Student Textile Value Chain Management

Learn more about sustainability
in the textile value chain 

Master Programme in Textile Value Chain Management 120 hp

Autumn 2024
Full-time 100%, Day

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Our programme in short

Our programme offers a good mix of theoretical and practical courses, where scientific foundations of textile management are applied within the courses for addressing complex research and company challenges in a more profession-oriented way. Textile management is a multidisciplinary area with a foundation in social science research fields such as business administration, industrial economy, fashion studies, and related areas that addresses phenomena important for the textile and fashion industry. Within textile management, phenomena related to different parts of the textile value chain are studied. Sustainability is a common theme throughout all the courses in the programme. These include the development of alternative business models, sustainable trade, and distribution with safe and effective systems for textile value chains and product flows.

Programme structure

This two-year Master’s programme comprises four terms of full-time studies. The courses offered are strongly rooted in current issues in the textile and fashion industry as well as current research in textile management with a focus on sustainability and digital transformation.

During the first year, the programme provides in-depth knowledge of theory development, issues, methods, and current research in textile management. The year ends with the course Field Study in Textile Management, which gives the opportunity to pursue internships or to be a research assistant in one of the research groups in textile management.

During the second year, the knowledge and skills obtained during the first year are deepened with focus on the management of textile value chains. In this regard, theoretical approaches introduced in the courses on the supply chain management within the first year are transferred into an applied context. Areas in focus are e.g. risk management, traceability, demand forecasts, and how the innovative management of textile value chains and product development can contribute to competitive advantages and the reduction of negative sustainability impacts.

The programme concludes with a degree project yielding 30 credits in which students further specialise in a topic of their choice related to textile value chain management.

About the Swedish School of Textiles
This programme is at the Swedish School of Textiles at the University of Borås, a hub for ideas, innovation, and development within textiles and fashion. The Swedish School of Textiles is ranked as one of the world’s best fashion schools!

For application questions, contact the Admissions Office.
For other questions, contact, Student Reception.