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Fashion Business Courses in Paris, France

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IFA Paris Fashion School:
International Fashion Academy (IFA) Paris is a leading international fashion school that offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the fields of fashion business and fashion design. Our school is located in the historical garment district in the 10th arrondissement in the center of Paris, France. IFA Paris programs include 1-year intensive Master of Business Administration (MBA) programs in Fashion Business, Luxury Brands Management & Global Fashion Media. The language of instruction for all of our programs is English. IFA Paris also offers bachelor's degrees in fashion at our Paris campus, as well as bachelor's and masters degree courses in our partner school in Shanghai, China.

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Fashion Industry Courses in Paris:

MBA in Fashion Business Degree - 1-year intensive program:
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Full academic year in Paris or 30 academic weeks in Paris + 10 academic weeks in Shanghai 

The IFA Paris MBA is a multidisciplinary Fashion Business program which covers marketing, merchandising, buying, retail, distribution as well as other fashion business related modules. This unique program allows students to build career skills and gain a full understanding of opportunities and challenges of running a fashion business today. The program is taught entirely in the English language. 

During the program, students will have the opportunity to work on industry sponsored projects in cooperation with international brands, attend fashion events and visit leading brands stores as well as design studios. It also gives them the opportunity to experience the world’s fashion capital, Paris.

There is on average 20 hours a week of class over a period of 9 months. Besides, students spend a large amount of time working on personal and group projects, reading, preparing classes and reviewing for exams. The intake starts in October and we admit only 25 students per intake. Consequently, admission can be competitive.

Degree Awarded on Graduation:
On graduating students are awarded a MBA in Fashion Business issued by IFA Paris.

Course Content:

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- Retail Management 
- E-Commerce
- Visual Merchandising 
- Strategic Marketing
- Entrepreneurship 
- Distribution
- Supply Chain Management
- Fashion Organizations 
- Figures & Finance
- Intellectual Property
- International Negotiation Strategy
- Trends and Future I & II 
- Global Social Economics
- Communications 
- Process of Collection
- Cultural Aspects I/ II /III
- Consumer Psychology
- Materials, Production & Quality
- Professionals Skills & Etiquette
- Working Methodology
- Capstone Project I / II / III 

Admission Requirements:
- The MBA is open to those holding a valid university Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in marketing, business administration, communication or fashion design.

- For students who lack a university degree, a solid work experience in fashion marketing is a prerequisite for enrollment.

- English fluency is required. Students who are not from the EU or a native English speaking country are required to provide TOEFL or IELTS certification to receive a French student visa.

ECTS Credits:
This program is 1,500 hours in duration and offers 80 ECTS Credits. The European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) grading system is based on the principle that 60 credits measure the workload of a full-time student in 1 academic year. ECTS credits can only be obtained after successful completion of the required work and appropriate assessment of the learning outcomes achieved.

MBA in Luxury Brands Management - 1-year intensive program:Photos of IFA Paris Fashion School
30 academic weeks in Paris and 10 academic weeks in Shanghai
or 30 weeks in Shanghai and 10 weeks in Paris 

During this unique program, students will deeply examine the world’s most successful luxury brands and learn the techniques companies use to distinguish their brands in the luxury field.

Course Content:
From the principles of luxury and its growth to consumer psychology, strategic and integrated marketing, creative foundations of Luxury brands as well as distribution and channel management, students will explore the unique factors involved in building and maintaining a luxury brand in the competitive global environment.

ECTS credits:
This program is 1,500 hours in duration and is worth 80 ECTS credits. The European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) grading system is based on the principle that 60 credits measure the workload of a full-time student in 1 academic year. ECTS credits can only be obtained after successful completion of the required work and appropriate assessment of the learning outcomes achieved.

MBA in Global Fashion Media Degree Program - 1-year intensive program:
30 weeks in Paris + 10 weeks in Shanghai

This unique MBA program is aimed at developing the potential of applicants from a variety of backgrounds such as fashion design, product management, graphics, journalism and media studies. You will develop a firm foundation of research and expressive flair in either visual styling or journalism and gain new media software skills, advanced communication proficiency, and expertise in strategies for fashion media management. 

ECTS credits:
This program is 1,500 hours in duration and is worth 80 ECTS credits. The European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) grading system is based on the principle that 60 credits measure the workload of a full-time student in 1 academic year. ECTS credits can only be obtained after successful completion of the required work and appropriate assessment of the learning outcomes achieved. 

MBA / Masters in Luxury Brand Management in collaboration with POLIMODA:
International students have the opportunity to earn a Dual Degree award in Luxury Brands Management by studying for 30 weeks in IFA in Shanghai, 8 weeks in POLIMODA in Florence, which is Italy's top fashion design and marketing school in Italy and 2 weeks in IFA in Paris.

