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MSc Fashion, Design and Luxury Management

Program duration
One academic year (on campus) + Final Management Project (12 months)
Degree level
Master (120 ECTS credits)
Entry requirements
Bachelor-level undergraduate degree in any subject. Fluency in English
Full program fees
23,450 €
Teaching location
12 rue Pierre Sémard 38000 Grenoble
Teaching location
64/70 rue de Ranelagh 75016 Paris

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.

  • This Master's program provides students with a unique exposure to the world of fashion, design and luxury brands. It is a perfect combination of lectures and activities with professors and professionals encompassing the latest challenges faced by this industry such as sustainability or digitalization. It's also combined with very practical insights during a study trip to a major fashion capital. Thanks to GEM's widespread business network and dedicated careers service you will be able to connect with major players in this industry. 93% of our students find a job within 6 months of their graduation. If creativity, innovation and culture define you, come and join us!

Why choose to do the 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 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

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

Year 1*

    • Marketing
    • Branding and Brand Equity Management
    • Strategic Management
    • Accounting
    • Corporate finance
    • Intercultural Management
    • Talent Management
    • International Trade
    • Research Techniques and Final Management Project Workshop
    • Fundamentals of Fashion and Design
    • The Legal Context of the Design and Fashion Industry
    • Principles of Luxury and Managing 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
    • Luxury Sectorial Analysis, for example:
    • Food, Wine and Hospitality
    • Boats, Cars and Motorbikes
    • Jewelry and Watches
    • Perfumes and Eyewear
    • Accessories and Leather Goods
    • Project Proposal
    • Research Methods for Managers
    • Language (optional)

    *The content of the program may be adapted from year to year to take into account the needs of industry. Class attendance is compulsory.

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.

    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.


    Students are encouraged to undertake an internship of a minimum of three months in a company of their choice at the end of the taught part of the program. It is expected that the internship will contribute to the content of the Final Management Project. The internship 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, German 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, Arabic or Russian.

    Program Calendar

Employment Statistics

Employment within 2 months: 93%
Jobs with international projects: 88%
Average salary with bonusafter graduation: < 30 k€: 50% | 30k€ to 42 k€: 21% | >42k€: 29% 

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.

    • Alexander Wang
    • Gucci
    • Burberry
    • Carlson Rezidor Group of Hotels
    • Cartier
    • Chaumet
    • Christian Dior
    • Crowne Plaza Dubai
    • Delvaux
    • Escada
    • Ferragamo Fashion Trading
    • Galeries Lafayette
    • Guerlain
    • Hugo Boss
    • Jil Sander
    • Le Labo UK Limited
    • Louis Vuitton
    • Ogilvy One
    • Oyuna
    • Ralph Lauren
    • The Ritz Carlton
    • Estee Lauder
    • Levis
    • NIKE
    • Hermes
    • Paul & Joe
    • Chanel
    • Céline
    • Courrèges
    • Fendi
    • Marni
    • LVMH
    • John Richmond
    • Swarovski
    • Baccarat
    • Le Meurice, Paris
    • L’Oréal
    • Maison Margiela


  • Now working at Christian Dior Couture in Marketing, I realize that the MSc Fashion, Design and Luxury Management program contributed to my career success in many different aspects. 
    From a theoretical approach, the program develops core management skills in the fields of fashion, design and luxury which equipped me with a competitive outlook, highly employable skills and flexible career options. 
    From a practical side, collaborating with leading industry professionals and visiting companies in the luxury, fashion and design sectors, allows us to enhance our taste and creativity in these areas and gives us a real insight into the luxury world. 
    Finally, the program opens the door to fulfilling internships opportunities throughout the world. I was first selected as a Retail Trainee in Dior through on-campus recruitment. The MSC FDLM program offers invaluable resources and privileged connections with leading brands in the luxury field. 
    While I write these words, I am just finishing the Paris Haute Couture Show works and celebrating my 2nd Anniversary working in a luxury fashion house. I love my job and this career satisfaction comes from having achieved my career goals through the MSc FDLM program.

More testimonials from MSc FDLM graduates

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).  

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 another language.

    • Official copy of latest degree or diploma or certificate of enrollment with an approximate graduation date
    • University transcripts: front/back with grading scale
    • CV/Resume
    • 3 short essays (relating to your academic/professional experience, your reasons for choosing this program and your intercultural awareness)
    • 2 references (professional and/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 / Internet-based (IBT): 94 (minimum score of 22 in Reading and Speaking; minimum score of 21 in Listening and Writing). TOEFL Institution code: 8973
      • IELTS Academic: 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in all areas (Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking)
      • Cambridge Proficiency Exam (CPE): A,B,C
      • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE-A): 63 (minimum score of 59 in each section)
      • Not accepted: TOEIC, Institutional/ITP TOEFL, Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) and Cambridge English: First (FCE)

    Please note English test scores must be communicated to GEM/GGSB by the beginning of July for September programs.

    Please note that for your initial application we ask only for copies of documents. If you are accepted, we will then request to send digital certified copies that you will be asked to present during the induction week. More details about certified copies per nationality are explained on the application form.

    To ensure GEM/GGSB 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.


All academic qualifications, including those earned at GEM/GGSB, are recognized at the discretion of each country or university. Students seeking admission to a further course of study or who wish to work in another country after their GEM/GGSB program may need to have their GEM degree certified through a process specified by the receiving authority. Before starting a GEM/GGSB program, students who know that they want to work or study in another country or university are advised to verify whether their intended GEM degree will be recognized.

Total Program Fees: 2018-19

Fees to be paid by student 23,450 Euros for 2 years (Grenoble and Paris campuses)*

*Fees are subject to change. Please verify program fees each year before commencement.

Program fees include:

  • Tuition, project supervision, and access to all GGSB/GEM 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, all meals, insurance, visa and personal expenses.

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

Please read the policy concerning the refund of tuition fees.


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