Applicants will possess an Honours Degree or equivalent qualification or will have significant senior management experience in the fashion industry that can be shown to be equivalent to an Honours Degree. This educational level may be demonstrated by: possession of an Honours Degree or an equivalent academic qualification OR possession of professional qualifications recognised as equivalent to a Honours Degree OR possession of a Postgraduate Diploma OR prior experiential learning, the outcome of which can be demonstrated to be equivalent to formal qualifications otherwise required, OR a combination of formal qualifications and experiential learning which, taken together, can be demonstrated to be equivalent to formal qualifications otherwise required. This may include a period of employment of not less than three years in a fashion-related field and at an appropriate level. Course Entry Requirements Applicants are invited to apply who can demonstrate the following: a good honours degree in a related discipline (2:1 or above) or equivalent qualifications AND a minimum of 3 years relevant industrial experience Exceptionally, applicants who do not meet these course entry requirements may still be considered if the course team judges the application demonstrates additional strengths and alternative evidence. This might, for example, be demonstrated by: related academic or work experience; the quality of the personal statement; a strong academic or other professional reference; or a combination of these factors. English Language Requirements: All classes are conducted in English. If English is not your first language you will be asked to provide evidence of your English language ability when you enrol. The level required by the University for this course is IELTS 7.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in any one skill.
Months of entry
January, October, June, April
The CPD Executive MBA (Fashion) course follows exactly the same programme as the Executive MBA (Fashion) with the important difference that the course can be completed flexibly within a five year period instead of within the 18 months required for the Executive MBA (Fashion). Many potential recruits would like the option of studying for longer in combination with their particular professional and personal commitments, and this new course will give them this opportunity. If you are interested in this course, please note the following: the units are the same on both courses, as are the course materials and the staff. The only difference is that you have a much greater flexibility about how long you take to complete the course. You will still need to attend all the block periods and complete all units, but you can spread the work over a longer time span. You will be working with students on the Executive MBA (Fashion) in the block attendance periods.
The CPD Executive MBA (Fashion) is a specialist management programme providing a learning experience for executives and senior managers seeking to add the latest cutting-edge business and management theory to their portfolio of solid managerial knowledge and experience.
This course is uniquely focused to the fashion industry and will enable individuals to broaden their career beyond specific industry functions such as design, PR and buying in order to achieve more strategic senior management roles. The programme is taught by staff with significant fashion business industry experience and there is access to industry through consultancy projects and research. LCF has always maintained a close relationship with the fashion industry and the use of contemporary industry focused content including case studies and industry speakers will enable students to enhance the business knowledge and skills required to succeed in smaller fashion enterprises.
During the programme students will be able to enhance their problem solving, analytical and evaluative skills by combining theoretical knowledge with the day-to-day experience of their role in the workplace. To gain entry to the course, we require prospective participants to have a minimum of three years of relevant industry experience. CPD Executive MBA (Fashion) students may come to the programme with a range of motivations and career aspirations, which include enhancing career acceleration to the most senior management roles or changing career direction within the fashion industry. You will typically expect to benefit from high calibre industry networks and to be exposed to new ideas and different ways of looking at the business challenges of the future.
Full course information can be found on the website - www.arts.ac.uk/fashion/courses/graduate-school/business-and-management/cpd-executive-mba-fashion/
Information for international students
If you have a question, you can contact our International Recruitment Office by calling +44 (0)20 7514 7656 / 7678 / 7629 /7940.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Jo Reynolds
- 020 7514 7973/7582/7563