MSc Fashion, Design and Luxury Management

Practical information

Program duration
9 months on campus + internship + 12-month Final Management Project

Entry requirements
Bachelor or Licence-level degree, English fluency

Degree level
Master

Full program fees
23,450 €

Important dates


Teaching location
London Campus | Grenoble Campus | Paris Campus | Campus de Grenoble

MSc Fashion, Design and Luxury Management is available in London

Objectives

By the end of the program, students will have acquired the key competencies to manage fashion, design and luxury companies successfully and will be able to evolve professionally within the cosmopolitan, culture-intensive and hypercompetitive environment typical of these industries.

Why choose to do a MSc in Fashion, Design and Luxury Management?

The MSc in Fashion, Design and Luxury Management is designed to provide international companies in these industries with the profiles they need to be highly competitive in a complex environment.

The fashion, design and luxury industries are design-intensive and innovation-oriented industries, providing very good opportunities for growth in a hypercompetitive environment. For this reason, companies in these industries are seeking to recruit experts aware of the specific dynamics of these fields, able to manage companies and develop brands in a successful way.

Students enrolled in the MSc Fashion, Design and Luxury Management will benefit from a high-level faculty with both academic and professional experience.

Taught entirely in English, this program offers students the international perspective and the industry-specific culture they will need in order to become skilled managers in these hypercompetitive industries.

Through their coursework, students will acquire the management tools and techniques and the overall industry culture needed to develop and govern fashion, design and luxury brands in a highly competitive global and complex environment. The course covers essential management skills as well as more industry-specific competencies, as for example:

  • Principles of luxury and Management of Luxury brands
  • Luxury Sectorial Analysis
  • Technology and Innovation in the Fashion and Design Business
  • Fundamentals of Fashion and Design
  • Sustainable Luxury and Design
  • Digital Marketing in Fashion, Design and Luxury Industries

Program

SEMESTER 1

  • Marketing
  • Branding and Brand Equity Management
  • Strategic Management-
  • Accounting
  • Corporate finance
  • Intercultural Management
  • Talent Management
  • International Trade, DESIGN AND LUXURY MANAGEMENT
  • Fundamentals of Fashion and Design
  • The Legal Context of the Design and Fashion Industry

SEMESTER 2

  • Principles of Luxury and Management of Luxury Brands
  • Integrated Communications Strategy (corporate communications and PR)
  • Production, Operations, Purchasing and Supply Chain in the Fashion Industry
  • Customer Management and Customer Intelligence
  • Technology and Innovation in the Fashion and Design Business
  • Industrial Design
  • Retail Management
  • Sustainable Luxury and Design
  • Specialized Field Research Project
  • Digital Marketing in Fashion, Design and Luxury Industries
  • Project Proposal
  • Final Management Project
  • Research Methods for Managers
  • Language (optional)
  • Luxury Sectorial Analysis:
    • Food, Wine and Hospitality
    • Boats, Cars and Motorbikes
    • Jewelry and Watches
    • Perfumes and Eyewear
    • Accessories and Leather Goods

YEAR 2

The second year of the program is dedicated to the Final Management Project conducted under the supervision of a tutor. This is an applied or theoretical research project that can be completed at a distance and in parallel with full-time employment or an approved internship. Students are encouraged to choose a subject related to their future career.

Program content subject to change

Specialized Field Research Project

Students will take part in a study trip of one week in one European Fashion Capital. They will have the opportunity to meet with leading industry professionals and visit companies in the fashion, design and luxury industries.

During the company visits students will work on a project relating to one of these industries and in alignment with their future career ambitions.

Internship

Each student will undertake an internship of a minimum of three months in a company of their choice at the end of the classroom part of the program. The internship will contribute directly to the content of the Final Management Project and may take place anywhere in the world.

Final management Project

The second year of the program is dedicated to the Final Management Project which will be undertaken under the supervision of a professor.
Students will focus on a management aspect of the fashion, design and luxury industries; they are also encouraged to choose the subject of the Final Management Project in coherence with their future career goals. It is possible to complete the project in parallel with an employment or an internship in France or abroad.

Foreign Languages

Foreign language skills are essential in a globally competitive business environment. The program is taught in English, and no prior knowledge of French is required to attend the program. Students have the possibility of learning French or another foreign language such as Spanish or Chinese during the program.
This language component, although not compulsory, is highly recommended for students who intend to pursue an international career, since companies in the Fashion, Design and Luxury industry are currently recruiting personnel speaking the language of the country in which they are based, in addition to English and in-demand languages like Chinese or Russian.

