IMLUX – International Master in Luxury Management


It is generally agreed by leading market analysts and industry experts that Luxury Goods routinely perform better than others, even during times of economic downturn. The reason for this lies in their innate ability to meet the demand for the ‘exceptional’ expressed by an increasingly growing number of customers. In order to meet these expectations, Luxury companies require cutting-edge design skills, outstanding craftsmanship, the ability to deliver a unique customer experience and to create strong associations through brand recognition. In order to meet this growing need, MIP Politecnico di Milano and NEOMA Business School have jointly developed the International Master in Luxury Management programme – a full-time 12-month course, which awards an internationally recognised double degree.

Language: English

Type: Full time

Intake: September

Length: 12 months

Location: Milan, Italy and Reims, France

Tuition fee: € 16.000

University Requirements: 4-year Bachelor degree (minimum 240 ECTS) or 3-year Bachelor degree + 1 year of professional experience

International Masters Admissions Office
Tel : +39 02 2399 2820
email : infomasters@mip.polimi.it


The programme offers a highly specialised qualification with candidates receiving an internationally recognised double degree from the Politecnico di Milano and NEOMA Business School. Discover the highlights of the programme.

  • 1 year, evenly divided between studying in Reims, France, and Milan, Italy
  • 100% in English
  • Ranked 5th in the Eduniversal Best Masters and MBA Rankings 2017
  • Focus on the creation and management of the value chain of a luxury organisation
  • The luxury of Made in Italy as a feature of your time in Milan
  • Combination of traditional managerial practices and theories with concepts meeting the needs of the modern luxury goods industry
  • International focus with exposure to global industries and international faculty
  • Encompassing not only fashion but also luxury tourism, hotels, interior design, perfume and cosmetics, health-oriented tourism properties e.g. spas, casinos, cruises, plus the wine industry and luxury automobiles
  • Contact with key players in the industry, leading to meaningful connections and networking opportunities

The master prepares students for, amongst others, the following roles in international luxury companies:


  • Product Manager
  • Project Development Manager
  • Merchandising Manager
  • Purchaser
  • Management Controller
  • Supply Chain Specialist
  • Packaging and Development Manager


Graduates of previous editions are now working in leading companies such as:  BMW Group, Bottega Veneta, Bulgari Roma, Calzedonia Group, Chanel, Chopard, Coty, Diesel, GUCCI, Hermes, Hugo Boss, Karl Lagerfeld, Kering, L’Oréal Luxe, Louis Vuitton Service, LVMH Fragrance Brands, Max Mara Group, Michael Kors, Moncler, Montblanc, Saint Laurent, Sephora, Stella McCartney, Starwood.


The International Master in Luxury Management is a 12-month Master programme offered by MIP Politecnico di Milano and NEOMA Business School, which seeks to teach the fundamentals of operating in the Luxury goods industry, with a specific focus on enabling students with a managerial background to acquire a keen awareness and the attributes that will enable them to assume the broader tasks and responsibilities unique to the luxury brands industry.
The master is entirely taught in English and targets junior profiles with little or no work experience.

Students will spend one term in Reims followed by one term in Milan and then by a third term at both institutions.

The programme includes highly customised Career management services thanks to MIP’s Career Development Office.
Among the services offered are:

  • CV Book
  • Free access to MIP Global Network of Career Websites
  • One-to-one career advice meetings
  • Personal Development workshops to help students develop the soft skills necessary to be competitive in today’s job market
  • Networking events with employers, such as company presentations, in-company visits, on-campus recruiting events, Career Days
  • Preferential access to internship and job advertisement on the school’s digital career platform “JobTeaser

Who is eligible for the IMLUX Programme?

Students with a 4-year bachelor’s degree with an equivalent of 240 ECTS or higher are eligible to apply. Students with fewer than 240 ECTS are eligible to apply provided they have at least one year of relevant work experience.

How long is the IMLUX programme?

The programme is 12 months long.

In what language is the programme taught?

The programme is taught in English, although there are opportunities for students to learn the native language of the countries of study throughout the programme.

Do I need to speak French and Italian?

No, as the medium for the course is English, students are not required to learn French or Italian, although they will be given the opportunity to do so.

How many students are on the programme?

The average class size is around 50 students.

Is there an age limit for the programme?

No, but the programme is ideally suited to recent University graduates and those in the initial stages of their career.



Applications are processed on a rolling basis. Since the number of seats in class is limited, candidates are encouraged to apply as early as possible. Should the course become fully subscribed before the deadline dates, applications will close earlier.

Non-EU students are encouraged to apply at least three months before the start of the programme in order to allow enough time for the Declaration of Value (DOV) procedure for Italy and establishment of the student visa.

