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Program

International Fashion Management

This is a unique program that is responding to challenges in the fashion industry from a variety of perspectives, including sustainability issues, challenges of growth and ethical concerns in fast fashion.

Language

English

First start date

11.09.2023

Duration

1 year
Price
€19.950

Location

Antwerp, Belgium

Degree

Master in Global Management - International Fashion Management

Language

English

First start date

11.09.2023

Duration

1 year
Price
€19.950

Location

Antwerp, Belgium

Degree

Master in Global Management - International Fashion Management
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Program

Program

1. Core Curriculum

The Ecosystem of the Fashion Industry

This course provides a broad and sometimes provocative introduction and overview to the whole master's degree. It intentionally introduces issues that should cause you to question your assumptions and understanding of fashion and the fashion industry. We will present and critically discuss the Fashion Ecosystem/organizational life cycle as a framework for understanding the evolution of organizations within the local and global fashion industry – both operationally and strategically. We look at segments and positioning but also what it means to be sustainable, operate digitally and be an entrepreneur.

Digital Marketing and Branding

This course aims to critically examine the relationship between distribution and branding within the evolving and dynamic fashion economy. The curriculum will cover forms of retailing and the traditional and emerging routes to market. It will explore the role of technology within the distribution process and across the range of brand marketing touch-points.

Financial Management and Financial Planning

Part 1: To emphasize the daily financial management of a fashion company; which tools are needed, what is to be understood. Being able to set up/read a financial budget, included cash flow statement, as well as the financial dashboard as a tool for the (daily) financial management.

Part 2: The financial management of a fashion company course provides student with a very hands-on approach to company finances and management in general. The course draws its contents from the day-to-day managerial experiences of the lecturer, rather than textbooks.

The Fashion Supply Chain

Global Leader Supply Chain Management (SCM) is a crucial part of modern textiles and apparel business. In addition to the traditional concepts on improving the production efficiency, quality control, and product design, supply chain management focuses on enhancing the collaboration and cooperation among all companies in the supply chain with a goal of satisfying what market wants (Choi, 2012).

Fashion and Law

This is a unique course that is responding to legal challenges in the fashion industry, in which the following topics will be discussed in detail: Creating IP value, collaborations such as licensing, distribution and franchise, fighting counterfeits, the legislative framework for e-commerce and new technologies such as 3D printing and virtual reality, general principles on starting your own business, Tax Shelter, crowd funding, pop-up stores, and fashion law in Brazil and in France.

Entrepreneurship and Business Modeling

The goal of this course is to acquaint students with practicalities of setting up a business in the fashion industry, with a specific focus on two key elements that are of vital importance for successfully managing within the fashion industry: business modeling and entrepreneurship. Key topics covered in the course include: innovation management within the fashion industry, developing and innovating a business model, business planning, as well as the entrepreneurial process that fits the specifics of the fashion industry. In a group assignment, students are matched with a designer / fashion organization, and will act as external consultants charged with designing an innovative, well thought-out business model for the designer. This assignment gives the course a real-life component which helps the students to apply the theories in a practical manner.

International Perspectives on Fashion Management

The course International Perspectives on the fashion industry wants to give the students an overview of the dynamics and challenges of the fashion industry in different locations (Africa, China, Japan, France). The focus lies on the comparative perspective and the differences between developed vs. emerging markets; the global vs. the local and other relevant topics in the fashion industry, as sustainability and entrepreneurship, digitalization and technology, craftsmanship and luxury.

International Study Trip - DOMUS Milan

Milan is one of the best known fashion cities in the world, and lives and breathes luxury fashion. As a student of International Fashion Management, a study trip to Milan is vital to understanding what makes this industry work. Make company visits and learn about the challenges but also the huge opportunities in this Fashion hotspot.

International Study Trip - ARCH College Jaipur

Visit India and experience the fashion industry from the perspective of innovation. Discover the sustainability practices of Indian craft and art in textiles and apparel for the global fashion industry. You will have a practical approach to the challenges faced by the industry in one of the largest global markets - the supply chain, sourcing, responsible practices, small-scale entrepreneurship and crafts.

Master Project

During the in-company assignment, you will be put to work for eight weeks to solve a current business case in a fashion company. This assignment is the icing on the cake of this master, seeing as the hands-on advising role builds a bridge to the practice.


Note: This curriculum is subject to change.

2. Electives

Besides your regular curriculum, you will also have the opportunity to enhance your studies with Electives. All Master’s programs offer 1 full week of Elective courses; one week dedicated to an intensive relevant topic challenging the status quo and pushing you outside your comfort zone. The idea is to offer topics outside of the core curriculum that are based around the current geopolitical climate, relevant world news and future insights. They focus on matters that will benefit your studies and provide enhanced learning opportunities.

To give you an idea, previous Elective topics have included:

  • Digital Transformation
  • Designing Business Models for Future Growth
  • Geopolitical Challenges
  • Emerging Asian Markets
  • International Healthcare Management
  • Organizing for the Digital Future

3. Global Leadership Skills

Your personal development is a core element in the journey you will undertake during your year at Antwerp Management School.

At AMS, we look beyond the mere transfer of technical knowledge. As our mission statement explicitly mentions, we also want to stimulate your personal development. With the Global Leadership Skills track, we challenge and coach you to become more aware of who you are, how you cooperate with others, and what kind of career you want to pursue. We do this by building upon the three mission pillars of Antwerp Management School:

  • Self Awareness: leads to stronger cooperation with others.
  • Global Perspective: leads to a developed global mindset, allowing you to find better solutions to problems and complex issues.
  • Societal Consciousness: leads to sustainability in essential economic processes, a fundamental value in business.

Throughout this journey, we will focus on these three levels of learning by working with a mixture of exercises, self-analysis instruments, moments of reflection, individual follow-up, collective sessions and peer coaching. We will offer you relevant frameworks to support you in understanding your strengths and needs, and defining your areas for growth.

Global Leadership Skills development is more than a ‘nice to have’, it is a basic prerequisite for career success and recruiters will be assessing this when you apply for a job. Today’s employers are looking for an impressive set of soft skills when selecting young graduates. These include: self-awareness, the ability to work collaboratively with others, leadership skills, the capacity to adapt to new situations and to develop new skills, openness to and respect for different perspectives, multicultural awareness, and long-term and system thinking, to name just a few. This course aims to support you in developing these skills and in finding a match between who you are and what the world of employment needs; between your career ambitions and what employers are looking for.

4. International Study Trips

You will study in 3 international fashion hot spots, offering you experiences in different contexts. In Antwerp you can find independent high-end fashion designers and family businesses. India is known for the global and emerging brands. Milan is the place to be for fashionatas and the fashion capital of luxury brands, hometown of luxury brands like Giorgio Armani, D&G, Prada and Versace.

MIFM in Brazil
MIFM in Brazil

5. Learning objectives

  • Prepare yourself for a leading management role in the international fashion industry (finance, purchasing, branding,…);
  • Explore & understand the dynamics within developed and emerging international fashion markets;
  • Obtain tools & knowledge from existing markets and learn how these can both inform the development and success of emerging international fashion markets;
  • Gain insight into topics like sustainability, entrepreneurship & new business models, digitalization & technology;
  • Explore the relationship between global and local fashion markets and the challenges they present.

6. Faculty

Function Academic Director Creative Industries
Function Full-Time Masters Customer Experience Manager
Function Full-Time Masters Education Officer
Ian King
Function Lecturer at AMS
Function Assistant Professor in Finance
Function Head of Marketing and Communication at Natan
Dirk De Corte
Function Professor
Karan Khurana
Function Professor
Walter Van Andel
Function Professor

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