WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
Each master's degree teaches you to do different things. Here are the main skills you will acquire with this degree.
The BBM Master trains tomorrow's business managers in the fields of Fashion and Luxury.
In the master's course, you will learn to:
- Analyse current business models in their needs and criticalities, correcting them, and integrating new ones for business development strategies.
- Deepen all channels of action and touch-points for fashion brands, and their underlying logics, with a focus on specific operations, e.g. fashion buying, retail merchandising, sales & digital management.
- Identify and generate business & branding strategies, in accordance with the brand specificities, new trends and the competitive environment.
- Manage the Customer relation across all the customer journey, developing CRM strategies for maximising the brand performance as well as the brand equity.
- Plan successful business and omnichannel strategies and integrating them into the brand.
AFTER THE MASTER'S DEGREE: WORKING IN FASHION
What will you do after MFI? Discover the most common roles held by graduates of this master's program.
Professionals trained by the Master in Fashion Direction: Brand & Business Management will be able to plan and manage offline and online distribution and marketing: from international brand DOS, department stores, and fast fashion retailers to online e-tailers.
These are junior profiles capable of providing qualified support for the processes of buying, retail merchandising, digital management, e-commerce, sales management, experience management, CRM management, visual merchandising, store management, and omnichannel management.
The profiles may therefore qualify as junior figures such as:
- Retail Merchandiser;
- Merchandise Planner;
- Retail Marketing Manager;
- E-commerce Manager;
- Digital Brand Manager ;
- CRM Manager;
- Junior Store Manager;
- Omni-channel Manager.
Is it the right master for you? And you, are you the right candidate for it? Find out here through a sketch of the ideal candidate.
Since it is a highly innovative sector, the profile's potential will be developed through a selection process aimed at facilitating participants from different educational backgrounds, in order to recreate in the class all the skills and transversal competencies typical of corporate teams. The different backgrounds of the participants allow, in fact, to create the conditions for the development of interdisciplinary "creative retail management" skills and competencies, capable of dialoguing with all corporate areas and professional figures, both creative and managerial.
The parts of the master's program that will shape your path: are not only classroom courses, but also specialized paths, pillars, company visits, and study tours, in contact with the most important brands in the fashion system.
Each master's course lasts one year and commits you to 1200 hours.
Masters in Fashion Direction differ in terms of themes and subjects covered, but have the same basic structure, articulated as follows:
"WARM-UP AND TOOLS" COURSES, 60 HOURS
A short period of basic learning, which will provide you with all the necessary knowledge that is a prerequisite for the rest of the Masters course. We will talk about management, design, communication, sustainability; but also about tools and software that are essential for doing your job.
"FASHION PILLARS" COURSE, 140 HOURS
A complete path to an in-depth understanding of the fashion industry, in all its specialities. The fashion world has its rules, which are fundamental to know for the managers of tomorrow.
"FASHION PROCESSES" COURSE, 180 HOURS
A very in-depth learning path, specific on the key processes that will become your profession.
"FIELD PROJECTS" COURSE, 238 HOURS
Your chance to prove yourself. A practical course in which you will work with fashion and luxury brands on a real field project.
"EMPOWERMENT & CAREER MANAGEMENT" COURSE, 32 HOURS
A module entirely focused on the world of work, to kick-start your career planning.
"CURIOSITY" MODULE, 30 HOURS
An exclusive experiential moment that will open the doors of the industry to you, between study tours and company visits, to see fashion from the specialists' side.
"CAREER WEEK" MODULE, 40 HOURS
A week focused on industry players, who are likely to become your next employers.
CURRICULAR INTERNSHIP, AT LEAST 480 HOURS
The opportunity you have been waiting for, to experience your skills within a company.
FINAL THESIS, 40 HOURS
The transition point between fashion student and Fashion Specialist.
If you are interested in details - which in MFI, as in Fashion, are important - below you will find the contents of each of the modules.
Unlock your future: open here to discover your Master Director
Andrea De Santis
Associate Partner, McKinsey & Company
Master’s Director at Milano Fashion Institute
Fashion Business Leader, with an extensive knowledge of Fashion & Luxury industries. Andrea started his journey in family businesses, to land to private equity as Head of Transformation for different Italian Fashion & Design companies, who lead with the ability to alter from good to great lifestyle transformation and achieve thrilling results, from strategic repositioning to the grounds of merchandising, branding and retail excellence.
