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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
March 2023

Application deadline
9 Oct 2023

Date of commencement
22 Jan 2024

Class size

Cost / fees
€ 36,000 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: 20% - 80%
2. Ratio of Men / Women: 12% men –88% women
3. Average work experience: 3.5 years
4. Average age: 27 years

Admission requirements

  • A university degree in any discipline.
  • Two years professional experience with an international profile.
  • Fluency in English.
  • Italian language instruction.
  • SDA test and MAFED essay.
  • A (possible) interview with the program director.

  • You can find out more on the SDA Website

    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 provides you with the most solid management skills to work in highly creative industries, where the value of unlimited imagination needs to be combined with enhanced methodologies and analytical capabilities, consistent strategies and carefully targeted marketing initiatives, new managerial tools and rigorous KPIs.

    MAFED is the Master for you if

  • You want a managerial role in a fashion, luxury, or design company.
  • You want to work in organizations that create unique customer experiences.
  • You want to launch your own venture into these symbolic-intensive industries.
  • You want to come into contact with the industrial world, where things happen.
  • You want to prepare for all this in Milan, an international and challenging environment, and the well-recognized symbol of Italian Style and Excellence worldwide.

  • The MAFED program offers you general management courses and specialized courses in fashion, design, and experience management, field projects, and advanced seminars.

    At the end of the program you will have a solid understanding of business planning, marketing, and control tools, and you will be able to apply advanced product, brand, and retail management techniques in a fast-moving and global business environment.

    Program Events

    SDA Bocconi organize every year online and offline events, to give you the chance to get to know more about the Programmes. Discover the events

    Other courses offered by SDA Bocconi

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

  • 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:

    #4 European B-School Rankings 2022
    #3 EU - #6 WW Global MBA Rankings 2023
    #3 EU Return on Investment Global MBA Rankings 2023
    #2 WW Environmental impact Global MBA Rankings 2023
    #3 EU - #4 WW Custom Education Rankings 2022
    #9 EU - #13 WW Executive Education Open Rankings 2022
    #7 EU - #7 WW Executive Education combined Rankings 2022
    #16 EU - #34 WW Executive MBA Ranking 2022

    #2 EU Full-Time MBA Ranking 2022
    #13 WW Full-Time MBA Ranking 2022
    #3EU for Faculty Quality Full-Time MBA Ranking 2022

    QS - TOP MBA
    #10 EU QS Global MBA Rankings 2022 - Europe
    #23 WW QS Global MBA Rankings 2022
    #1 WW Return on Investment QS Global MBA Rankings 2022
    #10 WW QS Global EMBA Rankings 2021: Joint Programmes

    #5 European B-Schools Ranking 2022

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