Undergraduate Diploma in Fashion Business

IED - Istituto Europeo di Design
Program overview
3 years
Full time
Diploma / certificate
Scholarships available

Start dates
October 2024

October 2025

October 2026

About this program

Undergraduate Diploma in Fashion Business

The IED Diploma in Fashion Business aims to provide students with the necessary tools to effectively manage a company in the textile and fashion sector.

Students will complete their studies with a dual profile in which, on the one hand, they will have in-depth knowledge of the design and production processes of the fashion industry and, on the other hand, they will obtain knowledge and skills to manage and administer fashion companies.

Admission requirements

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the school's website.

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Program content

First Year

  • Design Thinking
  • Fashion System
  • Culture of Art and Design
  • Digital Design Tools
  • Project Methodology for Fashion Design
  • Focus I
  • Fashion Design Techniques and Materials
  • Digital Management Tools
  • Human Resources Management
  • Business Models in Fashion
  • Technical English: Design
  • Focus II

Second Year

  • Sustainability and Social Approach
  • Operations and Production Management
  • Fashion Production Techniques I
  • Sociology: Consumer and Trend
  • Purchasing Management
  • Focus III
  • Value Chain
  • Accounting and Financial Management
  • Fashion Production Techniques II
  • Associated Design Disciplines
  • Technical English: Management
  • Focus IV

Third Year

  • Marketing and Branding
  • Fashion Communication
  • Point of Sale
  • The Luxury Market
  • Technical English: Finance and Communication
  • Focus V
  • Communication, Marketing and Digital Sales
  • Legal and Business Management
  • International Expansion and Emerging Markets
  • Final Project
  • Focus VI

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available, please visit the institute website for more information.




Credits: 180 ECTS

Career paths

Professional Opportunities

At IED Madrid students are taught with a multidisciplinary focus which is essential for their professional development and prepares them to stand out in todays increasingly complex professional world.

  • Development and production manager
  • Product Manager
  • Marketing Manager
  • Communication
  • Quality control
  • Brand creator
  • Head of design
  • Consultant in fashion company organisation and management
  • Expert in branding
  • Fashion business development


The objective of doing an internship in all the courses offered at IED Madrid is to prepare students for the job market. Before starting, students will be given guidance and advice on the Undergraduate Degrees in Design, Higher Level Training Cycles, IED Diplomas, Masters Degrees, Blended Masters Degrees, Masters of Design and Innovation, Postgraduate Courses and alumni.

This will also help companies select the professional profiles of our talents in all areas of design, communication and marketing. The services offered by IED include One to One sessions, meetings and/or events with companies and workshops to learn about how to use digital tools to perform a better job search.

Career guidance talks are also organised with an external lawyer in order to offer more specific information to foreign students.

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About this institute

IED - Istituto Europeo di Design

IED is the biggest international network of fashion, design, visual communication and management schools, with locations in Milan, Rome, Turin, Florence, Cagliari, Madrid, Barcelona, São Paulo, and Rio de Janeiro. Established in 1966, IED has 45 years of international expertise...

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Why study at IED - Istituto Europeo di Design

Rather than just keeping in step with the times, IED courses are thriving trend forecasters working as a conceptual innovation hub. A number of professionals from a variety of backgrounds come together to provide the input for a cross-fertilisation between areas and disciplines.

Contact info

IED - Istituto Europeo di Design

Via Amatore Sciesa, 4
20135 Milano

Phone no: +39 02 540141
Fax +39 02 55012613

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