1 FASHIONED FOR SUCCESS THE LIM COLLEGE MBA
2 FOCUSED ON THE BUSINESS OF FASHION The LIM College MBA is a unique program, one of just a handful in the world with an exclusive focus on the business of fashion. Here, in New York City, the epicenter of the fashion world, you ll study the principles and practice of business, but in the context of the fashion industry. You ll learn from faculty who are experienced industry professionals. And, you ll meet and have access to the world s leading fashion companies and leaders. Focused and relevant, immersive and real-world, comprehensive and convenient, this is a uniquely specialized MBA program that is, in every way, fashioned for success. With 30 years in this business, I meet a lot of students who want to be designers. Design is great, but there are also other parts to the business. You ve got to make it; you ve got to sell it. LIM College is focused on the business of fashion. When I need production help, when I need supply chain help, when I need sales help, it s the first place I go. No one else is focusing on those interests and those jobs. Mark Mendelson CEO Ellen Tracy
3 RECOGNIZED EXCELLENCE The LIM College MBA is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). The ACBSP standard ensures a business education of the highest quality, one that provides the skill sets and practical experience students need and employers want. With the many impressive industry professionals who serve as professors, lecturers, and guest speakers, this MBA program really opened my mind to the business behind the industry, including the international business environment. Nkonye Nmorka, MBA Merchandiser of Raw Materials GTL Asia, Limited Shanghai, China The College s location in midtown Manhattan is easily accessible and strategically located, just steps from most fashion company headquarters and Grand Central Station. For students that are working 9 to 5, the location is perfect. Caterina Canaletti, MBA Burberry The curriculum is designed with a critical industry focus. Jeffry M. Aronsson Former CEO Oscar de la Renta and Marc Jacobs A PERFECT FIT FOR THE BUSY PROFESSIONAL Our MBA program is custom-made for the working professional. It s flexible, enabling you to advance in your education, while continuing to work. You can opt to study full-time or part-time. Our classes are scheduled in the evening, and offered in the classroom or online. And with our midtown Manhattan location, we re very accessible, within walking distance of Grand Central Station and nearby subway stations. This is a program tailor-made for the fashion professional an MBA that not only fits your aspirations, but your busy schedule as well. A FOCUSED CURRICULUM Ours is an MBA with an exclusive focus on the fashion industry. You ll start with a variety of core business courses covering management theories and strategies. Next, you ll take courses within your specific concentration, whether in Fashion Management or Entrepreneurship. And finally, you ll have the option to delve even deeper into your specialization, or you can opt to participate in a hands-on internship within your area of interest. ON COURSE TO SUCCESS Your MBA courses are all business, and all about the business of fashion. A sampling of courses you may take during your program includes: Core Business Courses: Competition and Strategy in Fashion Financial Management Global Management and Leadership Managing Creative Minds Marketing and Sales Management Supply Chain Management Fashion Entrepreneurship Specialization: Entrepreneurship in Fashion Entrepreneurial Finance Intrapreneurship Investing in New Ventures Launching New Ventures Fashion Management Specialization: Brand Management Consumer Behavior in Fashion Fashion Merchandising Integrated Marketing Communications in Fashion Retail Merchandising, Planning, and Control LIM MBA STUDENTS BENEFIT FROM THE IDEAL BLEND OF CLASSROOM EDUCATION AND REAL-WORLD EXPERIENCE. THEIR SUCCESS IN THE WORKFORCE STEMS FROM THEIR ABILITY TO APPLY THE MOST CURRENT METHODOLOGY AND PRACTICAL SOLUTIONS TO TODAY S WORKPLACE. Joseph Ungoco Founder/President ICON Consulting Services, Inc. Adjunct Professor, LIM College
