Future of Fashion: Training Chief Fashion Officers
The Rutgers Business School: Graduate Programs-Newark and New Brunswick's master of science in business of fashion (M.S.B.F.) is a cutting-edge program that prepares students for business careers in the fashion industry.
M.S.B.F. is a niche program that fills a void in the luxury and
fashion industries. It provides a rigorous academic business school degree
across all disciplines in business (accounting, finance, supply chain,
management, and marketing) but it is only 30 credits and can be finished in up
to one year. Our unique program provides strong business background to
creatives and designers while providing industry relevant information to those
who already have business degrees or are working in the field.
Our program is flexible and perfect for working
professionals or full-time students. Courses are on weekends and evenings and can be completed in as little
as two semesters or as long as four years.
This degree is the perfect investment in your future career
in fashion. Students learn essential functions of business such as marketing,
finance, supply chain, and management. This means that the skills you learn are
not only applicable to fashion and beauty but also transferable across
different industries and professions. The curriculum is advanced, rigorous, and
relevant, which means that you stay competitive and on top of current trends.
Total Time to Complete Program
Students can finish
the program in as little as two semesters (fall entry only) and as long as four
years. Students' schedules will be determined based on entry semester. Courses are
held fall, spring, and summer semesters.
As a full-time student, you have
two options to complete your degree: Full-lockstep (two semesters), or
Full-Flex (three semesters).
Part-time students are eligible to take a minimum of 4 and a maximum of 11
credits per semester. Part-time students can work at their own pace and around
busy schedules taking advantage of classes offered on nights and weekends.
GRE or GMAT
Test waivers are granted in exceptional cases only and are
at the discretion of the director, based on a variety of factors such as, in
part, relevant work experience (typically at least two years of applicable work
experience in specific positions or very specific advanced terminal degrees).
Appeals are not possible.
You can request a waiver in your online application--additional fields will appear once you check the waiver request checkbox, where
you can submit a required cover letter stating the reasons for your waiver
request, as well as your supporting materials (e.g., professional certificates,
Forward all requests to the program director, Tavy
Ronen, at firstname.lastname@example.org for approval.
Bachelor's degree are required. Those with
undergraduate degrees in business, fine arts, design, economics, IT, computer
science, communications, and other creative arts or quantitative fields are
encouraged to apply. All fields are considered.
Courses in the M.S.B.F. program rotate from the following menu of courses. (This is a nonexhaustive list and new courses are introduced yearly.):
Accounting for Managers
Branding of Fashion
Digital Marketing for Fashion and Beauty Industries
Fashion Law and Supply Chain Compliance
Project Management for Fashion and Beauty Industries
Entrepreneurial Finance for Fashion and Beauty Industries
Supply Chain Risk and Disruption Management for Fashion
Industry Leaders Seminar Series
Special Capstone Industry Courses