Currently, he is Associate Partner at McKinsey & Company, where he leads Apparel, Fashion, and Luxury goods in Italy, across collection and brand repositioning, digital boost and supply chain.
A passionate Lecturer, with a multi annual international experience in teaching and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students in Italy and abroad. Author of several important publications in the area of luxury brand strategy, digital and loyalty program design, from sustainability to responsibility in fashion. He is also keynote speaker for CNMI and CFDA. He has also performed ad interim roles as GM, head of merchandising and sales for a major French and Italian luxury brands as well as Spanish and German contemporary groups.
What will you study? You will study theoretical and practical topics and subjects in this master's program, which will make you a fashion specialist. Some of these you will learn on the MFI campus, while others you will learn in close contact with Fashion and Luxury Brands in the heart of Milan.
Warm-up: acquiring a basic vocabulary
The training unit comprises 40 hours dedicated to creating in the participants the homogeneity of knowledge necessary for the subsequent learning phases. Depending on their backgrounds, the lessons planned allow the students to fill in some basic gaps in management, economics, quantitative methods, sociology and design. Given their different backgrounds, students, in agreement with the Master's Director, may decide to attend all or part of the scheduled lectures. This training unit does not provide for final learning examinations.
Quantitative Tools & Project Tools: developing quantitative and project skills
The teaching plan consists of 20 hours: it includes the use of the Excel, Powerpoint and Canva platforms and is aimed at creating and further developing the quantitative and project tools that are indispensable for tackling the contents of the Master's specialised courses. Lessons are divided into basic and advanced didactics in relation to the individual student's background. Exercises and written tests are scheduled for the students.
Fashion Pillars: getting to know the structure of the fashion sector and working tools
The training unit provides 140 hours dedicated to getting to know the structure of the fashion sector, the companies that characterise it, the different organisational models, business strategies and types of materials and products. It also aims to transfer techniques and operational tools for planning and organising activities and for investigating and processing qualitative and quantitative market data.
In the 140 hours planned in Fashion Pillars we will talk about:
The aim of the Project Management for Fashion course is to provide students with the basic methodologies of Activity and Process Management (Planning, Timing, Objectives, Resources, Responsibilities, Output, Cost/Benefit Ratio) applicable to the different types of projects characteristic of the Fashion sector (Brand and Product Area, Retail and Commercial Area, Research and Communication Area). The contents on methodologies and tools will be flanked by organisational contents (characteristics of the project manager, team motivation, project marketing) that allow them to be correctly contextualised in the company.
Fashion Business Models
The course aims to present an overview of the different Business Models within the Fashion and Luxury industries, from a strategic perspective on Luxury Brands, Design Brands, Industrial and Commercial Brands, to the management of positioning in the fashion industry and the different approaches to creativity management, from stylistic identity to different product strategies. The course will focus on the levers that companies can implement differently in terms of communication, image and commercial identity.
Research Methods & Trends
The course aims to offer a broad view of the different research methods and tools useful for investigating fashion markets and consumers. Metaproject research and trend research: the processes, tools and artefacts that characterise fashion design research (blue sky research, visual research, product research). Tools and phases of research: from brainstorming to collection concept. Socio-cultural and scenario research through coolhunting: the methods of socio-cultural investigation (social research, desk research, coolhunting). Tools and phases of the investigation: from brief to report. Actors in trend analysis: fashion companies, research agencies, freelancers. Qualitative and Quantitative Marketing Research: desk and field analysis (focus groups, surveys, customer insights from online communities). Difference between using primary and secondary data. Difference between exploratory and confirmatory marketing research. Then an overview and explanation of the main trends, their dissemination processes, contents and forecasts will be introduced, focusing on both fashion and non-fashion related industries.
The Italian Fashion System
The course aims to provide an initial general overview of the fashion sector (fashion supply chain, key players in the fashion system, seasonal cycles) and of the model-types of behaviour of fashion companies (product, market, production, communication strategies), with particular emphasis on the relationships between creative and managerial processes. In addition, the main operating models of the sector will be examined in depth, also in relation to the different market positioning of the product: the planned model, the ready-to-wear fashion model, the continuous product model, hybrid models. Particular attention will be devoted to the acquisition of an initial vocabulary specific to the sector, characterised by its own terminologies and languages, the mastery of which is fundamental for beginning to acquire knowledge and understanding.
