to experience specific aspects of the fashion industry in a workshop like environment.

The Foundation workshop will be taught over 2 full weeks (75 Hours) and comprise the following modules:

  • Principles of Marketing – 15 Hours
  • Quantitative Research Approaches – 15 Hours
  • Accounting Principles – 15 Hours
  • Working Methodology – 15 Hours
  • Project Management – 15 Hours

Student Workload:

  • 510 Hours of Face-to-Face lectures
  • 765 Hours of Self-Study
  • 840 Hours of capstone project
  • 200 Hours of industry contact and collaboration