The Master in Fashion Management combines the study of fashion with an in-depth examination of its management side.
You will learn how to respond to changing consumer trends, generate brand awareness of a fashion line, and manage a fashion collection from conception through production and distribution. You will work on projects related to product development, merchandising, advertising, and fashion buying.
Who Should Apply
This program is addressed to candidates who have a first-level degree and/or professional experience in fashion and accessory design, arts, humanities, economics, or business.
The program is also open to candidates with a background in other disciplines, if they are motivated by a strong interest in fashion management.
All courses are taught in English, so a knowledge of the English language is essential. Click “Requirements” for details.
Graduates can aspire to a variety of management roles within the fashion industry, overseeing design, production, or marketing.
Job titles include:
- Fashion brand manager
- Fashion buyer
- Fashion merchandiser
- Product manager
- Brand strategist
- Events manager
- Supply chain manager
- Marketing/public relations consultant
- Fashion entrepreneur
Explore the Program
The Master in Fashion Management program is workshop-based, supported by seminars, lectures, tutorials, and fieldwork. Industry professionals, the program leader, and project leaders will guide you via individual coaching and mentorship.
The program consists of four customizable course/workshop modules, followed by a professional experience period and a final portfolio presentation.
Coursework focuses on examining the history of fashion design, learning management and marketing strategies for fashion and luxury goods companies, exploring factors that determine the economic performance of a company, branding your own work, and developing your professional identity.
Guided by industry professionals and faculty project leaders, you will work with leading companies on practical projects related to fashion management, such as creating a proposal for an advertising campaign or helping to develop an innovative, consistent fashion collection from research to realization.
To gain real experience working in your field, you will choose from an internship at a company site, a work project on campus in collaboration with a company, or an entrepreneurship module. In each case, you will benefit from mentorship, an inside perspective on your field, and valuable career connections.
Several prestigious companies and design studios collaborate with the Master in Fashion Management program, actively participating in courses, workshops, internships, and international competitions organized by the department.
Check out some projects that our students have completed with top brands.
Meet your faculty
Your Program Leader
Kiran Vajpey entered the fashion world as a model—first in India, then in Italy. She later earned her B.A. in Fashion Design from the National Institute of Fashion Technology in India and a Master in Fashion Business Management from Istituto Marangoni in Milan.
She worked as a buyer and merchandiser for Villa Moda International in Kuwait, developing distribution plans in the Middle East for brands like Dolce & Gabbana, Valentino, Prada, and YSL. In 2013, she returned to Milan, where she founded a consulting firm that bridges Indian manufacturers and Italian fashion brands. She joined Domus Academy in 2017 as course leader of the Master in Fashion Management.
Other visiting professors and collaborators include fashion brand managers, buyers, merchandisers, designers, and entrepreneurs such as:
Fernando G. Alberti, Leonardo Arienti, Matteo Augello, Andrea Banfi, Marco Bazzoni, Stefania Benigni, Stefania Boleso, Laura Bonin, George Bouvier, Max Brun, Gaya Calabro, Alberto Campagnolo, Gianluca Cantaro, Alessandro Caron, Alberto Cavalli, Valentina Colombari, Claudia D’Arpizio, Francois De Monts, Katie Dominy, Edoardo Fano, Alfredo Canducci Pais Ferrera, Sabrina Firman, Diletta Grella, Maria Jaber, Felice Limosani, Maximilian Linz, Caterina Lunghi, Jarvis Macchi, Sara Maino, Alessandro Manzi, Jessica Michault, Chiara Monateri, Helen Nonini, Asli Ozbek, Farah Liz Pallaro, Grazia Parisi, Matteo Patalano, Gaia Rancati, Carlo Rivetti, Laura Santanera, Marina Spadafora, Enza Stagni, Annamaria Tartaglia, Gaia Trussardi, Riccardo Vannetti, Pamela Ventura, Mary Villa, Jenny Walton, Uberta Zambeletti.
Fees and Scholarships
Each one-year Academic Master’s program (60 ECTS) at Domus Academy involves the following costs, in addition to a € 520 diploma fee, which must be paid at least one week before the course start date. The Academic Master’s diploma is recognized by MIUR and awarded by NABA.
Matriculation Fee: € 520
See the Tuition Fees page for more information.
EU & Switzerland Students
Non - EU students
Fashion Stores as Living Magazines
Candidates are asked to conduct in-depth research and analysis of the global luxury fashion industry and to create a portrait of luxury fashion consumers’ lifestyles and purchasing behaviors. Candidates will then present a minimum of three original strategies for 10 Corso Como to remain a leading concept store.
In collaboration with 10 CORSO COMO
Deadline: 05 Oct 2018
Number of scholarships: 5
Prizes: One scholarship covering 60%, one covering 50%, one covering 40%, and two honorable mentions covering 20% of the total tuition fee of the master’s program.
Time left to complete