Fashion Marketing & Brand Management
The Fashion Marketing & Brand Management course aims to introduce students to the main marketing techniques in the fashion field and to the framing of the process of formulating, implementing and monitoring brand identity and positioning. This process identifies two different but connected areas of application: the first aims at the knowledge of the structure and guidelines from which 'brand sensitive' operational marketing processes are derived; the second aims at the direct management of brands as intangible strategic resources, which are connected to specific management processes. The course has been formulated within three different but related areas of application: brand management and design as an intangible resource; the structure and guidelines for operational processes; and the sociological perspective of the brand.
From modernism, celebrating art and fashion, to the third millennium, the course aims to provide a historical overview through the main transformations of fashion. Specifically: the "roaring twenties"; art Deco and the aesthetics of the machine; the emergence of "couturier" women: Madeleine Vionnet, Elsa Schiaparelli, Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel; cinema and Hollywood fashion in the 1930s; 1950 and Existentialism; 1960: Optimism, 'pop' art and London street fashion; the 1970s: punk and anti-fashion on the streets of London; the 1980s and fashion pluralism; 1990s; postmodernism, and globalisation in the third millennium.
Fashion Processes: Knowing how to manage Business Management Processes
The training unit comprises 180 hours dedicated to preparing for the management of the main Business Management processes.
Fashion Business Management
The course will introduce students to the brand management process with a focus on business management. In particular, the interaction between brand value management and its translation into retail strategy will be analyzed. The course will address specific questions such as: which touchpoints should be integrated into a seamless and customer-centric perspective? What are the different business models in retail? How are brand values translated into retail codes? How are omnichannel strategies generated?
Fashion Branding Strategies
The course is oriented towards conveying the theoretical and practical fundamentals at the basis of Fashion branding management: from brand identity to brand expressions with the aim of translating brand DNA into as many visual and stylistic codes expressed in products, services, and communication projects.
The subject of study will also be brand portfolio management, through an understanding of the theoretical and practical fundamentals of managing different brands to reach different market targets through the management of brand DNA codes. Participants will learn how to manage a product portfolio to increase market potential by efficiently planning the categories and range through process management (design of brand & product management phases and timelines, integration with parallel processes such as communication and retail).
Merchandising, buying & E2E collection calendar
The module aims to delve into the basic elements of defining a collection structure through a merchandising plan to the management and planning of assortments, display and communication of products to the end consumer. Referring to the contents related to consumer analysis and the differentiation of the different channels and formats, the main processes related to project and product management are analyzed in order to achieve good shop performance. Particular emphasis is placed on the most advanced methods for both 'time/delivery' and 'location' of the shop.
Brand Communication Management
This module offers an overview of the main activities and the most significant professional figures in fashion communication. Today, communication in the fashion industry means knowing how to create and manage an integrated communication strategy, organize an advertising campaign, deal with the media and all the professional figures in the sector; organize events, and fashion shows, and create launch plans for products, designers, or brands. Particular attention will be devoted to Italian brands. Through some focus on fashion marketing, brand management, distribution channels, communication, and advertising strategies, the course will offer a general overview of the main online and offline communication methods.
Value Chain Management
The course aims to provide students with the skills to manage digital communication strategies from a transmedia perspective. Furthermore, it provides students with the most up-to-date and developing knowledge on new media, in particular Social Media, as innovative communication tools. The second part aims to provide students with the tools for the innovative management of the e-commerce channel. The discussion of real business cases will help students learn about current issues related to the efficient and effective management of an e-commerce business.
The program aims to present a complete and interdisciplinary picture of the current distribution channels and formats in fashion/luxury/design, together with the fundamental economic performance indicators in the direct channel. The main formats present on the market today (traditional and innovative, off-line and online, integrated and independent, large and small) will be examined in depth, with the aim of grasping the specificity of each of them, also in relation to the reference market context (geographical, cultural, localization). The leitmotif of the course is the need, from the brand's point of view, for an omnichannel and multi-format the approach aimed at creating a seamless experience across different touchpoints.
