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About the Program

The Master’s in Professional Studies in Cosmetics and Fragrance Marketing and Management is the only program of its kind.

A think tank of innovative leadership, the program 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.

Mission Statement

FIT's CFMM program provides advanced education for emerging executives and is a think tank of innovative leadership for the industry it serves. The program develops holistic leaders, with dual competency in creative and analytical business skills, through both academic and experiential learning. Students obtain a global perspective of business through field studies in multiple overseas markets and develop agility with leadership skills through an Executive Mentor program that is part of the graduate curriculum. The curriculum facilitates the development of empathic leaders with the objective of shepherding brands that are global corporate citizens and must delight and inspire the end consumer. 

Program Overview

The Master of Professional Studies (MPS) in Cosmetics and Fragrance Marketing and Management provides advanced education for outstanding mid-level professionals in the cosmetics and fragrance industries. It is the only program of its kind in the United States, with product development courses held in the only working fragrance laboratory on a U.S. college campus and a prestigious Industry Advisory Board which includes senior executives, consultants, media experts, leading research and industry analysts, and heads of industry associations. 

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