International Fashion Management Program (Postgraduate) (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

Alumni Impact

We are immensely proud of the contributions of our alumni in Toronto and around the globe.
From Michelin-starred restaurants to major construction, entertainment, community and financial organizations, our graduates are truly making an impact across a range of industries.

Latest alumni stories 

A photo of graduate Mariana Custodio

"The International Fashion Management Postgraduate Program broadened my understanding of how the fashion industry functions on a global scale, and all the work that goes on outside the product development phase. This program complemented my previous fashion design experience by breaking down all the processes and steps which occur once a design is finished.

The coursework and practical opportunities provided me with a stronger perspective on the fashion management process, beginning with supply chain all the way through to retailing, and how such considerations could influence the design process. The program offers a fast-paced learning environment, and the professors challenged us to think outside the box and develop innovative solutions to real-world challenges in the fashion industry.

I am grateful to have completed this program, to grow professionally as a fashion designer, and to gain access to opportunities that would have never been afforded to me without this program."

Mariana Custodio
Ontario College Graduate Certificate

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