E-Commerce & Retail
The module aims to cover, with an interdisciplinary perspective, the overall and integrated design process of retail formats, taking as its point of reference the maximization and digitization of the experiential dimension of the point of sale, both in its communicative and distributive value. The pivotal points of the design process are the consistency of the retail format with the reference brand, the market (end consumer), the location (place, spaces, etc.), and the content (products, services, sales personnel). The course is enriched by a series of case studies of best practices in the creation of the retail experience, both online and offline. Students will develop visual merchandising skills by working on real case studies.
The module aims to delve into the relational dimension at the point of sale, with particular reference to the relationship between the end consumer and the point of sale staff. The point of sale, both offline and online, is becoming an experiential place in which the relational component is becoming increasingly important, alongside the material components of the point of sale (products and spaces). In addition, the organized management of the relationship with the end consumer makes it possible to accumulate fundamental knowledge for the improvement of customer satisfaction and for the design of all levers upstream of the retail mix.
Sustainability & Responsibility
This module will discuss how to manage sustainability across the different activities of the value chain. Through lectures, business case discussions, and testimonials, numerous company best practices will be analyzed. Creating shared value in fashion means being able to meet the needs of many stakeholders: the environment, society, institutions, art, culture, territory and consumers. A responsible fashion company has already started the long and complex journey of integrating ethics and aesthetics within the value chain, in constant balance with all stakeholders.
All modules include theoretical lectures and practical activities and include final learning assessments.
The module will be divided into a series of seminars with the aim of providing a broad view of the socio-cultural evolution of fashion, with some important interdisciplinary insights on the main Italian brands. Particular attention will also be devoted to some significant contemporary phenomena such as the spread of global trends, the hybridisation of styles, the emergence of new forms of production and sustainable consumption styles, and the success of new communication methods linked to new media.
Two projects, each lasting five weeks full-time, coordinated by a multidisciplinary team of lecturers, are planned. Each module consists of the preparation of a project on a real case study provided by leading companies directly involved by the faculty in the teaching experiment. Starting from the project brief provided by the company, the team will work together with the lecturers on the realisation of a proposal that provides feasible answers to the objectives defined by the company. The aim is to arrive at integrated projects that identify brand, product, retail and communication strategies with a high innovation content and adherent to the client company's reality, simulating work processes as close as possible to the reality of professional contexts. The evaluation of this phase takes place at the end of the classroom training course, through the collegial presentation of the work realised. The projects will be discussed by a committee composed of the module lecturers and evaluated in the presence of representatives of the companies involved. The companies will have an early opportunity to select potential interns from among the students for the final phase of the master's course.
Empowerment & Career Management
The module is aimed at providing the necessary skills to deal with company selection processes, both in internship and job market placement contexts. During the module, students will be put in contact both with Head Hunters specialised in the fashion and design sectors, and with the selection managers of the most important and significant companies operating in the fashion sector, in order both to understand the dynamics of selection and to enhance their professional profile.
The internship is one of the most qualifying experiences of the Master's course; coordinated by the Director of the Master's course, it consists in experimenting, in a corporate context, the skills learnt during the Master's course, on the basis of a training project collegially agreed upon by Milano Fashion Institute and the host company.
The module is aimed at introducing the Italian language to international students. The teaching objective is the understanding of the most common ways of interaction and communication, both in everyday life and in the professional context. The students will be divided into two parallel courses, after having taken a preliminary assessment test to identify their starting level of knowledge of the language:
Intermediate level Italian B1, designed to provide students with the necessary skills to sustain a job interview in Italian, to introduce the basic vocabulary of the fashion industry and to be able to work correctly in an Italian work environment.
At the end of the courses, students will take a final exam. After passing the exam, students will have the opportunity to obtain the internationally recognised PLIDA certificate (B1), confirming competence in Italian as a foreign language in accordance with the six levels of the Common European Framework.
Find out the master's calendar, with all the details you need to best organize your year of study.
Curious about you next year’s agenda? Here it is, in this infographic.
You don't just learn in the classroom: to become a Fashion Specialist you need to confront the world of work and business right away. As an MFI student you will have the opportunity to participate in exclusive field projects.
There are not only classes and workshops: to become a fashion specialist you have to confront, right away, the world of work. And not only in the classroom! The Career Development track will prepare you to successfully enter a highly complex corporate environment, as those of the big Fashion & Luxury brands often are.
Throughout the year, on-campus training is complemented by on-the-job training through participation in company visits, trade fairs, and various realities related to the fashion system. This is the best way to experience companies that are diverse in terms of industry and internal organization. Participation in the traveling seminars is optional, but highly recommended.
