MFI

 

Milano Fashion Institute is the only post-graduate Institute in Italy in partnership with all the leading Italian Fashion Associations, the strongest link to your career opportunities.

It has been set up in 2007 in order to provide multi-disciplinary higher education for fashion by the three leading Milan universities: Bocconi University, Catholic University and Polytechnic of Milan. In all the international rankings, these three universities represent an international centre of excellence, drawing on consolidated experience in the research and training activities for businesses in the fashion sector in the fields of management, communication and design.

Thus Milano Fashion Institute is a unique initiative in Europe for the interdisciplinary approach applied to competences contributed by the academic partners.

Milano Fashion Institute is an innovative didactical method for the interdisciplinary approach applied to competences contributed by the academic partners, and the strong links with all the main fashion companies and the fashion system.

It involves: Academics, Researchers and Professionals in Economics and Management disciplines from Bocconi University, in Social Sciences and Communication from the Catholic University, and in Technology and Design from Polytechnic of Milan, along with Managers and Professionals from leading Italian and international fashion companies.

Milano Fashion Institute offers a different approach:

  • Provides students with the specialist interdisciplinary skills they need to manage effectively all the fashion processes: design and production management; retail and marketing; communication management for fashion and luxury products;
  • Provides a world-class cultural, personal and professional opportunity to spend a very intense period in Milan, one of the major world fashion capitals.

This path is achieved through 3 University Masters:

  • Brand & Product Management. A one year experience, for the brand management and collection development. It is addressed to form junior professionals who want to manage fashion & luxury products and collection development.
  • Brand & Business Management. One year for understanding how to plan and manage retail and marketing in a variety of companies. It is addressed to train junior professionals who want to manage retail processes and marketing, and designing customer experiences.
  • Brand & Communication Management. Visual imagery, communication conception, digital management, layout design, events and press management are the founding pillars of the new fashion communication. A one year experience for training junior professionals who want to manage communication strategies and digital processes.

And everything happens in Milan, the epicenter of the global fashion phenomena, a stunning experience, an incubator of opportunities.

All over the year, MFI Masters provide a full calendar of activities in direct contact with the job market, including team field project with real case studies in collaboration with leading companies, company visits, itinerant seminars, guest speeches, as well as the internships, lasting a minimum of 3 months, one of the most salient experiences offered by the Masters. An extensive network of companies are involved in order to create the ideal setting for an effective contact with the job market.

Masters are addressed to Junior profiles, mainly aged between 22 and 29 years, both Italians and foreigners with a good knowledge of English language. Students must have a B.A., MSc. or equivalent in order to apply and have to pass a preliminary selection process in order to be accepted.

Where we are
C/O Politeca, via Candiani 72, Campus Politecnico – Bovisa, 20158 Milan

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Not only new ideas. Not just managerial and strategic skills. New technologies and a reshaped competitive environment have radically changed the concept of a company and the way ventures are created, from the structure, to the processes, up to new professional roles, design innovations and emerging business models.

Fashion Entrepreneurs must be able to surf in the compelling waters of a new ocean: the one of a global venture-oriented fashion industry. A revolution that requires to link an entrepreneurial insight with a market opportunity and the competences of business design for getting a competitive edge. Let’s call it starting a new business.

Key facts

  • Director: Alba Cappellieri, Nicola Guerini E
  • End of registration: 27 May, 2019
  • Lectures’ start: 10 June, 2019 Lectures’ end: 28 June, 2019
  • Duration: 4 weeks, 120 hours
  • Frequency: 80% of overall classes is the minimum required to get the certificate
  • Location: Milan, Campus Bovisa Politecnico
  • Value of the course: € 2. 400 (VAT 22% included)
  • A reduction of the economic value equal to the 20% for Students and Alumni MFI is provided, while seats last.

The Course is in English.

During the whole course an Italian - English bilingual Teaching Assistant.

For more info please click here.

Innovation for the fashion system, one of the key sectors of the Italian economy, doesn’t depend only on product innovations, but the role that new digital technologies have applied to design and production processes is increasingly crucial. Industry 4.0, or smart manufacturing, is called the fourth industrial revolution because it can substantially redefine the way in which designers and companies work and respond to the changing needs of the market and consumers.

