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MSc Global Luxury New York City study trip

Published on 10 October 2018

Exploring luxury in the Big Apple: last week, MSc Global Luxury and Management students had their New York City study tour where they visited big names in luxury in the Big Apple.

Over three days, MSc Global Luxury and Management students gained an insider's perspective on New York's exciting luxury scene.

On the first day, students met with the American board members of the MSc Global Luxury and Management during the board meeting at the Peter Millar flagship shop, which is part of the Richemont group. The CEO of Peter Millar hosted all board members to share ideas about the MSc Global Luxury and Management and which areas to develop to keep up with the constantly shifting luxury market.

The following two days were packed with company visits allowing students to experience the reality of American luxury brands and corporations. Visits covered the range of luxury from personal goods to experiential luxury. 

Students visited Ralph Lauren’s mansion and flagship store which is the brand's largest worldwide. The store is an exemplar of the creative spirit of Ralph Lauren be it in the world of leather bags, cashmere sweaters, homewear or polo shirts.

MSc Global Luxury and Management students learned about the world of auctions at Christie’s New York where they witnessed how a private photography collection is shown before going on sale.
The study tour ended with breathtaking visits of two emblematic luxury hotels in New York: the Peninsula and the St Regis. At the Peninsula, students were hosted by the international general manager and took in the stunning views over Manhattan from the rooftop restaurant.

The MSc Global Luxury and Management is a dual master’s degree from NC State University and SKEMA Business School. It is ​Taught at the NC State University, Raleigh campus, August to December, and at the SKEMA Paris campus, January to May.​

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