Master of Science in Business of Fashion. The only program of its kind' filling a void in the marketplace.

Master of Science in Business of Fashion (MSBF)

The Future of Fashion: Training Chief Fashion Officers™
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Admissions Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Full-flex and part-time options are available to domestic students only. International students are eligible to apply for the full-time option, available in Fall only.

Connecting creativity and business

The Rutgers Business School Master of Science in Business of Fashion (MSBF) is a cutting-edge program that will prepare you for a thrilling business career in the fashion industry.

MSBF is a niche program that fills a void in the luxury and fashion industries. It provides a rigorous academic business school degree across all disciplines in business (accounting, finance, supply chain, management, and marketing) but it is only 30 credits and can be finished in as little as one year. Our unique program provides a strong business background to creatives and designers while providing industry-relevant information to those who already have business degrees or are working in the field.

Our program is flexible and perfect for working professionals or full-time students.  Courses are on weekends and evenings and can be completed in as little as two semesters or as long as 4.5 years.

This degree is the perfect investment in your future career in fashion. Students learn essential functions of business such as marketing, finance, supply chain, and management. This means that the skills you learn are not only applicable to fashion and beauty but also transferable across different industries and professions. The curriculum is advanced, rigorous, and relevant, which means that you stay competitive and on top of current trends.

MSBF Program Highlights

  • 30 credit program (10 courses)
  • Pursue full-time or part-time study
  • Finish in as little as two semesters, or up to four and a half years
  • Selection of evening and weekend courses
  • Program courses taught in Jersey City & Newark; a few train stops from Manhattan

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Graduates have been hired by:

  • DKNY
  • Tarte Cosmetics
  • Fashion Mingle
  • Gucci
  • Adidas
  • And more!

Some representative alumni job titles:

  • Chief Business Development Officer
  • President & CEO
  • Director of Retail Operations
  • Director of Logistics
  • Director of Design
  • Corporate Financial Analyst
  • And more!


Hear from current students how the MSBF program has impacted their lives and careers.

A business program fashioned for you.

Bridging the gap between creative passion and business acumen, our program will provide you with the knowledge you need to position yourself to be a key player in the industry—all in a location that is just minutes away from the fashion center of the world, New York City.

A Fashion-Forward Business Curriculum

Rutgers Business School is committed to education in the business of fashion. That is why the core components of our curriculum focus on more than just classroom learning. Locations in Jersey City and Newark provide easy access to one of the fashion capitals of the 21st century, New York City. Students are taught by renowned, world-class faculty and industry professionals.

Students experience networking opportunities with leaders in fashion and on-site trips. Also, classes are taught on nights and weekends to accommodate the working professional, and up to 40% of your classes can be completed online.


Learn more about the admissions criteria for the Master of Science in Business of Fashion program. Please contact us at with any questions.

The Fashion Institute of Technology and Rutgers Business School

Rutgers Business School Masters of Science in Business of Fashion has partnered with the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) to offer special advantages for FIT students and faculty with a fast-track admissions process. FIT faculty can earn a master's degree for professional development while maintaining their position at FIT.

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