School of Fashion and Textiles
CODE
14105
SUBCODE
14105-FTG-PTG
ENTRY

Sept 2024 Entry

STUDY MODE
Mixed Mode
DURATION

1.5 years (Full-time)
3 years (Part-time)

CREDIT REQUIRED

30

FUND TYPE
Self-Financed
  • This programme is offered in full-time mode (stream code: FTG) and part-time mode (stream code: PTG). Applicants are requested to specify the appropriate stream code in their online application.

 

Targeted Taught Postgraduate Programmes Fellowships Scheme    
A total of 3 fellowships shall be awarded to local students. Please click here for details. 

PolyU reserves the right to change or withdraw the fellowship at any time. In case of any dispute/disagreement, PolyU’s decision is final. 

Application Deadline
Local - Mixed Mode
Sept 2024 Entry - 30-Apr-2024
Non-local - Mixed Mode
Sept 2024 Entry - 30-Apr-2024
About Programme
How to Apply
Aims & Characteristics

Programme Aims

The prime purpose of the programme is to provide students with opportunities to pursue advanced-level postgraduate education in fashion and textiles business management. The underlying premise is to nurture fashion professionals and entrepreneurs with strong leadership and professional competency in leading the global fashion, textile and creative industries. Graduates will possess a global vision, entrepreneurial mindset, solid and practical knowledge and the skills to navigate global fashion business in today’s complex, multicultural economy. They are expected to demonstrate professional competence, strategic thinking and lifelong learning capabilities.

 

Characteristics

The programme has a strong focus on global fashion strategic management and entrepreneurship, articulating some of the best managerial practices and innovative business solutions in the fashion industry. The Global Immersion Study Pathways (GIP) is a key component of the curriculum. In collaboration with renowned fashion schools in the world, it provides students with two options for overseas study experiences. These overseas trips enable students to gain international exposure and a global perspective on the fashion and apparel business through company visits and intensive seminars. The elective subjects are designed to develop a thorough understanding of 1) the digitalisation of the fashion business, 2) fashion sustainability and innovation, and 3) global fashion entrepreneurship. These subjects prepare graduates to develop their strategic thinking and practical problem-solving skills relevant to the industry.

Curriculum

Programme Structure

 

Core Areas of Study

Core Subjects (9 credits)

1) Contemporary Issues in International Fashion Business

2) Fashion Entrepreneurship and Organizational Behaviours

3) Global Fashion Strategic Management

 

Global Immersion Study Pathways (GIP)  (9 credits)

1) Study Option 1 – In collaboration with Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) and Institut Français de la Mode (IFM) (for students with a minimum of 3 years’ working experience)

a) New York Seminars & Visits

b) Paris Seminars & Visits

c) Hong Kong, China Seminars & Visits

 

2) Study Option 2 (for students with less than 3 years’ working experience)

a) International Study Tours and Workshops (Europe/North America)

b) International Study Tours and workshops (Asia)

c) Capstone Project – Innovative Business Proposal

 

Elective Subjects (12 credits)

1) Advanced Textiles Materials and Technologies

2) Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability Management

3) Digital Disruption and Fashion Innovation Management

4) Fashion and Consumer Culture

5) Fashion Omni-channel Retailing

6) Luxury Fashion Brand Management

Credit Required for Graduation

30

Programme Leader(s)

Programme Director
Dr Liu Wing-sun
MSc, PhD

Deputy Programme Director
Dr Magnum Lam
MA, PhD

Subject Area
Global Fashion Management
Entrance Requirements
  • A Bachelor’s degree, postgraduate degree or postgraduate diploma in any discipline, or an equivalent professional qualification from a recognised university.

 

If you are not a native speaker of English, and your Bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification is award by institutions where the medium of instruction is not English, you are expected to fulfil the University’s minimum English language requirement for admission purpose. Please refer to the “Admission Requirements” section for details.

Enquiries

For further information on academic matters, please contact:
Dr Liu Wing-sun (email: wing-sun.liu@polyu.edu.hk);
or Dr Magnum Lam (email: magnumml.lam@polyu.edu.hk);
or Ms Hilary Kan (email: hilary.kan@polyu.edu.hk.

Other Information
  • Prospective students will be invited to attend an interview.

  • Students have to declare their choice of GIP Study Option in their online application.

  • Depending on their pace of study, full-time mode students taking GIP Study Option 2 may be able to complete the programme in one year.

  • The tuition fee does not include the fee arising from the overseas trips or study tours/workshops under the Global Immersion Study Pathways.

Initial Registration Credits

3 for local students
6 for non-local students

Tuition Fee

HK$6,000 per credit for local and non-local students

Additional Documents Required
Employer's Recommendation

Supporting letter from employer (optional)

Personal Statement

 Compulsory (please indicate the choice of GIP Study option in the last paragraph)

Transcript / Certificate

Required 

Others

Please also provide the following documents:

  1. Copy of English examination results such as IELTS or TOEFL (for applicants graduated from universities where the medium of instruction is not English.)
  2. Postal address in Chinese (for applicants from the Chinese mainland).