EMPOWERMENT & CAREER MANAGEMENT
The module is aimed at providing the skills needed to deal with corporate selection processes, both in internship and job market placement contexts. During the module, students will be put in contact both with Head Hunters specialized in the fashion and design sectors, and with the selection managers of the most important and significant companies operating in the fashion sector, in order to both understand the dynamics of selection and to enhance their professional profile.
The professionalizing Internships are an integral and exclusive part of the Master's program and offer all students a training placement at the best Fashion and Luxury brands.
The internship is one of the most qualifying experiences of the Master's course; coordinated by the Director of the Master's course, it consists in experimenting, in a corporate context, the skills learnt during the Master's course, on the basis of a training project collegially agreed upon by Milano Fashion Institute and the host company.
Thanks also to Camera Nazionale della Moda, founder and shareholder of MFI, we are in contact with most of the leading brands in the sector, including for internship positions: MFI students can count on many different tools to find the internship they want. Completing an internship, and being able to put into practice everything you have learned during your Master's program, is a valuable opportunity that can immediately launch your career in the Fashion and Luxury world: very often Fashion and Luxury brands use internships as a tool to find the professionals they need.
Below you will find the brands where our students have interned:
Accenture, Aeffe Group, Al Tayer Group, Alessandra Ianzito, Alexander McQueen, Alter, Alvear, APM Monaco, Aptos, Arcoretail, Armando Testa, AwLab, Bacon Clothing, Balenciaga, Ballantyne, Bally, Benetton, Blumarine, Bottega Veneta, Bresciani, Brioni, Brooks Brothers, Brunello Cucinelli, Burberry, Bvlgari, Calzedonia Group, Canali, Canclini Tessile, Chanel, Chicca Lualdi, Chitè Lingerie, Class Editori, Class Showroom, Conbipel, Coccinelle, Conceria Nuvolari, CP Company, Condé Nast, Corneliani, Cup Studio, Diadora, Diesel, Dior, Dolly Noire, Dolce & Gabbana, Dondup, Emilio Pucci, Ermanno Scervino, Ermenegildo Zegna, Etro, Eurojersey, Exponential District, Farfetch, Ferragamo, Figmenta Digital Communication, Franzi 1864, Fratelli Rossetti, Frau, Frette, Furla, Geox, Giorgio Armani, GMPR, Greenmedialab, Gucci, Guess, Guffanti, Hearst Magazine, Here Connecting, Hermés, Herno, Horton International, Hugo Boss, ICast, Inditex Group, Instyle Distribution, Intercos, Jakala, Jil Sander, Jimmy Choo, Karl Lagerfeld, Kering, Kering Eyewear, Kontoor Brands, Lanvin, La Perla, Levi’s, Liu Jo, Loewe, Logan, L’Oreal, Lorena Antoniazzi, Loro Piana, Louis Vuitton, Lubiam, Luciano Padovan, Luxottica, LVMH, Maliparmi, Mantero, Marni, Max Mara Group, Medavita, Michael Kors, Milor, Miroglio Fashion Group, Missoni, Moleskine, Molotof, Moncler, Monnalisa, Montini, Moreschi, Moschino, Mplus Cosmetics, Neil Barrett, Neinver Italia, New Guards Group, New Media Agency, Off-White, OTB Group, OVS, Penelope, Pierre Mantoux, Pietro Brunelli, Pinko, Piquadro, Pollini, Pomellato, Ports1961, Prada, Privalia, PVH, Quid, Ralph Lauren, Ratti, Reda, Renè Caovilla, Richemont, Rinascente, Roberto Cavalli, Scalapay, Sedapta, Sense Immaterial Reality, Sergio Rossi, Shiseido, Slam, Smith Petersen, SO-LE Studio, Spinzi, Staff International, Staiy, Stefanel, Stella McCartney, Stone Island, Studio Fanfani, Swatch Group, Swide Digital, Swinger, Switch Magazine, Tally Weijl, Tiffany & Co., Tod’s Group, Tom Ford, Tommy Hilfiger, Tucano Urbano, Trussardi, Twin Set, Uniqlo, Valentino, Valextra, Value Retail, Versace, Vivienne Westwood, Wait! Magazine, Wemanage, WHITEshow, Wrad, X Channel, Yamamay, Yoox Net-a-Porter, Zac Posen, Zerobarracento.
