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, UN Principles for Responsible Management Education initiative, Royal Society of Arts, the Academy of Marketing and The Association of Suppliers to the British Clothing Industry.
The ASBCI is the largest fashion and textile student association in the UK. London College of Fashion students on qualifying courses benefit from Premier Membership of the ASBCI offering valuable links with industry and future graduate employers. ASBCI is a unique association of members representing connections with and knowledge of all the key sectors of the fashion industry. Membership informs the Fashion Business School of new technical and commercial practices and processes as well as government and external developments that may impact on the Fashion industry.
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 and BSc (Hons) Psychology of Fashion, within the fashion Business School, are 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 Management Accountants (CIMA) is the world’s leading, and largest, professional body in this field. MSc Strategic Fashion Management is accredited by CIMA, providing students with the opportunity to graduate with a dual award: their degree and the CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting (Cert BA). Achieving the certificate enhances graduate employability and provides a direct entry route to a CIMA professional qualification.
The Chartered Management Institute (CMI) is recognised by Royal Charter as the professional body for managers in the UK, providing qualifications to equip members with the knowledge, skills and understanding they will need in order to develop a successful career in senior management. BSc Fashion Management and MSc Strategic Fashion Management have been mapped to the CMI Diploma in Management and Leadership, (Levels 5 and 7 respectively), enabling students to graduate with a CMI qualification in addition to their degree at no extra cost.
Chartered Manager is the highest status that can be achieved in the management profession. Awarded solely by the CMI, the only chartered awarding organisation for leadership and management, it's recognised and valued across all sectors. As a CMI Approved Centre the Fashion Business School endorses applications on the Exemption Route to Chartered Manager.
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 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.
The Textile Institute brings together professionals from around the world in an association that is simultaneously a body setting professional standards, a learned society advancing knowledge and industrial practice, an interactive network for the exchange of ideas and a social community. It’s aim is to promote professionalism in all areas associated with the textile industries worldwide. BA (Hons) Fashion Buying and Merchandising has been awarded Associateship level accreditation (CText ATI) by the Textile Institute and LCF enjoys corporate membership.
The International Apparel Federation is a world leading trade association whose membership includes national clothing associations and companies whose core business is sourcing, designing, development, manufacturing, distribution, and retailing of apparel products.