Thanks to the participation of professors and professionals of the field, the "Fashion 4.0" course faces up to the themes dedicated to new digital technologies applied to the fashion industry processes aimed at supporting all phases of the creative and production process, from design to 3D printing.

Industry 4.0, the trend that will most influence the future of the fashion economy, is configured as the tool to revise the traditional production processes, renewing them and helping to increase the competitiveness of Italian fashion companies.

In particular, the course is dedicated to the following topics:

  • the fashion system today, between innovation and tradition
  • fashion and digital technologies
  • application of the main software programs to the field of fashion: virtual prototyping, three-dimensional scanning, CAD, 3D modeling, additive printing technologies
  • The course will be carried out through theorical lessons, a workshop for the digital design of a fashion accessory and a workshop for 3D printing.

Key facts

  • Director: Alba Cappellieri
  • End of registration: 27 May, 2019
  • Lectures’ start: 10 June, 2019
  • Lectures’ end: 28 June, 2019
  • Duration: 4 weeks, 120 hours
  • Frequency: 80% of overall classes is the minimum required to get the certificate
  • Location: Milan, Campus Bovisa Politecnico
  • Value of the course: € 2. 400 (VAT 22% included)
  • A reduction of the economic value equal to the 20% for Students and Alumni MFI is provided, while seats last.

The Course is in Italian. During the whole course an Italian - English bilingual Teaching Assistant is available for foreign students during the project and print workshops.

For more info please click here.

The jewelry today between craftsmanship and digital: Design, Management, Communication and Start Up

Is there a specificity in the design project of a jewelry? What skills, disciplines or knowledge does it involve? Is it about art, fashion or design? Industry or craftsmanship? Is it a symbol of status and wealth or creativity?

The jewelry is able to establish links between the external world - the one concerning the system of goods, commerce, social relations - and the private world - the intimate one of the identity of each individual, of his own desires and of his own image.

The comprehension of this product requires context slips and involves disciplines that are sometimes distant and heterogeneous: design, decorative arts, anthropology, fashion, marketing, management, branding, retail, communication.

The course deals with the complexity of the jewelry in its many aspects:

  • Analysis of cultural interpretations dedicated to jewelery;
  • The product: designing contexts and values;
  • The production chain;
  • Principles of Marketing and Branding;
  • Sales, distribution and communication strategies;
  • The jewel in the digital world;
  • Digital artisans: entrepreneurship and start up in the jewel.

Key facts

  • Director: Alba Cappellieri
  • End of registration: 27 May, 2019
  • Lectures’ start: 10 June, 2019
  • Lectures’ end: 12 July, 2019
  • Duration: 5 weeks, 180 hours
  • Frequency: 80% of overall classes is the minimum required to get the certificate
  • Location: Milan, Campus Bovisa Politecnico
  • Value of the course: € 3.600 (VAT 22% included)
  • A reduction of the economic value equal to the 20% for Students and Alumni MFI is provided, while seats last.

The Course is in Italian/English with the possibility of revisions in English for the workshop.

During the whole course an Italian - English bilingual Teaching Assistant.

For more info please click here.

The Master in Fashion Direction: Brand & Product Management is aimed to form professionals, with different skills, that are able to contribute to the process of brand management and collection development. They are professional figures that integrate multi-disciplinary skills (design - management - communication), much in demand by fashion companies formed but that are not formed by the traditional educational courses, usually oriented exclusively to a single discipline. These professionals are able to manage and coordinate the process of brand management, from the declination of the brand language on the different lines, to the planning and development of the collections, and finally up to the management of product’s communication to the trade market.

The Master Course is completely in English.

During the whole course an Italian - English bilingual Teaching Assistant is available for both Italian and foreign students.

