Fashion Management - Courses, Colleges and Careers

Fashion Management

Fashion is ever changing and the advent of major international brands, growth of E-commerce and exploding consumer demand has led to the concept of fashion management in India. In short, Fashion management courses are for you if you want a career in the world of fashion, but not as a designer!

Some institutes offer degrees in Fashion Technology too. Such courses can build your knowledge about product development, product planning, procurement, negotiations, industrial engineering etc. and will help students apply for senior managerial roles as well as become specialists in the industry. Depending on the type of specialization you can also learn about marketing, pricing, promotion, advertising, social media engagement, sales and distribution, business research, branding and more.

What do fashion management courses teach?

Course structure and topics will differ depending on the type of course, degree or specialization you choose. But here are some important topics that are taught in a standard MBA in Fashion Management course:

  • Organizational Behavior
  • Managerial Economics
  • Marketing Management
  • Fashion Illustration
  • Business Communication
  • Human Resource Management
  • Financial Management
  • Business Research
  • Operations Management
  • Apparel Manufacturing, Production Planning and Control
  • Apparel Quality Control
  • Fashion Retail Management & Merchandising
  • Apparel Export Management & Merchandising
  • Computer Applications in Fashion Industry
  • Consumer Behavior in Fashion Industry
  • Trend Forecasting for Art and Design
  • Design Marketing Interactive Strategy
  • Fashion Supply Chain Management
  • Fashion Entrepreneurship

Course structure may also include learning a foreign language, dissertations, projects, industry visits, exchange programs or internships.

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Career Options

In today's world, there are several job opportunities for a Fashion Management Professional. With a Bachelor's degree, you can become a Merchandising Specialist, Production Manager, Marketing Manager, Buyer, Vendor Manager, Visual Merchandiser etc. With a Master's degree or post graduate diploma or an MBA, you can be a Brand Manager, Product Manager, Marketing Consultant, Digital Marketer, Fashion Promotion Professional, Customer Relationship Manager or fulfill similar other roles.

Brands like Pantaloons, Reliance, Tommy Hilfiger, Ritu Kumar, Adidas, Gap, United Colors of Benetton and many more will be ready to hire you. Desirable skills in a fashion professional are passion for fashion, original thinking, analytical aptitude, commercial decision making skill, strong communication and professionalism.

Top 10 Colleges/Institutes for Fashion Management

1JD Institute of Fashion Technology - Bangalore
2Maxx Academy - Faridabad
3Vogue Institute of Fashion Technology - Bangalore
4Pearl Academy - Mumbai
5MIT Institute of Design - Pune
6WLC College India - Hyderabad
7National Institute of Fashion Technology - Bangalore
8Amity University - Noida
9Indian Institute of Fashion Technology - Bangalore
10Modart International - Mumbai


Other MBA Streams in India

  1. Human Resource (HR) Management
  2. Finance Management
  3. Telecom Management
  4. Retail Management
  5. Textile Management
  6. Sports Management
  7. Tourism Management
  8. IT Management
  9. Infrastructure and Real Estate Management
  10. MBA (Entrepreneurship)
  11. Supply Chain Management
  12. Marketing Management
  13. Hospital Management
  14. Facility Management
  15. Event Management
  16. Healthcare Management
  17. Communication Management

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