The Milano Fashion Institute's Courses aim to provide the most up-to-date knowledge and skills on the most relevant topics from a professionalized perspective thanks to the multi-disciplinary approach - a unique key value in the entire international context, with a solid high value for the job market.
The course focuses on innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship, accompanying students through all phases of the entire process to create a fashion start-up operating. From the generation of an idea and research to the development of the project, from the business planning to branding and communication strategies, from obtaining venture capital financing to the definition of business positioning and strategic growth over time.
MFI Certificate Programs is aimed at those wannabe Fashion Entrepreneurs and young professionals who want to understand the fashion phenomenon from two perspectives: the process of setting up a new venture, and the ability to understand main processes and managerial issues of fashion companies.
Dubai Certificate Programs
MFI Certificate Programs are specifically designed for both graduate students and young professionals on specific relevant issues that characterize the contemporaneity of the fashion and luxury industry. Lasting 6 part-time weekend, they are designed for combining in a unique way the internationally recognized know-how of MFI Faculty, on the topics of management, design and communication, to the thrilling job market of Dubai and the U.A.E. An international level experience, that combines the flexibility of the learning methods, to the rigor and expertise of one of the most qualified high-education centers in the world.
New dynamics, best practices, successful strategies, Certificate Programs offer an innovative experiential approach, for an international audience of qualified professionals.
Each course is suitable for undergraduates, young graduates, professionals and young managers who wish to deepen the most characteristic themes of the Fashion System and find targeted and solid career opportunities in this sector.
Why to take this course
The course is well suited for graduate students, young managers, professionals and young entrepreneurs that are willing to deal with the challenges of the fashion businesses. It’s an excellent opportunity to understand the most current managerial issues related to fashion businesses: how does the process of collection development work? What are the main business model? How to define positioning strategies? All the issues will be analyzed by the Faculty of MFI in order to permit Participants to acquire practical skills related to fashion management and the startup of new fashion ventures, through the lean approach, applied to the fashion & luxury systems.
The didactic model proposed in the courses of Milano Fashion Institute is innovative: not only in-class lectures, but also case studies and best practices, project works and laboratory activities. The course is based on the three main pillars:
_ FASHION MANAGEMENT, for the understanding of main managerial practices and strategies of fashion & luxury companies;
_ FASHION PROCESSES, for the knowledge of the main processes, from the product development, to communication and marketing ones;
_ FASHION PRACTICES, for applying the knowledges, covering into practical skills dedicated to the development of a real case by the participants with the supervision of the MFI Faculty.
Students completing the Certificate Program will be able to:
1. Identify and engage with key current opportunities inside the fashion, luxury and lifestyle context
2. Understand the core processes of fashion and luxury companies
3. Know the phases of business planning, venture ideation to build, develop and support new ventures and brands
4. Define differentiation strategies, thanks to several case studies and best practices.
Director-General of Milano Fashion Institute. He specialized in the areas of Corporate Strategy, Entrepreneurship and Business Planning and in the Management of Fashion Companies, at Bocconi University and other University Institutions. He is consultant for law firms and Italian and international companies in the fashion, luxury and lifestyle sectors, with particular attention to start-up projects. He is currently involved in international cooperation projects for government agencies and government educational institutions. He is honorary advisor to Cámara Paraguaya de Diseño y Innovación of Paraguay and Member of the Start-Up Initiative Board of Panelists, Fashion & Design Tech, of Intesa San Paolo. In 2017 he received the merit medal for the development of Italian-Latin American cooperation programs by IILA intergovernmental organization, Italian Republic, active in the field of cultural, scientific and development cooperation.
If you wish to send your Application to one of our courses, simply fill the form, attaching the Curriculum. Find out how in this section.
The selection process will be based on the evaluation of the CV and the application form (online or PDF). The selection process takes place throughout the opening period of the inscriptions, and Applicants will be notified the result by 5 days from the submission of the application form.
The selection process takes place throughout the opening period of the inscriptions, in 3 separate sessions of selection. For this reason, candidates may submit the Application Form either by: 30 July 2020, 30 August 2020, 10 September 2020, 10 October 2020 and the last deadline is 10 February 2021.
To apply for admission, the candidate must:
1. Fill the online application form, available here or by filling out the downloadable PDF file at the end of this page.
2. Attach the CV in European format in the online application form, available here.
After receiving the documents, Milano Fashion Institute will inform the applicant on the selection final result (admission or non admission).
In order to apply for the admission to the course, the candidate must be at least currently enrolled at a Bachelor of Art/Science course or have a degree equal to or higher than a Bachelor. Young entrepreneurs and recent graduates from different disciplines are eligible. Applications and enrollments are care of MFI Staff with the support of SAE Institute, Dubai.
Full economic value of the Certificate Programs: 10.400 AED (VAT included) payable in 2 installment:
-1st installment: 5.200 AED, upon acceptance of the application by MFI;
-2nd installment: 5.200 AED, before the start of the course.
Costs include the study material and the use of facilities of the Institute.
Financial aid are provided for Masters students Milano Fashion Institute and Alumni Milano Fashion Institute.
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1. The first installment is non-refundable. The participant is allowed to withdraw, up to the eighth calendar day preceding the starting date of the course, by submitting a letter (priority mail service) to the registered address of the Milano Fashion Institute, anticipated in any case, by fax and / or e-mail; if so, the participant may request the return of fees paid, except for the first installment.
2. If the member, with methods described in the previous article, demonstrated an intention not to participate at a later date, that does not give notice and is not present in class, he/she will not be entitled to any refund and must pay the full fee bearing in mind that he/she could within a (calendar) year from the starting date of the Course, attend the next edition of the Course (if applicable) or another MFI Course, upon payment of price adjustment.