Portobello InstituteBA Fashion Management

BA Fashion Management

€ 4315 per academic year
3 years
Level 8 QQI, Third Level and CAO
Start date: Continuous Intake

Course description

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. Available via both Fulltime and Blended learning.

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.

Here are some reasons to choose to study with Portobello:

Accelerated programme completing your undergraduate degree in three years, getting you out into the world of work faster.
Career focused qualifications – our courses lead to awards that offer you the opportunity of immediate employment upon graduation.
Notable university partners – our university partners are among the top-ranking universities in the UK offering you access to a qualification from a renowned university.
Reputable placements – our work experience placements are with prominent organisations, connecting you with respected employers to build your future career network.
Realistic entry requirements – our entry requirements are reflective of the academic ability needed to successfully complete this course. These are clearly stated and remain static regardless of demand for places.
Individualised support – we fit your learning model with support available when you need it throughout your learning journey.
SMART assessments – we use a range of assessments for each module designed to support a broad range of learning styles, giving you the opportunity to excel.
Industry expert tutors – our tutors are all industry practitioners connecting research and theory with industry practice throughout their lectures.
Condensed scheduling – we value your time by ensuring your timetable is optimised for delivery over the same 2 – 3 days, helping you maintain a part-time job.
Flexible delivery – we deliver theory sessions on-site, online whilst also recording the session simultaneously offering you a choice of when and how you learn.
City Centre Location – Commuting to Portobello is very accessible – the Luas stops outside our door, and we are located within minutes from the major transport hubs.
Affordable payment options – all our courses offer you the option to choose an easy payment plan supporting you to spread the cost out over your learning journey.

Why should I study this course?
The BA (Hons) Fashion Management degree covers all the essential elements to turn a creative eye and an interest in fashion into a business career in an incredibly exciting industry.

Our graduates have been incredibly successful in gaining employment both at home and abroad. Much of this success is due to the established strong links with many of the main fashion departments within some of Ireland’s largest retailers. Students will work on a Professional Practice and Development Portfolio and Fashion Research Project in Year 3.

Gain employment through our strong network of connections

Gaining employment in the business side of the fashion industry is the objective of this degree and it is important students have the opportunity to gain practical experience and build a network of contacts within the sector.

Portobello Institute has an established network of connections with many of the main fashion departments within some of Ireland’s largest retailers. The work experience programme for this programme affords students the opportunity to engage with some of the leading fashion brands in Ireland and the UK and leverage those connections to advance their careers. These include brands operating in the luxury fashion arena such as Brown Thomas and Harvey Nichols to brands operating in fast-moving high fashion such as Primark and Vero Moda.

Students may also take up an international work experience placement at the end of the programme with a global brand operating in UK, US, Sweden, Spain or Portugal. Companies participating in our work experience programme invest considerable time in our students and recruit directly from this placement programme.

Accessible, affordable, achievable

There is an easy payment plan designed to make this degree affordable for you. These factors, together with the one to one tutorial support, offer you the opportunity to access a career in the business of fashion, with a qualification that is accessible, affordable and achievable.

Modules Level 4
Study Skills For HE
Culture and History of Fashion
Fashion Trends and Consumer Behaviour
Managing Global Fashion Supply Chains
Fashion Marketing & Consumer Insights
Garment Technology
The Principles of Fashion Buying and Merchandising
Modules Level 5
Innovation and Research Methods for Fashion
Financial Decision Making for Fashion Managers
Analysis of Business and Economic Environments for the Fashion Industry
Garment Production
The Business of Merchandise Planning
Fashion Marketing and Consumer Insights
Leading and Managing Diverse Organisations
Modules Level 6
Business Ethics, Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility in Fashion
Strategic Planning and Development for Fashion Business Environments
Professional Practice and Development
Fashion Research Project

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