4 TEACHING FROM EXPERIENCE Our faculty know of what they speak. With a wealth of industry knowledge and impressive academic credentials, they bring their vast business and fashion experience into the classroom every day. What it means for our students is a highly relevant, real-world education, enhanced by their professors personal and direct connections to the industry. Our teaching methods are real-world as well. As with the best MBA programs, the LIM College MBA relies on case studies and experiential learning. From team projects and group competitions, to brainstorming exercises and team debates, students develop critical team-building and decision-making skills, preparing them for the collaborative world of fashion. UNMATCHED EXPERTISE Our faculty brings a wide range of experience derived from fashion industry backgrounds and/or impressive academic achievements. Below is just a brief sampling of our exceptional faculty: Kevin Brotz: Practiced law for 23 years and was the Human Resources Manager/Senior Store Executive for Bloomingdale s David Freschman: Co-founder and Chairman of FashInvest, the first initiative linking entrepreneurs in fashion to venture capitalists and financiers Patricia Hoeltge: Business consultant with more than 20 years of experience and was the Vice President of Licensing for Nautica/VF and former Buyer for Macy s and Omega Fashions Sheryl Barnes: More than 25 years of professional marketing and strategy experience and currently works in strategic marketing at IBM corporate headquarters Susan Baxter: Author of several award-winning works dealing with communication and marketing for special populations Herbert Sherman: Author of four books and multiple journal articles and case studies on strategic management, entrepreneurship, and business ethics The active teaching format within the MBA program prepares students for team decision-making, clearly a staple in corporate life. Dr. William D Arienzo CEO, WDA BrandMarketing Solutions, Princeton, NJ Adjunct Professor, LIM College The faculty, many of whom have worked or continue to work in fashion, provide a firsthand account of the business, which is a guarantee that what is being taught is reality and not coming out of a textbook or a PowerPoint. Anton Pagi, MBA Student Concentration: Fashion Management
5 THE LIM MBA IS FOCUSED ON, AND CONNECTED TO, THE BUSINESS OF FASHION. BUSINESS CASE STUDIES CENTER AROUND THE INDUSTRY, AND AN INFLUENTIAL NETWORK OF INDUSTRY LEADERS GIVES STUDENTS REAL-WORLD INSIGHTS AND IMPORTANT CONNECTIONS. Annelisa Gadea, MBA Director of Communications Komar
6 ACCESS TO THE INDUSTRY INTERNSHIPS: LEARNING BY DOING What better way to learn the business of fashion than to work in the business of fashion? LIM College MBA students gain invaluable experience and connections participating in internships with leading fashion companies. Some of the companies where our students have interned include: Ann Taylor BCBG Bergdorf Goodman Chanel Country Living Magazine Diesel USA Emilio Pucci Esprit Evins Communications Giorgio Armani Givenchy Gucci Harper s Bazaar Michael Kors Peter Som Prada Saks Fifth Avenue Scoop Supima Cotton Talbots Tom Ford Tommy Hilfiger The MBA program at LIM College gives you invaluable real-world experience. From meeting prominent industry professionals, to practical case studies, to handson internships, there is a great deal of exposure to the fashion industry. Zoe Cleary, MBA, Co-Founder, COO, Head of Design and Product Development, Nisolo Nashville, TN and Trujillo, Peru Our midtown Manhattan location will immerse you in the fashion world. Walk out our door and just steps away are Fifth Avenue and Madison Avenue. All around you are the greatest names in fashion: Barneys, Saks Fifth Avenue, Gucci, Tiffany, Chanel, Bloomingdale s, Bergdorf Goodman, and more. With this ideal location come many real-world opportunities. You ll hear from leading industry figures who frequent our campus as guest speakers. You ll meet top fashion executives who participate in our MBA CEO Roundtable Series. You ll make on-site visits to nearby fashion firms, meeting and talking with industry professionals. And, you ll have the opportunity to gain industry experience yourself as part of a hands-on, real-world internship. CEO ROUNDTABLE SERIES During the year, we invite fashion industry CEOs to campus to speak with our students about their rise through the corporate ranks their challenges, their successes, and their advice for our students as future leaders in the fashion industry. Some past speakers in our CEO Roundtable Series include: Jeffry Aronsson, CEO, Chado Ralph Rucci and former CEO, Oscar de la Renta and Marc Jacobs Paul Charron, former CEO, Liz Claiborne, Inc. Susan Davidson, CEO, Scoop NYC Jill Granoff, CEO, Kellwood Company and former CEO, Kenneth Cole Mindy Grossman, CEO, HSN, Inc. Mindy Meads, former CEO, Aeropostale Mark Mendelson, CEO, Ellen Tracy Ellen Rodriguez, CEO, French Connection USA Stephen Sadove, CEO, Saks, Inc. Denise Seegal, Executive Director, Magaschoni Apparel Group Inc., former CEO, Nautica Gary Sheinbaum, CEO, Tommy Hilfiger
