The Executive MBA (Fashion) is for fashion business executives, directors, managers and growing entrepreneurs. This specialist programme is uniquely focused on the fashion industry, enabling participants to broaden their careers beyond their own specific experiences, developing a greater strategic approach, confidence and understanding that can equip them for more senior roles and greater responsibilities.
This exclusive blended learning programme is delivered by a combination of 6 day face-to-face teaching blocks in London, followed by online seminars, discussions and peer-to-peer learning, taught by some of the most highly respected professionals that the fashion industry and creative academia can offer.
You will be taught by staff with significant business experience and access to the fashion industry through consultancies and research. LCF maintains close relationships with industry leaders, which underpins the EMBA’s focused content, enabling participants to learn from real-life case studies, projects and from industry specialists.
This unique learning experience will provide you with the opportunity to acquire new knowledge and skills to succeed in the widest variety of fashion enterprises. During the course you will be able to enhance your leadership, evaluative, analytical and problem-solving skills by combining your growing theoretical knowledge with the decision-making challenges faced during your work roles.
To complement your post graduate studies at LCF, the course also provides continuous professional development (CPD) opportunities through its “Leadership portfolio” of career coaching resources. Six online coaching activities delivered in tandem with the six specialism units have been designed to support your progress toward senior leadership positions. At the end of the course these CPD activities will be further supported by a two-day Career coaching workshop to complete your learning journey with us here at LCF.
Mode of learning
- 18 month part-time programme.
- Designed to complement full-time employment.
- Periods of intensive study.
- Seven units completed in sequence.
- Option to exit with a Postgraduate certificate (60 credits) or a Postgraduate diploma (120 credits).
This is a blended learning course, which is delivered through a mixture of face to face attendance and online distance learning.
Face to Face teaching
Candidates will be required to attend in person for six day teaching blocks (three days per unit) three times in their first year. Classes will include a mix of tutor and student-led seminars, group and individual presentations, individual and team responses to case studies, and lectures. Lectures will be supported by guest speakers from fashion and related industries. Case studies will form a further focus for student-led seminar and workshop activity.
Candidates will be required to attend in person for five day teaching blocks two times in their second year.
Relevant site visits are scheduled, allowing candidates restricted behind the scenes access directly related to the unit of study. Recent site visits have offered candidates the opportunity to visit the Net-a-Porter distribution centre and the denim manufacturer Blackhorse Road Atelier.
Candidates are offered access to a blend of exclusive industry networking events. These can take the form of panel discussions with high-profile speakers, network events or bespoke executive training sessions. These are followed by the chance to meet the speakers and EMBA contacts over drinks and canapés to network and develop industry contacts.
Online distance learning
The advanced virtual learning environment offers candidates the opportunity to engage with tutor-led live seminars, discussion forums and chat room facilities. This blend of learning provides an accessible, inspiring and flexible space in which to gain this EMBA degree.
Candidates are expected to engage frequently in self-directed peer communication. The latter will help strengthen the strong networking opportunities afforded by the programme.
Course units and attendance dates for 19/20:
Global Strategy (20 credits)
Face to face attendance dates: 30 September to 2 October 2019
Strategic Financial Management (20 credits)
Face to face attendance dates: 3 October to 5 October 2019
Product Portfolio Management (20 credits)
Face to face attendance dates: 13 January 2020 to 15 January 2020
Strategic Branding and Marketing Management (20 credits)
Face to face attendance dates: 16 January 2020 to 18 January 2020
Innovative Business Management (20 credits)
Face to face attendance dates: 27 April to 29 April 2020
Global Supply Chain Management and Distribution (20 credits)
Face to face attendance dates: 30 April to 2 May 2020
Consultancy Project Presentations (60 credits)
(only available after completion of all other units)
Face to face attendance dates 1: 7 October to 11 October 2019
Face to face attendance dates 2: 18 to 22 March 2020