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Master Program in Fashion, Experience & Design Management (MAFED)

School accreditation

Via Sarfatti, 10 - 20136 Milan, Italy

+39 02 5836 3125 / 3177

+39 02 5836 3272

E-mail address

Type of course

Language of tuition

Length of course
12 months

Application review start
Jan 2020

Application deadline
5 Oct 2020

Date of commencement
Jan 2021

Class size

Cost / fees
€ 34,000 paid in four installments

Student grants / Financial assistance
The School assists candidates with their search for funding by supplying the necessary documentation and encouraging them to explore all scholarship and loan possibilities. SDA Bocconi provides opportunities for low-interest loans to admitted students, thanks to agreements with partner banks.

Furthermore, the University provides international students with information about possible sources for financing in several countries.

Student profile
1. Ratio of National / International students: 26% - 74%
2. Ratio of Men / Women: 13% men – 87% women
3. Average work experience: 3 years
4. Average age: 26.7 years

Admission requirements

  • A university degree in any discipline. If you have studied disciplines other than business administration you have to attend online pre-courses starting in November.
  • Two years professional experience with an international profile.
  • Fluency in English. If your mother tongue is not English you are required to submit a TOEFL, IELTS, PTE or CPE result.
  • Italian language instruction. Although the program is conducted mostly in English, if you are not fluent in Italian it is highly recommended that you take the Italian course for beginners during the program.
  • SDA test and MAFED essay. Details on the essay and on the SDA test will be communicated by Admission Services once the pre-selection is complete.
  • A (possible) interview with the program director either in Milan at SDA Bocconi or remotely (by phone or over the internet).

  • Program Director
    Emanuela Prandelli

    Contact details for application
    SDA Bocconi, Masters Division
    Recruiting and Admissions Service - MAFED
    Via Sarfatti, 10 - 20136 Milano, Italy
    Tel: +39 02 5836 3177
    Fax: +39 02 5836 3272
    Email: admissions.mafed(at) -->

    SDA Bocconi School of Management

    Master Program in Fashion, Experience & Design Management (MAFED)

    Add more value to creativity.

    The Master in Fashion, Experience & Design Management (MAFED) is an intense, 1-year full-time program that is taught entirely in English and attracts students from all over the world.

    MAFED provides robust management competences to participants who are willing to work in highly creative industries, where unlimited imagination needs to be combined with analytical skills, consistent strategies, and carefully targeted marketing initiatives.

    MAFED is the Master for you if

  • You aspire to take on a managerial role in a fashion, luxury or design-based company, or you are interested in developing your start-up in these sectors.
  • You are interested in experience-products and want to work in businesses that create unique customer experiences
  • You are looking for a program that gives you direct exposure to the industry world, where things happen
  • You want to obtain a qualification that is in line with your objectives
  • You want a recognized International Specialized Post-Graduate and Post-Experience Master, for International profiles with professional experience.

  • What MAFED can offer you

    The program, with its focused approach and its close links with the most relevant industry players, will enable you to:
  • Receive specialized management education and tools in one of the top world’s fashion and design capitals, where many high-profile events take place every year;
  • Interact with a dedicated F&D academic and professional Faculty;
  • Learn about new trends and successful business models moving between fashion and design based industries and across segments, from luxury to fast fashion retailers;
  • Get familiar with the opportunities to rely on digital environments in high-touch businesses;
  • Visit the best fashion and design companies, including factories, showrooms, and flagship stores;
  • Join an international network made of students from over twenty nationalities and almost 500 Alumni worldwide.

  • Program Events

    Meet the Master Program in Fashion, Experience & Design Management

    Other courses offered by SDA Bocconi

  • Master in Arts Management and Administration
  • Master in Corporate Finance
  • Master of Management in Food & Beverage
  • Global Executive MBA
  • Master of International Health Care Management, Economics and Policy
  • Executive Master in Luxury Management
  • Executive Master in Marketing & Sales
  • Full-time MBA
  • Master in Public Administration

  • About SDA Bocconi School of Management

    The leading School of Management in Italy and the only Italian School present in all of the most important International rankings (Financial Times, Bloomberg Businessweek, The Economist, Forbes), SDA Bocconi has established itself as a European leader in higher education.

    SDA Bocconi School of Management is part of Università Bocconi, the first Italian University to grant a degree in economics. For over a century, Bocconi has played a leading role in Italy’s social and economic modernization.

    SDA Bocconi has been engaged in the promotion and organization of executive education since 1971, with an International approach. The School’s vision of empowering life through knowledge and imagination lies behind its program offerings: Executive Education Open and Custom Programs, MBA and Master Programs, for the development of individuals, companies, institutions and economic systems.

    Choosing SDA Bocconi and coming to Milano means choosing a vibrant environment, the entrepreneurial, financial and industrialized center of Italy, a doorway to Europe. In short, a wealth of international contacts and opportunities.

    And Milano, of course, is culture, fashion, design, food and the art of living.

    Latest SDA Bocconi Rankings

    The leading School of Management in Italy and the only Italian School on the top of the charts of all main International Rankings, SDA Bocconi has established itself as a European leader in higher education.

    Accreditations: AACSB, AMBA, EQUIS

    Current ranks:


    #9 EU - #29 WW Global MBA Rankings 2020
    #3 EU European B-Schools Rankings 2019
    #3 EU - #4 WW Custom Education Rankings 2019
    #7 EU - #9 WW Executive Education combined Rankings 2019


    #3 EU Full-Time MBA Ranking 2019
    #13 WW Full-Time MBA Ranking 2019

    QS - TOP MBA

    #10 EU QS Global MBA Rankings 2020- Europe
    #23 WW QS Global MBA Rankings 2020
    #8 EU QS EMBA Rankings 2019 - Europe
    #16 WW QS Global EMBA Rankings 2019


    # 5 - European B-Schools Ranking 2019


    #4 - The Best International MBAs 2019 (1-year, non-US Programs)