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DIT unveils a new MSc programme for business-minded fashion enthusiasts

Posted: 20 February, 2018

The College of Business at DIT has just welcomed its first cohort of students into its exciting new fashion programme delivered by the Arthur Ryan Retail Centre.

The MSc in Fashion Buying and Management is a unique educational offering in Ireland and is designed for graduates seeking to break into the exciting and fast-paced fashion buying industry. The qualification celebrates its 10th birthday in 2018 and recently received accreditation from Quality & Qualifications Ireland to convert from a Postgraduate Diploma to a Masters’ degree. 

The programme, which runs from January to December, was created to meet specific industry demand and includes a range of modules such as Principles of Luxury Retailing, Retail Merchandising Analytics, Sociology of Fashion and Store Environment. Also included is a trip to Paris to attend Premièr Vision, the world’s leading fabric show, showcasing the season’s fashion directions up to 18 months in advance.

Barbara Mohan, Programme Manager - MSc Fashion Buying & Management has many years’ fashion experience and partners with leading industry figures to deliver a series of Fashion Seminars. “In addition to the trip to Paris, our industry-led seminars allow students to meet with potential employers and keep up to date with the latest trends. Students will also visit an Irish fabric mill to complement their studies in the Materials and Fabric module.”

Although an interest for fashion is advantageous, a mind for business is essential. As Barbara explains, “Fashion buying requires a unique and varied skill-set, not only do you need to keep abreast of trends you also need to have an analytical mind and be capable of considering the range of complex factors at play in the consumer buying decision process. Our programme nurtures the innate fashion business talent our students arrive with by providing them with detailed information as to how the industry works and how their role will interact with other key business functions such as Design, Finance and Retail Operations.”

For more information and to find out how to apply, visit the programme website