Location

The MSc in Fashion, Design and Luxury Management will be offered at the GEM Grenoble, Paris and London campuses.

Program benefits

Students enrolled in the program will:

  • Acquire and develop the specific management skills required for a successful career in fashion, design, and luxury industries
  • Benefit from teaching staff with extensive scientific and professional industry experience
  • Enjoy study trips with visits to companies and industry-specific fairs and events
  • Study in a multicultural and creative learning environment
  • Understand the creation of value in the fashion, design and luxury industries

Careers

It is expected that graduates of this MSc program will either take up positions in multinational companies in the fashion, design and luxury industries or will become entrepreneurs able to found and develop their own companies.

The program will prepare graduates for positions in sourcing, purchasing, product development, product management, public relations, events, store retail management, people management and entrepreneurship.

My motto has always been “No matter how hard it seems, don’t stop until you’ve achieved your dream”. That dream is what brought me to Grenoble Ecole de Management and where I am in my career today. I had been working at Mars Incorporated for almost two years when I decided to take a new direction and follow a 6 month Fashion & Design course in Milan.

This equipped me with an artistic understanding of the Fashion Industry, but I was keen to gain further specialist skills and knowledge in order to obtain a competitive advantage in this field.  

My search for the right Master’s degree brought me to Grenoble Ecole de Management’s MSc in Fashion and Luxury Management.I was attracted not only GEM’s international rankings, but also by the program’s unique merge of both the artistic and the business side of Fashion and Luxury. 

Being a student on this program provided me with infinite tools, know-how and possibilities. This master’s degree is not only about gaining academic expertise, but also about developing interpersonal skills and networking, which are both key for developing a career in this niche industry.

Currently, I find myself working in the International Retail Development Department of Louis Vuitton’s at their Central Headquarters located in Paris, France. 
My personal determination and commitment enabled me to fulfill this dream, but such an opportunity would also not have been possible without the knowledge, skills and network I acquired on this outstanding program.  

Tanya Rodriguez

Admission

Candidates should have excellent written and oral communication skills, as well as strong interpersonal skills and the motivation to pursue an international career.

No prior knowledge of the fashion, design and luxury management industries is required, but applicants should demonstrate a strong interest in this area and have a clear idea of how the program will help them achieve career goals.

entry requirements

  • Bachelor-level undergraduate degree in any subject with good grade average.
  • Work experience is not compulsory.
  • Fluency in English (see test requirements below).  

Application

Apply here

To apply for this program candidates must complete the online application and include scanned copies of all original supporting documents. All documents must be in English, or be submitted with a certified translation into English if written in an another language.

  • CV/Résumé
  • 3 short essays
  • 2 references (professional or academic)  family members or friends are not acceptable as referees
  • Scan of passport
  • Internationally recognized passport picture
  • Fluency in English (TOEFL, PTE, IELTS or CPE):
    • TOEFL: computer-based: 240 / IBT: 94 (minimum score of 22 in each band). (Institutional/ITP TOEFL not accepted.) TOEFL Institution code: 8973.
    • IELTS: 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in all areas (Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking)
    • Cambridge Proficiency Exam : A,B,C
    • Pearson Test of English (PTE) with a minimum of 63.
    • TOEIC is not accepted.
  • Official copy of latest degree or diploma
  • University transcripts: front/back with grading scale

Please note that for your initial application we ask only for copies of documents. If you are accepted to a program, we will then request the original certificates or certified copies. These may be either sent by post or brought in person when you begin the program. This request will be made in your acceptance letter.

To ensure Grenoble Ecole de Management is the right fit for you, you may be asked to participate in an interview. You will be notified if an interview is necessary after the Admission Board meets.

Admission is on a first-come, first-served basis. Please consult rolling admissions deadlines.

Notes

  • Fashion, Design and Luxury Management students are not eligible for CROUS scholarships.
  • Only students attending a program on the Grenoble campus are eligible for U.S. loans.
  • Eligible students may use their education benefits provided by the U.S. Department of Vétérans affairs for this program.

TOTAL PROGRAM FEES

Fees to be paid by student : 23,450 €

Program fees include:

  • Tuition, project supervision, and access to all GGSB facilities
  • The program fees cover travel and accommodation (twin rooms) for the Study Trip. Please note that students are responsible for the payment of a visa if necessary.

Program fees do not cover accommodation in Grenoble/Paris/London, all meals, insurance, visa and personal expenses.

Fees are subject to change. Please verify program fees each year before the beginning of the school year commencement.

An Administrative fee of 250 € is charged for student services in Year 1 and a further 250 € for Student Card renewal in Year 2.

Policy concerning the refund of tuition fees.

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