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Key information

Qualification type

MBA - Master of Business Administration

Subject areas

MBA Fashion / Textiles / Clothing (Craft)

Course type


Course Summary

This course is designed for international professionals working at a senior level, who wish to progress to a leadership role. This EMBA fashion programme combines short face-to-face teaching blocks and networking events in London with accessible, online distance learning. Participants are able to broaden their careers and develop a greater strategic approach. The Executive MBA (Fashion) is designed for fashion business executives, directors, managers and growing entrepreneurs. This specialist programme is uniquely focused on the fashion industry, enabling participants to broaden their careers beyond their own specific experiences, developing a greater strategic approach, confidence and understanding that can equip them for more senior roles and greater responsibilities. The CMI is recognized by Royal Charter as the professional body for managers in the UK. For managers who want to sharpen their professional edge and enhance their effectiveness your EMBA (Fashion) provides the opportunity to apply for Chartered Manager, the highest status that can be achieved in leadership and management.

The Executive MBA (Fashion) offers an opportunity for you to combine the value of a professional education with practical business experience, and is expected to add value to your career as a senior manager by enhancing your capacity to innovate and create by fostering openness of mind, team spirit and responsible behaviour. Exposure to wider academic life at the College such as access to lectures and research seminars will enrich your understanding of fashion and the industry. The course is a specialist management programme providing applicants with a tailored qualification that will be of optimum practical use to you in the workplace. We are confident your learning experience on the course will enable you to accelerate your career progression.

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Study mode

Full time


18 months

Start date



Fashion products are by nature cyclical and ever-changing, subject to trends and wider socio-economical influences. Yet a fashion company needs to manage the creation of a product line in a strategic way that transcends short-term fluctuations and reflects a conscious longer-term direction. In parallel to this, the complex nature of the fashion industry will be explored to re-define ways in which we create and develop fashion using flexible collaborative networks for global markets. The Product Portfolio Management unit explores how 'Product' (be it an entirely new design concept, the development of a whole range or even a service) needs to be created in a manner that is congruent with corporate objectives and values, whilst fashion ranges can be viewed as a portfolio of investments yielding varying returns according to desirability and demand.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need to have an honours degree in a related discipline (2:1 or above) or equivalent qualifications; AND a minimum of 3 years relevant industrial experience.

University information

With impressive alumni including famous fashion designers, artists and musicians, University of the Arts London (UAL) is a leading creative university. There are six Colleges around the city across 14 sites which offer an extensive range of courses in art, design, fashion, communication and performing arts. The Colleges are: Camberwell College of Arts Central Saint Martins Chelsea College of Arts London College of...more

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