Master in Fashion Management

Rome Business School's Master in Fashion Management is designed to provide the students with skills, perspective and the didactic experience they need to address their professional path in this business. All within the reign of style and the beating heart of fashion: Italy.

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Formula: Specialized

Language: English

Enrollment: 85%

ROME: 14 Available seats

Intake: October 2022 | Scholarship up to 30% until May, 27th.  

Master in Fashion Management’s Overview

Top 50 – Global Ranking Eduniversal
Ranked N. 40 in Fashion Management, Worldwide

The aim of the Specialized Master in Fashion Management is to enable students to learn key managerial skills to manage fashion companies, fashion shows and fashion products, build and communicate impactful fashion brands and stand out as an innovative and responsible leader in the global fashion industry.

Rome Business School is a member of Planeta Formación y Universidades, an international network created in 2003 by the De Agostini and group Planeta that embodies a strong commitment from both companies, university education and vocational and lifelong training. 

Shape your professional path through 4 pillars:

  • Real link with companies

An international network of companies partners to help young and senior professional in building their careers and RBS to create the better learning experience possible, thanks to Business Practice LAB, Company visits, in class exercises and exclusive lecturers.

  • Internationality

Rome Business School is proudly the most international business school in Italy, being able to immerse our students in a stimulating environment, thanks to our international faculty, our exclusive Bootcamps in Silicon Valley, Barcellona, Paris, Rome and Tuscany and mixed ethnicity in our classes.

  • Professional Impact

Our higher purpose is to build managers and leaders. For this reason we’ve built our Masters around our student’s professional and personal growth, providing different service and experiences, just like our Career Service, multiple company meetings, Company Shadowing, Individual Coaching sessions and a soft skills program.

  • Higher Purpose

Following our motto, Better Managers for a Better World, an entire section of our Masters is fully dedicated to higher purpose in business, Corporate Social Responsibility and creation of a sustainable approach and mindset to business.

Why choose our Specialized Master in Fashion Management

  • Practice Lab
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Where students have the opportunity to put theory into practice and working on a real financial business case. All labs are run by managers from national and international companies, who teach participants how to prepare and present real company cases.
 

*company partners are subject to change during the year 

  • Salary Increase  

After the completition of the Master, our students get on average a +24% salary increase, thanks to: 

    • Independence and decision making: 91% have increased both.
    • Responsibilities: 84% of students have gained more responsibilities in their current job.
  • Global Experience  

International Bootcamp in Silicon Valley, Barcelona, Paris, Rome and Tuscany 

During 2022 RBS has decided to upgrade the Bootcamps offer, adding 3 more international experience, in which tudents will experience an intensive and fully immersive business experience, meeting international managers and developing new bonds with foreign students.

  • CAREER SERVICE

Structured and divided in two main pillars

    • RBS4ENTREPREUNERSHIP

Dare to think differently. Dare to act innovatively.

A 5-step structure is built to help you discover how to organize, chose and bring to life your business idea

    • Career Accelerator Program

Explore, Build, Engage, Act, Evolve

An entire team of professionals provides our attendants with a personalized Career Path specifically designed to shape his or her own professional profile in order to become a competitive figure in nowadays’ job market.

Among our partner: 

Fashion Management: The master program’s structure 

Build key management competences for overseeing and running fashion companies, shows and products, build and communicate impactful fashion brands and stand out as an innovative and responsible leader in the global fashion industry!  

The Specialized Master in Fashion Management equips managers and professionals to take on a managerial role in the fashion sector, starting with insight into the pattern of success of the ‘Made in Italy’ brand with a focus on fashion, before acquiring an in-depth overview of the world of fashion management, luxury management, fashion branding and communication strategies, fashion event management, sales techniques for the fashion industry, digital fashion transformation and innovation, management of fashion products and services, etc.  

Be aware

Mind-Opening & Knowledge Management Setting

25% Program

Core Management Competences

  • Marketing: Traditional & Digital   ​ 
  • Project & Operations Management ​ 
  • Managerial Economics​ 
  • Accounting and Budgeting ​ 
  • Entrepreneurship and Business Planning ​ 
  • Business Strategy​ 
  • Human Resources Management  

Innovate

Focusing and specializing

60% Program

  • Fashion Market, Italian Culture and the Key to the Success of ‘Made in Italy’. 
  • The Management of Fashion Products, Labels and Sales. 
  • Fashion Brand Identity, Communication and Fashion Event Management. 
  • Luxury Management. 

Transform

Being an innovative and responsible leader

15% Program

 New Tech for Fashion, Innovation and Fashion Law 

  • Fashion Tech and Innovation.  
  • Fashion Design and Clothing Technology.  
  • Fashion Law: IP/Trademark Issues, Copying and Counterfeiting. 

