The Business of Fashion, MPS

Entry Term:
Fall 2024
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If you already have professional experience in fashion and are looking to take the next step in your career, the on-campus Master of Professional Studies (MPS) in The Business of Fashion degree program allows you to deepen your existing knowledge and develop new skills through a flexible learning program. Design your own degree by selecting courses that best meet your specific goals.

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The Business of Fashion Program Overview

The MPS in The Business of Fashion program at LIM College's Marcuse School of Graduate Studies prepares graduates to leverage their enhanced skill set to advance in their current role, embark on a new career trajectory, or launch an entrepreneurial endeavor. This 30-credit program can be completed in one year.

Curriculum & Careers

Students who meet one of the following criteria are eligible to apply for The Business of Fashion MPS degree program:

  • Hold an undergraduate degree in a fashion-related field plus two years of postgraduate corporate fashion industry experience
  • Hold an undergraduate degree in a non-fashion-related field plus five years of postgraduate corporate fashion industry experience

The Business of Fashion curriculum allows you to create your own learning experience that aligns with your professional goals, choosing coursework from a variety of business areas, such as merchandising, marketing, supply chain, and consumer analytics. 

Among the course offerings are:

  • Fashion Marketing Management
  • Logistics Management
  • Marketing Metrics
  • Strategic Digital Communications in the Fashion Industry
  • Sustainable Sourcing

You can also opt to complete LIM’s graduate Career Success Track, which consists of three required internship or career seminar courses.

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Gain real-world, resume-building experience and make industry connections by completing an internship as part of your master’s program. 

Students in the Business of Fashion program have interned with companies such as:

  • Hugo Boss
  • Oscar de la Renta
  • Nordstrom
  • Milly
  • Williamson PR

You can also opt to complete the Career Success Track*, which consists of three required internship courses across consecutive semesters that provide you with real-world skills, knowledge, and experience to help attain your career goals.

*Additional tuition charge applies

Graduate Internships  Career Development Resources

With a master’s in fashion business degree, there are so many areas you can pursue, such as:

  • Marketing
  • Merchandising
  • Operations
  • Production
  • Global Sales

Career Pathways  Life After LIM

Why Study The Business of Fashion at LIM

This fashion business graduate program is about meeting your individual needs and career goals. With coursework and class options in a variety of core business areas, you can curate your own academic experience, acquiring the specific tools you need to stay relevant in a rapidly evolving discipline or transition into a new area. And LIM’s location in the fashion and business capital of New York City provides unlimited avenues for professional connections and career growth. 

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Featuring courses from a variety of focuses within fashion, this master's program enables students to "build their own degree" and advance their careers.

LIM & the Fashion Industry

LIM College is exclusively focused on the business of fashion and lifestyle. We provide inside access to aspects of the industry that so many other schools simply cannot offer.

LIM is highly regarded for the quality of its business education and has longstanding connections throughout the fashion industry. As a result, Business of Fashion students have access to top industry professionals and prominent companies, as well as a robust alumni network. 

Working closely with our industry-expert faculty, LIM students benefit from their professors’ knowledge and firsthand experience, establishing critical professional connections that can last a lifetime.

Student Life and Support Services

Our dedicated faculty and staff work with students to provide robust professional development opportunities, career advancement resources, and academic support services.

Through student clubs and organizations and other aspects of student life, we maintain a diverse, collaborative community of ambitious students and professionals. 

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Meet Our Industry Expert Faculty

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Earn an MPS in The Business of Fashion at LIM College

With a Master of Professional Studies degree in The Business of Fashion from LIM College, you can strengthen your existing skills, close gaps in your professional knowledge, and develop brand-new capabilities to help achieve your career goals.

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