Course Description

BA (Hons) Fashion Management

This BA (Hons) Fashion Management degree is designed to enhance your fashion and business skills to fast-track progression up the career ladder in the business environment of the global fashion industry.


Are you interested in becoming a fashion manager? Portobello Institute’s BA (Hons) in Fashion Management is an international qualification that will allow you to advance your career in fashion.

This  Fashion Management degree programme encompasses the skills and knowledge that are necessary to succeed as a top fashion manager in today’s competitive environment.

Flexibility to switch to Fashion Buying & Merchandising after year 1

This degree offers you career flexibility and the option to change to fashion buying and merchandising should you discover you prefer that area of study. We have designed this degree with the first year common with our BA (Hons) Fashion Buying and Merchandising, giving you the option to switch degrees at the end of first year.

Designed by our experienced programme management and tutoring team in consultation with leading retailers, this BA (Hons) Fashion Management offers you the opportunity to advance your skills and progress to the next level in the business environment of the global fashion industry.

Essential skills for a career in fashion management

This degree programme develops your knowledge of how to work in a business management role within the global fashion industry. The programme supports and teaches the essential skills to equip you to apply for fashion management roles.

Areas of study will include sustainability, trend research, product development, supply chain management and trading, fashion marketing, ethics, the leadership of people and organisations and more. The future of the fashion business is a significant focus.

Learn about the digitalisation of the fashion industry

The digitalisation of fashion companies has had a significant impact on this sector and the required staff skills and competencies. This degree, through the analysis of literature and business practices and creative learning, will support you in attaining skills that will be attractive to major fashion companies.

This course prepares you for the challenges that technological changes pose to companies in terms of organisational culture and that our focus on fashion education and training systems must exist to support this new way of working. 

CollegePortobello Institute
Course LocationDublin
Location PostcodeDublin 1
Course CategoryFashion & Design
Course QualificationHonours Bachelor Degree
Awarding Body DetailsBA (Hons) Fashion Management awarded by London Metropolitan University
Course Duration3 academic years
Course TimeTwo intakes per year, Spring and Autumn. Delivery options - Fulltime or Blended
Course Fee4315 per academic year
Entry RequirementsEntry is by direct application to Portobello Institute With a Leaving Certificate Leaving Certificate requirements – Minimum of grade C or O6 in English and Maths with a pass in 4 other subjects. Students may apply and be granted a “Conditional Offer” prior to completing the Leaving Certificate. Step 1 – Submit application Step 2 – Review of application and confirmation of eligibility criteria and entry requirements Step 3 – Conditional Offer issued on the basis of successful achievement of LC requirements Step 4 – Confirm acceptance of a place and pay deposit as detailed Places cannot be held open for applicants awaiting leaving certificate results, however, should a student accept a place and then choose not to progress with this course having received a CAO offer, a refund of 75% of fees paid will be made. Refunds must be requested in writing within 48 hours after the first-round offers have been made. This will only be accepted by emailing Evidence of CAO offer acceptance must be provided along in order to apply for a refund. Applicants who have previously completed the Leaving Certificate; Minimum of grade C or O6 in English and Maths with a pass in 4 other subjects. Without a Leaving Certificate Students are accepted on to this programme without a leaving certificate however applicants must meet one of the following criteria; QQI level 5 major award preferably but not essentially in retail, design, business or finance. Alternative retail, business, design or finance qualification. An undergraduate degree in another subject. Experiential Learning in retail, business, finance or a related field with a QQI Level 5 or equivalent award in any subject. Mature entry at 21 years. Mature student applications are reviewed on a case by case basis and entry is via interview. Those who do not meet any of the above criteria, must complete a QQI Level 5 Fashion Buying single award or equivalent course to confirm academic capability. The QQI Level 5 Fashion Buying award is available through Portobello Institute and is delivered frequently through various modes of study.
Carear PathCareer prospects This degree is for people with a flair and interest in the fashion industry along with a desire to develop business and management skills. These skills are transferable to a wide range of sectors should you decide you do not with to pursue a career in the fashion sector at the end of your studies. This fashion management degree offers you an opportunity for a wide, varied and exciting career across the globe. Job opportunities range from fashion marketing, visual media and display, retail fashion management, supply chain management, leadership and management, business analysis, communication and organisational skills, brand management and global trading.
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43 Lower Dominick Street, Dublin 1, Dublin City North, Dublin, Republic of Ireland

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