Istituto Marangoni
Fashion and Luxury Brand Management MA
Istituto Marangoni

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Key Course Facts

Course Description

The brand manager’s role is to motivate, create desire, and build trust through various channels in merchandising, marketing and communication in order to meet the expectations of a luxury brand’s vision and strategy. This one year postgraduate level Fashion & Luxury Brand Management course (lasting 15 months in London and Paris – including internship – and 12 months in Milano and Firenze) provides in-depth knowledge of branding, specifically for the fashion and luxury goods industries.

Experts in brand management know exactly where their products are positioned, fully understand their role in the market, and constantly analyse their relationships with customers. However, the task of the brand manager is not only to attract and retain consumers, but also to improve the practical and organisational management of a brand within the fashion organisation – this course addresses both areas; luxury branding together with business management and organisation skills.

Participants learn how to adapt communication, marketing and promotional techniques to reach sale goals and fully apply the key strategies of luxury businesses. As well as concentrating on the intangible elements: customer relationships, the impact of social media and the consumer ‘experience’, the fashion course makes a critical analysis of the more tangible elements of branding; product attributes (quality, features, and design), and the difference between brand image and brand identity, packaging and labelling.

A successful brand manager works on all of these aspects. They become experts in making key branding decisions including in brand extension and brand repositioning, and learn how to detect any weaker products in a collection. Analysis of the target audience and marketing mix provides a solid grounding for brand strategy development together with research on how companies in the fashion and luxury market develop their own interpretation of brand positioning and devise innovative strategies. The impact of social media has changed the face of communication and this course looks at finding the right balance between corporate brand image, enabling participants to network through new media and viral platforms – key to the success of luxury brands today. Along with the study of past styles and the analysis of current trends and forecasts related to “future-fashion”, participants are able to question how aesthetic expressions and interpretations of social and cultural trends influence positioning and brand image.

This course is for participants that have previous undergraduate level study or proven work experience, completing the course with advanced branding and management skills for various positions within the fashion, luxury and creative industries.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic) 6 Minimum 5.5 in each element

Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Fashion and Luxury Brand Management, MA, if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.

A 1st degree, 2.1 or above, in a relevant related subject area from a UK university or overseas equivalent.


Tuition Fees Fashion and Luxury Brand Management MA

Ireland £23300
EU £29600
England UK £23300
Northern Ireland £23300
Scotland £23300
Wales £23300
Channel Islands £23300
International £29600

Additional fee information

Enrolment fee £ 4,400
Tuition fee UK £ 18,900
Tuition fee International £ 25,200

Average student cost of living in London

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

About Istituto Marangoni

Istituto Marangoni International is a privately-run institution which was founded in 1935 in Milan. The school currently offers programs in numerous major cities, among them the city of London. The courses offered range from 1-to-3 year basic programs, and a 1-year Master’s program in the fields of Fashion and Design.

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Where is this programme taught

Istituto Marangoni London
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