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Fashion Business School

Shortlisted for The Times Higher Education Business School of The Year 2017 awards, the Fashion Business School (FBS) is a multidisciplinary school which enjoys a global reputation for its unique fashion business courses, high quality teaching and research. The courses we offer have evolved to support, as well as challenge, this economically and globally important sector - a sector that LCF continues to shape – and more than half of our courses are now non-design, reflecting our commitment to the enterprising as well as creative talents of our students.

Undergraduate courses

BA (Hons) Fashion Buying and Merchandising

This fashion buying and merchandising course is for students who want to become successful buyers, merchandisers and trend forecasters working in the global fashion industry.

College: London College of Fashion
Level: Undergraduate

BA (Hons) Fashion Visual Merchandising and Branding

This course covers visual merchandising, marketing and branding for the fashion industry, providing industry experience and allowing you to work while you study.

College: London College of Fashion
Level: Undergraduate

BSc (Hons) Fashion Management

This fashion management course equips students with the skills required for a highly successful career in management in the global fashion industry.

College: London College of Fashion
Level: Undergraduate

LCF MBA

The full-time MBA is focused on the wider global fashion industry and aimed at candidates who have three years experience in the industry, including internships, work experience or those running their own company.

College: London College of Fashion
Level: Postgraduate

BSc (Hons) Psychology of Fashion

This unique fashion psychology course provides the critical insight into human behaviour needed to understand and improve the human aspects of the business of fashion.

College: London College of Fashion
Level: Undergraduate

BA (Hons) Fashion Marketing

This fashion marketing course will prepare you for a successful career working in the global fashion industry in the specialised area of marketing.

College: London College of Fashion
Level: Undergraduate

Graduate Diploma Fashion Management

Combine creative and business knowledge and skills to develop a solid understanding of the fashion industry in this international course.

College: London College of Fashion
Level: Postgraduate

Postgraduate courses

MA Strategic Fashion Marketing

A fashion marketing and management programme with a global reputation for success in launching fashion industry careers.

College: London College of Fashion
Level: Postgraduate

MA Fashion Design Management

A fashion design management course with a global perspective for students wishing to enter managerial roles within the fashion and design industries.

College: London College of Fashion
Level: Postgraduate

MA Fashion Entrepreneurship and Innovation

This fashion entrepreneurship course develops entrepreneurs who can build and capitalise on the existing strengths in the UK and international fashion industries.

College: London College of Fashion
Level: Postgraduate

MA Global Fashion Retailing

A fashion retail course aimed at students who wish to pursue a management, or creative, career in omnichannel fashion retailing, to shape current and future international fashion retailing strategy and operations.

College: London College of Fashion
Level: Postgraduate

MSc Strategic Fashion Management

A course for those seeking a high-flying career in supply chain, merchandising, financial and people management in the constantly changing and challenging global fashion industry.

College: London College of Fashion
Level: Undergraduate

MSc Applied Psychology in Fashion

The first and only MSc in the world that applies psychological science within the context of fashion to make a positive difference through increasing knowledge, improving performance and enhancing well-being.

College: London College of Fashion
Level: Postgraduate

MSc Cosmetic Science

This applied cosmetic science course gives you the skills and knowledge for a rewarding and successful specialist career in the cosmetic and toiletry industry.

College: London College of Fashion
Level: Undergraduate

Executive MBA (Fashion)

The Executive MBA (Fashion) has been created for busy international professionals working at a senior level and is designed to help you achieve a leadership role.

College: London College of Fashion
Level: Postgraduate

PG Cert Fashion: Buying and Merchandising

A dynamic, relevant and industry-facing fashion buying and merchandising course, with live briefs, keynote speakers and field trips.

College: London College of Fashion
Level: Postgraduate

News from this school

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Fashion Business School People

LCF Alum, Bukki Ojo.
Image provided by Bukki Ojo.

Bukki Ojo

Bukki Ojo is an MA Entrepreneurship and Innovation alumna.

Florence Adepoju, founder of MDM Flow
Image provided by Florence Adepoju, founder of MDM Flow

Florence Adepoju

Florence studied Cosmetic Science before going on to set up her own make-up brand MDM Flow.

Image of LCF Alum, Carmen Haid
Image provided by Carmen Haid.

Carmen Haid

Carmen Haid graduated from BA Fashion Business Management and went on to set up her own brand consultancy, working with the likes of Louis Vuitton.

Accreditations and membership

Professional recognition is an important distinction of quality. The Fashion Business School’s courses are accredited by the British Display Society, British Psychological Society, Chartered Institute of Marketing, Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, Chartered Management Institute, and the Textile Institute.

The Fashion Business School is an active member of the Chartered Association of Business Schools, Small Business Charter, Enterprise Educators UK, the United Nations Principles for Responsible Management Education initiative, The Academy of Marketing, the Royal Society of Arts and The Association of Suppliers to the British Clothing Industry.

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LCF wide & Fashion Business School accreditations and memberships

The Academy of Marketing

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.

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.

Member of the Chartered Association of Business Schools

The Chartered Association of Business Schools (CABS) is the authoritative voice of business and management education in the UK. CABS supports members to maintain world-class standards of teaching and research, and help shape policy and create opportunities through dialogue with business and government. LCF achieved Association of Business School membership in 2008.

Chartered Management Institute Approved Centre

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.

Enterprise Educators UK

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.

Principles of Responsible Management Education

LCF has Advanced Membership status of the Principles of Responsible Management Education (PRME) initiative due to our outstanding work in championing social responsibility and sustainability in 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

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 with Small Business Charter awards have already directly helped over 8000 small businesses, providing a range of support including on-site incubators with dedicated space for students and small businesses to start up and grow. There are currently 36 business schools that hold a Small Business Charter Award.

International Apparel Federation

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.

Course accreditations

British Display Society

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 students may be members of the British Display Society whilst studying at LCF.

British Psychological Society

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.

Chartered Institute of Management Accountants

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.

Chartered Management Institute

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. Many of our fashion management courses are mapped to CMI qualifications, enabling students to graduate with a CMI award in addition to their degree at no extra cost.

The Chartered Institute of Marketing

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.

The Textile Institute

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.

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