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MSc Fashion, Design and Luxury Management

• Regular track (2 years): Year 1 - on campus 7 months + 4-6 months internship; Year 2 - 5 months on campus + 4-6 months internship
• Short track (1 year): 6 months on campus + 4-6 months internship

Start of program: September 2023
Online Application Deadlines

• Regular track (per year): 12,950 € (French campuses)
• Short Track (full program): 16,750 € (French campuses)/Sept 2023 intake.
• For Singapore campus fees, please refer to the partner website

Bachelor-level undergraduate degree in any subject. Fluency in English (More details in the "Admission" section)

Master's degree. Diplôme visé Bac +5 conférant le Grade de Master : "Diplôme d'études supérieures de management stratégique d'activités internationales". RNCP 37252

Grenoble - Paris 
Courses are taught entirely in English


Become an Expert in the Fashion, Design and Luxury Industry

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.

Skills Acquired:

By the end of the program, students will have acquired the necessary competencies to undertake key roles in 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.

    • •   Design and manage diverse teams within a global environment.
    • •   Demonstrate a high-level of critical analysis of organizational, economic and geopolitical challenges with an ability express your ideas in a clear and coherent manner.
    • •   Fully assess the ethical, environmental impact of decisions and actions of your organization.
    • •   Understand the key challenges and functions of different departments and services within your organization and interact with them in an efficient and constructive manner.
    • •   Generate innovative and adaptable ideas and solutions to overcome the changing environment of your organization.
    • •   Work efficiency in a technology focused environment thus demonstrating robust digital proficiency.
    • •   Demonstrate an in-depth comprehension of the key present and future challenges within the context of your chosen specialization.
    • More details on France Compétences website, sheet n° 37252.

Our Strengths

    • •   Learn industry specific skills:
      Accelerate your career by gaining the business and managerial skills required for the fashion, design and luxury industries.
    • •   Develop your understanding of the industry:
      Understand the dynamics of the innovation-oriented fashion and design industries and the ability to manage companies and develop brands in a successful way.
    • •   Prepare an international career:
      Learn how to work in international contexts with a multicultural and creative learning environment.
    • •   Study trips:
      Enjoy study trips with exclusive behind the scene visits to companies and industry-specific events.
    • •   Live Business Case:
      Participate in a Live Business Case and gain real-life experience.
    • •   Learn both from professionals and academics:
      Benefit from teaching staff with extensive scientific and professional industry experience.
  • “This MSc 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. If creativity, innovation and culture define you, come and join us!” - Isabelle Chaboud
Isabelle Chaboud, Program Director, on Campus Channel
Program content applies to Year 1 & Year 2 - 2022 Intake and is subject to change. Short Track students will directly start at Year 2.

Program content*

*The program is subject to change.


Year 1

  • Core Courses

    •  Strategic Management
    •  Project Management
    •  Managing Global Teams
    •  Accounting
    •  Languages


    •  Fundamentals of Fashion & Design Industry
    •  Branding & Brand Equity Management
    •  The Legal Context of Fashion & Design
    •  Research Methods 
    •  Live Business Case
    •  Field Project

  • Core Courses

    •  Corporate Finance
    •  Risk Management
    •  Sustainability in International Business
    •  Languages


    •  Retail Management
    •  Live Business Case
    •  Branding and Brand Equity Management
    •  Field Project

    Professional Tracks

    Students choose one of the following:

    •  Work Experience: Four to five months internship or employment, anywhere in the world
    •  Professional Certificate: Students choose from a catalogue of professional online certificates developed by GEM

Year 2

  • Core Courses:

    •  International Negotiations
    •  Responsible Leadership
    •  Languages


    •  Strategic Management of Luxury Brands 
    •  Sustainable Luxury & Design
    •  Industrial Design
    •  Technology & Innovation in the Fashion & Design Industries
    •  Digital Marketing in the Fashion & Design Industries
    •  Advanced Research Methods

  • Specialization:

    •  Purchasing, Operations & Supply Chain Management in the Fashion & Luxury Industries
    •  Customer Management & Customer Intelligence
    •  Integrated Communication Strategies & PR
    •  Luxury Sectorial Analysis

    Professional Tracks

    Students choose one of the following:

    •  Work Experience: Four to six months internship or employment, anywhere in the world
    •  Professional Certificate: Students choose from a catalogue of professional online certificates developed by GEM

Final Dissertation

The specialized academic dissertation is one of the core components of the second year of the program. Students begin in September and will complete it by the end of the academic year.

