What is... Fashion Buying & Management?
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TU Dublin's innovative MSc Fashion Buying & Management is to date, the only programme of its kind being offered in the Republic of Ireland. This one year, full-time programme is designed for graduates seeking to break the exciting and fast-paced fashion buying industry.
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What subjects does the MSc in Fashion Buying and Management include?
The first semester introduces participants to the principles of Fashion Buying I. Materials and Fabrics, Sociology of Fashion, Finance for non-financial Managers, and Marketing Luxury Brands and Retail Merchandising Analytics.
In the second semester students study a more specialist area with Fashion Buying II, complemented by modules such as Store Environment, Fashion Public Relations and Communications, Retail Operations Management and International Fashion Retailing.
Throughout the year, a series of Fashion Seminars will be delivered. These seminars will allow for the students to interact with key industry figures and be kept informed of the latest industry developments. International travel will also be an important feature of the programme. In February, students will travel to a European fashion capital to attend an acclaimed international trade fair and fashion-related seminar customised especially for the programme. In march the students will visit a fabric mill in Ireland and in the UK as part of the Materials and Fabrics module of semester 1.
A work placement will feature as key to the successful completion of the programme, and will take place at the end of Semester 1.
What is the duration of the programme?
The programme runs for one year full-time, with a work placement element included in the duration.
Does the course have industry links?
The MSc in Fashion Buying and Management is very closely aligned to industry, in order to offer the best and most relevant education in this field. The Industry Advisory Panel is made up of key industry figures and organizations, both local and international. Experts from key institutions around the world also offer important support, from the London College of Fashion to Mod`Art International in Paris. Support from the Industry will be evident in the line-up of speakers for the Fashion Seminar series.
What are the learning outcomes of the programme?
Students will be able to understand and appreciate the diversity of fabrics available for use in their product / garment construction, their general properties and variations in the methods of assembling them into products.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of the principles of ranging and merchandising in the context of overall category management and relate these to overall business of the retailer.
Students will understand how buying and merchandising interacts with the other key business functions, in particular: Design, Garment Technology,Marketing, Finance and Retail Operations.
Students will demonstrate a specialised knowledge of the range of concepts, models and processes relevant to the study of fashion buying and management.
Students will develop a comprehensive awareness of the significant concepts and processes of consumer behavior.
Students will exercise an ability to review secondary research material, interpret multiple arguments on the subject matter, followed with the capacity to present logical critical explanations.
Students will take responsability for one`s own learning and actively participate in team and group based opportunities to develop leadership and initiative.
Students will demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the nature of fashion distribution channels and the changing balance of power therein.
Students will be able to analyze the nature and power of brands in building fashion brand equity and appreciate the particular case of luxury brands.
Students will develop an understanding of the key media involved in the fashion industry and an ability to describe the media in relation to types, styles, power and influence.
Is there a single contact for the course ?
Yes, the MSc in Fashion Buying and Management at the Technological University Dublin has a Programme Coordinator. Decisions in relation to course content and development are made by the course team and course committee in line with general TU Dublin policy.
More detailed information on course syllabi is contained in the Programme Document that is updated each year. This is available from the library, TU Dublin Aungier Street. General information on the industry is available from published and other industry sources.
Who may I contact if I have any questions ?
Contact Fashion Buying Programme Coordinator Barbara Mohan at firstname.lastname@example.org with any queries about the programme or its content or alternatively by telephone on 01 402 7060 or 086 8218391.