 Sustainable Fashion and Ethics 

  • Sustainable Fashion Production and Supply Chains.  
  • The Global Fashion Industry: Recent Challenges and Fashion Forecasting. 

Leadership Program 

Soft skills are personal attributes that can affect relationships, communication, and interaction with others, which are crucial for business success and effective leadership in the high-tech world and digital transformation in which we live. None of the new technology and innovation can be applied without proper leadership. The Leadership Program is a path towards self-discovery, empowerment and reinvention, enabling participants to become leaders of the future. The program is practice-based, consisting of 5 interactive courses, including a self-assessment test, role plays and quizzes. 

  • Communication & Persuasion in the Digital Age.
  • High Performance Collaboration 
  • Agile Leadership. 
  • Scenario & Forecasting 
  • Emotional Intelligence.

Business Practice

Practice Lab | In partnership with:

Rome Business School Practice Lab is the place where theoretical concepts are put in practice and participants learn through experience. The Lab is run by managers from leading national or international companies in the sector/industry, who will examine different specialist knowledge, work on exercises and network, while sharing their experience and expertise with the students. The Lab is entirely run by the School’s Partner Companies and the activities included are specific for each Master program and goal.

The Practice Lab consists of 3 main phases:

Phase 1 | Manager Meet-Ups

Students meet two managers from the Partner Company, from different areas or divisions, such as finance and marketing, who share their experience of their day-to-day work and business, with a specific and relevant focus for the Master.

Phase 2 | Hands-on Class

Students gain first-hand insight from the direct experience of company managers, enhancing the knowledge and skillset acquired on the Master. They will analyze, assess, create and develop, a certain plan or strategy given by the company in relation to what they have studied in class and the company’s business operations.

Phase 3 | Get on Task

The company managers present two in-class business scenarios (business cases), so that, by implementing the concepts learned, the students find solutions and create strategies. At the end of the class, they orally present the final results and ideas.

Capstone Project

At the end of your educational experience, you will have the chance to prove your abilities by tackling a real business challenge. Use your talent to identify opportunities and create a truly innovative strategy.
Work on one of two real Business Challenges of a specific company. Choose between a Business Plan, or a Fashionplan. 

The Structure

To create your final project, follow the Ready, Set, Go Structure

    • Ready

Stage 1: Team Creation

Stage 2: Capstone Project – Kick Off

    • Set

Stage 3: Project Proposal, followed by two Mentoring Sessions

    • Go

Stage 4: Knowledge in Action

Stage 5: Capstone Project Presentation

Capstone Project presentation and grading  

 You will present your Capstone Project to the Academic Committee composed of the Master’s Program Director, and (if applicable) a select group of industry experts and managers.   

 The project will be evaluated in terms of content, originality, and presentation, plus a bonus for an excellent teamwork activity. 

Rome Business School International Bootcamps experiences

During the full week you will experience an intensive and fully immersive business experience, facing challenges, dealing with managers, students and lecturers, and creating your own project that will be presented at the end of the Bootcamp Experience

  1. Silicon Valley – “Silicon Valley Bootcamp” to open your mind 360°
  2. Paris – ESLSCA | “Bootcamp: When Art meets Fashion and Luxury”
  3. Barcelona – EAE Business School | “Bootcamp on Entrepreneurship & Design Sprint”
  4. Rome – Rome Business School | “Bootcamp on International Business Leadership”
  5. Tuscany – Castle Volognano | “Bootcamp on Tourism, Food, Wine & Experiential Luxury”

Your Mentors

An International Leading Team | CAB

The Corporate Advisory Board embodies the spirit of collaboration between the academic world and the real management sphere by becoming one of the key players in the Quality Assurance Process, the process of continuous improvement of the Rome Business School’s range of Management Training programs.

Composed of 70 Leaders, Managers and Professionals from key areas of National and International Businesses, through the Corporate Advisory Board, Rome Business School activates a process of continuously updating its training programs, relying on numerous business interactions and inputs provided by the members of the committee in the annual meetings and discussions with the school.

70

Members

13

CEO and General Management.

19

Marketing and Sales Communication.

Faculty

Rome Business School’s Master in Fashion Management are held by highly selected international university professors, trainers and business managers, drawn from a variety of operational and professional fields. The teaching approach is aimed at the acquisition of know-how, in order to transfer truly useful competencies for the attendees’ professional development. 

PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Giulina Baldo Chiaron Giuliana is a Marketing & Communication Manager and lecturer, with over 20 years’ experience in the ICT sector, with a focus on fashion and telecommunications. She is an Adjunct Professor at Sapienza, University of Rome (Faculty of Economics), where she lectures on Enterprise Communication Management & Digital Communication. She worked for CSC for 8 years (in Padua, Milan and Rome), where she oversaw multiple projects involving major Italian and international brands, such as Diesel, Giorgio Armani, Prada, Gucci, Fendi etc.  Passionate about open innovation and coalescence innovation, she collaborates with various organisations in the Training and Education field. Today she is the Head of Sales Channel Training for the Irideos Group.

PROFESSORS 

MAX ZARA STERCK​ 

Max Zara is a womenswear designer who values the artistic necessity in fashion, as well as the importance of durability in design. Her work is reinforced by collaborations which allow her to highlight the wearability and movement of her designs. Before she started her own brand, she worked as a designer at well-known luxury labels like J.W. Anderson, La Perla, and Alexander McQueen and helped build up the sustainable ready-to-wear label ZILVER. Alongside her own projects, she works freelance for high-end luxury labels in the development of design, textiles and sustainability.

MICHELA BONAFONI 

Michela is a fashion trend researcher for the most important brand of Wella Hairstyling, MITU CREATIVE HAIRSTYLING, where she works with the creative management team. She has an MBA in Fashion Marketing and Communication from Central St. Martin’s College in London and has a background in the science of fashion and costume. 

FABIO SISTI​ 

He has worked for 7 years in visual merchandising (indoor/window), 3 years in the visual area (Asia/America/South Africa/East and North Europe), and 2 years in creative window design. He has worked on soundtracks for movies, advertising and TV series. The companies he has worked for include H&M and 7camicie.

MAJORIE BIAWA​ 

Fashion and Luxury lecturer with over 10 years’ experience working in the fashion industry. She has a Master in International Marketing and has worked as a MULTIBRAND BUYER – LUXURY FASHION, HOME INTERIOR for the H&M Group, as well for YOOX.com for over 4 years as an International Buyer, and for Marc Jacobs as a Wholesale Coordinator Network Developer, and Stock Manager. 

ROBERTO MAZZEO ​ 

Adjunct Professor at the Rome Film Academy (Copyright & IP Law), he provides comprehensive daily legal assistance to a multinational pharmaceutical company. Passionate about startups, blockchain and new technologies, his specializations include fashion law, eCommerce contracts, consumer protection, terms and conditions, media agreements and entertainment: production, publishing, management, sponsorship, and social media. The companies he has worked for include DONG & Partners Law Firm, Eli Lilly and Company, and the Presidency of the Council of Ministers.

CAMILLA CARREGA 

Camilla Carrega is a Professor, Owner and Chief Operating Officer of the luxury Castle Volognano, and a senior consultant for branding and communication strategy for Food & Beverage companies. Volognano is also a farm that still produces young and aged wines, IGT Chianti Colli Fiorentini, grappa, extra virgin olive oil and vinsanto, as well as reselling these products and other specialties from the surrounding area. With a Bachelor Degree in Viticulture from the University of Florence and a Master in Oenology, she has worked as a Wine Instructor, Wine Department Chair and Academic Coordinator of Food and Wine Studies at the Apicius International School of Hospitality in Florence, traveling several times to the USA to promote the Italian lifestyle through food and wine, collaborating with the James Beard Foundation in New York and several American universities.

CLAUDIA MAYER ​ 

Drawing on 11 years’ experience of international marketing, business development and sales experience, Claudia is a specialized coach, speaker and trainer for creative companies. After graduating in business administration from the University of Innsbruck, Claudia has spent the majority of her career in the creative industries, including lighting and architecture. She has worked on regional and international projects for Zumtobel Group in Europe and Asia and has been based in Guangzhou, Singapore, Dubai and New Delhi. After 2 years working at the architectural firm UNStudio in Amsterdam, she founded Coaching by Claudia to support creative companies, business owners and professionals in their entrepreneurial, business and career development through sparring and creative visualization.

DANIEL LUACES ​ 

Fashion Executive Advisor, Product Developer and Product Manager in the Fashion Industry, he has worked in Barcelona at the Inditex Headquarters for the brand Massimo Dutti as a Fashion Buyer and Merchandiser. He currently works as a Fashion Consultant in Milan. He has a Master in Fashion Management. 

Career and Entrepreneurship Services

Throughout your Fashion Management, you will be accompanied and supported by our Career Services team. With over 10 years’ experience in education, we help young talents and managers to build their future, guiding them along the path that best suits their capabilities, desires and professional goals. 

