International Fashion Management Program (Postgraduate Certificate) (F412)

Program Description

Program Overview

The International Fashion Management program will prepare you with the skills and knowledge needed for success in the worldwide fashion industry. Courses emphasize theoretical expertise in fashion business practices, global marketing, logistics and supply chain management with some practical hands-on application. 

Full Description

The International Fashion Management program is a one-year graduate certificate program* designed for the student or industry professional with a serious interest in the international apparel business.

The program provides you with the skills essential to succeed in the global apparel market. As new communication technologies make the world a smaller place, more possibilities for the fashion industry emerge on an international scale, along with many related career opportunities.

You are exposed to world trade through the study of economic, legal and cultural factors that affect international trade policies. Specifically, the focus of study is on the understanding of business practices, global marketing, logistics and supply chain management as they relate to the fashion industry worldwide. The program content combines analytical and management skills, along with knowledge of world culture and understanding of the global economy, to enable success in the international apparel industry.

*Courses are taught at the advanced level. This program requires commitment and planning for a heavy course workload in addition to class hours.

Note: This program includes an unpaid field education component at the end of the second semester. Students will not graduate until this component has been completed.

This program is part of our School of Fashion and Jewellery.

Program Requirements

The International Fashion Management program requires students to have access to a personal laptop or desktop computer, and reliable Internet access for synchronous classes.

Career & Postgraduate Study Opportunities

Career Options

Depending on previous education and work experience, combined with completion of the International Fashion Management program, graduates may find careers in various areas of the fashion industry such as apparel suppliers, wholesale distribution companies, major retailers and independent retailers.

Graduates are employed in positions leading to careers such as:

  • business analysis
  • logistics
  • planning and allocation
  • import and export
  • product brand management
  • sourcing
  • wholesale distribution and sales
Pushpreet Singh

“The Post Graduate International Fashion Management program is excellent for someone looking to launch a career in the apparel industry. The curriculum helps you to understand the business side of fashion, from understanding the trade between countries and their applicable laws or getting a glimpse of the supply chain.

The program challenges you to be ready for all real-life scenarios through live case studies provided by industry-active professors. I strongly recommend this program to those who want to truly understand the business side, which is an indispensable factor in making money out of your creativity. The program offers numerous career-building opportunities; however, I would recommend sticking to what you like and work towards that.

The mandatory internship goes hand-in-hand and makes you understand how the Canadian fashion industry works and brings you one step closer to beginning your career.

I wish future students all the very best and look forward to seeing them working in the industry with excellence after graduation from  this program!”

Pushpreet Singh
Ontario College Graduate Certificate

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