The job market in the Fashion and Luxury sectors is constantly evolving. The cross and hybrid training of all MFI master's degrees are highly expendable in the fashion system: here's how.
The Masters of the Milano Fashion Institute stems from a precise training need for new professional profiles capable of grasping the transformations of the fashion and lifestyle sector to trigger innovation in companies in terms of the organization of creative, managerial, commercial, and communication processes. The profiles coming out of the Master's courses are the result of an elaboration that follows years of research and training in the fashion field oriented towards different and crucial aspects: management, design, communication, lifestyle, and sustainability.
Within the training offer, there are various reas of higher education, aimed at several professional paths:
Master in Fashion Direction: they train junior managerial profiles, of a "hybrid" nature, with multidisciplinary training, capable of proactively acting as "intermediaries" between purely creative and more strictly managerial profiles. These wide-ranging skills, which in companies are often only acquired after years of experience in different professional areas, were finalized in five strategic areas for fashion companies, especially in the current revision and reorganization phase:
Management and planning of creative processes and collection development: from the codification and understanding of brand values and stylistic codes to the ability to apply the codes within the different product categories and product lines, to collection planning through merchandising planning, supplier selection and management up to the organization and management of trade marketing and communication processes (Master in Fashion Direction: Brand & Product Management).
The integrated management of the creative and managerial processes related to distribution, in the different types of business (brand designers or industrial groups integrated downstream in direct retail; retail channels in partnership between brands and independent retailers, such as franchising, shop-in-shop, corners, etc.; evolved retailers with chain development, such as department stores, fast fashion retailers, mass retailers; small independent retailers, such as single shops or small local chains) (Master in Fashion Direction: Brand & Business Management).
The design and management of research, communication, and valorization strategies for companies' cultural heritages: from the qualitative and quantitative analysis of consumer worlds to the identification and interpretation of trends; from linguistic innovation in corporate and media communication to the governance of digital communication channels and formats; from the cultural valorization of visual, material and relational corporate heritages to the design and management of social responsibility programs (Master in Fashion Direction: Brand & Communication Management).
The management of processes characteristic of companies operating in the Design, Cosmetics & Wellness, and Events sectors: from the management of creative processes and portfolio development to the planning of brand management, and marketing management, to the project management of the design, organization, and execution of creative and creative processes related to events (Master in Fashion Direction: Brand & Luxury Management).
The management of the product/service system and the production process with a view to sustainability in luxury fashion companies: from reporting and the blockchain to the circular economy envisaged in management, materials, finishes, and innovative materials for a product that is not only environmentally but also socially and economically aware. Regulations, laws, and environmental impact assessment processes through to green commercial spaces and social communication processes (Master in Fashion Direction: Brand & Sustainability Management).
You can find more details about the typical positions our students obtain once they graduate on each master's page.
MFI is an international school. Find everything you need to know if you are coming from abroad here.
Milano Fashion Institute is committed to mentor international students, and in particular extra-E.U. citizens, in order to fully understand which is the procedure to follow for remaining in Italy and attending MFI Masters. The information provided below are alternatively for non E.U. citizens and for E.U. citizens.
Non E.U. citizens
Before the arrival in Italy
1. Student VISA
A visa is a permit issued to citizens of another country that is not part of the European Union, in order to enter the territory of the Italian Republic.
In order to attend a Milano Fashion Institute Master, perspective students that are not E.U. citizens must have the student VISA. This visa is specifically dedicated to students who will attend a course and remain in Italy for more than 90 days.
The student visa must be requested at the Italian Embassy or at the Italian Consulate in your home country of origin, or in the country in which the student permanently resides, before the departure to Italy.
To find out which are the documents required to apply for a visa and find the closest place to you to request it, you can click the following link: http://vistoperitalia.esteri.it/home/en
2. MFI Enrollment Certificate
During the process of requesting the visa, students are required to present their enrollment certificate to the local Italian Embassy or Consulate.
Milano Fashion Institute provide the enrollment certificate to the eligible perspective students by 5 working days.
After the arrival in Italy
3. Residence Permit (permesso di soggiorno)
The Italian law on immigration provides that extra-EU citizens, planning to stay in Italy for more than 3 months, have to apply for the residence permit within 8 days from their arrival in Italy.
