MA Fashion Business Management


The fashion industry is a vibrant and challenging business environment. This course will equip you with the strategic decision-making, leadership and problem-solving skills you will need to become an entrepreneurial and visionary fashion business leader of the future. It will also equip you for a business management career in the domestic or international fashion industry.

The course aims to explore and evaluate new fashion markets, products and trends from a commercial and strategic perspective. It also critically evaluates and debates current issues and methodologies in the fashion industry as well as explores the relation to other creative industries. In addition, it develops leadership and fashion business management knowledge and skills. It teaches the ability to select appropriate business models for implementation and evaluation of change in the fashion industry.

Therefore, MA Fashion Business Management is designed to equip participants for management careers in the fashion industry by delivering an innovative and relevant fashion business curriculum. The course includes the study of fashion business, their management, culture and the changing external environment in which they operate.
The programme focuses on preparing participants to develop into senior roles in business and management within the fashion industry, encouraging the development of strategic and entrepreneurial vision, problem solving ability, business knowledge and skills, finance and risk management, together with improved self-awareness and personal development appropriate to graduate careers in the fashion business.


Awarded by the University of Westminster UK

Recognized By UGC

Recognized by the University Grants Commission of Sri Lanka

Next Intake

September, 2021

Intakes - January/May/September


2 Years (Part Time)

Associated Careers

The course is designed to attract applicants with a recognised design, retail management or distribution/manufacturing background. With guidance from the academics and professionals in this field it is anticipated that you will progress on to reaching senior management positions and move up the career ladder.
The University of Westminister alumni can be found working in senior positions all over the world in many fashion roles, including well-known brands such as Aldo, Dior, Dunhill, Harrods, Hermes, Louis Vuitton, Marks and Spencer, Nordstrom, Prada Hong Kong and many more.

Several of our alumni have also gone on to study at PhD level and to further academic research. Others have set up their own business or successfully taken over a family run business.

Core Modules

  • Fashion Business Supply Chain Management
  • Creative Teams and Innovation in the Fashion Business
  • Strategic Fashion Business Management
  • Fashion Marketing, Promotion, and Brand Management
  • The Fashion Business Plan and Entrepreneurship
  • The Fashion Business Retail Buying and Merchandising
  • Research Methods
  • The Fashion Business Project

Entry Requirements

Entry to the course is based on a combination of formal qualifications and significant industry experience. You should have a First or Upper Second Class Honours in your first degree in any subject as well as a minimum of two years working experience in the fashion business or marketing. If you do not have a good first degree, other  qualifications or experience deemed to be equivalent will be considered.

Applicants will also be subjected to an interview.

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