London College of Fashion, UAL Students receive CMI award


London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London announces that, for the first time, six students from its Fashion Business School will be presented with the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) London and South East Regional Boards Award.  The BA (Hons) Fashion Management and MSc International Fashion Management students will be awarded gold, silver and bronze prizes for dissertations that demonstrate significant levels of innovative, strategic or sustainable management or leadership.

The awards recognise the vast and varied talent London College of Fashion, UAL’s Fashion Business School programmes are producing.

The winning students and their dissertation titles are:

MSc International Fashion Management

  • Gold – Michelle Paulini - The Positive Engagement Strategy: Can luxury jewellery retailers substitute earth-mined with lab-grown diamonds?
  • Silver – Maria Dvorkin - Collaborative Innovation in the Luxury Fashion Industry
  • Bronze – Yasmine Richardson - Technology meets Fashion: An insight into the recent growth of ‘Wearables’

BA (Hons) Fashion Management

  • Gold – Lucy JacksonThe shift in control from company to consumer: How the increased accessibility of online information has impacted on the consumer decision making process
  • Silver – Tala Saade – Location based technologies and customer engagement relating to UK high street retailer
  • Bronze – Katharine Carter – The influences on consumer loyalty in the UK high street department stores

The College has recently become an Approved Centre to deliver Chartered Management Institute (CMI) qualifications. Alongside the 6 awards, this inaugural year sees 81 BA (Hons) Fashion Management students receive the Chartered Management Institute Diploma in Management and Leadership and 13 MSc International Fashion Management will receive the Chartered Management Institute Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership.

Andrew Hughes, Dean of the Fashion Business School at London College of Fashion, UAL says “We are honoured to be recognised by the CMI. Their qualification will help to equip our graduates with the knowledge, skills and understanding they will need to become future fashion industry leaders.”

Ann Bell, Higher Education Champion at the London & South East Board, CMI, says “Having professional management training and qualifications is key to getting ahead in fashion. We’re delighted that the practical management resources within CMI's awards will help tomorrow's fashion industry leaders deliver long-lasting benefit and impact."

Comprising of under and post graduate study the Fashion Business School houses both full and part-time courses in a range of disciplines relating to fashion business. The undergraduate offer includes BA (Hons) Fashion Business, Fashion Buying and Merchandising, Fashion Management, Fashion Marketing and Fashion Visual Merchandising and Branding. Postgraduate study includes MA Fashion Design Management, Fashion Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Fashion Retail Management, Strategic Fashion Marketing and the newly launched MA Fashion Enterprise Creation as well as the world’s first Executive MBA (Fashion) which launched in 2013.

As one of the world’s leading fashion management centres, London College of Fashion, UAL’s Business and Management programmes have built an impressive global reputation for nurturing analytical and creative graduates. 2013 figures show that 94% of London College of Fashion, UAL’s business graduates were in work or further study within six months of graduating.

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