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MSc International Fashion & Luxury ManagementInstitut Français de la Mode
MSc International Fashion & Luxury Management
The MSc in International Fashion & Luxury Management program, instructed in English, was ranked number 1 worldwide by The Business of Fashion in 2017. The program is designed to prepare a group of select students to pursue their careers on an international level, within the regional head offices, global headquarters, or national subsidiaries of French or other worldwide fashion, beauty or luxury companies. It provides students with a strong base in management skills as applied specifically to the luxury and fashion sectors, the knowledge to understand and utilize brand value, and a deep knowledge of creation in the luxury industry.
During this program, students will also explore how the French fashion, beauty and luxury industries have developed over time –through historical and contemporary references– and gain the skills to understand the "French touch", and its crucial impact upon the sector. In addition, students will focus on Italian artisanship, and will learn Italian or French to assist employability, communication and cultural understanding.
A Fundamentals year, open to students holding a 3-year Bachelor's degree, is committed to both experiential and traditional in-class learning, in addition to retail work experiences and Paris Fashion Week. During this time and before continuing to the 15-month MSc program, emphasis is placed upon acquiring the basics of management, discernment for the creative fields and a hands-on understanding of fashion and luxury products.
IFM's strategic location in the center of Paris allows students to fully benefit from all that the luxury ecosystem and Parisian fashion has to offer, including easy access to international headquarters, key professional trade shows and 6 major fashion weeks per year. Due to IFM's long-standing ties with the industry, the CEOs of the leading fashion, luxury and beauty brands share their expertise through on-campus lectures, and organize real-world business cases and exclusive recruiting events for IFM students throughout the year.
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:
- Have completed or are currently in final year of a 4-year Bachelor's degree
- Have completed a 3-year Bachelor's degree + 1 or 2 year Master's degree (or are currently in final year)
- Have completed a 3-year Bachelor's degree + 3 years of full-time work experience
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)
- 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
After completing this program, graduates are qualified for full-time employment.
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)
Needs-based Scholarships are available
Testimony of Margarita Gomez-Sala Battlori student of the Programme Master of Science in International Luxury Management (MSc Luxury).
Institut Français de la Mode
Ranked #1 worldwide for Fashion Business programs and #2 worldwide for Fashion Design Master's programs by The Business of Fashion in 2017, Institut Français de la Mode (IFM) is a higher education institution that offers a wide range of programs....