Master Programme (One Year) in Textile Management

University of Borås
1 year
Full time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
On campus

About this program

Master Programme (One Year) in Textile Management

This program will give you an introduction to the fundamentals of Textile and Fashion to build on your existing degree in business administration, industrial economy, textile engineering, textile design, fashion design, or equivalent.

The program will introduce the most recent research on sustainability in textile management, and offer a dynamic learning environment with students from all over the world. Together we create leaders that are ready to make a change in one of the most polluting industries in the world.

Admission requirements

Bachelor’s degree in business administration, industrial engineering, textile technology, fashion studies, textile design or fashion design. In addition, proficiency in English equivalent to Swedish upper secondary course English 6 is required.

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Program content

The aim of this program is to provide students with no previous experience in textile and fashion with the fundamentals in textile management, both in terms of research and professional insights and a platform for creating an international network for a career in the fashion or textile industry. The courses have a strong foundation in current research in textile management, focusing on sustainability and digitalization in the textile value chain, fashion management, as well as business strategy and retail. The programme also contains an introductory course in the well-equipped textile laboratories, which gives you a good insight into textile as a material as well as textile and apparel production at large.

Textile management is a multidisciplinary area with a foundation in social science research fields such as business administration, industrial economy, fashion studies and related areas that addresses phenomena important for the textile and fashion industry. Research in textile management at the University of Bora°s is internationally prominent and integrated into the programme through lectures, workshops, and projects. There are also good opportunities to connect with other researchers around the world via international networks and collaborations.

Scholarships & funding

Scholarship options are available, please visit the university website for more information.

Program delivery

This one-year Master's programme comprises two terms of full-time studies. The courses during the first term focus on providing basic knowledge of theories in supply chain management and fashion studies, textile materials and production knowledge, as well as business models and strategic management. In addition, students take a course in methods to acquire an in-depth knowledge in the design and implementation of research in textile management. During the second term, students take two parallel courses with a focus on fashion retail marketing and sustainable supply chain management in apparel and textile industry. During the last period of the second term, the student conducts an independent research project that results in a Master's thesis of 15 ECTS credits.


47 000 SEK first payment. 94 000 SEK full tuition fee EU / EEA citizens and exchange students are not required to pay fees. *

Career paths

This programme serves to supplement an existing education with competences related to textile management. The career paths thus dependent on the background of the student in terms of undergraduate study.

Previous students have found employment as for example CSR manager, Fashion editor, marketing and promotion support, assistant buyer and product development, sourcing manager, quality assurance coordinator, social media specialist, sales manager, content creator, strategic procurement manager, business developer, area controller, managing director, design coordinator, global visual merchandiser as well as establishing their own business.

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University of Borås

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  • Sustainable Development

    The university has a strong sustainability profile and all activities are based on Agenda 2030. In your studies, you are encouraged to think from a sustainability perspective.
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University of Borås

Allégatan 1
501 90 Borås

Phone no: +464354000

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