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New: The MSc in International Fashion & Luxury Management now offers a Fundamentals Year, open to students holding a 3-year Bachelor's degree.
IFM's Master of Science in International Fashion & Luxury Management, open to students holding a 4-year Bachelor's degree, offers 9 months of intensive, full-time studies followed by a 6-month internship. The year features an interdisciplinary & transversal approach to learning that mixes both theory & practice, management & creation. Real-world business cases and study trips within France and Italy allow students to put into practice and experience first-hand what they have learned in the classroom.
We are now accepting applications from candidates holding a 3-year Bachelor's degree. These students are invited to undertake their studies at IFM over a 27-month period, beginning with a Fundamentals year dedicated to both traditional in-class and experiential learning, in addition to Paris Fashion Week and retail work experiences. During this time, a particular emphasis is placed upon acquiring the basics of management, discernment for the creative fields and a hands-on understanding of fashion and luxury products, before continuing on to the 15-month MSc program. For those applicants holding a 3-year Bachelor's degree, it is required to successfully complete both years in order to obtain the MSc in International Fashion & Luxury Management degree.
The objective of the MSc in International Fashion & Luxury Management program, taught in English, is to prepare a group of select students to pursue their careers on an international level, within the global headquarters, regional head offices, or national subsidiaries of French or other worldwide fashion, luxury or beauty companies.
The program gives students:
- a strong foundation in management skills as applied specifically to the fashion and luxury sectors: marketing, strategy and operations for international markets, with a particular emphasis on merchandising, retail management and product knowledge.
- the keys to understand and leverage brand value: fashion and luxury branding, communication and digital strategies.
- a profound knowledge of creation: culture of fashion, design and luxury, understanding of the creative process, comprehension of the importance of quality and savoir-faire (know-how) in the luxury industry.
Students will also examine how the French fashion, luxury and beauty industries have evolved over time
Notes about fees for this course
MSc program (15 months): €19,000 (or €25,000 for non-EU citizens)
MSc Fundamentals year (12 months): €9,000 (or €12,000 for non-EU citizens)
These fees include language classes and transportation costs for the mandatory study tours (students will be responsible for their own accommodation and meal costs).
Thanks to the sponsorship of company members of Cercle IFM, need-based scholarships are available, and are awarded based upon the financial situation of the applicant's household.
Applicants can have obtained their Bachelor's or Master's degree in any field of study.
The Program is taught in English and applicants are not required to speak French. French language lessons are incorporated into the program for those students who are not fluent.
Candidates applying directly to the 15-month MSc program need to meet one of the following requirements:
Candidates having recently completed or who are currently in the final year of a 3-year Bachelor's degree are invited to apply to the Fundamentals year. It is required for them to successfully complete both the Fundamentals year and the following 15-month MSc program in order to earn the MSc program degree.
Applicants who are not native English speakers or have not spent at least three years studying in an English-speaking university are required to submit one of the following English language proficiency test score reports: TOEFL (minimum score 100), IELTS (minimum score 7) or TOEIC with Speaking & Writing option (minimum score 900, 180 for Speaking & Writing).
GMAT (code 1JC-BR-51) or GRE (code 7128) official score reports are encouraged but not mandatory.
The recruitment process consists of two steps, firstly the submission of a detailed written application (completed with 2 reference forms) and secondly, for selected candidates, an interview (either via Skype or in person), with a jury of IFM faculty, staff or industry professionals.
The application and reference forms can be downloaded above. There is a non-refundable €100 application fee.
Guillaume HENRY (Class of 2001), Creative Director, Nina Ricci
IFM turns its students into fashion design professionals. I was impressed by the pace of the projects and by the quality of the faculty dedicated to our program. IFM puts you as close as possible to the reality of the industry, and embraces all the steps of the creative process, right up to the end product. A 360-degree learning experience!
Vogue, 2 September 2015
Since its creation in 1986, IFM has been considered as one of the best fashion design and fashion management schools.
Tuomas MERIKOSKI (Class of 2002), Founder of Aalto International
Usually nothing beats real experience in the industry, but IFM is definitely the best program to prepare you for it. IFM gave me the opportunity to mature my approach and pushed me to dig into who I was as a designer. Hard work, failures and successful projects, in an obsession to push you to the limit - this is the recipe to elevate a student from a bachelor to a master.
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