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Luxury giants to welcome new MSc GLAM class

Published on 08 September 2021

The 47 students of the MSc Global Luxury and Management (GLAM) programme attended their back-to-school day on 19 August at the Raleigh campus. The class of 2021-2022 was able to take advantage of the presence of professionals from major luxury companies.

​Positioned on the new modes of management in the luxury sector, SKEMA’s MSc Global Luxury and Management is an operational master’s degree that trains the executives of tomorrow for major luxury companies. Throughout their course, students will work directly with partner groups to confront the realities of a sector in perpetual motion, namely: sustainability of procedures, products, ethics, and multicultural dimension. 

Representatives from COTY, DIOR and TIFFANY and Co

On this first day, several representatives of companies in the luxury sector came to meet the students. Among them were three managers from COTY, the American cosmetics giant. “There was Valentin Beaufreton, supply chain senior director, Kathryn Amrine, new product development manager, and Morgan Gunter, site initiative leader,” says Emmanuelle Rigaud, director of the MSc Global Luxury and Management. 

Other speakers included Nicolas Evrard, senior area manager for Parfums Christian Dior and a SKEMA alumnus (2006), and Séverine Fortin, trade & retail store development director at Tiffany & Co. “The interest of inviting these managers is to be operational from the beginning of the school year and to give the students a real vision of the luxury business” according to Emmanuelle Rigaud.

A study trip to New York

During their first semester in the United States (the second will take place on the Grand Paris Campus), the GLAM students will have the opportunity to travel to New York, as part of a study tour, to get an insider’s view of luxury groups. At the same time, they will also be able to take advantage of the teaching provided by NYU-SPS (New York University School of Professional Studies). 

Eight nationalities make up the new class: France, Italy, Morocco, Lebanon, Monaco, China, India and the Philippines. 64% of the students are women and 36% are men. The average age of the students is 23 years.

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