In particular, according to the most recent statistics: 

  • 74% of our students manage to increase their salary after completing their Master   
  • 92% receive new employment offers  
  • 73% of our students get a job within 6 months of finishing their Master program  
  • 53% of our students are employed in a multinational company  
  • 69% of RBS alumni work outside Italy  

To give our students the best support achieving their professional objectives, we’ve structured our Career Service into two core areas: 

  • Career Acceleration Program 

The Career Acceleration Program will help you develop the knowledge, market insights and tools that you need to pursue a successful career in a specific industry. You will benefit from valuable connections with top companies and recruiters. 

  • RBS4Entrepreneurship 

We focus on your entrepreneurial side. 

Are you planning to start up your own business or dreaming about becoming the fresh and innovative driving force within an organization? We will equip you with skills and knowledge to discover, test and improve your entrepreneurial skills, develop a business idea and finally launch your own business. 

The master is particularly suitable for those who want to pursue a career in the following roles: 

  • Marketing Specialist. 
  • Store Manager. 
  • Creative Director. 
  • Designer and Stylist. 
  • Visual Merchandising Manager. 
  • Communication Designer. 
  • Event Manager. 
  • Social Media Manager. 
  • Luxury Fashion Products Manager. 
  • Luxury Brand Manager. 
  • Fashion Blogger. 
  • Communication Manager. 

RBS EXPERIENCE

The Campus

Innovative technology

We use innovative technologies in our classrooms to enrich the overall educational experience and improve student learning outcomes on campus and online. The platforms and technologies in use have a profound impact on student learning.

All classrooms are networked and feature SMART Board technology:

  • Professional audio mixers and microphones in each class, required for the interaction of students in the classroom simultaneously with students online.
  • High-resolution webcam inside the classrooms connected to the platform and the big pad, so that online students see the teacher and them on campus colleagues remotely.
  • Wireless access that allows students to be connected wherever they are
  • Computers and laptops for students available in the school library.

A Historical Heritage

The building, designed by Achille Zinnari, was built for the 1911 Universal Exhibition.

In that occasion, an Exposition celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of the Unification of Italy was also organized in Rome, and a national architecture competition was launched for the construction of ten villas. Among these, the Villino Avenali, now the Rome Business School campus.

Networking and partners

Rome Business School has established solid partnerships with several world-renowned leading companies, such as Enel, Fendi, Bulgari, Eataly, IBM Italia, Land Rover and many others. To ensure that our students can build a strong professional network, we constantly organize guest meetings, visits, events and lectures with representatives of elite business ecosystems, encouraging interaction between leading professionals and students, and facilitating the process learning.

Multicultural classes

Thanks to the school’s purely international mold, students will have the opportunity to take part in classes with students from more than 150 countries. This will allow participants to increase their knowledge of other cultures other than their own.

Student Hub

Every year we welcome students from all over the world: from cities and small towns, of all cultural, ethnic and religious backgrounds. Rome Business School enhances the experience of students, supporting them in obtaining visas and identifying accommodation, creating opportunities for learning, involvement, personal and cultural development that go well beyond the lessons.

Events

Our students will be able to participate in various activities: visits out of town, Coffee Meetings with the CEOs of prestigious multinational companies, company visits or simple events designed to promote socialization and intercultural exchange which has always been the central point of our school.

Admission process

Rome Business School works hard to maintain the highest standard of quality in the programs we offer. That’s why, in order to ensure the eligibility of the candidates, all applicants must undergo and successfully pass a selection process structured as follows:

The admission process is aimed to verify the candidate’s eligibility to attend the Master. The candidate’s academic history, previous experiences in the topics covered in the Master and motivation will be matters of the evaluation. Once it’s sent, the application will be evaluated by the Rome Business School’s academic committee. In order to ensure the application’s suitability, it is important to deliver all of the required documentation. 

Master in Fashion Management Financial Aid and Tuition 

Payment

Payment of the participation fee of €7,500 can be made in the following ways:

  • In 6 interest-free installments
  • Single solution (this option guarantees a 10% discount on the total amount)

Scholarships

Based on their personal profile, experience and proven motivation, the candidate may be awarded a scholarship to partially cover the participation fee. In fact, Rome Business School offers the most deserving candidates the opportunity to benefit from 7 different types of scholarships. These partial economic hedges can consist of 6 months of interest-free financing. 

  1. Early Enrollment Incentive 
  2. Lifelong Learning Scholarship 
  3. Academic Excellence Scholarship 
  4. Executive Women Scholarship 
  5. Entrepreneurial Grant 
  6. Better Managers for a Better World Scholarship 
  7. Student Loan Assistance Grant 

Competition for scholarships increases as the starting date approaches and funds are limited, so it is advisable to apply as soon as possible.

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