Our Fashion Business Management BA is designed to create the buyers and merchandisers of the future for the fashion, business, and retail industries.
We develop your interpersonal, creative, technical and commercial skills while giving you an academic grounding in strategic business management, in order to help you to progress quickly upon graduation to employment in the retail and fashion industries.
Using a combination of academic theory, creative skills, industry knowledge and direct business experience, our course is designed to provide the skills and knowledge required to buy, develop, build ranges and trade within the retail industry.
Our four-year course includes a full year industry placement and the opportunity to study abroad for one semester.
The focus of our course is both home and global, to reflect the nature of the fashion and retail industries. You'll have the option to choose to develop your global business and cultural awareness by combining your year of placement with an international exchange programme, with one of our academic partners in America, Canada or Hong Kong.
We put a strong emphasis on real-world experience and you’ll benefit from an extensive and high calibre programme of guest speakers, industry-driven projects and a tutor team with considerable industry experience.
You'll also benefit from all of the resources that London has to offer, including retailers, suppliers, museums as well as key shows, lectures and events, which you'll be encouraged to attend.
Top reasons to study with us
Experience London – Our vibrant Harrow Campus is just a 20-minute train ride into London
Get ahead before graduating – A year of business placement will provide you with practical commercial experience
Industry-experienced tutors – You'll be taught by tutors who have real-world experience of the retail and fashion industries
Get global experience – Our four-year course includes the opportunity to study abroad for one semester
Excellent course reputation – The University of Westminster's fashion courses have an excellent reputation within the industry