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  • The master’s program in Fashion Management at Parsons prepares you to advance and transform your career in the evolving fashion business landscape. You learn to challenge existing paradigms in the fashion world and develop groundbreaking ideas for fashion businesses, start-ups, and fashion-related services. Graduates return to the workforce with in-depth knowledge and advanced skills in global and local manufacturing, ethical production, value chains, marketing, and merchandising. This program can be completed on campus or fully online.

    Program Highlights

    • Future of Fashion Business

      Address the evolving landscape of the fashion industry as it relates to technology, innovation, local and global leadership, entrepreneurship, and new business models.

    • Industry Access

      Learn from leading professionals in the industry and scholars, drawing on the unique networks that have placed Parsons at the forefront of fashion education.

    • Creativity + Commerce

      Learn to reinvent fashion industry systems, create solutions for social media and e-commerce, and integrate sustainability and social responsibility at all levels.

    • Business Innovation

      Discover new ways to streamline processes, explore rapid innovation methods that unlock opportunities in retail, and develop strategies to influence consumer behavior.

    • Professional Relevance

      Graduate with a unique portfolio that can be immediately applied at your current employer or develop new business models and enterprises in the fashion industry.

    • Applicant Profile

      The program welcomes a dynamic cohort of students with fashion industry experience as well as individuals with other backgrounds relevant to the creative, retail, and consumer goods industries.

    • Degree Master of Professional Studies (MPS)
    • Format Full-time, on campus
    • Credits 30
    • Duration 1 year
  • Curriculum

    The dynamic Fashion Management curriculum begins with a one-week orientation seminar and consists of a fall, spring, and summer semester. The program features cohort-style learning and consists of a series of intensive, five-week course modules. You can choose to complete the program either on campus in NYC or 100% online — all students follow the same sequence of courses.

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  • Career Paths

    Graduates are prepared to pursue a variety of careers in the fashion and brand management fields, including fashion styling, fashion production, fashion editorial, fashion merchandising, brand management, fashion marketing, advertising, and visual merchandising.

  • Parsons faculty represent a broad range of expertise and are acknowledged as leading practitioners and scholars in their fields.

  • Parsons is known for its legacy of leading by design, with many CFDA members being School of Fashion alumni. This new program is exactly what our industry needs today. As fashion systems transform, we need leaders with sophisticated creative acumen within brand, retail, and business.

    Sara Kozlowski, Council of Fashion Designers of America, Director of Education and Professional Development
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      Research is integral to the Parsons learning experience, and students and faculty work together to challenge existing paradigms and advance emerging scholarship and practice. Explore the thematic research laboratories housed at Parsons and throughout The New School.

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      Industry Engagement

      Connect to the organizations, businesses, and entrepreneurs driving global creativity and commerce. In classes, internships, and extracurricular projects, you gain marketable problem-solving skills in sectors ranging from government and nonprofits to tech and creative industries.

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      New York City’s thriving creative industry and cultural institutions are part of your Parsons education. Our Career Services Office is enmeshed in the art and design industries and can help you advance your career with industry-oriented internships. 

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      Funded Opportunities

      Funds are earmarked for graduate travel, research, and work to support your study. Opportunities include paid teaching assistantships, research fellowships and assistantships (including ones offered throughout The New School), ample student employment, and other grants available to U.S. domestic and international students alike.

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      Enjoy access to extensive resources including New School libraries, computer labs, archives, and studios, along with Parsons’ state-of-the-art Making Center, facilities offering a broad array of tools to support your creative and academic growth.

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