Master in Brand Management and Communication
Master Courses - Milan
26th edition - Management, design attitude, business orientation and strategic vision are the distinctive features of the Master course in Brand Management and Communication. Developing brand projects at IED is not just about realising projects, it is about accepting a challenge, observing the present, forecasting trends, and interacting with the most interesting international companies.
For this reason, the Master course is organised in collaboration with Landor, one of the most important branding agencies at international level. Companies such as Pomellato, Campari, Ducati, Diesel, KFC, Persol, and Lemonsoda, just to mention few, choose to share their values and expertise with IED students, to find a fresh and multidisciplinary point of view and to develop together a strategic project for their brand.
The Master takes place in two editions, the first one in November in Italian and the second in February, in English.
The Master is organised in partnership with Landor & Fitch.
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Target - The Master course in Brand Management and Communication is aimed at graduates in humanities, social sciences, economics or scientific disciplines, as well as graduates in creative disciplines from design schools, or professionals with at least two years of experience in the branding field.
Methodology and structure - The Master course alternates frontal lectures, exercises, case histories, workshops and projects realised in partnership with companies and agencies and developed individually or in groups. The didactic pathway is closely linked to the professional world thanks to the collaboration between partners and faculty. A synergic team, composed by professionals coming from the main companies, agencies and consultancy firms, supports students throughout an intense, interactive and increasingly complex study plan. Students develop the skills required to identify their reference target and its typical behaviours. They learn to define product and retail strategies, innovation and markets, in order to elaborate branding strategies. A comprehensive journey that takes into consideration the different steps of the process: from definition of brand equity - by establishing the brand values and positioning, and by planning the strategic marketing activities - up to the actions aimed at developing and supporting the brand. At the end of the course, a dedicated module is focused on personal branding: from counseling and personal target to the tools required to realise a self-representation with the most suitable tools (video, paper, web) up used to present successfully in front of an audience.
Career opportunities - Brand Manager, Marketing Manager, Product Manager, Consultant,Project Manager, Client Manager, Strategist, Brand Consultant. Other opportunities are advertising and communication agencies as Strategic Planner, Account Manager.
In the previous editions, projects have been developed in collaboration with: Pomellato, Campari, Persol, Lemonsoda, Ducati, Diesel, KFC, amongts the others.
In the previous editions, students visited: Goole, Technogym, Campari, Samsung, amongst the others.
Facilities and Scholarships - In order to support participants in the coverage of the participation fee, IED has activated an articulated system of facilities: partial or total Scholarships on tuition fee; Early Bird are facilitations for students finalizing enrolment by given deadlines.; Financings with the possibility to pay the tuition fee by instalments thanks to agreements with mortgage companies.
Strategic Marketing for Branding
Brand extension and licensing / Branding researches / Consumer insight / Brand positioning / Branding in BtoB and BtoC / Relationships applied to brands / Branding in retail / Branding vs industries / Budgeting.
Orientation and foundation / Brand strategy / Branding tools and platforms / Brand expression: identity, 5senses, visual identy / Branding guidance: brand management, branding manuals, brand image.
Branding trends / The worldwide perspective / Brand engagement (internal branding and customer journey) / Branding in FMCG – pharma, luxury, fashion, services vs products / Branding in multinational companies - Start up - Entrepreneurship companies.
Brand communication strategy / Communication, PR, events for branding / Conventional and unconventional for branding / Media for branding / Branded content / Branded entertainment.
Digital branding strategy / Brand visibility on digital / Brand engagement on web / Branding and Technology / Digital PR and reputation / Digital ecosystem / Results and data.
Counseling and coaching / Orientation / Goal setting / Self leadership / Team building and conflict management / Resume and CV / Job interview / Public Speaking and presentation tools.
Business for Branding
Innovation for branding / Business Pitch / Process / Workflow / Roles and Responsabilities / Proposals.
Luxury Brand Week.
Students will meet some of the most renowned realities of the Made in Italy and the Luxury World. An opportunity to experience hands-on the premises of: Missoni, Eataly, Pomellato, Fratelli Rossetti, Dsquared, Zagato, Outlet McArthur Glen, amongst others. Brand Managers, Designers and Marketing Managers will introduce them through the complex logics of positioning, brand development, trend analysis and the understanding of production processes.
Creative mindset / Innovation / Design thinking.
The design matrix takes the form of the four IED Schools: Design, Fashion , Visual Arts and IED Management.
Each IED location houses four completely independent schools: what unites them is the common denominator of design culture and shared inspiring principles.
IED teaching methods require that all the schools:
• forge strong bonds with the local production and operation systems in their regions;
• interface with their benchmark sectors;
• evolve depending on the growth standards of their underlying markets and professional situations.
For these reasons, rather than just keeping in step with their times, the IED training courses are often thriving trend anticipators. IED represents a conceptual innovation hub. A number of professionals from a variety of backgrounds come together to provide the input for a cross-fertilisation between areas and disciplines. The outcome is excellence. Evidence of this value is found in IED’s essential role in such leading events as Milan Salone del Mobile and Milan Fashion Week.