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7.    Universities and academic research groups





o          Instituto Superior de Empresa y Moda (ISEM), in Madrid. Offers Master in Management and Communication of Fashion Companies (“Gestión y Comunicación de Empresas de Moda”).

       Research group: under development under the Fundación TecnoModa.


·          Centro Superior de Diseño de Moda de Madrid, sponsored by the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid and the Madrid Chamber of Commerce


·          Escola Superior de Disseny (ESDI), and its master in management of textile and fashion companies based in Barcelona


·          Universidad de Vigo, Especialista en Diseño y Gestión de Productos de Confección (Graduate degree in fashion design and product management)


·          Cremer Fashion University


·          IED (see below), Italian school with presence in Madrid and Barcelona




·          Institut Français de la Mode: Textile and Fashion Management post-graduate program

o          Also: department for Economic and Prospective Studies


·          ESSEC, MBA in International Luxury Brand Management

o          For research, check Faculty and the “LVMH-ESSEC Prestige International in Luxury Brand Management Chair”


·          DESS Gestion des métiers du luxe, de la mode et de l’art from the Université  de Paris III – Sorbonne Nouvelle

o          Research:  Centre de recherche Luxe-Mode-Art


·          ISTEC, Institut supérieur des Sciences, Techniques et Économie Commerciales, and its Master International du Luxe


·          DESS Gestion des Industries du Luxe, Université de Marne la Vallée


·          University of Fashion of Lyon (Lumière Lyon II), DESS Fashion & Creation


·          Institut Supérieur Européen de la Mode (ISEM-FR, part of fashion design school ESMOD), post-baccalauréat programme


·          Ecole Supérieure des Industries de la Mode, post-bac programme « Gestionnaire de Produits Industries de la Mode »




·          SDA Bocconi. Master in Fashion Experience and Design Management.

o          Interdisciplinary research group: Sistema Moda. The largest research body in fashion/luxury worldwide, with more than 20 researchers, established in 1991

o          MBA course: Strategic Management in Fashion Companies


·          Istituto Europeo di Design  (IED Moda Lab): Master in Fashion Marketing and Communication; Master in Marketing for Luxury Goods. Some programs also available in Madrid and Barcelona.

o          IED Centro de Ricerca: applied research unit, also offering management and design consulting to fashion companies


·          Polimoda  International Institute of Design and Marketing. Offering, among other programs, a Master en Fashion Merchandising and Management

o          Also Doctorate in Fashion Marketing (in association with The Yorker University)


·          Università degli Studi di Firenze, Master Universitario in Fashion Marketing


·          Domus Academy Master en Fashion Design in partnership with Future Concept Lab  (“a research and strategic consultancy company specialized in marketing issues and trends in consumption”)




        United Kingdom


·          London College of Fashion : MA Strategic Fashion Marketing; also research-based dregress (M.Phil. y Ph.D).

o          Centre for Fashion Enterprise , incubador with activities in both research and consulting to new ventures 

o          List of research groups


·          Manchester Metropolitan University,  focusing on fashion and textile technology and its management. Offering Master in Clothing programme with pathways in International Fashion Marketing and Clothing Product Development. 


·          University of Leeds, MSc in Textile  


·          Heriot-Watt University, School of Textiles & Design (Scotland). Several undergraduate and graduate degrees, such as the MSc/PG Diploma in Clothing Management


·          Nottingham Trent University, home base for the E-Fashion Research Project: Commercial and Supply Chain Innovations in Clothing. EU-funded programme (6th Framework Programme), led by Alistair Knox focusing on integrating new technologies 



        United States


·          NY Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), undergraduate degrees and executive education in fashion, merchandising and related subjects


·          Harvard Center of Textile and Apparel Research, research group active in manufacturing


·          North Carolina State University, Department of Textile and Apparel, Technology & Management. Masters and Ph.D.


·          The Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, undergraduate school for fashion management and related areas


·          Laboratory Institute of Merchandising, undergrad in Management specializing in Fashion Merchandising, Fashion Marketing and Visual Merchandising




·          Boston University Summer Program in Brussels: Marketing Luxury Goods course


·          National Institute of Fashion Technology of India graduate program in Apparel-specific Marketing, Merchandising and Management


§       Also: research papers presented by faculty  


·          Paris Fashion Institute: intensive seminar “Insider approach to the fashion industry”


·          Master of Business Administration with a specialization in Fashion Business, Hong Kong Polytechnic University 


·          The Swedish Textile Research Center, concentrated in researching design management



·          US course database search engine   


·          International Federation of Fashion Technology Institutes