Extra E.U. citizens have to submit the residence permit application at any post office where there is a Sportello Amico counter available. In order to do that students can obtain the kit directly at the post office and follow the instructions. They are requested also to present the following documents: passport, MFI enrollment certificate, photocopy of the receipt of the Health insurance, a € 16,00 duty stamp (you can buy it at the Tobacconist’s, i.e. Tabacchi shop). However, Milano Fashion Institute recommends to carefully read and comply with the instructions available in the kit.
The cost of this application that must be paid to the post office is 30,00 €. From the post office you will be given an appointment (day and time) for going to the Questura Immigration Office in order to be fingerprinted. On this appointment you will be required to bring 4 identical passport photos and the original documents, whose copies were enclosed in the application kit, including any document that could be missing in your application.
4. Tax identification code (i.e. Codice fiscale)
Once the student has arrived in Italy, it is necessary to obtain the codice fiscale, that is a unique tax identification code used in all the interactions with government agencies and public administration in Italy, as well as for other purposes (such as opening a bank account, signing a contract for renting an apartment or a room, signing a mobile phone contract, etc).
Application is easy and must be made at the local office of the Agenzie delle Entrate by showing a valid passport or stay permit.
The Agenzia delle Entrate offices available in Milan, and to which students can refer to, are at the following locations:
Via dei Missaglia, 97. Tel: 02.893075;
Via Abetone, 10. Tel: 02.540011 or 02.54100729;
Via della Moscova, 2. Tel: 02.636791;
Via Ugo Bassi, 4°. Tel: 02.697161;
Via Leonardo Bistolfi, 5. Tel: 02.210491;
Piazzale Carlo Stuparich, 2. Tel: 02.330251;
E.U. citizens, along with Norway, Switzerland, Liechtenstein and Iceland
European Union’s citizens, along with citizens from Norway, Switzerland, Liechtenstein and Iceland, who will remain in Italy for more than 90 months are mandatory required to register at the Ufficio Anagrafe (Registry Office) of the municipality in the city of Milan.
In order to be registered to the Ufficio Anagrafe the following documents are required:
- Passport or equivalent document
- Italian Tax Identification Code (Codice fiscale)
- The apartment rent contract or a declaration from the owner of the apartment, where the student is staying, stating that the student is a guest
The registration is completed after the Polizia Municipale (Local Police) has carried out a visit to the address in order to confirm the facts.
Additional useful information
If you are a foreign student, it is possible to open a current account at any bank or post office. In order to open a current account in Italy, the following documents are required:
- Tax identification Number (Codice Fiscale)
- Valid Passport or equivalent document
- Residence Permit (this document is not needed for citizens of E.U., Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein and Switzerland).
LIVING AND STAYING IN MILAN
Here are all the tools you need to find housing in Milan.
Like all major European capitals, finding a house in Milan can require a bit of research. Living in Milan in a comfortable environment, which allows you to easily follow your studies and at the same time explore and be inspired by the city of cool hunting, is of great importance to make your Master's experience as fruitful as possible. Therefore, please consider your accommodation here in Milan several weeks before your arrival at MFI. Non-EU students should be awared that in order to complete the application for a student visa, proof of accommodation may be required.
Prices for a private room in a shared flat range from € 400.00 to € 500.00 per month. Please note that you will probably be asked to pay a rent deposit of one to three months when you sign the contract. We therefore recommend that you always ask for a signed receipt of payment.
In order to help its students find suitable accommodation, Milano Fashion Institute collaborates with Spotahome.com, a portal for students and workers who need to find accommodation for the medium and long term: it is a very intuitive platform that allows students to find accommodation quickly, even remotely.
Spotahome was founded in 2014 with the mission of reinventing real estate.
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Booking a new home on Spotahome is 100% safe and scam-free thanks to our Fraud Protection Booking System: As an extra security step, the first payment is made through Spotahome. They will transfer this money to the landlord 48 hours after move in.
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Provenance, experience, degrees, and age: find out the composition of this Master's program, based on previous years.
Milano Fashion Institute's Master's courses are aimed at junior profiles, both Italian and foreigners with a solid knowledge of English.
Possession of work experience within the sector is not a binding requirement, although it is subject to evaluation.
The multidisciplinary background of the students in the classroom reproduces and encourages the learning processes typical of business contexts.
*All data refer to 2023 Masters in Fashion Direction.