MA Fashion Business & Management Course

The Master’s in Fashion Business and Management course has been designed to provide students with the strategic management skills and knowledge needed to excel in today’s fashion industry. Combining theory with practice, you’ll be able to hone your creative skills and gain expertise in fashion business management within a global context.

Course details

Working closely with fashion industry professionals, this course will provide you with a solid understanding of industry marketing strategies and business management skills.
  • Mode of study: 2 day campus weekday
  • Intake: October, February, June
  • Course length: 1 year
  • Course fee: £10400
  • Location: London

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Course overview

You’ll be taught through a range of teaching methods, including industry-relevant lectures, seminars, tutorials and workshops. Throughout the course, you’ll have the opportunity for self-reflection during formative and summative assessments while benefitting from visiting speakers, industry lectures, and external visits. You will also be encouraged to undertake independent research as you learn how to articulate your understanding of the fashion industry by producing a major product that is unique to your creative ideas.


Entry requirements

An honours degree or equivalent qualification in the subject or a related discipline


Relevant work experience, demonstrating an ability to study at postgraduate level

Consideration will also be given to applicants who can make a strong case for admission in relation to a particular project and can demonstrate their potential to satisfactorily complete the course.

If your first language is not English, you will need an IELTS score of 6.0 or equivalent. If you require a visa to study in the UK, you will also need a minimum score of 5.5 in each individual component.


Upon successful completion of the course, students will be equipped to work a high level position within industry areas including:

  • Fashion brand management
  • Operations management
  • Fashion business entrepreneurship
  • Fashion consultation

Fashion PR and events management Potential future roles include:

  • Brand manager
  • Marketing manager
  • Product manager
  • Brand partnership manager
  • E-commerce manager
  • Licensing manager
  • Digital marketing managers
  • Studio manager for fashion brand
  • SEO strategist
  • Wholesale manager
  • Growth marketing
  • Recruitment consultant
  • Retail specialist
  • Strategic account manager
  • Fashion buyer
  • Report researcher
  • CRM and customer growth manager
  • Fashion market place
  • Business analyst and delivery manager
  • Stylist
  • Social media manager fashion
  • Production manager
  • Procurement manager
  • Client directors
  • International sales executive


By the time you graduate, you will be able to pursue roles in a range of different industries including operations management, buying, HR management, consultancy and finance management. Alternatively, you can use this undergraduate programme as a foundation to progress onto a postgraduate qualification.

The Fashion Live Project

In this unit, you will work on a live industry project in order to test your current skill base and enable you to begin to identify with the dynamics of the fast-paced fashion business environment. Our expert tutors will ensure that the businesses used in this unit are specifically fashion related and that they meet the core values of the university.

The Business Lecture Series

This unit allows you to explore contemporary business practices central to today’s global creative industry. It will allow you to build a portfolio of knowledge pertinent to your chosen area of business. You will be introduced to a series of successful business professionals who will not only inspire you creatively, but also educate you on the realities of industry practice.

Creative Thinking

This unit is about creative thinking for fashion business. It introduces you to definitions and concepts of creativity, exploring what creativity is and reflecting methods of creativity with concepts of taste, consumer needs as well as user interface. Throughout this unit, you will be required to implement creative processes using various techniques connected with the development of creative skills.

Digital Communications and Fashion PR

You’ll examine the important role of research and evaluation in PR practices. This will involve analysing and evaluating digital communication, which is used for advertising, marketing and public relations. You’ll also develop your own framework to use for planning your analysis and evaluation of digital communication.


Ideas Development and Business Proposal

This unit will focus on fashion practice research and analysis and you will be required to define and develop individual fashion concepts for business proposals. Your research and practice will be directed and guided by a project proposal in which you negotiate and review your business management practice with your tutors.

Final Fashion Business Project (Production and Realisation)

The Final Fashion Business Project is the culmination of your studies and will form a framework for the central ideas and concepts developed throughout your MA. The outcome will demonstrate evidence of advanced conceptual, theoretical and technical capability over an extended period of self-directed study.