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M.B.A. in Fashion Management is a 2-year postgraduate course in Fashion and Interior Designing, divided into four semesters. Fashion Management, essentially, involves:

  • promotion of apparel sales.
  • delivery of clothing requests.
  • meeting the needs of potential customers and designers.
  • development of:
  1. promotional displays and advertisements.
  2. campaigns.
  • execution of manufacturing and marketing.
  • creation of sales strategies.

The major components that form part of the course’s curriculum are:

  • creative merchandising/marketing
  • innovative fashion management practices
  • fashion forecasting and trends
  • business practices through field visits and industry internships.
  • functioning of the middle management of a growing organization.

The course can be pursued after successful completion of graduation from a recognized university, or Diploma in Fashion/ Accessory Designing, with a minimum aggregate score of 45%, or equivalent qualification.

Such postgraduates are hired in capacities such as:

  • Apparel Production Manager

  • Cutting Assistant

  • Costume Designer
  • Entrepreneur
  • Fashion Coordinator
  • Fashion Consultant
  • Fashion Show Organizer
  • Fabric Buyer
  • Fabric Quality Control Manager
  • Graphic Designer
  • Outside Sales Representative
  • Personal Stylist
  • Production Pattern Maker
  • Show Room Sales Representative
  • Production Manager
  • Product Developer
  • Quality Control Manager
  • Fashion Coordinator
  • Visual Merchandisers
  • Store Manager
  • Transportation/Distribution Managers
  • Purchasing Agents
  • Show Room Sales Representative
  • Technical Designer, etc.

The average tuition fee charged for the course in India ranges between INR 5000 and 5 Lacs for a span of 2 years.

The average annual salary offered to successful professionals of the discipline in India ranges between INR 3 and 12 lacs, increasing with the candidate’s experience and skillset.

Top Colleges for Master of Business Administration [MBA] (Fashion Management)

  • MBA/PGDM in Delhi-NCR
  • MBA/PGDM in Maharashtra
  • MBA/PGDM in Chennai
  • MBA/PGDM in Uttar Pradesh
  • MBA/PGDM in Telangana

M.B.A. in Fashion Management: Course Highlights

Listed below are some of the major highlights of the course.

Course LevelPost-graduation
Duration2 years
Examination TypeSemester System/Year wise
EligibilityGraduation
Admission Processbased on performance in entrance exam
Course FeeINR 5,000 to 5 Lacs
Average Starting SalaryINR 3 to 12 lacs per annum
Top Recruiting CompaniesGodrej Interio, Evok, Futomic Designs, Synergy Corporate Interiors, Zed Interiors, HS Ahuja & Associates, Verve Interio, Manjeet Bullar, Office for International Architecture (OFIA), Atrium Architects, Vijayata Furnishers, Featherlite Furniture, Design Atelier, ICrave Designs, Acme Interiors, Maven Designs, Aakriti, Classic Interiors, Aesthetics, Space Art, etc.
Top Recruiting AreasExport Houses, Freelancing for Fashion Houses, Garment Manufacturing Units, Colleges & Universities, Garment Store Chains, Jewellery Houses, Leather Companies, Media Houses, Textile Mills and such.
Job PositionsApparel Production Manager, Cutting Assistant, Costume Designer, Entrepreneur, Fashion Coordinator, Fashion Consultant, Fashion Show Organizer, Fabric Buyer, Fabric Quality Control Manager, Graphic Designer, Outside Sales Representative, Personal Stylist, Production Pattern Maker, Show Room Sales Representative, Technical Designer, among others.

M.B.A. in Fashion Management: What is it About?

Students enrolled to the course are taught concepts of the field such as:

  • management of the fashion industry.

  • business modules of:
  1. fashion design
  2. production
  3. advertising
  4. marketing
  5. communication
  6. merchandising
  7. buying
  8. retail management
  9. consumer psychology
  10. distribution, etc.

Such professionals can pursue lucrative career options across:

  • industry-related projects
  • fashion events
  • leading branded stores
  • strategy-making in international fashion houses
  • design studios
  • sensorial marketing
  • manufacturing units
  • fashion merchandising
  • brand management
  • retail buying and global sourcing
  • product development
  • retail management
  • visual merchandising
  • retail operations
  • advertising
  • forecasting
  • international marketing,
  • export merchandising, etc.

M.B.A. in Fashion Management: Who should opt?

Ideal candidates for the course would possess:

  • artistic and creative talent
  • natural flair for fashion
  • sound judgment
  • excellent communication and organizational skills.

Top Institutes offering M.B.A. in Fashion Management

Listed below are some of the top institutes in India that offer the course.