Deadlines

  • Start of registration: 1 February 2018
  • End of registration: 30 November 2018
  • Orientation day: 18 January 2019

Lectures’ start: 21 January 2019

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Brands have cultural identities and roots, which often come out from the products and the company’s technical expertise and craftsmanship, while in other cases it is the result of a careful brand strategy and communication architecture. The management and exploitation of this area are increasingly important for global competitiveness In this area, professionals are required to possess skills in order to create value for the final customer and the different other targets of communication and marketing strategies, as well as being able to interact with all the segments of the pipeline from design and product management to marketing and retailing.

As a matter of fact, companies are conceiving these roles as based on multidisciplinary competences and on the ability of interacting with various “cultural languages”, understanding the sophisticated different feelings, moods and approaches that different market’ segments and targets possess,with traditional and digital tools and channels.

Thus, the capability to translate this cultural D.N.A. and heritage into policy and managerial guidelines for the different processes involving brand positioning, advertising and marketing, communication and promotion is the next challenge that companies are facing.

Visual imagery, communication conception, digital management, layout design, events and press management are the founding pillars of this profession. Milan – the Italian capital city of communication – the ideal setting and a competitive edge for a comprehensive learning environment.

The Master Course is completely in English.

During the whole course an Italian - English bilingual Teaching Assistant is available for both Italian and foreign students.

Deadlines

  • Start of registration: 1 February 2018
  • End of registration: 30 November 2018
  • Orientation day: 18 January 2019

Lectures’ start: 21 January 2019

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From Buying To Digital Fashion Marketing

Fashion Buyer. Marketing Manager. Omnichannel Strategist. Managing the business of a Fashion Company means to combine fashion marketing, fashion management and fashion retail. In the Master in Fashion Direction: Brand & Business Management more than one discipline will be merged, in order to train the most qualified and innovative professional figures who will be responsible of the business management in the world of fashion and luxury.

First step: studying the business models, their evolution, and their business strategies in the industry.
Second step: recognizing and studying the different retail and business channels, the underlying business logics and in their specific operations: from fashion buying and retail merchandising, to sales & digital management.
Third step: understanding the consumer and the relationships between different channels.

From the analysis of customer’s behaviors and the influence of the sensory design and their lifestyles, until the omnichannel strategy and the digital integration. Our objective: to put the consumer at the center, to create seamless experiences that connect all the different touchpoints, and to know how to identify and to generate and plan successful business and retail strategies.

The Master Course is completely in English. During the whole course an Italian - English bilingual Teaching Assistant will be available for both Italian and foreign students.

Deadlines

  • Start of registration: 1 February 2018
  • End of registration: 30 November 2018
  • Orientation day: 18 January 2019

Lectures’ start: 21 January 2019

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The Master in Lifestyle Management: Design, Wellness & Events is aimed at training those professionals who will act as a bridge between creative and managerial processes in the lifestyle and creative based industries. From being junior brand manager, to product manager, merchandising manager, or event manager, the common denominator is to understand and manage the complexity of creative design processes, as well as projects aimed at designing services, intangibles, brand identities and powerful storytelling.

Traditional companies, from fashion to design, are radically re-thinking their business models, designing new strategies for targeting new customer segments, and addressing the needs of a new, demanding, unexpected customer base. That’s why brands are moving into lifestyle, from fashion, to design, wellness, experiences and event management too.

This requires a solid knowledge of an offer system typically designed around symbols, values, intangibles, know-how, blended with craftsmanship and the art of inspiration, starting from the excellence system of the Made in Italy, evolving into Lifestyle branding and the Italian Lifestyle.

When boundaries are erased, compelling challenges come to the front row of a new meta-industry.

Merging traditional skills, designing and marketing brand experiences, the Master in Lifestyle Management represents the link between business management and design management.

From tailoring innovative "customer-centric" strategies, to envisioning Lifestyle Startups.

The Master Course is completely in English.
During the whole course an Italian - English bilingual Teaching Assistant will be available for both Italian and foreign students.

Deadlines>

  • Start of registration: 29 March 2019
  • End of registration: 30 September 2019
  • Orientation day: 18 October 2019
  • Lectures’ start: 21 October 2019
  • Duration of the Master: 1 year, 60 credits, 1200 hours
  • Internship: starting from May 2020

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