New York City’s LIM College is introducing new master's degree in global fashion supply chain management aimed at meeting the growing need for professionals with specialised knowledge. 

The college, which focuses on the study of business and fashion, will launch the one-year course this autumn.

It is designed for executives seeking to advance into strategic management roles, and will cover both the technical and management aspects of the field. Students will also gain first-hand exposure to an actual supply chain network via visits to retailers, shipping ports, and local manufacturers.

The supply chain is the system that moves a product from supplier to consumer. Supply chain management has evolved from a back-office function to a critical component for any organization that produces and/or distributes goods and services.

According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of logisticians – those who analyse and coordinate an organisation's supply chain – is projected to grow 22% from 2012 to 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations. Employment growth will be driven by the important role logistics plays in the transportation of goods in a global economy.

“For fashion companies, and the host of related industries that support them, the necessity of competing in a global marketplace combined with the challenges associated with e-commerce business models have made the inner workings of the supply chain more complex and critical than ever,” explains LIM College president Elizabeth Marcuse.

“Companies are faced with the demands of a fast-fashion production cycle, requests for sustainable sourcing solutions, and the challenges of managing a global sourcing network. This translates into an increasing need for professionals with an advanced level of supply chain and logistics knowledge.”

Since supply chain management covers every component of the business cycle, from production to product fulfilment, the field offers a broad array of career opportunities across a range of industries, including new roles relating to e-commerce and other technological innovations.

LIM College believes graduates of the MPS in Global Fashion Supply Chain Management will be qualified to fill positions in the areas of operations management, supply chain analytics, procurement, and logistics at companies both within and outside of the fashion world.

For more details click here to contact Paul Mucciarone, associate director of admissions, or click here to find out more online.