The academic dissertation asks students to understand and analyze a key business or managerial issue. Students first undertake an extensive review of our current knowledge of the issue through an in-depth literature review. Working with their tutor, students then identify an area that requires further exploration (Research Gap) and a methodology for filling that knowledge gap (Research Design). Students will undertake original research (Data Collection) to fill the pre-defined gap before writing up their findings and considering their personal contribution to the chosen research domain. This includes an analysis of the academic and practical / managerial implications of their research.

With 100 active permanent researchers, eight research teams, more than 200 doctoral students, Grenoble EM is one of the leaders in management research in Europe. Students will thus be assigned a specialized academic tutor with considerable experience of this type of research as well as knowledge of the field or domain to be studied. Students may also adopt a wide range of different research methodologies to reinforce the intellectual skills that will be required by their future employer. Certain research by previous students has been published.

Semester exchange at Singapore Institute of Management (accredited GEM partner*)

The international exchange option is one of the international opportunities offered to Grenoble Ecole de Management MSc students during the two-year program. Students will have the opportunity to study abroad during the first semester of Year 2. ECTS credits from this semester will be transferred back to the Grenoble Ecole de Management MSc and thus count for the final degree award.

Students who successfully complete Year 1 will be eligible to apply for this exchange. Applications are completed in the early Spring of Year 1. Selection for the exchange offer will be made later in the second semester of Year 1 (based on academic performance and ranking with a limited number of places). The starting dates of the abroad semester may vary between the partner institutions and thus will have an impact on the duration of the Year 1 internship.

Additional costs (travel, visa, accommodation …) are under the students’ responsibility and at their own expense. 

*based on academic performance and ranking with limited number of places

Personal and Professional Development Workshops

In addition to the core courses, students have the opportunity to attend personal and professional development workshops led by professionals, industry and subject matter experts. These will strengthen the employability profiles of graduates to help them achieve their career goals. Students will also have access to individual counselling sessions, interaction with corporate partners and online resources with jobs and internship opportunities as well as access to specific in house sectorial career focused communities.


Classes are taught by GEM faculty, visiting professors from top universities worldwide, and top business professionals. Most of the permanent faculty is engaged in applied research. Their teaching links theory to practice through authentic business cases. Their diverse cultural and international background gives a strong international dimension to the program.
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Pedagogy & Evaluation

  • Pedagogy

    A full two-year program with more than 400 hours of taught classes including the latest managerial theory, real-world case examples and practical experience. Students typically have 12-15 hours class time per week supplemented by around 30 hours group work and private study. The MSc offers up to 12 months’ work experience and 4 distinct international study / work opportunities. This includes a study trip and one-semester exchange option and two internship possibilities. A final dissertation enables deep and insightful analysis of one of key issues or challenges faced by organizations today. The strong diversity of faculty and students reinforces the international dimension of the program.


    Acquisition of skills and competencies is assessed through continuous assessment, exams, professional experiences and Final Dissertation. In order to validate the degree, students must have at least 4 months of international experience (academic or professional). Studying in France validates this condition for non-French students.


    In the event of a partial validation of a professional certification, the blocks of competencies that have been validated are considered acquired and a certificate of validation is provided.

Live Business Case

Students from the 2019-2020 intake had the exclusive opportunity to complete a Live Business Case with two exciting partners: Snipes Group & Nike. In this interactive module, students apply their knowledge and gain real experience while learning the essentials parts of the street and sports’ fashion industry

Specialized Field Research Project / Study Trip

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.

Webinar series “Be curious, learn from passionate professionals”

Since March 2020, students have had the opportunity participate in industry specific webinars. Guest speakers coming from the industry at large (luxury, design, art, fashion, consultancy…) will cover a topic she/he is passionate about. This help students gain exclusive knowledge and insights from the industry.

Examples of previous webinars:

  • “Art, Another Field of Luxury”, where the guest speaker, Director at a Parisian fashion house explained how modern art is valued.
  • “The Luxury Retail Journey: from craftsman to customer”, by a Senior Manager at Accenture

Foreign Languages

The program is taught in English but provides the possibility to learn a foreign language at the same time. Learning a foreign language is a must for students looking to work internationally. Non-French speakers will study French (beginner to advanced level), a recommended option for students looking to work in France following their studies. French speakers may choose from a number of other languages at beginner level.


  • All GEM MSc programs are internationally recognized by the prestigious higher education quality assurance bodies, AACSB and EQUIS, and are equivalent to a level 7 degree on the European Qualifications Framework, in compliance with the Bologna Agreement for a master’s degree, comprised of 120 ECTS credits.
    This academic qualification is recognized at the discretion of each country or university. Students seeking admission to a further course of study or who wish to work in specific country after their GEM program may need to have their GEM degree certified through a process specified by the receiving authority. 

