Basic information of the minor

Code: ARTS3076

Extent:  18-30 ECTS credits (24-30 ECTS for BIZ students)

Language: English

Organizing department: Department of Design

Teachers in charge: Anna Ervamaa (ARTS) and Robert Kreuzbauer (BIZ)

Administrative contact: Coordinator Anne Rautanen

Target group: ARTS; MA FaCT students , BIZ; MSc Marketing students, Other Aalto University master students

Application procedure: 

Application in spring and autumn.

Application instructions for Aalto University students

Students of other Finnish universities apply for the minor during the JOO application period in the JOOPAS system.

Upon application students must include to their application material their official Personal Study Plan (from their own major programme) and Letter of Intent (with the two preferred courses and their alternatives). This material can be attached directly in eAge online system.

In the Letter of Intent the student is asked to identify the preferred courses, along with some alternative choices, and to justify these choices in relation to their earlier studies and their official Personal Study Plan.

Selection is done according to Personal Study Plan and Letter of Intent and overall suitableness of the student.

Prerequisites: Please see application procedure and quotas and restrictions.

Content and structure of the minor

Learning outcomes

Students taking this minor acquire necessary knowledge and skills to build successful careers in the field of fashion. The learning outcomes support those looking to build careers in fast-moving consumer goods markets or in the creative and culture industries. After completing the minor in Fashion Management students are able to decipher cultural trends in the world of fashion to produce insights that will inform marketing decisions. The multidisciplinary networking and the developing of the communication between the different professionals are also an essential part of minor studies.


The minor consists of courses in fashion marketing, fashion communication, customer behavior and sustainability in fashion. The teaching responsibilities are divided between Aalto ARTS Department of Design and Aalto BIZ Department of Marketing. 

Structure of the minor

  • Students  from BIZ MSc Marketing studies choose at least 9 ECTS from ARTS courses.
  • Students from ARTS FaCT choose primarily from BIZ courses.  
  • Other Aalto University students  or students from other universities  can apply and personalize their minor with tutoring teacher. 




MUO-E1071Sustainable Fashion and Textile Design 9-12cr9I
MUO-E1072Fashion Communication3V
MUO-C1066Muodin historia3 III-IV
MUO-C1050Fashion in Society3IV

Fashion, Clothing and Textile Design students choose  primarily  from  following courses:

23E76050Creativity in Marketing6II


Fashion Marketing




Consumer Psychology




Customer  Experience Management *) **)


II (also IV)


Sociology of Consumption and Fashion


21C21000Kiertotalouden strategiat ja johtaminen6IV

*) Replaces 23C72000 Customer Relationship Management.

**) Reading Packages ‘MARK-E0001 Contemporary Marketing Issues Reading Package’ or ‘MARK-C0001 Contemporary Marketing Issues Reading Package’ can replace course 23C72050 Customer Experience Management’ this needs to be agreed with responsible teacher

(Check the minimum scope of the minor studies in your own program.)