The master targets junior profiles with little (<3 years) or no work experience.

The ideal candidate

  • Possesses strong leadership and managerial potential
  • Is open to learning and exploring a variety of luxury industry business areas
  • Demonstrates the drive necessary to meet the demands of an extensive Master’s degree
  • Holds a 4-year Bachelor’s degree or recognised equivalent from an accredited institution or a 3-year Bachelor’s degree plus one year of professional experience 


  • Fill in the form on www.applyformasters.net
  • Upload your CV in English and a copy of Passport or ID
  • Pay the Application Fee(EUR 100)


You will be contacted for the Motivational Interview in English, which will be done online.


  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • University Transcripts
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • GMAT/GRE scores (optional)
  • Motivation letter in English
  • Digital photo
  • English proficiency certificate (IELTS, TOEFL, TOEIC or equivalent)

What is the deadline for applying to the programme?

The final application date for Non-EU students is 31st of May, whilst EU students have until the 30th of June to apply for the course starting in 2019. Please note that the admissions process for the Master is on a rolling basis, therefore the sooner you apply the more chance you will have of securing your place in the class, as capacity may be reached before the final application deadlines.

Does the IMLUX programme have a letter of recommendation form?

There is no specific form for the recommendation letters; however if you need any help on the ideal template for your application, please contact infomasters@mip.polimi.it and we can provide you with further assistance in this matter.


The programme costs €16.000. These costs cover the entire length of the programme, although they do not include living and travel expenses.

For the September 2019 intake, candidates can apply for the external loans, contributions or tuition fee waivers detailed below: 

For further information contact infomasters@mip.polimi.it

SCHOLARSHIPS with Findamasters.com

MIP Politecnico di Milano is proud to present the new initiative of its partner Findamasters.com, who this year are offering three scholarships to deserving candidates.

FindAMasters.com this year is offering bigger and better financial support, with £5,000 of Postgraduate Scholarships available to students who start a Master’s degree in autumn. Applications for these scholarships are open from April and there will also be two runners-up scholarships of £500 prizes for any Masters study.

For more information you can visit the website and register there.


You can also look for external funding options such as the Postgrad Solution Study Bursaries. Postgrad Solutions now offer 15 bursaries across a number of subject areas. Click here to apply: http://www.postgrad.com/editorial/bursaries/

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The alternative to a student loan.

As a social business, Deutsche Bildung has been supporting German students since 2007. Monthly as well as single and returning payments guarantee the completely flexible financing of almost all programmes and subjects in Germany and abroad. Additionally, the extra-curricular-programme, WissenPlus, focuses on the improvement of important social and professional competencies. The repayment is income-linked: students pay back a fixed percentage of their future income over a certain period of time once they have entered their first job successfully. Online application is possible throughout the year at www.deutsche-bildung.de.

What is the cost of the programme?

The programme costs €16,000. This amount covers the entire length of the programme, although it does not include living and travel expenses.

How do I apply for tuition fee contributions or grants for the programme?
Will I have to buy textbooks?

No, you will be provided textbooks by the programme, with the cost included as part of the overall programme fee.

We turn the future in a part of you.

We offer highly personalized services with the objective of developing the necessary skills, tools and strategy and expanding the professional network, to succeed in nowadays complex and competitive global job market.


NEOMA Business School
Rich in over 140 years of history, NEOMA Business School benefits from the strengths which have made the excellence the hallmark of its founding Schools and its international partners. Since their creation, in 1871 for Rouen and 1928 for Reims, the two schools have been based on strong links to the professional world, ambition geared towards the international stage whilst remaining well-rooted in its own territory, a network of unified and involved graduates, and academic recognition with EQUIS, AACSB and AMBA. Today, NEOMA Business School represents 8,500 students, 200 professors, 51,500 graduates and 3 campuses. As a first-class international school, NEOMA Business School’s self-set mission is to educate and support the managers and entrepreneurs of tomorrow, capable of exercising responsible leadership and exceed the prevailing models.

Founded in Florence in 1921, Gucci is one of the world’s leading luxury fashion brands, with a renowned reputation for creativity, innovation and Italian craftsmanship. Gucci is part of the Kering Group, a world leader in apparel and accessories that owns a portfolio of powerful luxury and sport and lifestyle brands.

Taittinger is one of the last great independent Champagne Houses owned and actively managed by the family named on the label. The family are guardians of Taittinger’s style, quality and integrity. The hallmark of their fine Champagnes is the high proportion of Chardonnay used in their winemaking, which is key for producing wines of great elegance and finesse. Additionally, with its vineyard ownership of 288 ha, (one of the largest in Champagne), Taittinger can guarantee a flawless signature, and wines heralded worldwide for their consistent quality.

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