Portobello InstitutePostgraduate Cert Fashion Buying & Merchandising

Postgraduate Cert Fashion Buying & Merchandising

€ 3995
2 semesters
Start date: Continuous Intake

Course description

Course Details
Delivered online through interactive webinars, this course offers you a Postgraduate Certificate in Fashion Buying & Merchandising. This PGC will provide you with the relevant focus on garment production and global sourcing together with strategic management for buying and fashion retailing preparing you for senior positions in the business environment of the global fashion industry.


This course will enable you to develop an in-depth understanding of the key role of buying and merchandising in fashion retail. You will study key commercial strategies for retailing, buying and merchandising, global sourcing and finance while developing professional competencies and self-management skills.


The emphasis of this programme is on understanding critical connections between theoretical and practical issues that underpin fashion buying and merchandising. Academic study will be combined with nurturing your creativity and fostering personal and professional development. The programme is aimed at students who wish to understand, manage, and oversee the process. It will appeal ideally to students who have a business background and are seeking to start a career in fashion buying and merchandising or want to improve their career prospects if already working in the area.


Beside individual work there will be opportunities for collaboration with other students on group projects, and you will gain invaluable experience while interacting with the fashion industry professionals through class-based sessions, guest lectures, field trips such as Pure London or Premier Vision Paris, White Show Milan, and live industry projects such as assisting on style shoots and leading fashion events, trend force casting events hosted by Holbrook’s of London at TU Dublin.  You will have access to internship opportunities with leading global retailers and local retailers and brands.

This programme will prepare you for entry level roles in fashion management and marketing or increase your promotional prospects if you are already working in this industry. The programme will be delivered in an environment that is innovative, practical, challenging, and supportive. You will have access to an innovative e-learning platform to access lecture notes, additional materials, links to up-to-date articles from industry experts and researchers, and platforms, calendars of upcoming fashion events.


All modules emphasize student centered learning, involving students in task-based activities followed by discussion, feedback, and a wider application of the concepts. Your learning will be assessed through a range of methods, such as examinations, coursework case studies, individual and group presentations, online-based tasks. Formative and summative feedback will be given to help you evaluate your own performance and development. Students are encouraged to be actively involved in and be critically reflective on their learning.


Strategic Management for Fashion Retailing
Global Sourcing and Supply Chain Management
Finance for Fashion Management
Strategic Fashion Buying and Merchandising

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