Overview & Career Outcomes
This program provides you with all the benefits of an MBA along with a concentration in Product Management for Footwear & Apparel. This unique offering is designed to give you the tools and skills needed to effectively manage products from the creation process through production to distribution. You will be challenged to use critical skills to analyze real-world situations and develop the acumen to make informed decisions and implement successful solutions.
Using a highly interactive format, you will connect with the fashion industry acquiring practical and field experience through a capstone and projects like Tech Pack Assignments. The Capstone will help you gain invaluable professional experience through an internship with one of Lasell's apparel or footwear partners that will be overseen by an employee of the partner company. The project-based assignments will give you the experience of creating communication tools such as marketing briefs, component, and construction callouts, BOMs, tooling drawings, samples, workback calendars, and wear test plans that are needed to turn a product from 2D ideas into 3D products.
Who Should Earn This Degree?
Recent graduates and working professionals interested in aligning career goals with the knowledge and skills related to relevant problem-solving strategies in footwear and apparel production, along with people looking to break into the fashion industry, may be interested in the Product Management for Footwear & Apparel MBA. These people may have titles such as product line managers, designers, developers, engineers, wear testing, materials, manufacturing, and more.
Career Outlook in the Footwear Manufacturing Industry
According to Burning Glass, footwear manufacturing is a $53 million industry and the GPD ranks #15 nationwide. The career outlook for Footwear manufacturing is positive, with jobs projected to grow 16.8% over the next decade.
The curriculum for the MBA in Sustainable Fashion Operations is a combination of core business courses, product management courses and electives. The curriculum contains a total of 14 courses (42 credits). There are 10 core courses (33 credits) and 3 concentration courses (9 credits) which consist of (FASH740, FASH74). 1 course is a capstone which you get to choose from MGMT799 business internship or FASH798 fashion internship or problem of practice. The internships can be remote with approval. Get more information about our Course Schedules.
Candidates seeking admission to the Master of Business Administration (MBA) program at Lasell University must hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution. GRE/GMAT scores are not required for admission.
The 36-credit program is delivered in 100 percent online and on-campus blended formats. Rolling admission is offered for our September, October, January, March, May and July start dates. Learn more about the courses offered in Lasell's MBA program.
No GMAT/GRE scores are required for admission.
International Students need to submit English equivalency from one of the following: TOEFL scores: minimum required score is 80 (iBT) or IELTS, minimum required score is 6.0; or Pearson PTE Academic minimum score is 53; or Duolingo minimum required score is 105. The English equivalency scores may be waived for international applicants who have earned a bachelor's degree at an accredited college/university in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, or Canada.
Candidates must demonstrate knowledge of microeconomics and statistics through prior coursework or by successfully completing self-paced tutorials in introductory statistics and microeconomics. For more information about the self-paced tutorials or prerequisites for the MBA program please contact the Office of Graduate Enrollment at email@example.com or call/text 617-243-2400.
Admission Requirements Checklist:
- Online application
- Resume of professional work experience
- Official college transcripts
- A one-page personal statement describing your goals, strengths and potential for achievement in graduate school
This program is F-1 visa eligible.
All International applicants need to submit English equivalency from one of the following: TOEFL scores: minimum required score is 80 (iBT) or IELTS, minimum required score is 6.0; or Pearson PTE Academic minimum score is 53; or Duolingo minimum required score is 105. The English equivalency scores may be waived for international applicants who have earned a bachelor's degree at an accredited college/university in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, or Canada.
For additional requirements please visit our International Admission Requirement page.