Add More Value to Creativity.

Next Start 22 Jan 2024
Duration 12 Months
Language English
Format Full-Time
Avg. working
3.1 years
Where Milano

The Master in Fashion, Experience & Design Management (MAFED) is an intensive 1-year full-time experience that provides you with solid management skills to work in highly creative industries, empowering you to combine the power of imagination with enhanced methodologies and analytical capabilities, consistent strategies and carefully targeted marketing initiatives, enabling you to create lasting, engaging, and imaginative brands that stand the test of time.




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Who is it for?

MAFED is the right Master for you if:

  • You want a managerial role in a fashion, luxury, or design company.
  • You want to work in organizations that create unique customer experiences.
  • You want to launch your own venture in these symbol-intensive industries.
  • You want to engage with the power of industry.
  • You want to prepare for all this in Milan, an international and challenging environment, and the well-recognized symbol of Italian style and excellence worldwide.



MY MAFED in 60 seconds – Elio Di Gregorio

MY MAFED in 60 seconds – Ella Phillips




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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Why choose us?

1. Build a Solid Career in a Fast-Moving Business World

The program’s structure is highly interdisciplinary. At the end of the program you will have a solid understanding of business planning, marketing, supply chain, finance, accounting, and control tools, and you will be able to apply advanced product, brand, sales and retail management techniques in a fast-moving and global business environment.

2. A Network of Relevant Partnerships

Our partners are companies that represent the excellence of Italian lifestyle, well-renowned at the worldwide level, and they share with our students their philosophy and business culture. Fondazione Altagamma supports the program financially, contributing business testimonials and seminars on key issues that greatly enrich the overall MAFED experience. YNAP is MAFED's technical partner, supporting the program on initiatives related to digital strategy and ecommerce.

3. World-Class Faculty

MAFED faculty is composed of top scholars into the field, who are well known at the global level for their talks and top-notch research, developed in collaboration with the leading companies in these sectors.

4. Top Guest Speakers

You will enhance your skills through the opportunity to systematically interact with top managers participating in classes as guest speakers and delivering business cases for joint discussion.

5. We care about your professional future

MAFED supports you also in preparing your career development with the Career Management Program, a dynamic meeting point for cultures and opportunities that offers you advice and dedicated services.

6. Italian Excellence

Having long been the hub of fashion, creativity and design, Milano is the ideal campus to fully discover Italian Excellence. This full immersion helps participants to understand how fashion brands have leveraged their cultural history, while at the same time being innovative and contemporary at a global level.

7. International environment in Milan, Italy

You will be exposed to a unique international environment that encourages you to explore differences and celebrate diversity. You will be able to take part in globally recognized events that attract visitors from all over the world, such as Milan Fashion Weeks and Design Week.

8. Study Tours

You will have the chance to enjoy 3 study tours, to experience in the field what you learn in class, visiting boutiques and meeting local managers. Paris and Madrid are available to all MAFED students, while New York and the Italian Grand Tour are linked to the specialisms chosen at the end of the Master.

9. Fashion and Hospitality Concentrations

You will have the possibility to choose, in the very last mile of the Program, between 2 different elective concentrations: Go-To-Market in a Fashion and Design Global Landscape or Experience & Hospitality. It involves 5 courses, a dedicated study tour and 8 weeks full time field-project related to the chosen concentration. 



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Top Guest Speakers

Study Tours

Experience an amazing Study Tour: Paris, Madrid, New York or Italian Grand Tour


Program with LVMH & Loro Piana

The MAFED class


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Inside My MAFED SDA Bocconi programs offer a unique and personalized learning experience. Enter the world of MAFED to discover its unique contents.

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

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

Emanuela Prandelli
MAFED Director

"MAFED is not just an educational journey, but it is also an extraordinary, enriching and emotional experience in the future of fashion, customer experience and design management.
I am excited to walk with the students towards a life-changing learning opportunity in highly creative industries, bringing my authentic passion for an incredibly fast-growing sector where it becomes increasingly relevant to acquire solid managerial skills and an entrepreneurial mindset."

Chiara Piancatelli
MAFED Coordinator

What they say about us

MAFED has provided me with an incredible opportunity to meet key players in the field, and leverage my quantitative background to enter and understand the exciting and glamorous world of fashion and design.

Julia Shevchuk
MAFED21, 2022

What is the Milano advantage?
The Milano advantage is having the privilege to study in the fashion capital of the world. The city gives you access to so many events, locations, and people that you would not have access to in any other city.

What has impressed you most about the SDA Boccon MAFED?
What has impressed me most is the network the program has built and shares with its students. Students have the opportunity to utilize this network and have exceptional company visits that you would not get to do with any other school or program. In addition, the diversity of the student body is impressive, with over 20 nationalities present in the class, which makes for a great learning environment.

Why would you recommend the SDA Bocconi MAFED?
I would recommend it because it offers unparalleled knowledge about the fashion industry, and so many doors to enter the industry, especially for students like myself who have no fashion background. In addition, you get experiences that you would never get at other schools such as luxury company visits, networking cocktails, and guest speakers coming from a multitude of different companies. Being in Milan is like no other experience - being in the center of luxury gives you experiences like no other.

Isaac Alexander Battat - Canadian
MAFED18, 2018-2019
Business Analyst, Office of the CEO, Versace


Upcoming face-to-face meetings
Mar 2023 13:00 - 20:00
Orientation Meetings - Firenze
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Mar 2023 13:00 - 20:00 | CEST
Orientation Meetings - Roma
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Upcoming online sessions
Apr 2023 18:30 - 19:30 | CEST
MAFED and its 2 Concentrations. On Fashion and Design and on Hospitality Management
Language ENGLISH
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Apr 2023 12:30 - 14:30 | CEST
One to One with the MAFED Director
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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.


    The COVID-19 global crisis has turned the world upside down and drastically changed our routines. Business rules are being re-written and that is exactly why, today more than ever, management education is the most crucial asset for people and organizations to reset their vision and account for this new reality. Making the choice to grow professionally means being confident about the future and ready to change for the better.
    Take advantage of the expertise of our team who can advise you on how to find the best way to reach your professional goals. They will provide you with customized information and support to choose the program that best fits your profile. You will find details here for all our meetings and initiatives.

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Next Steps

March 2023
Applications Review Start

Go to admissions

7 Oct 2023
Application Deadline
22 Jan 2024
Program Start
Dec 2024
Program End

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