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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.


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

Executive MBA
Part time
1 year
Next intake:
29 August 2022
Registered at RNCP level 7
Tuition fees:
€30,000 (VAT incl, excluding travel & accommodation expenses)

Early bird option: €27,000 if tuition is paid in full before the start day of the program

Campus Austerlitz

34 quai d'Austerlitz, 75013 Paris

© Frédérique Daubal

The Executive MBA Global Fashion Management is a place of interdisciplinary exchange, experimentation and reflection on fashion, luxury and the creative industries. The professional maturity and creativity of its students meet the multicultural mix of faculty, lecturers and alumni from tInstitut Français de la Mode, FIT New York and Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

Organized on a part-time basis and taught in French and English, the EMBA Global Fashion Management is the only Executive MBA in fashion and design management that is compatible with a professional activity.


The objectives of this course are :

  • To acquire fundamental knowledge of the management of a business unit in the fashion & luxury sector
  • To develop a transversal vision of the different missions in the company in order to be able to define an inclusive and sustainable strategy
  • Become aware of the structural, cultural and inter-generational differences in the sector
  • Develop leadership and management skills in a complex international context including times of change and crisis

The program is structured around three fundamental topics that correspond to the current challenges of the sector: digitalisation, sustainability & CSR and new consumer behaviors. Each course takes into account one or more of these issues.

The courses are divided into three categories:

  • Management fundamentals
  • Specific courses for the targeted career path, with seminars in the US and China
  • A synthesis project with a consulting firm

Curriculum - Fundamentals of management

The Executive MBA Global Fashion Management provides you with fundamental knowledge in the main disciplines inherent in conducting business and understanding industry issues:

  • Principles of Management
  • Marketing fundamentals
  • Budgetary approach to accounting and management control
  • Corporate finance applied to fashion
  • History, culture and sociology of fashion
  • Economics of fashion and luxury
  • Communication
  • Luxury & fashion brand management
  • Consumer behavior
  • Sustainability

Curriculum - custom courses

In addition to the fundamental management courses, you will have the possibility of individualizing your training course and become an actor in your professional career.

Accompanied by fashion and luxury experts, you will revisit or discover the soft skills that are essential for integrating the tools and codes that differentiate our sector, where sensitivity to creation and agility are at the heart of decision making.

You will be invited to choose 8 à la carte modules among the following:

  • Change Management in Fashion
  • Fashion and Luxury
  • Innovation in fashion
  • Buying & Selling fashion
  • Fashion and luxury communicate
  • Managing the strategic growth of a fashion company
  • Skills of the fashion manager in the 21st century
  • Managing a fashion / luxury brand
  • Creativity & Design
  • Fashion & Luxury in the international arena
  • Setting up your own business

Course structure

Delivered in the form of four-day seminars every three weeks, including lectures and practical case studies, the courses are led by the faculty members of Institut Français de la Mode and lecturers.

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

© Sacha Heron

17 May: Information session in french at 1PM. Register here.

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 2022/2023 amount to 30,000 € including VAT (excluding travel and accommodation costs).

Early bird option: €27,000 including VAT if paid in full before the start day of the program.

If you wish to take part in other modules as part of your studies or within two years of obtaining your degree, a fee of €600 (incl. VAT) per additional module will be applied (4 days of training).

Lifetime membership of the IFM Alumni Association: €400

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 English

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


Admissions sessions

Session 1 - 22 November 2022

  • Deadline for submission of application file: 22 November 2022
  • Notification of eligibility: 29 November 2022
  • Interviews: 7 December 2022
  • Notification of admission: 9 December 2022

Session 2 - 7 January 2022

  • Deadline for submission of application file: 7 January 2022
  • Notification of eligibility: 13 January 2022
  • Interviews: 19 January 2022
  • Notification of admission: 24 January 2022

Session 3 - 28 February 2022

  • Deadline for submission of application file: 28 February 2022
  • Notification of eligibility: 7 March 2022
  • Interviews: 10 March 2022
  • Notification of admission: 16 March 2022

Session 4 - 21 March 2022

  • Deadline for submission of application file: 21 March 2022
  • Notification of eligibility: 28 March 2022
  • Interviews: 1 & 4 April 2022
  • Notification of admission: 5 April 2022

Session 5 - 2 May 2022

  • Deadline for submission of application file: 2 May 2022
  • Notification of eligibility: 9 May 2022
  • Interviews: 19 & 20 May 2022
  • Notification of admission: 24 May 2022

Session 6 - 23 May 2022

  • Deadline for submission of application file: 23 May 2022
  • Notification of eligibility: 30 May 2022
  • Interviews: 8 & 9 June 2022
  • Notification of admission: 1 July 2022

Session 7 - 29 June 2022

  • Deadline for submission of application file: 29 June 2022
  • Notification of eligibility: 6 July 2022
  • Interviews: 12 & 13 July 2022
  • Notification of admission: 18 July 2022

Sandrine Williamson, Executive MBA (Global Fashion Management)