Master in Fashion, Experience & Design Management

  • Jan 2021 Next Start
  • 12 Months Duration
  • English Language
  • Full-Time Format
  • 3 years Avg. working
  • Milano Where

Add More Value to Creativity.

The Master in Fashion, Experience & Design Management (MAFED) is an intensive 1-year full-time program that is taught entirely in English and attracts students from all over the world. MAFED provides you with the most solid management skills to work in highly creative industries, where the value of an unlimited imagination needs to be combined with analytical capabilities, consistent strategies, and carefully targeted marketing initiatives.


MAFED Perspectives
MAFED Perspectives


  • You want a managerial role in a fashion, luxury, or design company.
  • You want to work in companies that create unique customer experiences.
  • You want to come into contact with the industrial world, where things happen.
  • You want to prepare for all this in Milan, an international and challenging environment, and the symbol of Italian Style worldwide.


MAFED Partnerships

Our partners are brands and companies that represent the excellence of Italian lifestyle, and they share with our students their philosophy and business culture. Fondazione Altagamma is the official sponsor of the MAFED. They support the program financially, they contribute with business testimonials and seminars on key issues, and enrich the experience in many other ways.

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Italian Excellence

Inspired by Italy’s cultural heritage, SDA Bocconi School of Management shows its expertise in three of the highlights of Italian Excellence, namely the arts, fashion and design and food and beverage.

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Key Facts

Int'l Students

from 23 Countries

Study Tours

Paris, Madrid, NY (On a fee-paying basis)


found a new job 1 year after Graduation 



Class Size




Average Work Experience


Average Age

“My commitment is to build on the trusted heritage of the MAFED and keep maintaining its leadership position at international levels, to make a real difference for your next job position.

My promise is to make your experience through this journey unforgettable, not only thanks to the excellent program we are designing for you, but also thanks to the unrepeatable contributions of an impressive company, and an alumni network that is going to represent a major asset for the rest of your personal and professional life.”

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Emanuela Prandelli
MAFED Director

For me, MAFED was the perfect blend of theory and practice. The level of teachers, their expertise and their real-life experience with leading companies is the core of the program, supported by excellent field trips and carefully selected guest speakers.

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Yasemin Karani - Turkish
MAFED 2013

It was in 2011 that I decided to apply for the MAFED program at SDA Bocconi. After having graduated in international business and having worked in fashion for one year, I wanted to deepen my knowledge about the fashion and luxury industry and expand my horizon regarding opportunities and challenges this industry offers.

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Lukas Mayer - German
MAFED 2012
Junior Category Management Specialist Ermenegildo Zegna, Italy


Upcoming face-to-face meetings
Jan 2020 09:00 - 16:00
Orientation Meetings - Munich
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Jan 2020 09:00 - 13:00
Orientation Meetings - San Francisco
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Upcoming online sessions
Feb 2020 18:30 - 19:30
The MAFED study experience: meet the Director and talk with Participants
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Mar 2020 13:30 - 14:30
MAFED & current students
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Personalized Orientation

MAFED is a challenge to be taken on with a strong dedication. The Recruiting and Admissions team will be happy to arrange an individual orientation meeting at school to answer your questions and give you personalized advice. We can also do this by phone or Skype.

SDA Bocconi organizes events and meetings throughout the year, both online and offline, where you can interact with directors, faculty, alumni, and staff.

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Contact us for more information, to arrange a meeting, request to visit the school, or attend a class.

Next Steps

Jan 2020
Applications Review Start

Go to admissions

5 Oct 2020
Nov 2021
Optional Online Pre-Courses Start
Jan 2021
Program Start
Nov 2021
Program End

News & Social

12 October 2017
Fashion & Luxury, when creativity meets management
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