BA (Hons) Fashion Buying Management

BA (Hons) Fashion Buying Management

Registration Number (Non-Local Higher and Professional Education (Regulation) Ordinance) : 253021

Programme Introduction

The prime focus of the BA (Hons) Fashion Buying Management is to develop the academic, aesthetic, practical and commercial skills required for the fashion buying role. Students are also equipped for careers in product development and supply chain management, brand management, wholesale, trend forecasting, E-commerce, retail management and marketing roles.     This structure is designed to specifically equip students with the skills, knowledge and practical experience, along with the development of a professional demeanour that is the key to successful employment. The skills and knowledge gained on the programme will be directly relevant to a retail buying and merchandising head office as well as applicable to a wider business environment and will directly reflect the University’s ethos ‘educating for a professional life’.  

Programme Aims

The Fashion Buying Management programme has been designed to directly meet the needs of the Fashion Retail Industry. It aims to deliver relevant and current course content blending academic theory, creative skills, industry knowledge and direct business experience. The course has an excellent reputation. Students benefit from high calibre programme of guest speakers and industry related projects.     The emphasis is on building both creative and commercial skills. These vocational skills are supported by a rigorous academic focus on strategic business management in order to enable students to progress quickly upon graduation.     The focus of the  programme is global, to reflect the nature of the industry, and specifically develops the interpersonal, creative, technical and commercial skills and knowledge of the retail fashion buying environment.

Articulation from HKDI

Higher Diploma in Fashion Branding and Buying

Programme organized by

The University of Westminster’s (UoW) fashion department is ranked among the best in the world (20th according to CEOWORLD Magazine Feb 2020) and the University is ranked 23rd in the “Art and Design” subject area in Complete Univeristy Guide 2021.


UoW’s fashion programmes are tailored to meet the changing needs of the fashion industry. Its students benefit from close connections with leading industry professionals and gain the inside knowledge needed to succeed in the fashion business. Notable alumni include Vivienne Westwood, Stuart Vevers, Executive Creative Director of Coach, and Christopher Bailey – former President and Chief Creative Officer of Burberry.