GEMLUX – Global Executive Master of Luxury Management


The Global Executive Master of Luxury Management (GEMLux) degree will give you a truly international insight into the luxury goods and services market, with study tours to some of the world’s most iconic luxury shopping capitals. On completion of the degree, you will earn a dual qualification from University of Wollongong in Dubai and the internationally renowned MIP Politecnico di Milano in Italy.

Students will be prepared to launch an iconic luxury brand, understand the luxury retail experience, promote a major luxury shopping destination and create unique and unforgettable experiences.

Location: Dubai, Milan, Geneva, Paris

Language: English

Type: Part-time

Intake: October 2021

Length: 18 months

Tuition fee: AED 135000

Please send your CV to infomasters@mip.polimi.it for a pre-assessment


  • dual qualification from the University of Wollongong in Dubai and the MIP Politecnico di Milano in Italy
  • 18-month program, taught in English, aimed at working professionals with industry experience, who are looking to progress into senior managerial roles within the growing luxury sector
  • 10 modules delivered in an intensive mode in four international cities, starting and concluding in Dubai
  • developed in partnership with representatives from leading luxury companies, including Chalhoub Group, Daimler Middle East (Mercedes-Benz) and Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons

For further information, please visit the UOWD website.


The GEMLux program can be completed in 18 months, inclusive of three one-month breaks. The fee for the full duration of the program is AED 135,000 (exclusive of VAT) and is inclusive of all program-related international travel and accommodation.

When you fulfil the graduation requirements and regulations at each institution, you will be awarded the following degrees:

  • Global Executive Master of Luxury Management from the University of Wollongong in Dubai
  • Specialising Master (1st level University Master): Executive Master of Luxury Management from MIP Politecnico di Milano.

You will undertake five modules on campus at UOWD, two modules in Milan, one module in Geneva and another in Paris. Your final project will be initiated in Dubai and co-supervised by faculty members from both campuses.

The program is structured as follows:

  • Session 1 and 2 in Dubai
  • Session 3 in Milan
  • Session 4 (first study-tour) in Europe
  • Session 5 in Dubai
  • Session 6 in Milan
  • Session 7 (second study-tour) in Europe
  • Session 8 in Dubai
  • Session 9 in Dubai, delivered by both UOWD and MIP Politecnico di Milano faculty
  • Session 10 (project work) initiated in Dubai, co-supervised by both UOWD and MIP Politecnico di Milano faculty

*The order of the sessions/modules is subject to change

You will study a range of subjects in the specific context of luxury management:

  • Strategic Analysis
  • Negotiating Contracts
  • Luxury Customer Experience Design and Marketing
  • Operations, Supply Chain Management and Distribution
  • Innovation Management
  • Retail Service Design
  • Brand Management
  • Luxury Distribution
  • Business Plan

The final project is designed to apply what has been studied and learned during the two class terms of the masters, and to put it into practice. You will be able to explore the potential exploitation of your own business idea within the luxury sphere.
A range of perspectives including financial, technical and legal will be implemented in the context of a luxury brand. You will conduct market research and develop a plan for exploitation and have the opportunity to present your proposal to a panel of experts who will provide feedback on the commercial feasibility of your chosen luxury project.


Applicants to GEMLux must have completed a Bachelor degree (or equivalent) at an accredited institution of higher education and have achieved the minimum grades for entry to the program.
Applications will be assessed by faculty and admissions staff at both UOWD and MIP Politecnico di Milano, where the admission requirements must be met for both institutions. In addition, students must be able to demonstrate prior industry experience before enrolment.

Applicants will need to demonstrate an adequate level of English language proficiency in order to enrol.

Please send your CV to infomasters@mip.polimi.it for a pre-assessment.


Established in 1993, University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) was the first international and Australian university in the UAE, and is now part of a global brand that has campuses in Australia, Hong Kong and Malaysia.
With a 26-year track record, the University offers internationally-recognised degrees that are accredited by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA), Australia’s independent national quality assurance and regulatory agency for higher education, the Commission for Academic Accreditation (CAA) of the UAE Ministry of Education – Higher Education Affairs, and the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA). UOWD is the highest ranked Australian university in the UAE, and currently has over 3,500 students from 108 nationalities and a global community of 152,000 alumni.

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