    International Students planning to seek a work or residence permit in France following their studies should be aware that conditions of eligibility will apply.
    These include the level and recognition of your qualification, your nationality, income etc.
    Please allow plenty of time to complete these formalities, as they can take several months to process.
    You can find more details on the French government official website “Service Public”.

    Please note that visa and permit applications are entirely managed by French immigration authorities and local prefectures. 
    Grenoble Ecole de Management has no influence over these procedures or their outcomes.


Vanessa Hylland, alumna of the MSc Fashion, Design and Luxury Management Program at the GEM Paris Campus.

“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.” - Danny Zhang, MSc Fashion, Design and Luxury Management 2016 Graduate, Assistant Retail Marketing Manager at Dior Couture

More testimonials from MSc FDLM graduates

Employment Statistics*

Employment within 4 months: 77%
Rate of graduates working internationally: 46%
Average salary after graduation: <35k€: 30% | 35k€-60k€: 60% | >60k€ : 10%

*Based on 2021 graduates

The placement and graduation rates are available via the application platform and also from Recruitment officer upon request.

Further study is possible for the MSc graduates, for example, in one of the Advanced Masters or a Doctoral Program.

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.

    • ​Anaki Paris
      Alexander Wang
      Carlson Rezidor Group of Hotels
      Christian Dior
      Crowne Plaza Dubai
      Estee Lauder
      Ferragamo Fashion Trading
      Galeries Lafayette

      Hugo Boss
      Jil Sander
      John Richmond
      La Rinascente
      Le Labo UK Limited
      Le Meurice, Paris
      Louis Vuitton
      Maison Margiela
      Ogilvy One
      Paul & Joe
      Ralph Lauren
      The Ritz Carlton


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 work experience in the fashion, design and luxury management field is required, but applicants should demonstrate a deep knowledge of the industry and have a clear idea of how the program will help them achieve career goals.

GMAT is no required for this program.

Please note that it is possible to submit your application prior to providing us with your test results and/or your final transcripts/ degree certificate.

​If the rest of your application meets our standards we can then make you a conditional offer of a place on the program. These conditions will be lifted once you have obtained and sent us the required documentation.

We recognize that COVID-19 has likely created difficulties in completing the admissions requirements. Our team is available to assist with these logistical uncertainties. Please contact us with any questions.

Apply here

To apply for this program, candidates must complete the online application form 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.

    • •    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 academic references. 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 IBT: 90 (minimum of 21 in all bands). TOEFL Institution code: 8973
      • •    IELTS Academic/IELTS Indicator: 6.5 (minimum of 6.0 in all bands)
      • •    Cambridge English (Proficiency/Advanced/Business Higher) level C1: Grade A,B or C
      • •    Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE-A) Online/Offline: 63 (minimum of 59 in all bands)
      • •    Duolingo English Test: 110 (minimum of 90 in all bands)
      • •    Not accepted: TOEIC, Institutional/ITP TOEFL
      • •    English test waiver may be granted if Bachelor’s degree was fully taught through the medium of English (official proof required)

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

Specific to Regular Track:

  • Official copy of undergraduate degree equivalent to minimum 180 ECTS or certificate of enrollment with an approximate graduation date

Specific to Short Track:

  • Official copy of undergraduate degree equivalent to minimum 240 ECTS/4-years Bachelor's degree/3-years Bachelor's degree + 1 year of Master Studies or certificate of enrolment with an approximate graduation date
  • Minor (60 ECTS) in Business Studies

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 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.

Student Program Fees 2023 intake

MSc Fashion, Design and Luxury Management (Grenoble and Paris campuses)
Regular track (per year): €12,950*
Short track (full program): €16,750 *
*Fees are subject to change. Please verify program fees each year before commencement. 

Program fees include:

  • Tuition, project supervision, and access to GEM facilities
  • 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, meals, insurance, visa, and personal expenses.

Please read the policy concerning the refund of tuition fees.

Please refer to our partner campus website for off-site tuition fees and scholarships: 


Financial Aid / Scholarships

GEM offers a dedicated online platform - The Funding Place - to help you find financing solutions, simulate a student loan and understand everything about student loans.

We advise students to research financial aid opportunities as early as possible. Please note that it is necessary to submit your application and secure a place on a program first, before applying for scholarships and visas.

Scholarship descriptions and application guidelines.


All academic qualifications, including those earned at GEM, 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 specific country after their GEM program may need to have their GEM degree certified through a process specified by the receiving authority. 

Visa requirements may apply to International Students in order to study or work in France. All international students are expected to verify requirements with their local French consulate and plan accordingly. Grenoble Ecole de Management has no influence over this process.

For more information, please download our International Student Guide

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