Fashion Management

Objectives of the Major in Fashion Management

Following the rapid evolution of the job market and the growing request for profiles with a versatile understanding of the fashion, luxury and tourism industries, Luiss Business School has launched the Master’s Degree Programme in Fashion, Luxury and Tourism Management. The Degree Programme offers a modern approach to the field to establish a solid foundation for a professional career.

The Degree Programme balances managerial courses with more strategic and creative lectures. The management course gives candidates the knowledge they need to lead companies in these industries; while the strategic and creative lectures, on the other hand, give students a deep understanding of the field’s underlying dynamics.

The Master’s Degree Programme is divided into the following majors:

  • Fashion Management (English, Rome)
  • Luxury Management (English, Rome)
  • Tourism Management (English, Rome)
  • Tourism Management (Italian, Belluno)
  • Fashion and Luxury Business (English, Milan and Amsterdam)

The Master’s Degree Programme allows students to receive a general managerial education before beginning the specialised paths of each major. All majors start with the foundations and core concepts of Management, Economics, Marketing, and Branding with a special focus on the Italian market.

Fashion Management is one of the majors of the Master’s Degree Programme in Fashion, Luxury and Tourism Management.

The fashion industry is a fascinating world, characterised by extremely complex mechanisms. In continuous transformation, fashion is dynamic, demanding and requires concrete skills. The next generation of managers of the fashion industry will have to possess a broad range of notions and information, be creative and also have strong leadership skills.

The Major in Fashion Management provides candidates with high quality professional experiences, technical notions and compelling case studies to take inspiration from. Students are given a 360° view of the fashion business and all the job opportunities, helping them find the career that suits them best.

Throughout the Programme, students will learn to:

  • understand the operating mechanisms of the fashion industry
  • comprehend corporate and business strategies
  • manage a product portfolio
  • analyse retail channels
  • be proficient with communication and image tools and techniques
  • interact with modern key roles operating within the fashion industry

Diploma and ECTS

The Master in Fashion, Luxury and Tourism Management – Major in Fashion Management is a one-year Master of Science equivalent to “Master Universitario di I livello” in accordance with the Italian university system. It provides students with at least 60 ECTS – European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System. At the end of the Programme, the Master’s Diploma “Master Universitario di I livello” will be conferred to participants who have passed exams or others assessment tests envisaged in the study program.

Target audience of the Major in Fashion Management

The Major in Fashion Management is aimed at recent graduates – or those graduating soon – who are interested in developing competencies in the fashion industry.

Career prospects

The programme puts students on career paths in a wide range of organisations in the fashion industry, in positions such as:

  • Plan and organise fashion events
  • Work within communication and image
  • Support operations and supply chain
  • Operate in visual merchandising
  • Define a digital marketing plan
  • Promote product and image brand

Direction and Coordination

Scientific Director of the master

Luca Pirolo, Head of Master Programmes, Luiss Business School

Scientific Director of the major in Fashion Management

Olivia Mariotti, Olivia Mariotti & Co

Scientific Committee

Pietro Beccari, CEO Christian Dior Couture
Ferruccio Ferragamo
, President Salvatore Ferragamo S.p.A.
Olivia Mariotti, Scientific Director of the major in Fashion Management
Matteo Marzotto, Entrepreneur and Manager
Fulvio Peppucci, General Manager – The Level Group
Luca Pirolo, Head of Master Programmes, Luiss Business School
Stefano Sassi
, Strategic Consultant at ETRO
Martino Scabbia Guerrini, President of Contemporary & Jeanswear Brands of VF International