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Studying Fashion Management

If you fancy a career in fashion, France is perhaps the best place to study fashion management in. The country is a fashion powerhouse and is home to premier brands like Louis Vuitton, Chanel and Yves Saint Laurent. Clothes and accessories makers from all over the world look to fashion shows and designs of French companies for inspiration.

By studying fashion management, you will learn how to coordinate the working of designers, factories, transporters and retailers. You will also learn what the latest trends and techniques are and become a fashion connoisseur, in addition to gaining business and management skills. You could benefit from visiting fashion shows, networking with experienced professionals and learning from case studies and gain the requisite confidence, skills and competence to even launch your own fashion business.

Most courses require you complete a semester-long internship. This is a great chance to gain relevant work experience and build a professional network in France.

Some of the most sought-after French universities, colleges and institutes you could study at are:

  • Skema School of Business
  • College de Paris
  • INSEEC Business School
  • EBS Paris
  • LISAA School of applied arts

Salary and Career Prospects

Fashion management graduates find work in fashion houses, retail outlets, factories and the media.

Some of the wide-ranging roles they take up are Brand Manager, Marketing Manager, Fashion Accounts Manager, Fashion Consultant, Merchandising Manager and Sales and Marketing Officer.

Salaries vary based on job role, experience, qualifications, skills and location. As a guide, fashion management professionals earn around €40,000 year (32 lakhs INR).

Why study in France?

France is a popular study destination for international students. Some of French universities are several centuries old and are held in high esteem across the world.

The country is one of the largest economies in both Europe and the world. It has spawned conglomerates like Airbus, AXA, BNP Paribas and Capgemini. In addition to these, several tech, banking and financial services giants like Google, HSBC and Microsoft operate out of here.

France is the most visited country in the world and is the fashion, food, wine and art capital of the world. French cuisine, fashion, literature and films have a strong influence on rest of the world. Brands like Chanel, Dior, L’Oreal are French in origin. France hosts world-famous events like Cannes Film Festival and Tour de France.

Paris, the capital of France, is among the world’s biggest and most beautiful cities. It has spectacular museums and art galleries, grand hotels, cafes and restaurants, luxury retail stores and literature and film houses.

French is the national language, although people living in big cities can speak English to varying degrees of fluency.

International students are able to apply for a post study work permit lasting up to 2 years.

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