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 who are 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. 

Fashion Product Management Career Outlook

According to Burning Glass, Footwear manufacturing is a $53 billion industry and over the next decade is projected to grow 16.8% and Product Manager has a projected growth of 8.4%.

Use the below Career Insights Tool to explore the different career options available for an MBA in Product Management for Footwear & Apparel. The tool is powered by Burning Glass and pulls real-time data from labor market information. The tool uses AI to analyze all current job postings giving you the insight you need to make the right career decisions.  Jobs that have the highest earning potential by industry and geography and specific skills employers need for those jobs can be found through this tool.  

Curriculum

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.

MGMT700
Global Leadership
3 credits
MGMT703
Strategic Information Management
3 credits
MGMT714
Principles of Project Management
3 credits
MGMT728
Human Resources Management
3 credits
MGMT745
Strategic Marketing
3 credits
MGMT769
Statistical Analysis for Decision Making
3 credits
MGMT770
Managerial Economics
3 credits
MGMT771
Accounting for Managers
3 credits
MGMT772
Financial Analysis for Managers
3 credits
MGMT773
Entrepreneurial Strat & Venture Creation
3 credits
FASH749
Fashion Ethics
3 credits
FASH740
Product Management for Footwear and Apparel I
3 credits
FASH741
Product Management for Footwear and Apparel II
3 credits
FASH798
Capstone Field Experience/ Problem of Practice
3 credits
MGMT799
Internship Capstone
3 credits

Requirements

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.

Prerequisites:

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 gradinfo@lasell.edu or call/text 617-243-2400.

Admission Requirements Checklist:

  1. Online application
  2. Resume of professional work experience 
  3. Official college transcripts
  4. A one-page personal statement describing your goals, strengths and potential for achievement in graduate school