The Milano Fashion Institute's Courses aim to provide the most up-to-date knowledge and skills on the topics of Fashion Law, New Sustanaible Fashion, Fashion 4.0, Start Up For Fashion and Jewellery Today.
The course focuses on innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship, accompanying students through all phases of the entire process to create a creative and innovative start-up operating in the fashion industry, from the generation of an idea and from research to the development of the project, from the business plan to branding and communication, from obtaining venture capital financing to the definition of strategic growth over time.
The course aims to provide the tools and knowledge necessary to interpret, predict and support the phases and trends of fashion and is aimed at students and professionals, creative, who have the basic objective to develop the ability to interpret the evolution of this complex sector, giving life and continuity over time to successful commercial activities.
The ‘Start Up for Fashion’ course is carried out by the Milano Fashion Institute Faculty, composed of academics and practitioners from different backgrounds: fashion design, graphic design and management of companies in the fashion system, and is carried out in collaboration with leading professionals and companies in the sector. A multidisciplinary team of teachers, to ensure the most complete understanding of the topics covered, and to enhance the opportunities of the students within the sector of reference.
The aim of the course is to train professionals with a strong entrepreneurial spirit, both for the creation and development of their own brand, but also, more generally, to acquire fundamental skills required by the job market today.
Students who have completed this course will be able to:
- know the main features of the fashion system, understand specificity of the various types of production and organization of the fashion business and the luxury sector
- develop innovative projects, from concept phases to development
- identify market opportunities and develop effective management strategies
- develop business models and business plans for fashion companies
- develop marketing, branding and communication strategies and acquire basic graphic knowledge.
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 offers the unique opportunity of a highly specialized faculty in the fashion industry, composed by internationally renowned professors and professionals who, through the sharing of experiences, contribute to provide students with an updated picture of the system, together with networking professional opportunities.
'Startup for Fashion', therefore, offers not only an interdisciplinary theoretical preparation, but also a wide range of opportunities and experiences in the field, such as project works and visits to companies in the sector, to put into practice the acquired knowledge.
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 teaching model is composed as follows:
- In classroom Lectures
- Case studies and best practices
- Project works and mock trials
Traditional in classroom lectures are alternated with case discussions, meetings with professionals from the sector, in class exercises and project works. In addition, career orientation will be provided to the students that aim at working in the sector.
At the end of the course a MFI certificate is delivered to each student.
Entrepreneurship & Business Planning
This course is aimed at introducing participants to the issues related to the process of starting a new venture, and to introduce them in particular to the understanding of the main “buildingblocks” that are needed in order to create a startup and a realistic business planning process: from the identification of entrepreneurial opportunities, to the analysis tools, strategy and positioning formulation, business model definition, financing definition and economic projections.
The Fashion System
This module is focused on an introduction to the competitive environment characterizing the fashion industry: from the main business models, to the most recent dynamics and trends that a wannabe Entrepreneur must know in order to set up a startup.
Fashion Law: turn on your venture
Providing the legal preliminary framework and knowledge for setting up a new venture represents a crucial process to be combined with the business planning process. From the international framework, to the main legal issues related to the core processes: creativity and planning meet the law!
How does the fashion design process works? What are the main steps? How to combine processes with creativity? The module introduces Participants to the core process of each fashion startup, providing the necessary understanding of skills, competences, players, timing and key needed technicalities.
From brand management to collection management. What is the interaction between brand values and their translation into product strategies? The course will address some specific issues such as: where does product innovation takes place and how companies plan and manage different product portfolios.
Fashion and communication: these two areas have always worked in pair to convey a style, a brand or a single product. The course is aimed at providing students a clear perspective about the fashion communication peculiarities, with a focus on the digital environment.
From creativity to the market. Our goal is to introduce Participants to the key pillars of sales management for a startup: through different touch points, from the role of sales people in communicating and creating value to the key managerial decisions and management logics.
The business planning process of a startup requires the effective managing of uncertainty and risks, that are the two most important features characterizing the start-up process. This is why the module is aimed at introducing Participant to a real startup simulation, a boot camp that will permit them to apply the “lean principles” through team-work activities, in order to re-create a startup, from the entrepreneurial atmosphere to the final “elevator’s pitch”.
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The selection process will be based on the evaluation of the CV and the application form.
To apply for admission, the candidate must:
1. Fill the online application form, available here
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 currently enrolled in a degree course in economics / design / engineering / science or have a diploma equal or superior to a degree.
The participants are required to have a significant commitment both personally and financially.
The total cost amounts to € 2.400, payable as follows:
1st installment > 1.200 € on the acceptance of the application;
2nd installment > 1.200 € by 20 January 2021;
Costs include a part of 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. For information: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.