Master in Fashion Management

Duration 1 Year
Ects 60
Language English
Starting periods

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The Course


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.

Step-by-step admission and enrollment process

Application form 2019–2020

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.


How to Apply

Career Paths

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.

Master in Fashion Management Overview 2019 PDF


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.

Professional Experience

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.

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Check out some projects that our students have completed with top brands.

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Meet your faculty

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Your Program Leader

Kiran Vajpey

After earning a BA in Fashion Design at the National Institute of Fashion Technology in India, Kiran Vajpey gained a Master in Fashion Business Management at Istituto Marangoni in Milano.

Her primary area of expertise is in Fashion Buying. She has worked for years in the field, first as a buyer and merchandiser for Villa Moda International in Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar & Dubai; buying brands such as Dolce&Gabbana, Valentino, Prada and YSL and then as a buyer for The Collective, in India, to support their growth & expansion across the country. Kiran also had her own consulting firm that bridged Indian manufacturers and Italian fashion brands.

In 2014, she started lecturing at several institutions for fashion graduate programs.

Kiran Vajpey joined Domus Academy in 2017 as Program Leader of the Master in Fashion Management and now the Master in Luxury Brand Management.

Visiting Professors

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.


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Fees and Scholarships

Each one-year Academic Master’s program (60 ECTS) at Domus Academy involves the following costs, in addition to a € 540 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: € 540

See the Tuition Fees page for more information.

EU & Switzerland Students
€ 19900

€ 3000Pre-Enrollment
€ 16900Tuition

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Non - EU students
€ 28600

€ 3000Pre-Enrollment
€ 25600Tuition

Scholarship Competition

Sustainable Innovations

Candidates are requested to analyse the brand, its DNA, product offer, pricing and distribution strategy. They need to study its initiatives with a focus on sustainability and innovation and deliver recommendations in relation to the engagement of younger generations.

In collaboration with SALVATORE FERRAGAMO

Deadline: 25 Oct 2019

Number of: 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.


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