7 THE WORLD OF FASHION Fashion is a worldwide business, and this is a worldwide MBA. International students from around the world come to study in this program, while our students can set out from New York City to study abroad. For international students interested in pursuing an MBA focused on the business of fashion and located in New York City, our MBA is the ideal program. For all our students, our MBA helps to develop a global perspective, from learning to lead across cultures to international sourcing strategies to global ethics. This is a broader, more far-reaching MBA one that will open your eyes, and your career, to a bigger world. THE MBA PROGRAM REQUIRES STUDENTS TO THINK GLOBALLY AND ACT LOCALLY. OUR STUDENTS ARE TAUGHT NOT ONLY ABOUT THE GLOBAL MARKETPLACE BUT ARE PROVIDED THE TOOLS FOR ANALYZING THAT MARKET AND MAKING DECISIONS THAT WILL TAKE BEST ADVANTAGE OF INTERNATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES. A WORLDLY PERSPECTIVE All of our MBA students benefit from an international experience as they study with fashion students who come to LIM College from all parts of the world. Some countries from which our international students have come include: Australia Brazil Canada China Croatia Germany India Indonesia Italy Thailand Venezuela For international students, a better understanding of the U.S. business world is key. My MBA experience has been very beneficial for my career in the U.S. market. Molly Ming, MBA Fashion Editor Shang Magazine Dr. Herbert Sherman Adjunct Professor, LIM College
8 ON TO SUCCESS Recent graduates of our MBA program are working at some of the industry s most renowned companies, including: Aeropostale Bergdorf Goodman Bloomingdale s The Children s Place Designer Management Agency (DMA) Gucci J.C. Penney Juicy Couture Komar Lord & Taylor Macy s New York & Co. Polo Ralph Lauren Salvatore Ferragamo Scoop NYC Stylesight Swarovski Tommy Hilfiger LIM College s MBA program understands that the best way to learn is through real-world experience. It s why we study actual business cases, applying what we learn to existing fashion companies. It s why we participate in internships, so we can experience firsthand the real-world business of fashion. Alyssa Spano, MBA Associate Inventory Planner Macy s AN MBA FASHIONED FOR SUCCESS The LIM College MBA program is highly valued across the fashion industry. Fashion professionals appreciate our unique focus, and as a result, our graduates are working in leading fashion companies. Our Office of Graduate Studies Career Services works closely with students through one-on-one advising, professional workshops, career coaching, and more to help students refine their career goals, and reach them. Equipped with a one-of-a-kind education and an understanding of the industry, our graduates launch into fashion management careers with industryleading firms, or they set out on their own to start entrepreneurial ventures. Whatever their career direction, our MBA graduates are ready to succeed as strategic business leaders in the exciting world of fashion.
9 LIM COLLEGE WHERE BUSINESS MEETS FASHION The Center for Graduate Studies & Continuing Education Maxwell Hall 216 East 45th St. 8th Floor x LIM College at a Glance YEAR ESTABLISHED 1939 ACCREDITATION LIM College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and its degree programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs. VISIT US Learn more about the LIM College MBA program. Schedule a personal visit or attend an upcoming Information Session. CONTACT US For more information, call us at Ext. 412 or CAMPUS LIM College comprises four buildings in the heart of midtown Manhattan. The MBA program is housed in Maxwell Hall on 45th Street, between 2nd and 3rd Avenues. HOUSING LIM College s 1760 Residence Hall is conveniently located on Manhattan s Upper East Side. It features double and triple occupancy rooms all with private bathrooms. For more information, ALUMNI Since the first MBA students graduated in June of 2010, LIM College MBA alumni have been launched into careers in fashion management or have started entrepreneurial ventures. LIM College MBA alumni are excelling at industry-leading companies including: Macy s, Bloomingdale s, Juicy Couture, Komar, Salvatore Ferragamo, Sunrise Brands, Jones Apparel Group, Aeropostale, J.C. Penney, and Polo Ralph Lauren. FACULTY LIM College s faculty members are well-equipped to guide our students through the complexities of the fashion business. They hold, or have held, high-level positions in the fashion industry and bring their vast business and fashion industry expertise and knowhow into the classroom every day. BRYANT PARK FINANCIAL AID The Office of Student Financial Services is committed to helping you explore financing options to make your education affordable. Call us at Ext. 389, or LIM College is committed to its policy of non-discrimination in its employment opportunities and educational programs on the basis of age, race, ethnicity, religion, gender, gender identification, creed, national origin, sexual orientation, or disability. LIM College, Where Business Meets Fashion, Fashion Lab and IMFO are registered trademarks of LIM College. LIM College.