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International Master in Luxury Management

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Eduniversal ranking 2022 of the best Masters, AM and MBA – Luxury Management category
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Programme presentation

The International Master in Luxury Management is a unique double-degree programme created jointly by NEOMA Business School and POLIMI Graduate School of Management. It delivers a curriculum specialised in how to understand, create and manage value in the luxury sector.

Combining French and Italian expertise and calling on the support of the school’s prestigious partnership with unique partnerships with key luxury firms, the programme covers value creation and management in the luxury sector, from the product design to distribution.

Through the programme’s interactive approach based on active learning with numerous case studies, business seminars and company visits, students acquire hands-on knowledge of the major aspects of luxury management.

5 good reasons to join the programme

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Obtain an internationally-recognised double Master’s degree with active programme collaboration of several top luxury brands.

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Discover both Italy and France, two countries recognised as the cradles of the luxury industry.

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Build your executive skills thanks to diverse projects and experiences in the professional world.

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Benefit from the contributions of luxury industry professionals and discover the wealth of crafts in companies of various sizes.

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Acquire hands-on experience working on real business case resolutions and collaborating with top corporate executives from different partner firms.

Dilip SUBRAMANIAN

Head of programme

Gain a double degree and complementary expertise from the cradles of luxury!

Programme objectives

Students have the opportunity to gain hands-on knowledge of the major aspects of luxury management.

They are in close contact with major luxury companies thanks to the unique partnership with Champagne Taittinger and the PRADA Group.

The mission of the programme is to train experts and managers in the luxury sector who have a comprehensive vision of the value chain and can control brand management from design to distribution.

The educational goals are:

  • Master the luxury sector’s environment: stakeholders, activities, interactions
  • Operate efficiently in global and cross-cultural contexts
  • Mobilise oneself and others for a common objective
  • Think creatively and develop added value on work processes and projects

 

At NEOMA Business School from October to February:

This phase gives students an overview of the competitive structure and business models in the Luxury sector, focusing on the key values of luxury assets. Students learn to understand value creation foundation and discover the fundamentals of luxury management and leadership before moving onto luxury markets (multicultural perspective) and understanding luxury company assets (turning brands into assets).

 

At POLIMI Graduate School of Management, from February to July:

Students explore value creation and delivery. They work on managing value in production and transforming cultural products into luxury products and collections and employing superior craftsmanship to create outstanding products. Students also study how to convey the luxury experience through communication and retail (digital communication, product and collection design, operations and quality management, supply chain and purchasing management, channel and retail management, and communication and promotion).

Skills sets

The programme MSc International Master in Luxury Management, awarding an advanced higher-education degree in international management (DESSMI) provides the skills to:

  • Perform a functional analysis and implement an action plan that incorporates digital, sustainable and international components
  • Conduct a scientific study and issue a recommendation
  • Develop ethical leadership abilities to strengthen one’s manager posture

Programme highlights

THE DUAL INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE

Students accrue experience in two complementary countries renowned for their expertise in the field of luxury: France and Italy. They step right into the special environment of the luxury industry, relying on the core expertise of both schools: leadership and management provided by NEOMA and production and product transformation provided by POLIMI Graduate School of Management.

PARIS STUDY TOUR

This is a unique, two-week opportunity to attend master classes taught by luxury industry professionals where students are exposed to different luxury sectors (fashion, perfumes and cosmetics, jewellery, watches and hospitality) and different aspects of the business (retail, merchandising, product creation, etc.).

IMMERSION IN CHAMPAGNE ECOSYSTEM

During the first semester in Reims, the champagne capital of the world, students develop a thorough understanding of this sector through project work, company visits and conferences hosted by professionals.

Evaluation procedures

The programme is recognised through a dual validation:

  • Ongoing assessment: evaluations conducted throughout the length of the programme in the form of individual or collective reports to be submitted
  • A final evaluation: performed at the end of the course, it can be done under different forms – it is, for the most part, individual

At the end of the programme and after a validation of ECTS credits per programme year, the level-7 DESSMI – MSc International master in Luxury Management is awarded to participants.

If some modules were not validated and thus no credits were earned, the programme participant can redo the evaluation during a period set up for this purpose.

The programme trains specialist managers in the luxury industry for senior positions in luxury goods companies.

Targeted professions

A few of the possible jobs that students can aim for:

  • Product & Brand Manager
  • Retail Merchandising Manager
  • Management Controller
  • Packaging and Development Manager

Performance indicators

88%

Satisfaction rating
on instruction

1,6 months

Average time taken
for job search

93%

Employment rate
at 6 months

100%

Graduation rate

Source: Course Assessment 2020-2021,
Graduate Employment Survey 2019, 2020 & 2021, Jury 2020-2021

Admissions

The IMLUX programme hosts international students from a wide range of academic and geographical backgrounds. However, they all share a passion for luxury. You must explain why you are applying for this programme and why it is in line with your career.

Eligibility

  • 4-year Bachelor’s degree (business and management, economics, engineering…)
  • 3-year Bachelor’s degree + 1 year of professional experience
  • Proof of English language ability is required during the application process (TOEIC, TOEFL ibt, IELTS, Cambridge and Duolingo).*

*Contact us to know the scores required for each test.

Calendar

Recruitment is carried out on a rolling admissions basis. However, given the limited number of places, candidates are advised to apply as early as possible.

Admission is decided on the application to be filled out online.

Application fees: €100

Testimonial

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Elisa Argente Linares, Carina Lang, Rena Vora, Rickie Hsu

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Paul FEDERICI - Consultant and specialist in luxury watches and Vestiaire Collective jewellery

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For more information, contact our international team:

Min WU

South East Asia

International Promotion and Admissions Manager

+33 2 32 82 17 76 LinkedIn Make an appointment

Mariceli BLIN

Africa & Middle East

International Promotion and Admissions Manager

+ 33 2 32 82 58 55 LinkedIn Make an appointment

Xiaotong POIRREE

Eastern Europe & Central Asia

International Promotion and Admissions Manager

+33 2 32 82 17 40 LinkedIn Make an appointment

Anya Angélica CÁRDENAS

Latin America
Sihem BRIKCI

Sihem BRIKCI

Western Europe, USA & Canada

International Promotion and Admissions Manager

(+33) 3 26 77 88 60 images Make an appointment

Practical information

  • Format:

    Full time

  • Duration:

    15 months

  • Tuition fees:

    €22,500

  • Campus:

    Milan, Reims

  • Teaching language:

    English

  • Course start date:

    October 2023

  • Entry level:

    4-year Bachelor’s degree or 3 year-Bachelor's degree with a minimum of 1 year professional experience

  • Degree awarded:

    Double degree with POLIMI Graduate School of Management: Master of Science, "Grade de Master" / Level 7 Qualification on the RNCP (French Register of Professional Certifications) + POLIMI Graduate School of Management Master’s degree / RNCP sheet No. 35116, Advanced degree in international management

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Practical information

  • Practical information
    • Format:

      Full time

    • Duration:

      15 months

    • Tuition fees:

      0€

    • Campus:

      Milan, Reims

    • Teaching language:

      English

    • Course start date:

      October 2023

    • Entry level:

      4-year Bachelor’s degree or 3 year-Bachelor's degree with a minimum of 1 year professional experience

    • Degree awarded:

      Double degree with POLIMI Graduate School of Management: Master of Science, "Grade de Master" / Level 7 Qualification on the RNCP (French Register of Professional Certifications) + POLIMI Graduate School of Management Master’s degree / RNCP sheet No. 35116, Advanced degree in international management