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International Fashion Management

International Fashion Management - Why

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1. Study in three fashion hot spots: Antwerp, Milan and Sao Paolo

Antwerp Management School in Antwerp

In the eighties a group of Belgian fashion designers graduated at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp and became world famous. This group was called “the Antwerp Six”. Ever since, the fashion department of this academy in Antwerp is one of the most influential fashion academies in the world and Antwerp became an important international fashion capital. New trends and designers are endlessly evolving in this creative fashion city. Antwerp has developed its own distinctive fashion identity, made by independent designers.

For 60 years AMS has been providing high quality management training and research which has given a powerful impulse to economic and social activities in Belgium and far beyond. The AACSB and NVAO accreditations awarded to AMS clearly demonstrate AMS' permanent attention to quality education. AMS is also listed in the Financial Times Rankings and the School takes into account the principles for responsible management education as presented by PRME.

"Belgium is a small country, but it is bursting with talent. The Belgian fashion world is intimidating for someone like me, together with the Antwerp Six, it made history. It’s why I opened one of my first international boutiques in Antwerp."

— Diane Von Furstenberg

Andrea, a student from Peru, tells you why Antwerp is such a unique fashion city.

Domus Academy, Milan

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.

Founded in 1982 in Milan and part of Galileo Global Education, Domus Academy is one of the world’s most prestigious schools for post graduate studies in design and fashion design. Domus Academy provides one-year master’s programs, all taught in English, for more than 200 students.

FAAP, São Paulo, Brazil

The fashion industry in Brazil is developing quickly. FAAP in São Paolo is now one of the most important and respected academic institutions in Brazil, with 12 thousand students and 1200 professors. The foundation is an important cultural centre in São Paulo, housing one of the most eminent theaters in town (Teatro FAAP) and the Museu de Arte Brasileira (Museum of Brazilian Art).

2. Launch your career in the fashion industry by expanding your network

The fashion industry is one built upon networks and personal contacts. Not just knowing people, but connecting with them is crucial to develop a successful career in fashion. Joining this program will expand your network within the fashion industry and will offer you first-hand opportunities. Company visits and guest lectures will provide you with essential introductions and insights that often cannot be achieved anywhere else. Your final masterproject is a project in a fashion company.

Previous lectures and visits include: Claude Ampe, COO Bellerose, Vera Breuer, Global President Kipling, Bart Claes, CEO JBC, Tom de Poortere, Creative Director Essentiel, Ellen Kegels, Founder LN Knits, Bianca Luzi, CEO Raf Simons, Baert Saelen, CEO Caroline Biss, Pieterjan Van Biesen, Head of Marketing & Communication Natan, ...

Faculty members are not only experts in their fields, they are also connected to people in the fashion industry - in Flanders and worldwide. They will give you insights into how the fashion network works. Don’t miss a single opportunity to reach out to them, to talk about career suggestions and job opportunities, both in Belgium and overseas. In fashion companies, internships are very often the first step to a permanent position, they give you a valuable on-the-job experience, an opportunity to further expand your network and to kickstart your career.

3. Career Management Services

Throughout the academic year, several activities will be organized at AMS by the Career Management Services which can inspire and help you in making a good career decision, including job interview trainings, career fairs, networking events, case evenings. Individual and peer coaching is offered to help you explore your talents, interests and needs, relate these to what companies offer in terms of jobs and career opportunities, and prepare yourself for job interviews and assessments. 

You won't easily find fashion companies at jobfairs. To launch your career in the fashion industry, building your network is crucial (see above)

Alumni of this program work for Hermès, Scotch & Soda, C&A, Bellerose, Nike, Raf Simons, Porteijo (legal firm working with fashion companies).

4. Personal development journey: 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. Our approach is straightforward: the better you feel as a person, the more confident you are when dealing with complicated business situations. The more accurate your self-image, the better you are able to work with other people and lead others in a responsible manner that commands respect.

Through the Global Leadership Skills, we build upon the three mission pillars of Antwerp Management School: Self-Awareness, Global Perspective and Societal Consciousness.

  • 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.

We will offer you relevant frameworks that help you understand who you are and how you relate to others. We will support you in understanding your strengths and needs, and defining your areas for growth. We will challenge you in developing a personal leadership claim that entails a global and sustainable perspective.

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 exactly the same set of soft skills you will develop during the Global Leadership Skills: self-awareness, the ability to work collaboratively with others, leadership skills, openness to and respect for different perspectives, multicultural awareness.

5. Top ranked program

Antwerp Management School is the only business school in Belgium to offer a master's program in fashion. The AACSB and NVAO accreditations awarded to Antwerp Management School clearly demonstrate AMS’ permanent attention to quality education.

AMS is also listed in the Financial Times Rankings and the school takes into account the principles of responsible management education as presented by PRME. Our masters are highly ranked in Eduniversal Rankings en QS World University Rankings. In QS World University Rankings, you can find our programs in the top 10 Best value for money.

Our Master in International Fashion Management is a top-ranked program:

Eduniversal Master Ranking 2021:
N°11 in Fashion Management

6. Official & internationally accredited Master of Science (MSc) degree

After successful completion of the program, you will receive an official and internationally accredited Master of Science (MSc) degree issued by Antwerp Management School ; ‘Master in Global Management: International Fashion Management.'

7. Antwerp, the heart of Europe

Antwerp is a powerful magnet, a creative city, always open for new ideas and concepts. Antwerp is not only world famous for fashion, but also for its port, diamond and much more.

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