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  • The master’s program in Fashion Management at Parsons prepares you to advance and transform your career in the evolving fashion business landscape. You learn to challenge existing paradigms in the fashion world and develop groundbreaking ideas for fashion businesses, start-ups, and fashion-related services. Graduates return to the workforce with in-depth knowledge and advanced skills in global and local manufacturing, ethical production, value chains, marketing, and merchandising. This program can be completed on campus or fully online.

    Program Highlights

    • Future of Fashion Business

      Immerse yourself in the future-facing fashion industry and explore its intersections with technology, innovation, local and global leadership, entrepreneurship, and new business models.

    • Industry Access in NYC

      Learn alongside leading New York City–based industry professionals and experts who teach, guest-lecture, and open their studios and workshops to you. Draw on the extensive networks that have kept Parsons at the global forefront of fashion education. 

    • Creativity + Commerce

      Learn to reinvent fashion industry systems, create disruptive strategies for social media and e-commerce, and integrate sustainability, diversity, equity, and inclusion into fashion practices. 

    • Business Innovation

      Design new ways to streamline processes, explore methods for rapid innovation in retail, and develop strategies to influence consumer behavior. 

    • Professional Relevance

      Create a unique professional portfolio of new fashion business models and ventures or gain immediately applicable skills in the art and science of fashion for your current apparel industry setting. 

    • Applicant Profile

      The program cultivates a community of self-driven students with fashion industry and business experience along with individuals from other backgrounds relevant to the creative, retail, and consumer goods industries. 

    • Degree Master of Professional Studies (MPS)
    • Format Full-time, on campus
    • Credits 30
    • Duration 1 year
  • Curriculum

    The dynamic Fashion Management curriculum begins with a one-week orientation seminar and consists of fall and spring semesters and a summer term. The program features cohort-style learning and consists of several 15-week courses that meet weekly on campus. You can also choose to complete the program entirely online.

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  • Career Paths

    Graduates are prepared to develop new paradigms in the fashion world and devise groundbreaking, disruptive, compelling concepts enabling them to succeed in fashion-related careers including fashion styling and visual merchandising, product merchandising and production, fashion editorial content development, and brand management.

  • Parsons faculty represent a broad range of expertise and are acknowledged as leading practitioners and scholars in their fields.

  • Parsons is known for its legacy of leading by design, with many CFDA members being School of Fashion alumni. This new program is exactly what our industry needs today. As fashion systems transform, we need leaders with sophisticated creative acumen within brand, retail, and business.

    Sara Kozlowski, Council of Fashion Designers of America, Director of Education and Professional Development
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      Research Labs

      Research is integral to the Parsons learning experience, and students and faculty work together to challenge existing paradigms and advance emerging scholarship and practice. Explore the thematic research laboratories housed at Parsons and throughout The New School.

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      Industry Engagement

      Connect to the organizations, businesses, and entrepreneurs driving global creativity and commerce. In classes, internships, and extracurricular projects, you gain marketable problem-solving skills in sectors ranging from government and nonprofits to tech and creative industries.

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      New York City’s thriving creative industry and cultural institutions are part of your Parsons education. Our Career Services Office is enmeshed in the art and design industries and can help you advance your career with industry-oriented internships. 

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      Funded Opportunities

      Funds are earmarked for graduate travel, research, and work to support your study. Opportunities include paid teaching assistantships, research fellowships and assistantships (including ones offered throughout The New School), ample student employment, and other grants available to U.S. domestic and international students alike.

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      Making & Academic Resources

      Enjoy access to extensive resources including New School libraries, computer labs, archives, and studios, along with Parsons’ state-of-the-art Making Center, facilities offering a broad array of tools to support your creative and academic growth.

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