Student Research

The capstone project reflects the partnership between industry and the classroom. Working in teams, graduating students develop an innovative, in-depth, interdisciplinary approach to a strategic topic. They present their results to a panel of faculty and industry experts at an industry-sponsored event. 

2023 Capstone Research Presentations:
Beauty in a Shifting Global Landscape

June 22, 2023
Haft Theater, FIT
227 West 27th Street 

Please join us for FIT's annual capstone research presentations by the CFMM Master's Program Class of 2023 on "Beauty in a Shifting Global Landscape."  

The research will include:

  • six months of global research
  • ways to adapt your brand for the future
  • go-to strategies to harness talent

The presentation will take place on June 22, 2023 in the Haft Theater at FIT, and will be followed by a short awards ceremony and a reception.   The event will also be live-streamed.

5:30 pm: Doors Open

6-8 pm: Presentations

8-9 pm: Reception

Register to Attend

2023 Topics and Teams


The Future of the Global Consumer

This research aims to identify new drivers of growth for beauty brands by analyzing future predictions and behaviors to develop foolproof strategies that will engage the global consumer over the next decade.

The Future of Global Talent

This research provides a comprehensive overview of the current state of the beauty industry in terms of attracting, retaining, and growing talent, as well as incorporating critical practices through case studies across industries and marketing.