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Cosmetics and Fragrance Marketing and Management, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months


A think tank of innovative leadership, the Cosmetics and Fragrance Marketing and Management program at the Fashion Institute of Technology SUNY provides advanced education for emerging executives, fostering both creative and analytical business skills. Students obtain a global perspective through field studies in multiple overseas markets. Through academic and experiential learning and an Executive Mentor Program, the curriculum facilitates the development of empathic leaders with the objective of shepherding brands that are global corporate citizens with products that delight and inspire the consumer.

With over 200 successful graduates, the CFMM program is designed for individuals working in cosmetics, fragrances, and beauty-related areas who have been recommended by their employers because of their strong management potential. A key requirement for admission is a minimum of three years of related work experience at the corporate level. The average number of years of work experience among entering students is seven.

The capstone project (final thesis) reflects the partnership between industry and the classroom. Working in teams, graduating students develop an innovative, in-depth, interdisciplinary approach to a strategic topic determined by the faculty. They present their results to a panel of faculty and industry experts at an industry-sponsored event. In addition, students present their research to industry associations such as The Fragrance Foundation, retailers such as Macy’s, and executives at companies like L'Oréal and Johnson & Johnson.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Innovation in the Development of the Beauty Industry 
  • Consumer Insights 
  • Communication and Presentation Skills for Managers 
  • Patterning Global Markets 
  • Cosmetic Product Innovation 
  • Fragrance Innovations in Consumer Products 
For more information please visit the program website.

          Detailed Programme Facts

          • Programme intensity Full-time
            • Full-time duration 24 months
          • Languages
            • English
          • Delivery mode
            On Campus

          English Language Requirements

          This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

          Academic Requirements

          You need the following GPA score:

          Required score: 3

          Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

          Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

          General Requirements

          Admission requirements:

          • For admittance to degree candidacy, students must have completed a minimum of 39 approved course credits, achieved a final grade point average (GPA) of 3.0, and completed one official internship. Students must have advanced to degree candidacy before being permitted to attend graduation ceremonies.

          Tuition Fee

          • International

            23586 USD/year
            Tuition Fee
            Based on the original amount of 11793 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
          • National

            23586 USD/year
            Tuition Fee
            Based on the original amount of 11793 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
          • In-State

            11542 USD/year
            Tuition Fee
            Based on the original amount of 5771 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
          We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

          Living costs for Manhattan

          • 900 - 1400 USD/month
            Living Costs

          The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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