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Curriculum

Designed to Deliver

The specialized format allows students to complete a full-time MBA in one year. Graduate with a focus in fashion or luxury, or both, through core coursework and experiential learning projects that are built into the 51-credit curriculum.

Coursework

The curriculum has major components designed to deepen your foundation in business and expand your knowledge of fashion & luxury:

  1. The Business core
  2. The Fashion & Luxury core 
  3. Stern Solutions
  4. International Industry Immersion 
  5. Elective courses

Business Core
Business core courses include Leadership, Economics, Strategy, Marketing, Finance, Communication, Statistics, Accounting, and Professional & Corporate Social Responsibilty.  

Fashion & Luxury Core
Fashion & Luxury core courses include Retail Strategy & Analytics, Luxury Marketing, Retail Operations & Supply Chain Management, Next Generation Fashion, and Consumer Behavior.

*Please note that Business Core and Fashion & Luxury Core courses are subject to change.

Stern Solutions
Students work on Stern Solutions projects each semester alongside their core coursework. Projects are required, for credit, and provide students with the opportunity to solve a range of real-world problems at the intersection of business and fashion or luxury or both. Projects are conducted in partnership with NYU Stern Fashion & Luxury Council companies, in addition to other top names in fashion, retail and luxury. 

International Industry Immersion
Over two weeks in January, students will be exposed to the European markets and travel to a global hub for high fashion. Beginning in New York, students will learn in the classroom from expert professors and speakers and in the field through visits to designers, factories, and fashion companies.

Elective Courses
Fashion & Luxury MBA students have the opportunity to take 15 credits in their elective classes. Students can select to pursue electives in their functional area, or take courses in areas of interest.  

Program at a Glance

The Fashion & Luxury MBA is one year, running from May to May.
Students earn 51 credits to graduate with an MBA focused in fashion & luxury.
 
  Summer Fall Winter Spring
Business Core
14.25 credits
Economics, Communication,
Marketing, Strategy,
Accounting, Statistics,
Finance, Leadership
-- -- Professional & Corporate Social Responsibility
Fashion & Luxury Core
10.5 credits
Consumer Behavior Retail Strategy & Analytics,
Retail Operations & Supply Chain Management
-- Luxury Marketing,
Next Generation Fashion
Stern Solutions
(experiential)
11.25 credits 
NYC Immersion
 
Fashion & Luxury Solutions
 
International Immersion (Milan) Fashion & Luxury Solutions
Electives
15.0 credits
-- Function-focused electives
6.0
-- Function-focused electives
9.0
Total Semester Credits 16.5 15.0 3.0 16.5
*Please note that Business Core and Fashion & Luxury Core courses are subject to change.