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Stern Solutions

Become Part of the Solution

Fashion & Luxury MBA students participate in project-based learning experiences, putting theory into practice in New York and internationally.

Stern Solutions, Built for the Fashion & Luxury MBA

Stern Solutions experiences are built into every aspect of the Fashion & Luxury MBA curriculum to help you build a portfolio of skill sets, relationships, and experiences and serve as the foundation for a successful career. Tapping into NYU Stern’s location in the heart of the global fashion & luxury ecosystem, Stern Solutions brings students and faculty together with industry leading companies to solve real business challenges in real time. Each semester, you will participate in experiential learning opportunities that allow you to apply your coursework in real time.

Summer Semester: NYC Immersion - You will get a front row seat to what makes Fashion & Luxury a unique part of the city’s identity. As these industries are undergoing significant transformation, this course will give you a broad exposure to the depth and breadth of design and manufacturing to trade shows, as well as the disruptions challenging its future. From skill-based workshops, industry access via company visits and networking opportunities to a live case with a real industry partner, you will emerge from the summer with tools to maximize your industry expertise. Learn more.

Fall Semester Stern Solutions Project - In the fall, you will work on semester long real-world projects with designers and brands of all sizes, in which you apply what you have learned to business problems.  This project-based course provides you with the opportunity to work closely with clients on digital marketing, sales, manufacturing, management, operations and finance problems and marry the theory and process learned in the rest of the curriculum with the reality of starting or running a business. Examples include brand strategy for a fashion designer, supply chain optimization for an established retailer, and financial forecasting for a luxury products manufacturer.

Winter Semester: International Immersion - Over an intensive period in January, you will be given a total experience in the European Luxury Sector. You will attend class sessions with experts from the industry and visit luxury and fashion stores and companies in a European market. You will also complete a project relating to a premiere European Fashion & Luxury brand. While we make sure that each year offers a unique experience tailored to that cohort and overall market conditions, you can still learn more about previous programs.

Spring Semester: Fashion & Luxury Solutions Project - In the spring, you will have a choice to focus on fashion brands or an entire class dedicated to luxury industries.

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Industry Insights

The Business of Design

NYU Stern’s long-standing partnership with the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) allows students to move beyond the case study and work closely with designers in NYC’s fashion industry.

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