Dual Degree Award on Graduation:
On graduating, students will receive the following qualifications:
- Masters in Luxury Brands Management from POLIMODA srl.
- MBA in Luxury Brands Management from IFA Paris

Admission Requirements:
Picture of Fashion Business Courses in Paris, France- The Masters’ program is open to those holding a valid university Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in business administration, marketing, communication or design.

- English fluency is required.

- For students who lack a university degree, a solid work experience in luxury or fashion marketing or management is a prerequisite for enrollment.

ECTS Credits:
This program is 1,500 hours in duration and offers 80 ECTS Credits. The European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) grading system is based on the principle that 80 credits measure the workload of a full-time student in 1 academic year. ECTS credits can only be obtained after successful completion of the required work and appropriate assessment of the learning outcomes achieved.

MBA / Masters DegreeImages of IFA Paris Fashion School Program in Fashion Business in collaboration with POLIMODA:
International students have the opportunity to earn a Dual Degree award in Fashion Business by studying for 30 weeks in IFA in Shanghai, 8 weeks in POLIMODA in Florence, which is Italy's top fashion design and marketing school in Italy and 2 weeks in IFA in Paris. 

Admission Requirements:
- Bachelor education, preferably in marketing,business administration, media and communication or fashion design. For those who lack undergraduate education, at least 5 years of relevant working experience is a prerequisite for admission.
- Fluency in English. Non-native English speakers should provide an IELTS score of 6.5 on average
- Preferably 2 years of working experience in a related field. 

Dual Degree Award on Graduation:
On graduating, students will receive the following qualifications:
- Masters in Fashion Business from POLIMODA srl.
- MBA in Fashion Business from IFA Paris

ECTS Credits:
This program is 1,500 hours in duration and offers 80 ECTS Credits. The European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) grading system is based on the principle that 80 credits measure the workload of a full-time student in 1 academic year. ECTS credits can only be obtained after successful completion of the required work and appropriate assessment of the learning outcomes achieved. 

Further Fashion Industry Programs:

MBA in Cosmetics, Beauty & Fragrances 
24 weeks in Paris + 24 weeks in Shanghai + 12 weeks Capstone project 

Bachelor Degree in Fashion Design & Technology Course - 3 years:
This program was created with the insight that fashion education in France needed to internationalize in order to remain competitive in the rapidly moving global fashion industry. Students will have an average of 25 hours in class a week over a period of 32 weeks a year.

Subjects covered include:
Pattern Making and Draping; Fashion Design; Fashion Marketing; Computer Design; Textiles Technology and European Fashion History

Bachelor Degree in Fashion Marketing: 3 years 

This program takes place in Paris and also includes a semester in Shanghai. This unique, multi-disciplinary course allows students to build career skills and gain a full understanding of all aspects, opportunities and challenges of working in the fashion industry today by joining world renowned companies or as an entrepreneur.

Subjects covered include:  Brand Development; Marketing Communication; Fashion Styling; Fashion Buying; Consumer Behavior; Trends and Digital Marketing. During the course, you will have the opportunity to attend fashion events and exhibitions, visit leading brand stores, design studios and factories, and listen to guest speakers. 

Postgraduate Certificate in Contemporary Fashion Design - 1-year Intensive Course:
This is an innovative, advanced course that aims to meet the needs of both world renowned and medium sized companies for fashion designers with a broader range of competencies. It is also ideal for creative fashion entrepreneurs who desire to launch their own label with its thorough insights into the functioning of a fashion company.  The first 26 weeks of the course will be divided into 4 groups of modules: Fashion Socio-Cultural, Textile and Production, Image and Communication, and Marketing and Management. The second half of the 52 academic weeks’ course will be dedicated to an advanced studio-based project. 

Scholarships Available!
In 2014, IFA Paris will offer 9 scholarships at postgraduate level and 5 scholarships at undergraduate level for programs in our Paris and Shanghai schools. All of our courses are taught in English and both domestic and international students are eligible to apply. Email us today via our Contact Us page for further information on how to apply for this exceptional opportunity.

Undergraduate Scholarships:

 
Bachelor in Fashion Design & Technology
- 3 years in Paris
- 3 x full scholarships covering the entire 3 years (worth €25,200)

Bachelor in Fashion Marketing - 3 years in Paris including a semester in Shanghai
- 2 x full scholarships covering the entire 3 years (worth €25,200) 
 
Postgraduate Scholarships:


Postgraduate Certificate in Contemporary Fashion Design
- 1 year intensive course
- 1 x full scholarship (worth €14,800)
- 4 x half scholarships (worth €7,400)

MBA in Cosmetics, Beauty & Fragrances
- 24 weeks in Paris + 24 weeks in Shanghai + 12 weeks Capstone project
- 2 x full scholarships (worth €15,800)

MBA in Global Fashion Media - 36 weeks in Paris + 12 weeks in Shanghai + 12 weeks Capstone project
- 2 x full scholarships (worth €14,800)

For further information on our fashion industry courses in Paris, please email us via our Contact Us page.

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