Fashion Business part-time

Experience the Amsterdam Fashion Academy like never before during our exclusive Open Days. These personalized experience, led by our experienced lecturers, offer an in-depth exploration of the fashion world.


Explore our campus, including captivating fashion exhibitions, receive detailed explanations about our programs, and seize the opportunity to connect with our community of current students and accomplished alumni. Plus, prepare to immerse yourself in our exciting hands-on workshops, allowing you to discover your passion and potential firsthand.
The way of working is forever changing, and the Fashion Industry is no different. If you have an entrepreneurial mindset; wish to advance your career or even shift from your current industry to the fashion industry this course is for you.


The fashion business part time course is the foundation in order to understand the intricacies from Concept to Commercialization within the Fashion Industry.


Discover the different functions and how they relate to each other. This will empower you to identify an area you wish to specialize in. You will also be exposed to the latest shifts in the way the industry is doing business.


Ultimately  create your own CLOTHING Brand Concept or Develop a Career within the Corporate Industry.

Level: Certificate of Completion

Duration: 12 weeks

When: On Fridays and on Saturdays, from 9:30am to 5:00pm

Spring 2024 session: March 1st – May 17th (FULL)

Autumn 2024 session: September 28th – December 14th

Language: English only

Credits: 0

Tuition fee: € 2.050*

Application fee: € 175**

Admission: open for admission

Maximum number of students: 16

*Autumn 2024 session: early bird tuition fee of € 1.850 available if you register and complete the full payment before the 28th of June 2024.

**Application fee is due at the moment of registration and it is not refundable.

The Fashion Business course aims to give you all the managing skills you need in order to be a successful business professional in the fashion industry. You will not only gain knowledge and expertise in fashion, but the emphasis of the course lies in acquiring what you need to build up your apparel business.


With this course you will learn how to create, develop, describe and promote your own fashion brand, and in so doing, how to fulfill the renewed needs of this global fashion industry.

Course subjects 

  • Define your brand identity through discovering your values and personality.
  • Deep dive into consumer profile to better understand your target audience.
  • Explore methods of trends and colour forecasting.
  • A look at ethical and sustainable fashion behind the scenes.
  • Product development process.
  • Sourcing, supply chain & manufacturing.
  • Storytelling.
  • Marketing and promotion strategies in the fashion industry.
  • Styling and visual merchandising.


You will have the opportunity to do the following:

  • Develop a strategic and enterprising approach to the multifaceted nuances of contemporary practices regarding your own current or intended career path.
  • Develop your own business concept withing the fashion industry.
  • Understand, research existing how brand concepts.
  • Establish the right product solution.
  • Explore your business plan and distribution models.
  • Create your go-to-market strategy.

This course is perfect for you if:

  • you already have a bachelor’s degree and want to switch career;
  • or you completed high school and want to move up on the career ladder;
  • or you are not sure if you want to follow a full BA programme;
  • or you are working in another industry and would like to have your own fashion brand;
  • or you already have a great concept but are struggling to move forward.

Step 1: Fill out the Request for Information form or sign up to an Open Day;

Step 2: We will send you more details by email and we will schedule a call or meeting with you;

Step 3: After the call or meeting, we will send you by email the Application form;

Step 4: Submit the application form, letter of motivations, curriculum vitae, digital copy of your passport and proof of payment of the enrolment fee (€ 175).

Step 5: We will send you the invoice and we will confirm your enrolment once we receive the payment of the tuition fee.

Tuition fee: € 2.050*


Application fee: € 175**


The Amsterdam Fashion Academy is a non-governmental and non-subsidized institute.


Not eligible to receive studiefinanciering.


Fees are equal for Europen and non-European students.


*Early bird tuition fee of €1.850 is available if you apply and pay the fees before the 28th of June, 2024 (Autumn 2024 edition)

**Application fee is due at the moment of registration.

After completing the Fashion Business part-time course, we suggest you the following course:

Fashion Styling

Create a fashion styling portfolio and start your career as an in-store stylist, personal or corporate stylist, editorial or media stylist or runway stylist.

Fees & finance