MBA Fashion Technology


IFA Paris MBA certified by FEDE

  • DURATION: 15 month program in English
  • CAMPUSES: Paris
  • NEXT INTAKES: October 2022, January 2023
  • TUITION FEE: €12,800

Also Available Online


Admission requirements:

  • Preferably 2 years of professional experience (Internships are taken into account)
  • Bachelor Graduate or significant professional experience in related fields
  • IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL IBT 79 (or equivalence) or proof of study in English, for non-native English speakers
    COVID-19 and Lockdown: We are aware that it is extremely difficult to obtain a language certificate with the current situation. IELTS has launched an online system to evaluate your English proficiency, IELTS Indicator. We accept this certificate and you can find more information on obtaining this certificate here.
  • Interview (on campus or Skype)
  • Research proposal

Documents to provide (in English or translated by a certified translator):

  • Fill in the online application form
  • Latest transcript
  • Copy of Bachelor diploma or equivalence
  • Motivation letter
  • Resume/CV
  • Passport photo
  • Copy of passport


Full tuition fee: €12,800
Administrative fee: €200

Payment Terms:

Full payment must be made before the course start.
Early bird discount (10%) for tuition fee payments, processed at least 7 months in advance of the course start date.

15 Months – 5 Terms – 120 Credits

The MBA Fashion Technology course is broken down into three main module groupings:

Creation (40 Credits):

An agile design strategy that allows the creator to continuously test and iterate is a major differentiating factor between tech development methodologies and the traditional fashion cycles. The Creation module grouping is designed to take students through a rigorous design thinking process that allows them to spot opportunities for tech developments at a much faster pace without hindering creativity, idea generation or overall vision.

Modules include:
Computer Science for Fashion (40 hours)
Cutting Edge Digital Design (90 hours)
Personal Final Project (120 hours)
Principles of Fashion Tech Innovation (18 hours)
Product Discovery (18 hours)

Prototyping & Production (25 Credits):

With on-demand making and digital services now readily available, it is now easier than ever for the individual to prototype their ideas. This module grouping explores how to effectively prototype a physical product or digital solution according to a viable product roadmap. Students are encouraged to generate ideas using the minimum viable product process, and aggregate feedback from real-world users in order to continuously improve and validate their ideas.

Modules Include:
Fabric & Material Innovation
Human Engineering & Interaction (40 hours)
Minimum Viable Product (MVP) (30 hours)
Product Management & Roadmaps (30 hours)
Rapid Prototyping (30 hours)
The 4th Industrial Revolution (22 hours)

Commercialization (25 Credits):

The coveted startup unicorn, a status that most technology companies strive to aim for, but how does a company reach this goal? The commercialization modules allow students to dissect and examine the right ingredients to create a successful and commercially viable product. Through a series of workshops and lectures, these modules aim to open up awareness on how today’s startups have utilized technology to establish, scale and grow their businesses. Students will be given foundational skills in data science and deep tech so that they can gain an understanding of how it can be harnessed to unlock commercial potential, which can then be applied to their own ideas.

Personal Final Project (25 Credits)

Modules Include:
AI: Predictive Fashion and Personalization (24 hours)
Deep Tech: Neural Networks and Machine Learning (24 hours)
Data-Driven Story Telling (18 hours)
Fashion Data Science: Identify, Aggregate, Analyze (30 hours)
Future Retail Ecosystems (24 hours)
Neuro-Design: Consumer Insights (18 hours)
Technology Entrepreneurship (24 hours)
Personal Project (10 credits)

Teaching and Learning Methods:

Briefings, tutorials and feedback
Lectures and seminars
Group projects and skills collaboration
Workshop inductions and experimental labs
Presentations and external guest visits

Assessment Methods:

Reports and dissertation
Presentations, peer evaluation and feedback

The Fashion Tech Innovation Lab at IFA Paris is a groundbreaking new space launching September 2019 as part of the academy’s commitment to pioneering the fashion tech sector. Based on site at IFA Paris, the 5000sq ft space is specifically designed to host and support students, researchers, entrepreneurs and startups researching and developing bleeding edge technologies aimed at disrupting the fashion system.

Dedicated to bridging the gap between academia and industry through connection, collaboration and creation, the FTI Lab is driving the shift to solve complex industry problems shaping the future of fashion. Whether it be by providing access to advanced prototyping machinery, or to a network of computer engineers, the lab’s goal is to conceive and incubate innovations in Paris and beyond. This unique eco-system of experts, partners and academics will allow participants to push the boundaries of fashion tech.

Students participating in the MBA Fashion Technology program have priority access* to the lab, which provides them with the unique opportunity to bring their ideas to fruition within a community of likeminded individuals. Industry partners will also augment the incubation experience through a series of workshops, talks and support.