Created and funded by the French Ministry for Industry, IFM was founded to bridge the gap between creative design and business. The Parisian campus offers postgraduate and executive education. The institute is well-connected in the fashion world; many high profile individuals and companies sit on its board of directors and are patrons of the school. The educational offer is split into fashion design and luxury management programmes. Curricula are composed of real-life projects or business cases in cooperation with fashion or luxury goods companies. Courses include a six-month internship for all students. Student places are highly sought after and only one in five applicants secure a place in the course. Our survey showed high results in students’ satisfaction with university facilities and resources, faculty and student body. Students receive a firm business and marketing education and feel prepared for the industry. According to our alumni survey, 87 percent of students have a job within six months of graduation, a reflection of the rich pool of employment opportunities available in France. In addition, students said they benefit from a global, active and accessible alumni network, according to our survey.
"It was very hard at times, but in the end a rewarding experience as the knowledge I gained and memories I made are irreplaceable. IFM is truly a clan, with alumni all over the world supporting each other."
"The very asset of IFM is its openness to any kind of industry. The school develops a strong theoretical approach to fashion, not only for clothes but also for culture, cinema, beauty, design, wine, automotive and even consumer goods. That's how IFM delivers a rare open-minded vision to its students, in addition to very operational skills. The students sourcing is really wide and you end up with an amazing variety of classmates such as lawyers, sociologists, product managers and designers."
"The institute is an eye opening experience to the world of creation, dealing and managing with creative profiles and analysing a creative environment. The quality and diversity of the courses helped me develop my critical eye on the fashion industry, by having knowledge of the industry in terms of economics and business. A technical point of view on product and the brand image."
"Enriching, I was in finance before joining the IFM and it was an excellent choice to take a break in my career and to re-orientate myself."
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