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MAFED

Master in Fashion, Experience & Design Management

  • Jan 2022 Next Start
  • 12 Months Duration
  • English Language
  • Full-Time Format
  • 3 years Avg. working
    experience
  • Milano Where

MAFED
Add More Value to Creativity.

The Master in Fashion, Experience & Design Management (MAFED) is an intensive 1-year full-time experience that provides you with the most solid management skills to work in highly creative industries, where the value of unlimited imagination needs to be combined with enhanced methodologies and analytical capabilities, consistent strategies and carefully targeted marketing initiatives, new managerial tools and rigorous KPIs.

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 into these symbolic-intensive industries.
  • 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 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-renewed at the worldwide level, and they share with our students their philosophy and business culture. Fondazione Altagamma supports the program financially, contribute with business testimonials and seminars on key issues that greatly enrich the overall MAFED experience. YNAP is MAFED technical partner, which supports 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 worldwide 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 to be jointly discussed.

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 the 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 makes learning a process of exploring differences and celebrating diversity. You will be able to take part to globally recognized events that attract to Milan visitors from all over the world, like the Milan Fashion Weeks and the Design Week.

8. Direct Brand and In-Company Experience

Participants will have the unique chance to directly experience brands in stores, showrooms, events and trade fairs, by “seeing and touching” the product where it is originally made, through a broad array of different company visits.

9. Field Projects

You will have the opportunity to spend two months working on field projects directly delivered by top international Fashion and Design Companies in order to practically apply the tools learned in class and discuss them with your academic and professional advisors.

Highlights

87%
Graduates

found a new job 1 year after Graduation

30+

Top Guest Speakers

3
Study Tours

You can live amazing Study Tour: Paris, Madrid, NY (not included on the fee of the master)

23
Countries

47 people from 23 Countries

20+

Mafed editions over the years

Scholarships

The MAFED class

47
Students

Class Size

74%

International Students

2.8
Years

Average working experience

26
Years

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.”

Emanuela Prandelli
MAFED Director

What they say about us

Why would you recommend the SDA Bocconi MAFED?

MAFED equips you with the edge you need to become an international and well-networked fashion/design management professional. You have the opportunity to build up relevant management knowledge tailored to the respective industries, whilst gaining valuable "real-world" experience in projects with leading companies of the fashion/design industry. This combination of academic excellence, practical application of learnings and networking opportunities is unique from my perspective and sets the stage for the next step in your career.
 
What has impressed you most about the SDA Bocconi MAFED?

The strength of MAFED relies upon a diverse student body from different professional backgrounds, countries and all ways of thinking. Even if I had studied and worked abroad before, I had never experienced working with such an international crowd of people. It was demanding, but also very intriguing to overcome cultural differences, learn about different ways of working and to work on great projects together. This way I could not only build a strong professional network for the future, but also real friendships with people from all over the world.

Describe your SDA Bocconi experience and the importance of taking an International Master in Milano, at SDA Bocconi.

Milan is one of the fashion and design capitals in the world. Fashion brands such as Prada, Gucci and Versace have their headquarters in the city as well as the leading luxury e-commerce Yoox Net-a-Porter. The proximity to the industry was a great benefit for my learning experience as we had the opportunity to discuss with guest speakers, participate in company visits and worked on field projects with major Italian fashion brands.

Johannes Sieber - German
MAFED16, 2016-2017
Senior Associate, Boston Consulting Group

MAFED is a true masterclass in the business of fashion and an invaluable investment for anyone looking to pursue a career in such a competitive and fast-moving industry. SDA Bocconi is one of the world’s leading business schools and attracts the very best global talent, creating a diverse mix of highly ambitious and accomplished people and a stimulating environment of academic excellence. The MAFED programme is structured by industry experts to include in-depth study of the fundamental pillars of business, delivered in the context of luxury fashion. There is a focus on data-driven analytics, merchandising and corporate finance alongside in-depth courses in digital marketing, customer experience and retail. Perhaps the biggest strength of the MAFED programme is the direct access to professionals at the very top of the luxury industry, with many opportunities to meet and learn from CEOs and benefit from valuable networking opportunities. As a professional in the luxury industry, MAFED gives you a real edge. 

Ella Phillips - British
MAFED19 , 2019-2020
Events Team at Valentino

Meet MAFED

Upcoming online sessions
16
Jun 2021 10:00 - 17:00 | CEST
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17
Jun 2021 18:30 - 19:30 | CEST
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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.

 

  • AN ACTUAL COMMUNITY NEVER STOPS BUT ADVANCES TOGETHER THROUGH CHALLENGES BY TURNING THEM INTO OPPORTUNITIES FOR EVERYONE.
    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

Apr 2021
Applications Review Start

Go to admissions

11 Oct 2021
Application Deadline
24 Jan 2022
Program Start

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