The Academy of Marketing is a Learned Society for marketing researchers, educators and professionals. The organisation’s primary purpose is the advancement of Marketing knowledge as an academic discipline and profession. The Fashion Business School’s affiliation to the Academy of Marketing supports our research and curriculum development in this discipline.
FBS Accreditations & Memberships
Professional recognition is an important distinction of quality. The Fashion Business School’s courses are accredited by the Small Business Charter, Chartered Management Institute, Chartered Institute of Marketing, British Display Society and the British Psychological Society. The Fashion Business School is an active member of the Chartered Association of Business Schools, Enterprise Educators UK and the United Nations Principles for Responsible Management Education initiative.
BA (Hons) Fashion Visual Merchandising and Branding is recognised by the British Display Society as a UK ‘Centre of Excellence’: graduates may receive the award of ProDip.BDS upon successful completion of the course and have the opportunity of membership of the British Display Society whilst studying at LCF.
The MSc Applied Psychology in Fashion, within the fashion Business School, is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS). Accreditation is a high quality benchmarking process that promotes psychology as a science and offers the opportunity for graduates to gain Graduate and/or Chartered membership of the Society.
The Chartered Association of Business Schools (CABS) is the authoritative voice of business and management education in the UK. In 2008 LCF achieved Association of Business School status and five years later we launched the world’s first EMBA in Fashion with our portfolio of Executive Training developing all of the time.
The Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) is the leading professional body for marketers worldwide and exists to develop the marketing profession, maintain professional standards and improve the skills of marketing practitioners. The BA Fashion Marketing course at London College of Fashion has been accredited by the CIM to give students the opportunity to gain professional qualifications through CIM Graduate Gateway. CIM qualifications are highly sought after by employers, and map alongside our own degrees which ensures we are equipping students with the best opportunities for a successful marketing career.
LCF is accredited to deliver Chartered Management Institute (CMI) qualifications. BA Fashion Management and MSc International Fashion Management graduating students will receive a CMI Diploma in addition to their degree at no extra cost. The CMI is recognised by Royal Charter as the professional body for managers in the UK and this will help to equip students with the knowledge, skills and understanding they will need in order to develop a successful career in senior management within the fashion industry.
LCF and UAL have become members of Enterprise Educators UK to enhance our students' education in enterprise, entrepreneurship and innovation in the creative industries as well as adding credibility and authenticity to what we already do.
LCF’s Fashion Business School has become a University Partner of IPSE (The Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed). IPSE represent 64,000 freelancers, contractors and consultants from every sector of the economy and it is their ambition to become the voice for the 4.8 million self-employed people across the UK. As experts in self-employment, freelancing, consulting and contracting, IPSE will work with the FBS to support its students and alumni who are considering this independent way of working.
LCF has been accepted into the Principles of Responsible Management Education (PRME) initiative due to our outstanding work in championing social responsibility and sustainability into our core business of teaching, learning and research. The mission of PRME is to inspire and champion responsible management education and research globally in order to develop a new generation of business managers and leaders. LCF adheres to the PRME six principles, which lay the foundation for the global platform for responsible management education.
The Small Business Charter, which brings leading business schools and SME communities across the UK together, has awarded the Fashion Business School with Small Business Charter status, in recognition of its active participation in supporting start-ups and small businesses. University business schools awarded with Small Business Charter awards have already directly helped over 8000 small businesses – working with them through a range of support including on-site incubators with dedicated space for students and small businesses to start up and grow. There are currently 33 business schools that hold a Small Business Charter Award.