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Business Management for Fashion (2 year accelerated degree)

Fashion Retail Academy

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 | 2022

This exclusive, accelerated two-year Degree course, in partnership with Falmouth University, has been designed with input from fashion industry employers (from high street to high end and pureplay) to create a new breed of graduate who will become the next generation of business intrapreneurs, entrepreneurs, fashion innovators and pioneers.

It will equip you with the strategic decision-making, leadership and problem-solving skills to become an entrepreneurial and visionary fashion business leader of the future. The aim of the course is to develop highly effective, talented and committed fashion graduates.

You will work closely with fashion industry professionals, role models and mentors to gain a wide and clear understanding of the business. The course offers inside knowledge of industry strategies and cultures globally, combined with key business skills and essential fashion industry management knowledge.

The programme is also designed to develop your entrepreneurial skills across multiple subjects and incorporates areas such as brand management, business innovation, product development, business economics, leadership and management. Through class and seminar lectures, research and guest speakers, students will receive the most current information available, pertaining not only to the apparel industry, but also to global trends in finance, economics, management, marketing, technology, and other disciplines which impact fashion industries around the world.

**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 three-week industry experience 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.

**This course is due to be re-validated during the academic year 2020/21, so course content might change to align with current business needs to enhance employability on graduation.**

Modules

Delivered in an accelerated model over 2 years, you will utilise the summer period to study over three study blocks instead of two. The structure of this 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.

Common Modules which are taught across each degree include:
- Cultural and Contextual Studies
- Consumer Behaviour
- Fashion Retail Landscape and Environment
- Professional Strategies
- Internalisation and Globalisation
- Data and Analytics in Business

Business Management Core Modules are:

LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT PRINCIPLES
How to lead and manage people and projects in the fashion environment. A diverse range of topics include understanding the concept of management and leadership, personal and professional development, IT technologies for communication and management, organisational behaviour, business policy and strategy. Look at the broad issues facing leaders today and how to operate in an ethical environment. Industry specialists will share advice on the role of a leader in today's global market.

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. Understand the behaviour of businesses, both domestic and international, through economic theory as well as policies that have an impact on the industry and the world.

FASHION RETAIL MANAGEMENT
Utilise current knowledge to develop research skills, creative and analytical approaches, alongside the application of technical skills to support an active role in the fashion retail industry. Gain an understanding of the operational and financial skills used within fashion retail management. Examine management challenges within the sector and the use of data analysis 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. Understand how brands at different market levels adopt different methodologies in constructing seasonal collections depending on their role as directional/commercial pioneers.

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. Evaluate the business and personal skills required from creative response and risk analysis to positive self-belief and tenacity. This module combines business analysis with innovative thinking and demonstrates the need for balance between the two.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£11,100
per year
England
£11,100
per year
EU
£11,100
per year
Northern Ireland
£11,100
per year
Scotland
£11,100
per year
Wales
£11,100
per year

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