Whether you want to add a competitive edge to your career experience in the retail sector, or if you want to take your background in fashion and luxury products to the next level, the MA in Fashion Retail and Luxury Management is an interdisciplinary course that equips students for success and progression in the global fashion industry. From studying aspects of fashion marketing to methods of communication and brand management, variations of this course are taught internationally, sharing the culture and history of fashion and retail trends and giving students a broad insight into multi-channel fashion retailing.

Courses are delivered through several different methods: traditional lectures and seminars talks delivered by eminent guest speakers, visits to trade and fashion shows and events, and work experience placements. The course is usually comprised of several core and elective modules and culminates in either a supervised dissertation or a final project.

The final unit of this course is normally a self-negotiated course of study that offers students the opportunity to select areas of personal and professional interest and showcase their learning over the year or two years of study. The final unit tends to be heavily weighted in terms of credits and is submitted either in the form of a written dissertation or as a research project.

Institutions offering this course normally require a 2:1 bachelor’s degree or equivalent for acceptance onto an MA in Fashion Retail and Luxury Management, though applications are all considered on an individual basis and those with broad industry experience will be looked upon favourably. Universities and colleges embrace the diversity of its applicants and the wealth of perspectives a class of international students can bring with it. Needless to say, these courses draw people from all walks of life and from all over the world, many choosing to move abroad to pursue their studies in fashion capitals such as London, Paris and Milan.

Graduates in the MA in Fashion Retail and Luxury Management go on to pursue careers in:

  • Retail, Brand and E-Commerce Management
  • Senior Buying
  • Merchandising
  • PR Management

What you’ll study

Modules differ across institutions and whilst there is only one specific MA in Fashion Retail and Luxury Management in the UK, there are similar courses all over London, the UK and the world, from MBAs to Mas and Graduate Diplomas. Course content will, of course, vary with this in mind, though most providers of the MA in Fashion Retail and Luxury Management will cover topics such as branding, site location, new technology in retail and fashion, globalisation, managing web presence and ethical and sustainable fashion. Courses can normally be studied part-time for two years or full time for one year, and tend to start by developing a sound basis in theory before diversifying into practical approaches and learning methods.

Under the expert tutelage of professionals from the luxury, fashion and retail sectors, students on this MA course will gain an in-depth insight into the management processes of a wide range of retail subsectors. From the textile industry to fashion promotion and marketing, the learning experience on the MA in Fashion Retail and Luxury Management is immersive and practical as it is broad.

Similar courses

It is fitting that this specific course is taught in fashion capital London, though similar MA courses are available internationally if the idea of studying fashion, retail and luxury management in cities like New York, Milan or Paris takes your fancy. Below you’ll find a selection of similar courses accompanied by course costs. Also included are details on the fees for an MA in Fashion Retail and Luxury Management, studied in London.

Course Costs Comparison

Course Cost
MA in Fashion Retail and Luxury Management at London School of Business and Finance£6,900 UK/EU or £9,950
MA in Fashion Brand Management at Polimoda Institute of Fashion Design and Marketing£14,000
MBA in Luxury Goods and Fashion Industries at Mod’Art International, Paris£8,300
Graduate Diploma in Fashion Buying and Management at Dublin Institute Of Technology£10,000
MA in Textile Management with Specialisation in Fashion Management at the

University of Boras
Free to EU/EEA Students
Msc in Management of Creative Business Processes at Copenhagen Business School£10,500
MBA in Fashion Industry at Binary University of Management and Entrepreneurship, Malaysia£10,200

Study online

The MA in Fashion Retail and Luxury Management at London School of Business and Finance can be studied 100% online rather than on campus if required, enabling students the often necessary option to study alongside employment. The course can also be blended with campus study if desired, allowing students to study partly in London and partly from home over 15 to 36 months.