MC213 - Master of Fashion (Entrepreneurship)

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Plan: MC213P15 - Master of Fashion (Entrepreneurship)
Campus: Brunswick Campus

Overview

Program details
Purpose of the Program
Articulation and pathways
Entrance requirements
External accreditation and industry links
Student expenses and charges in addition to fees
Library, IT and specialist resources

Program details

Award title: Master of Fashion (Entrepreneurship)
Award abbreviation: MFash(Entr)
Total credit points: 192
Career: PGRD
Duration: Equivalent to 2 years FT or 4 years PT, (check Articulation & Pathways section for more detail)
Location: Onshore, Brunswick campus
Owning school: Fashion & Textiles (350H)
Owning school URL: www.rmit.edu.au/fashiontextiles
ASCED code: 100505
CRICOS code: 079302M

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Purpose of the Program

The Master of Fashion (Entrepreneurship) addresses industry need for high-level advanced and specialised fashion management expertise in the areas of business, retail, product management, strategic branding and global supply chain analysis. 

In this program you will develop capabilities to become a professional manager in the global business of fashion and textiles.  You will learn to critically analyse global supply chains, internationals fashion business protocols and product management combined with knowledge of the fashion system related to creative processes of trend forecasting and fashion product development.

Upon graduation you will be able to effectively and strategically manage a fashion, retail or textile business within the global fashion environment.  You will be able to professionally manage teams in various global settings including multi-national brand environments as well as managing your own independent fashion business.  You will develop advanced business and entrepreneurial skills and industry acumen combined with an intrinsic grasp of the fashion system, and an understanding of lifestyle and fashion trends with an insight into fashion consumer behaviour.

A capstone experience is offered in GRAP2163 Global Entrepreneurship Strategies in Fashion. Through an individually negotiated professional practice project you will synthesise and integrate your knowledge, connect theory and practice as well as demonstrate your holistic achievement of the program learning outcomes.

The program offers a pathway to further learning into the DR213 PhD (Fashion and Textiles).

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Articulation and pathways

If you have an undergraduate degree in the discipline of fashion and textiles, you will be eligible for 48 credit points exemption (equivalent to one semester full time study) in the program's first year.

If you have undertaken higher qualifications you may be able to gain further credit. These will be assessed on an individual case base dependent on qualification, program undertaken and GPA.

Information is available on the RMIT University website about how to apply for Credit Transfer or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) http://www.rmit.edu.au/students/enrolment/credit

Upon successful completion of MC213 Master of Fashion (Entrepreneurship) you may be eligible to undertake further studies in related programs at RMIT University subject to each program’s entry requirements. More specifically, you may be eligible to undertake further studies in postgraduate research programs.

 

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Entrance requirements

Program Entry requirements

You must have either successfully completed an Australian bachelor degree or equivalent in any discipline with a minimum of 65% average/distinction or a GPA 2.50 (out of 4.0) or a four year honours undergraduate degree, or a minimum of five years fashion industry experience.

If you have a GPA lower than 2.50 you may still apply but selection will be merit based and assessed on your one page personal statement and interview.

Prerequisites

None

English language requirements

A minimum IELTS (Academic module) overall score of 6.5, with no band less than 6.0; or equivalent. For equivalents to English entry requirements, see the English equivalents web page

http://www.rmit.edu.au/international/english-equivalent

Selection tasks

Statement: All applicants are requested to provide a one page personal statement outlining the reasons why you will benefit from undertaking the Master of Fashion (Entrepreneurship) and it is aligned to your interests, aspirations and career ambitions.

Interview: You may be required to attend an interview (either in person, or via phone or Skype).

References: If applying on the basis of work experience, you must provide written references confirming the nature and length of work experience.

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External accreditation and industry links

In Australia, there are no professional bodies that accredit programs in fashion entrepreneurship.

The Master of Fashion (Entrepreneurship) has professional industry links with a wide range of organisations and associations, including the peak industry body:

  • Council of Textile and Fashion Industries of Australia (TFIA) www.tfia.com.au

The School of Fashion and Textiles has many close links with industry which take a variety of forms. The program is taught by academics who have strong industry relationships and current professional experience and employment in the fashion industry. In addition we regularly engage outside industry experts as guest lecturers to ensure that you are exposed to current industry developments in fashion.

The program regularly consults with the Program Advisory Committee (PAC) which consists of high profile industry representatives. Part of the PAC’s brief is to ensure that the program's links with industry standards and practice remain current.

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Student expenses and charges in addition to fees

Once you are enrolled as a student in this program you will need to allow for expenses other than university tuition fees.  Additional expenses may relate to the purchase of lecture notes, textbooks, stationery, consumables such as printer paper, fees levied by commercial internet service providers for internet access outside of the university campus, and other relevant costs.

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Library, IT and specialist resources

Library resources and services

As a student enrolled in a program at RMIT University you can access the extensive services, facilities and study space provided by the Library. You can access books, journals and other course related materials, such as DVDs, past exams, newspapers and e-books. Through our document delivery service you can also request items from any library in the world.

Computers for study are available at every Library site, where you can access the Internet, myRMIT (www.rmit.edu.au/myrmit) or Library e-resources. If you have a laptop you can access the RMIT University wireless network in the Library. Library staff can show you how to find information for your assignments or you can work through web-based tutorials or use our online Ask a Librarian service. The Library is continually expanding our electronic collections to make it easier for you to get the information you need when you need it. All RMIT University students have unlimited access to quality electronic resources such as, e-books, ejournals and newspapers.

You can find more information on Library resources and services at: http://www.rmit.edu.au/library

Online learning tools and content

You can access online learning tools and content for your program and associated courses at myRMIT
www.rmit.edu.au/myrmit

Services available to you as a student at RMIT University

RMIT University provides a wide range of resources and opportunities to assist your learning and wellbeing so you can achieve your study and career goals.

Services are available face to face and online assisting with:

  • transition to tertiary study and learning
  • study skills, academic skills including literacy, mathematics and basic sciences if relevant
  • enabling assistance if you have a disability, long term medical condition or other form of disadvantage which may impact on your learning
  • career development and employment
  • living and wellbeing (including advice on health, housing and financial matters)
  • opportunities for scholarships, leadership and study abroad
  • opportunities for participating in arts, sport, recreation, fitness activities as well as student activism and university governance

We also offer a friendly and supportive environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. You can find more information at www.rmit.edu.au/students

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