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Global Fashion Management Executive MBA.

Global Fashion Management Executive MBA

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The Global Fashion Management is a part-time course organized in partnership with the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York and Hong Kong Polytechnic University in Hong Kong. With a true international perspective, it prepares high-potential executives for top-level managerial responsibilities in the fashion and creative industries at large.

Audience

The program is aimed at experienced executives, highly motivated to work in the fashion and design industries, with or without experience in the sector.

Practical information

Type:
Executive MBA
Format:
Part time
Duration:
1 year
Next intake:
August 2024
Certification:
Registered at RNCP level 7
Tuition fees for admissions in Sep 2024*:
€31,000 (VAT incl, excluding travel & accommodation expenses)*

Early bird option: €28,000 if tuition is paid in full before the start day of the program

Lifetime membership to the association of graduates of the Institut Français de la Mode: 470 €.

Early Bird fees:
28 000€ TTC*

*The Early Bird rate applies to full payment of the program fees before the 1st day of school (midnight August 25, 2024).

Language:
French
Location:
Campus Austerlitz

34 quai d'Austerlitz, 75013 Paris

Audience

The program is aimed at experienced executives, highly motivated to work in the fashion and design industries, with or without experience in the sector.

© Frédérique Daubal

The Executive MBA Global Fashion Management is an interdisciplinary meeting place for experimentation and reflection on fashion, luxury and the creative industries. The professional maturity and creativity of its participants meet the richness and multicultural ferment of the faculty, lecturers and alumni of Institut Français de la Mode, FIT New York and Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

Organised on a part-time basis and taught in French and English, this programme is the only Executive MBA in fashion and luxury management that allows students to pursue a professional career.

Programme highlights

The Executive MBA Global Fashion Management offers you:

  • A 13-month program
  • High-level lecturers
  • A combination of fundamental courses and sector-specific cases/issues, enabling you to integrate business lessons through practice

Objectives

The objectives of this course are:

  • Acquire fundamental knowledge of managing an entity in the fashion & luxury sector
  • Develop a cross-functional vision of the different missions of the company's employees, so as to be able to define an inclusive and sustainable strategy
  • Take steps towards digital technology and sustainability
  • Gain exposure to the sector's structural, cultural and intergenerational differences
  • Developing leadership and management skills in a complex international context, including periods of change and crisisIntegrate into the life of an international class, a source of support and professional enrichment
  • The programme is structured around three fundamental themes that correspond to the sector's current challenges: digitalisation, sustainability & CSR and the new behaviours of consumers and employees in the sector. Each course addresses one or more of these issues.

    The courses are divided into five main categories:
  • Fundamental courses
  • Sector cases/issues
  • Soft skills
  • The final individual or group project, depending on the needs of each participant
  • International seminars taught in English on the respective campuses of the Institut Français de la Mode in Paris, the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York and Hong Kong Polytechnic University

In order to personalise their business expertise, Executive MBA participants have the opportunity to apply for one of the two optional certificates in common with students from Institut Français de la Mode's other Masters programmes:

  • Entrepreneurship (IFM x AMI Entrepreneurship Prize)
  • Sustainable development (Kering / IFM Chair)

Rhythm

Delivered in the form of seminars lasting 4 or 6 days every three weeks, including lectures and practical case studies, the programme is led by the faculty of the Institut Français de la Mode and external lecturers as well as their counterparts at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York and Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

Three seminars are held jointly with participants from FIT New York and Hong Kong Polytechnic University: in New York, Hong Kong and Paris.

© Sacha Heron

This program is registered with the Registre National des Certifications Professionnelles (RNCP N°37666).

Depending on your personal situation, you may be able to apply for financial aid from various organizations such as :

  • Transitions Pro Ile de France (or in your region), through which you can use any training entitlements you may have.
  • AIRE (Aide Individuelle Régionale pour l'Emploi)
  • Pôle Emploi: Please contact your Pôle Emploi advisor.

Various forms of assistance may be available, depending on your personal situation.

Please note: the administrative set-up of funding applications to these organizations often requires the involvement of different partners (company, training organization, funding organization).

Commission dates are fixed.

As the next academic year starts on Monday August 26, 2024, applications must be submitted to the IFM (Contact: Valérie Van de Walle: vvandewalle@ifmparis.fr) before April 26, 2024, so that they can be processed by the relevant bodies at least 3 months before the start of the course.

During the year we will be organizing various events so that you can meet us, visit our premises and ask any questions you may have :

  • Each year, our Open Day is held on the last Saturday of January.

Executive MBA graduates fall into three categories at the end of the course:

  • those who start their own business;
  • those who change sectors of activity and hold positions in companies corresponding to their professional aspirations;
  • those who remain in their original company, but with extended responsibilities.

Joining the IFM Alumni Association

The IFM Alumni Association brings together all the graduates of Institut Français de la Mode in design, savoir-faire and management. As a passionate, active and supportive community, it has 4,000 active members in some 60 countries.

Inclusive and participative, it accompanies the career paths and entrepreneurial initiatives of different generations of graduates. It also organizes forward-looking meetings that bring together its network of experts and fashion personalities to discuss key issues and cultural phenomena in our sectors.

Tuition fees for the academic year 2024/2025 amount to 31,000 € including VAT (excluding travel and accommodation costs)*.

Early bird option: €28,000 including VAT if paid in full before the start day of the program.

Lifetime membership of the IFM Alumni Association: €470

The Executive MBA Global Fashion Management can be financed through individual training leave (CIF).

Admissions requirements

  • Undergraduate qualifications: management, economics, political science, law, arts, communications, applied art, engineering, stylism…
  • Four-year degree (professional equivalence possible).
  • At least 5 years of professional experience.
  • Fluent in English and French

Admissions process

Two-stage admissions process

  1. Short list based on application file
  2. Tests and interviews for final admission before a jury made up of professionals and teaching staff

Apply

Admissions sessions

Session 1 - 9 January 2024

  • Deadline for submission of application file: 9 January 2024
  • Notification of eligibility: 11 January 2024
  • Interviews: 16 January 2024
  • Notification of admission: 18 January 2024

Session 2 - 5 February 2024

  • Deadline for submission of application file: 5 February 2024
  • Notification of eligibility: 7 February 2024
  • Interviews: 12-13 February 2024
  • Notification of admission: 15 February 2024

Session 3 - 11 March 2024

  • Deadline for submission of application file: 11 March 2024
  • Notification of eligibility: 13 March 2024
  • Interviews: 19 March 2024
  • Notification of admission: 22 March 2024

Session 4 - 11 April 2024

  • Deadline for submission of application file: 11 April 2024
  • Notification of eligibility: 12 et 15 April 2024
  • Interviews: 18-19 April 2024
  • Notification of admission: 23 April 2024

Session 5 - 11 May 2024

  • Deadline for submission of application file: 11 May 2024
  • Notification of eligibility: 14 May 2024
  • Interviews: 21-22 May 2024
  • Notification of admission: 24 May 2024

Session 6 - 17 June 2024

  • Deadline for submission of application file: 17 June 2024
  • Notification of eligibility: 18 June 2024
  • Interviews: 20-21 June 2024
  • Notification of admission: 25 June 2024

Session 7 - 25 June 2024

  • Deadline for submission of application file: 25 June 2024

After this date, please contact the Executive MBA Admissions Department to submit your application: emba@ifmparis.fr

Sandrine Williamson, Executive MBA (Global Fashion Management)

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