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Dual Degree in Business Administration & Fashion Design

duration5 years
languageEnglish
locationSegovia and Madrid
intakeSeptember
Mode of studyFull-time
FormatIn-person
duration5 years
languageEnglish
locationSegovia and Madrid
intakeSeptember
Mode of studyFull-time
FormatIn-person

Dual Degree in Business Administration & Fashion Design

Embark on a transformative five-year journey with the Dual Degree in Business Administration & Fashion Design at IE University. This program is tailor-made for visionary individuals passionate about both business and creative expression, offering a dynamic curriculum that equips you with a robust foundation in business administration and fashion design. This unique program empowers you to navigate the intricate intersection of fashion and entrepreneurship, fostering a global perspective and a strategic mindset. 

From analyzing industry trends to understanding supply chains and branding, you'll gain comprehensive insights and build a powerful network, preparing you for impactful roles in fashion and business, whether in entrepreneurship, marketing, or sustainability. Your journey to a remarkable career starts here.

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WHO IS THIS PROGRAM FOR

IS FOR INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE…

looking to express their passion for the creative, entrepreneurial and sustainability aspects of fashion with holistic and dynamic business acumen. This is the best of both worlds, ideal for anybody with both a strong fashion sense and a desire to leverage their talent successfully in an evolving business ecosystem.

LOOKING FOR…

A dynamic, hands-on program that merges craft, individual expression and a purpose-driven approach with a sustainable focus and a challenging, experiential approach to business learning from a “triple-crown” accredited school, that sets you up for all-round career success.

TO BECOME...

  • Founder and creative director of your own fashion label or any other venture
  • Fashion stylist or consultant specializing in sustainability
  • Costume or textile designer
  • Fashion buyer
  • Brand manager in the fashion industry or related industries
  • Fashion sustainability officer or sustainability manager
  • Consultant, account manager or business development specialist in fashion
  • Marketing manager in the fashion world
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Location - 2 years in Segovia + 3 years in Madrid | IE University

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You can study the Dual Degree in Business Administration & Fashion Design in Segovia and Madrid.  

If you opt to pursue this program, you will study the first two years in Segovia and the last three years in Madrid. 

*This program is under verification process and is subject to change. 

REASONS TO STUDY THIS DUAL DEGREE

Here’s why you should choose the Dual Degree in Business Administration & Fashion Design:

01.

DESIGN THE FUTURE, WITH PURPOSE FRONT AND CENTER:

What we wear matters: it’s part of our individual and collective selves, an important outlet for personal expression and as much a part of our culture as language. This dual degree gives you the tools to develop your creative vision for the future of fashion, the technical and entrepreneurial skills to bring it to life, and the global business acumen to make a success. What’s more, a focus on purpose sets sustainability, circularity, inclusivity and social responsibility in fashion, and business in a broader sense, at the very heart of the program.

02.

A HIGHLY PRACTICAL APPROACH TO BOTH DISCIPLINES:

At IE University, we’ve developed a rich design culture based on making, testing, remaking, experimenting and critiquing. In our fab lab, you’ll join this vibrant culture of design, through an array of digital and manual fabrication technologies, as well as a fully equipped fashion studio and tech lab. But in business too, there’s no substitute for experience, so you’ll find the perfect balance of academic study and practical projects to impart the applicable skills you’ll need to succeed in the complex reality of the business world.

03.

MAKE THE MOST OF A GLOBAL NETWORK OF LEADING COLLABORATORS:

As a student in the Dual Degree in Business Administration & Fashion Design, you’ll benefit from our international network of partners in the world of fashion and design education, as well as opportunities for international exchange and internships with leading designers and companies. The Dual Degree in Business Administration & Fashion Design, meanwhile, provides you with access to invaluable internship opportunities at top companies, as well as hands-on, experiential alternatives in our IEU Labs .

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CHART YOUR OWN PATH:

At IE University, our success is your success. That’s why this dual degree offers the opportunity to customize your studies and focus on what most interests you. Within this dual degree, the Alternative Practices Elective will help you define your path, and you have the flexibility to explore your particular passion for Accessory Design, Costume Design, Textile Design, Virtual Fashion, and Fashion Logistics.

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OBTAIN DUAL DEGREE RECOGNITION:

Upon successful completion of the program, you will be awarded a Dual Degree in Business Administration & Fashion Design, reflecting both your creativity and expertise in the global fashion industry and the wider business sphere. This recognition enhances your marketability and positions you as a versatile professional capable of making an impact in starting your own venture, or joining a leading company in fashion or another sector.

Dual Degree in Business Administration & Fashion Design PILLARS

CREATIVITY AND BUSINESS FOR GOOD

Your creativity and business savvy can change the world. It’s our job to help you do that. Through project-based courses we help you stretch your imagination and understand the complex array of material, economic, social and cultural factors that surround and inform even the simplest garment. At the same time, you’ll be immersed in the management world in a progressive, 12-step journey that prepares you for international and interdisciplinary success, with business decision-making informed by clear ethics and humanistic principles.

SUSTAINABILITY AND SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

We believe good fashion design and good business are, by definition, sustainable. A good design must not only be aesthetically pleasing but must also be developed with consideration of its impact on the environment and the community. At the same time, in business, sustainability has become a key metric in adding value, with ESG central to successful business strategy. What’s more, B2B clients and consumers alike want to see genuine sustainable values from their chosen brands.

GETTING AHEAD OF NEW TRENDS AND EMERGING TECH

Fashion technology is both traditional and cutting-edge. The leaders of tomorrow’s fashion world must navigate both classical crafts and the latest technologies confidently, from traditional patternmaking and hand-stitching to digital fashion and AI. At the same time, in a globalized and digitalized business world it’s no longer enough to keep up with tech trends; a profound understanding of tech’s disruptive power in business, and its transformative qualities, is absolutely essential to lead your organization into the future.

THE BUSINESS OF FASHION AND THE REALITIES OF BUSINESS

In this dual degree, you’ll build a strong foundation for your career in the world of fashion, with an entrepreneurial focus that includes coursework on fashion production, distribution, marketing, sales, e-commerce, startups and brand-building. And in addition, you’ll cover general, specific and transversal competences to build the business skills and know-how your purpose and ambitions require, and potential employers demand.

Student Stories

At IE University, more than 75% of our student body comes from outside Spain, representing an average of 130 nationalities on campus each year. We take great pride in these numbers—and in the individuals behind them. 

Our students are natural go-getters with a global outlook and a dream of a better future. Regardless of their degrees or passions, they strive every day to unleash their innovative potential and reach their goals. Driving this shared vision are people from a variety of cultures, backgrounds and life experiences. They are both united and entirely unique. These are our students. Discover their stories.

GET TO KNOW MORE ABOUT THIS DUAL DEGREE

Henry Bradford, Associate Dean of IE Business School, and Baruc Corazón, Academic Director of the Bachelor in Fashion Design, in-depth the Dual Degree in Business Administration & Fashion Design.

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Faculty Stories

Our 500-strong faculty guides students to unleash their potential day in, day out. Their influence across all five Schools can’t be overstated, inspiring young, energetic minds as they define their personal and professional trajectories. 

But what kind of person does it take to create such impact? The individuals that make up the IE University faculty are special. Coming from diverse, global backgrounds, they each bring distinct perspectives and innovative ideas that embody what makes IE University stand out. Their stories are personal and unique—but don’t take our word for it. Read their stories to see for yourself.

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