In-depth, strategic management know-how in these two fast-moving fields
Programme taught in English at the Sophia Antipolis (France) and Suzhou (China)campuses - September and January intakes. Students may swap campus location between semesters.
As a one-year MSc: holders of four-year degrees
As a two-year MSc: holders of three-year degrees (more info
Programme outline 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.
The objective is for 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.
Video: interview with the director
Video: an excerpt from a Value Management Marketing course
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 Officier des Palmes Académiques, from the Ministry of Research and Education.