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Fashion Retail Academy

Business Management for Fashion (2 year accelerated degree)

UCAS Code: BMF1

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


We welcome A Levels in a wide range of subjects, especially in those relevant to the course for which you apply.

We may consider a standalone AS in a relevant subject, if it is taken along with other A Levels and if an A Level has not been taken in the same subject. However, you will not be disadvantaged if you do not have a standalone AS subject as we will not ordinarily use them in our offers.

60 credits (with a minimum of 45 credits achieved at level 3) in a relevant subject.

A typical offer is between 104 and 120 UCAS points

Acceptable when combined with other qualifications

24 points

A typical offer is between 104 and 120 UCAS points

A typical offer is between 104 and 120 UCAS points

Acceptable when combined with other qualifications

Acceptable when combined with other qualifications

Acceptable when combined with other qualifications

A typical offer is between 104 and 120 UCAS points

A typical offer is between 104 and 120 UCAS points

A typical offer is between 104 and 120 UCAS points

UCAS Tariff

104-120

A typical offer is between 104 and 120 UCAS points for entry to undergraduate courses, primarily from Level 3 equivalent qualifications such as A levels, a BTEC Extended Diploma or a Foundation Diploma. You can check how many points your qualifications are worth using the online UCAS Tariff Calculator. Due to the creative nature of our courses, you will be considered on your own individual merit and potential to succeed. We encourage you to get in touch if you are predicted points below this range, thinking about transferring from another institution, or if you have other qualifications or professional experience as we may be able to consider you. If English is not your first language, we accept a range of recognised language qualifications that are equivalent to the IELTS Academic minimum score of 6.0 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 in Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening. If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study in the UK, you must take an approved Secure English Language Test (SELT) to fulfil government visa requirements.

A minimum of 40 UCAS tariff points, when combined with a minimum of 64 UCAS tariff points from the Supporting Qualifications

About this course


Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Fashion

This exclusive accelerated two-year Degree course in partnership with Falmouth University has been designed from the ground up with fashion retail employers of all shapes and sizes (from high street to high end and pureplay) to create a new breed of employee. This provides you, not only with the latest skills needed for a successful career in a broad range roles in a management capacity, but also of futureproofed business skills and the agility you will need to succeed in contemporary retail environments.

Fashion and retail are changing at break neck speed. The continued rise and use of technology, the demand for ‘new now’ and an unstable trading environment has given rise to increased competition and the need to alter business models fundamentally to remain competitive. Retail today bears less and less resemblance to that of a decade ago and our exclusive research into retail of the future clearly shows that this shift will only continue to grow.

**The Fashion Retail Academy (FRA) and Falmouth University Partnership**
The FRA Business Management for Fashion Degree has been exclusively developed in partnership with Falmouth University which has been ranked gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework, the new classification of degree teaching standards. Gold is reserved for institutions where teaching, retention and graduate outcomes are consistently outstanding and are of the highest quality found in the UK. Falmouth University has a 115 year history at the leading edge of creativity and is now at the forefront of driving innovation and entrepreneurialism across the creative economy with its mission of “doing it for real”.
The course will be delivered wholly at the FRA in London by it's team of dedicated academics and industry professionals. As well as being a student of the FRA, you will also benefit from having joint studentship with Falmouth University, which gives you access to Falmouth University’s extensive online library collection and resources. You will also become a member of the FXU Students’ Union.

**The Degree**
The FRA's ‘degrees with a difference’ includes highly practical, industry-focused content delivered over a two-year course including industry involvement ranging from masterclasses to live practical projects, industry mentoring and work placements.
Delivered in an accelerated model over 2 years, your full BA (Hons) will propel you towards your chosen career a year quicker than a traditional degree. The structure of the course has been designed around study at Level 4 (developing foundational knowledge and awareness), Level 5 (high levels skills development and synthesis of information) and Level 6 (your launch pad for your career).

**The course also includes the FRA unique experience:**

- Unique two year condensed delivery

- Live Industry Projects, led by employers, to build your experience and portfolio.

- A work placement each year with one of the 140 fashion retail brand partners working with the FRA – to provide hands on practical experience of different roles and gain industry contacts & experience

- Industry Mentor throughout your course

- Course taught by experienced fashion retail industry professionals

You will study for three study blocks during the academic year between September and the following August (15 weeks in each). Our two year delivery also means you will only have to pay fees for two years rather than three, saving a full year’s fees and living costs.

*Subject to meeting the expected levels of attendance in accordance with FRA’s Attendance Monitoring Policy.

Modules

CULTURAL AND CONTEXTUAL STUDIES

The history of fashion including geographic locality, technology, sustainability, societal and cultural influences. You will look at the rise and impact of technology, sustainability and corporate social responsibility.

BRAND MANAGEMENT
Explore contemporary fashion brands and examine the strategies that are used to create a unique personality, generate appeal and develop a ‘desirability factor’ for potential consumers.

LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT PRINCIPLES
How to lead and manage people and projects in the fashion environment. A diverse range of topics including understanding the concept of management and leadership, personal and professional development, IT technologies for communication and management, organisational behaviour, business policy and strategy.

CONSUMER BEHAVIOUR

Incorporating retail trends, consumer behaviour looks at cultural, social, personal and economical behaviours that drive consumers to purchase, and what causes those consumers to develop product and brand preferences, to enable the successful development of a targeted, personalised marketing strategy within retail to appeal to the relevant target audience.

BUSINESS ECONOMICS
Explore the ever changing balance of market stability within the fashion industry and compare the performance of individual companies which operate within the four market structures.

FASHION RETAIL MANAGEMENT
Utilise current knowledge to develop research skills, creative and analytical approaches, alongside the application of technical, operational and financial skills, examining management challenges within the sector and using data to inform HR and organisational business strategies.

PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT
Look at the process, rationale and mechanisms used to create new products including the influences of new design directions, stylistic decisions, brand DNA and commercial considerations which influence the architecture for a specific season.

INTERNALISATION AND GLOBALISATION
This module includes the diversity, complexity and vibrancy of the international business landscape for fashion business. Understand the opposing advantages of presenting a consistent brand globally whilst maintaining a tailored, operational approach at local level.

FASHION RETAIL LANDSCAPE AND ENVIRONMENT
Understand the many layers that comprise the retail environment including commercial, cultural, technological and anthropocentric factors. Look at rapid changes in the virtual world that have created an increased demand for online interaction.

PROFESSIONAL STRATEGIES
Develop a deeper awareness of self-positioning in the fashion industry through reflective practice for professionals including CV and LinkedIn writing workshops, support for business start-up funding and the development of a range of self-promotional material. Industry employers will share advice on how to contact relevant people and attract business funding whilst maintaining entrepreneurship and innovation.

DATA AND ANALYTICS IN A BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT
Look at business analytics and statistical analysis to support an evidence based approach to management decision making. From loyalty schemes, social media and e-commerce, retailers have increasing access to an abundance of rich data on customer behaviour and business costs.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND INNOVATION

Appreciate the fundamental role that entrepreneurship plays in the business world in terms of economic contribution. Understand the different tools, mindset and values required as an entrepreneur in the fashion industry and how creative problem solving can be applied in the environment.

Tuition fees

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£11,100
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£11,100
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£11,100
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Wales
£11,100
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