In-depth, strategic management know-how in these two fast-moving fields
Programme taught in English at the Sophia Antipolis and Suzhou (China) campuses - September and January intakes. Students may swap campus location between semesters.
This MSc is a full-time course taught over a twelve-month period. There are eight months of taught courses, followed by four to six months for the dissertation and internship.
Who can apply?
As a one-year MSc: holders of four-year degrees
As a two-year MSc: holders of three-year degrees (more info
Campus Channel live streaming catch up
In February, there was a live streaming Q&A on Campus Channel for prospective students and candidates to ask questions and get answers from Jonas Hoffmann, a professor on the MSc Luxury & Fashion Management, and Doreth Rutten, international admissions officer.
The professional orientation of the MSc Luxury & Fashion management guarantees its relevance and ensures that students are professionally operational by the end of the year.
The MSc Luxury and Fashion Management opens opportunities to pursue careers in a wide range of fashion and luxury fields. Whilst having a strong disciplinary base in international luxury brand management, its range is such that graduates will be able to work with specialists in other areas, getting involved in creative, marketing or finance positions. Graduates can go on to work in top level management, designing, sourcing, merchandising, budgeting, advertising, global luxury or fashion brand management as well as strategy.
Graduates of this MSc have the education and training to work in a variety of organisations including: commercial and marketing firms, consultancy and research, corporate luxury or fashion institutions.
Graduates take on roles that are essentially strategic, analytical, marketing and planning.
Recent graduates have been recruited around the globe into a wide range of fields by leading fashion or luxury institutions and multinational corporations such as DHV, Rodriguez, Dassault, LVMH, Baume & Mercier, Hermes, Jitrois, Caudalie, BETC Design, Gucci Group….
The Luxury and Fashion Management MSc is international in its orientation, reflecting the industry itself: international manufacturing and distribution, cross-border ownership, and global branding and communications.
This MSc recognises that design, trend-recognition and marketing skills –rather than production/manufacturing skills– are what make today’s luxury and fashion firms successful. These skills are the skills related to new product development, marketing, strategic brand management and communications delivery.
Motivated students are educated in an individualised academic environment for success in the fast-moving world of fashion and luxury. These skills are taught within a global macro-economic and financial environment along with market-oriented courses.
The programme’s objective is to enable students to achieve their career ambitions by: giving students regular access to experienced fashion and luxury specialists who have both strong academic skills and practical in-company experience; improving and expanding participating students’ career prospects by providing them with training in fashion and luxury management as well as understanding the issues in international trends and working across cultures; for those who may be working or studying outside the field of art, fashion and luxury, this programme will provide the opportunity for a change in career direction.
In-company projects and assignments
- The use of celebrity endorsement in the luxury industry.
- Asymmetry in multicultural luxury communication.
- A comparative analysis of luxury brand communication in India and China.
- Profitability of fashion shows.
- The role and the place of children in advertising.
- Richard Mille: From fantasy to legitimacy.
BETC Design, Dassault, Baume & Mercier, RSW, Jitrois, Gucci, Neemrana Hotels, Global Luxuria, Jaypee Group…
Dr Ivan Coste-Manière is programme director of the Luxury & Fashion Management MSc at SKEMA Business School. His specialties are Marketing, Communication and International Luxury Goods Management.
He works as a consultant for several well-known luxury brands. As a board member of MPM Partners Bank, he is in charge of trend-spotting. He has managed the R&D of several multinational groups, and founded several companies in cosmetics and perfumes, luxury goods, PR and Events, and pharmaceuticals. He has been section member of the French Economic and Social Council, and deputy mayor for the city of Grasse for ten years. He is now president, with Prince Albert II of Monaco, of the Track and Field Association: Celebrities for Sports and Charities.
He has a PhD in Chemistry, is an Engineer of the Ecole Centrale Marseille and has been awarded the Paul Harris Fellow (Rotary International) Silver Medal (Ministry of Youth and Sports) and Chevalier des Palmes Académiques, from the Ministry of Research and Education.