About M.Des. In Fashion Retail Management

Retailing within the fashion industry has been one of the thriving fields in the modern day fashion and business world. Effective skills in retailing have become one of the most essential requirements for taking part in the commercial world of clothing and apparels. The Faculty of Design offers a 2 year Masters degree program in Fashion Retail Managament which seeks to provide the students with the essential knowledge, required to drive sales and shape the scope of fashion. The programs seeks to impart within the students a unique understanding of various traits in human purchasing behavior with all of the necessary tools of management, including finance, operations, distribution, buying, merchandising, floor management, product communication and commercial direction. As a way of providing a 360 degree understanding, the program is strategically coined in line with the global trends in fields of fashion which allows students to not only engage in the design process but also get to participate in the distribution of various forms of clothings and designs. This program simultaneously integrates the theoretical and practical knowledge needed to manage a fashion store and push forward a clothing line with a comprehensive overview into the history of fashion, marketing, fashion merchandising and styling. The program is both practical and research based, which allows students to gain an understanding of the market trends and the commercial industry within the fashion industry. The Faculty of Design is equipped with some of the highest trained faculties who go on to provide students with indepth insights into the field while at the same time paving a way for them to actively engage with the markets.


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M.Des. In Fashion Retail ManagementProgram Outcomes

Why Study M.Des. In Fashion Retail Management

The global fashion industry is ever growing and ever evolving, thus increasing the demand for well informed personnel who are able to navigate the fashion industry from a business perspective. People having a knack for fashion but also an interest in apparel development, consumer behavior, communication, sourcing, etc will find this program as the right fit for them.
Store Manager

Store Manager

An ability to demonstrate management skills to control and enhance the fashion industry.

Fashion Retailer

An ability to provide retail solutions to the customers and provide effective product ranges which will meet the specific consumer needs

Fashion Retailer
Merchandise Planner/ Educator

Merchandise Planner/ Educator

An ability to comprehend the manner in which environmental and cultural factors impact fashion.

Commercial Stylist

An ability to target specific market, age group, gender, etc to meet the expectations of quality and cost.

Commercial Stylist
Showroom Manager

Showroom Manager

An ability to demonstrate growth in personal and professional responsibility.

Duration: 2 years (Semester System)



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Eligibility Criteria

The candidate shall have completed graduation from recognized university


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M.Des. In Fashion Retail Management feesFees


M.Des. In Fashion Retail Management


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M.Des. In Fashion Retail Management CurriculumCurriculum

Management and Organisational behaviour

Fashion Supply Chain & Logistics

Global Textile & Apparel Industry

Business research methods

Introduction to Fashion Industry

Retail Arithmetic

Managerial Communication & Marketing

Management information system

Managerial economics

Strategic management and business law

Fashion Retail Management & Buying

Apparel Production & Merchandising

Research Methodology

Retail Advertising and Brand Promotion

Business environment and corporate governance

Elective _3_FRM (Choice-based)

Human resource management



Statistics and Seminar

Customer relationship Management

Retail Business Planning

Fashion & Retail Studies

Quality Management & Operation research

Global Sourcing & Export Documentation

Retail Forecasting & Design

Elective _3_FRM (Choice-based)




M.Des. In Fashion Retail Management Curriculum Laboratories


Design Studio

As a way of developing the practical skills of the students, the Faculty of Design has a designated studio that develops the practical skills and understanding of the students which exposes their

M.Des. In Fashion Retail Management CurriculumActivities

Architecture, Fine Arts & Design Expo 2019

As a concluding mark to their academic journey, the budding architects, designers and fine arts students of Parul University, made an outstanding display of their artistic, and innovative creativity during the recently held academic exhibition. With their cutting-edge thought process and their understanding of five years of education, the students of the faculties of architecture, fine arts and design showcased their final year projects. This was a pure result of hard work, commitment and dedication on the part of the student and their faculties. The students explored a diversified blend of projects, with themes covering the various aspects of political, environmental, psychological, cultural and the social elements.

Workshop on Applique work by Ruma Devi

Ruma Devi, a popular traditional handicraft artisan from Rajasthan visited the Faculty of Design - Parul University and conducted a workshop, wherein she instructed the students regarding the essential elements of applique handloom. Design students at PU also got the opportunity of exhibiting Ruma Devi's quintessential designs, along with their own clothing designs during a fashion show organized in honor of her visit.

Master Class on Fashion Designing by Anna Singh

Two-time National Award winning costume designer Anna Singh had a conversation with Fashion Design students at Parul Institute of Design. She conducted a master class on fashion design and shared her experience of designing costumes for over 1001 movies and the commonwealth games. She instructed the students regarding the various aspects of fashion design which match the contemporary demands of the industry.

International Art and Sculpture Festival

A series of Workshops are conducted for the students with an intention to develop various skill sets required to evolve as a Designer and to understand the principles of working with different materials such as clay, siforex, wood, bamboo, etc. and media such as pencil, colors, paints, charcoal, etc. The students are also given an exposure of various brainstorming sessions conducted by various External experts from the industry and profession, by virtue of which they would eventually evolve as good and sensible designers.

Fashion Stylization Workshop

Shri. Bhavin Patel, Assistant Professor in Parul Institute of Design conducted a one day workshop on "Fashion Stylization" on December 30, 2017 at International Institute of Fashion Design, Vadodara. The students of the 3rd year in IIFA, Vadodara participated in the workshop and learnt about Fashion Illustration Method adopted in Draping and Rendering. The participants and the institute expressed their gratitude to Shri. Bhavin Patel for sharing his invaluable knowledge in the field of design through this workshop.