Name of InstituteCity Average Fees (INR)
Sai Nath UniversityRanchi18,000
Jaipur National UniversityJaipur1,09,000
Subharti Institute of Management & CommerceMeeru1,00,000
NIMS UniversityJaipur1,13,000
International Institute of Fashion TechnologyChandigarh2,35,000
Amity UniversityNoida3,24,000
MIT Art, Design and Technology UniversityPune4,77,000
Vogue Institute of Fashion TechnologyBangalore2,82,000
Pacific UniversityUdaipur75,000
Amity School of Fashion TechnologyNoida1,47,000
Swami Vivekanand Subharti UniversityMeerut1,04,000
The Global Open UniversityDimapur14,462
International College of FashionNew Delhi2,58,000
Mahatma Jyoti Rao Phoole UniversityJaipur81,000
International Institute of Fashion TechnologyNew Delhi1,25,000
Footwear Design and Development InstituteJodhpur1,95,000
MISB BocconiMumbai10,30,000
International Institute of Fashion TechnologyNew Delhi1,57,000
Kalinga UniversityRaipur1,11,000
Sandip UniversityNashik90,000

Eligibility for M.B.A. in Fashion Management

Listed below are the minimum criteria which candidates interested in pursuing the course are required to fulfil, in order to be eligible to apply for the course.

  • Successful completion of graduation in any stream, from a recognized university/ Diploma in Fashion/ Accessory Designing.
  • A minimum aggregate score of 45% (40% for SC/ST candidates) at the level of graduation.

M.B.A. in Fashion Management: Admission Process

Most institutes offering the course admit students based on performance in a relevant entrance test, often followed by a round of personal interview, wherein their general aptitude for the course is tested. Admission process generally varies across colleges.

A few institutes also provide direct admission based on the candidate’s performance at the level of graduation.

Listed below are some of the entrance exams conducted in the country for admission to the course.

  • MAT (Management Aptitude Test)
  • CAT (Common Admission Test)
  • CMAT (Common Management Admission Test)
  • XAT (Xavier Aptitude Test)
  • GMAT (Graduate Management Aptitude Test –Abroad)
  • SNAP (Symbiosis National Aptitude Test)
  • N-MAT (Narsee Monjee Aptitude test)
  • MH-CET (Maharashtra Common Entrance test
  • IBSAT (ICFAI Business School Admission Test)
  • IIFT (Indian Institute of Foreign Trade)
  • ATMA (AIMS Test for Management Admissions)
  • TANCET (Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test)
  • AMUCAT (Aligarh Muslim University AMU CAT)
  • AMRITA (Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham)
  • BMAT (Bharati Vidyapeeth Management Aptitude Test)
  • FMS (Faculty of management Studies)
  • ICET (AP ICET 2019 - Integrated Common Entrance Test)
  • KIITEE (KIIT Entrance Examination<)/a>
  • KMAT (Karnataka Management Aptitude Test)
  • MICA (Mudra Institute of Communications, Ahmedabad Admission test)
  • OPENMAT (IGNOU OPENMAT MBA Entrance Exam)
  • RMAT (Rajasthan Management Aptitude Test)
  • SRMCAT (SRM Common Admission Test)
  • HPCAT (Himachal Pradesh Combined Aptitude Test)
  • UPSEE (UP State Entrance Examination).

M.B.A. in Fashion Management: Syllabus and Course Description

A semester-wise breakup of the course’s syllabus is tabulated here.

Semester ISemester II
Basic Product and Manufacturing-related Knowledge: Design, Fabric, Patterns, etc.Marketing Research and Consumer Behavior
Principles of Fashion Marketing, Merchandising and ManagementGlobal Textiles and Apparel Product Market Characteristics
Economic Analysis and StatisticsRetail Management and Advanced Export Merchandising
Information TechnologyQuantitative Techniques and Operations Research
Minor Research ProjectManagement Accounting
Semester III
Marketing Strategies and Brand ManagementHuman Resource Management
International MarketingSupply Chain Management and E-Business
Fashion Forecasting and Product DevelopmentCustomer Relationship Management
Financial Management and International FinanceVisual Merchandising
Intellectual Property Rights
Semester IV
Graduation Research Project

M.B.A. in Fashion Management: Career Prospects

Such professionals can find gainful employment across:

  • apparel manufacturing
  • designing
  • haute couture
  • wholesale
  • leather companies
  • boutiques
  • jewelry houses
  • import houses
  • independent retailing
  • fashion photography
  • costume designing
  • fashion manufacturing, distribution, retailing.

After gaining experience some people successfully open and run their own ventures.

Some of the popular professional avenues open to successful postgraduates of the course are listed below with the corresponding salaries offered for the respective positions.

Job PositionJob DescriptionAverage Annual Pay Scale in INR
Costume DesignersCostume Designers create the look of each character by designing the clothes and accessories that actors would wear during performance, depending on the actor’s style and complexity.6,65,666
Fashion ConsultantsFashion Consultants purvey professional fashion advice and recommendations to individuals, customers, or companies. They use their knowledge of trends and fashion principles in order to assist others in the realm of fashion.7,15,870
Fashion CoordinatorFashion Coordinators set up a particular arrangement of dress for design occasions like photograph shoots, TV appearances, runway appearances, and other such occasions.6,75,368
Sales RepresentativesSales Representatives offer retail items, merchandise, and ventures to clients. They work with clients to determine what they need, and ensure satisfactory fashion products. They are also responsible for identifying new potential customers, through professional resources, customer referrals, and so forth.7,42,903
Technical Designer

A Technical Designer works to make clothing that fulfills the client’s requirements, and assists the mission of their brand. They build and take part in quality control of products, from purses and footwear, to exceptional pieces of clothing and whole garment lines.

Technical Designers work as a major aspect of a collaborative team with designers, merchandisers, and manufacturers.

6,89,543

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