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IMLUX – International Master in Luxury Management

THE MASTER FOR LUXURY MANAGEMENT PROFESSIONALS

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: € 19.500

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

KEY FACTS

Joint programme with
NEOMA Business School

 

In partnership with
Prada Group and
Champagne Taittinger

 

the pursuit of talent with the necessary skills will be one of the luxury industry’s biggest challenges (BCG)

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3rd

position in the TOP 2021
Eduniversal Best Masters Ranking (Global)

WHY CHOOSE US

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
  • In partnership with Prada Group and Champagne Taittinger
  • Ranked at the 3rd position in the TOP 2021 Eduniversal Best Masters Ranking (Global)
  • Focus on the creation and management of the value chain of a luxury organisation
  • The flavour of Made in Italy excellence during your Italian semester
  • 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

PROGRAMME

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.

Please note that this programme is designed for fresh graduates with less than 3 years of work experience. Candidates can apply for the programme starting in September 2021 if they have completed their bachelor/master degree not earlier than 2018. Candidates who have completed their bachelor degree/master degree before 2018 can consider our International MBA programs. 

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 average age of the candidates is 20-25 years.

What type of degree/title will I obtain upon graduation?

Upon graduation, candidates obtain the First Level University Specializing Master from Politecnico di Milano which is recognized by the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR) and it is issued under the autonomous responsibility of Politecnico di Milano. With regard to the specific meaning of the 1st level master's degree, as per Bologna process, this is a 2nd cycle programme intended to provide students with further specialization or higher continuing education after completion of the first cycle. The Master Degree of first level will release 60 ECTS/CFU credits.

Candidates are advised to check with the relevant authorities in their home countries regarding the validity/recognition of this title in their home countries.

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.

ADMISSIONS

STATUS OF APPLICATIONS: APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2021 INTAKE ARE OPEN.

The IMLUX 2021 class size has reached its capacity. Applications are temporarily closed, but may reopen in the next weeks.

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.

Please note that this programme is designed for fresh graduates with less than 3 years of work experience. Candidates can apply for the programme starting in September 2021 if they have completed their bachelor/master degree not earlier than 2018. Candidates who have completed their bachelor degree/master degree before 2018 can consider our International MBA programs. 

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 

STEP 1: ONLINE APPLICATION

  • Fill in the form on www.applyformasters.net
  • Upload your CV in English, Passport or ID, University Transcripts and Bachelor/Master Degree (if available)
  • Pay the Application Fee (EUR 100)

STEP 2: SCREENING OF CANDIDATURE

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

STEP 3: SUBMISSION OF FURTHER DOCUMENTS

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

STEP 4: COMMUNICATION OF THE FINAL ADMISSION DECISION

Once your application package is complete, it will be forwarded to the admissions committee for final processing and you will receive the final admission and scholarship (if any) decision by email.

STEP 5: CONFIRMATION OF PARTICIPATION

Upon receipt of the admission offer, you will be required to pay the first instalment of EUR 2500 within 15 days from the date of receipt of the offer letter should you wish to confirm your participation to the program (a short extension of this deadline can be requested in case you are applying for an education loan, external scholarship etc. or any other viable reason).

HOW TO PAY

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What is the deadline for applying to the programme?

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.

FEES AND BENEFITS

The programme costs €19.500. These costs cover the entire length of the programme, although they do not include living and travel expenses.

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What is the cost of the programme?

The programme costs €19.500. 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?

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We offer highly personalised services with the objective of developing the necessary skills, tools and strategy and expanding your professional network, to help you succeed in today’s complex and competitive global job market.

CAREER

Bring fresh skills to the workforce: the pursuit of talent with the necessary skills will be one of the
luxury industry’s biggest challenges in the coming decade. (BCG)
 

71%

of students work aborad within 3 months after graduation. In detail: Italy 29%, Europe 59%, other Countries 12% (last two editions).

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5-10%

is the annual luxury market growth rate until 2021 forecasted by Deloitte. Despite the international economy’s complex outlook, the thriving M&A activity is boosting the confidence of investors.

71%

of fashion executives expect their online business to grow by 20% or more in 2021. (McKinsey)

McKinsey
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  Digital adoption has soared with many brands finally going online and embracing digital innovations: fashion players must optimise the online experience and channel mix while finding persuasive ways to integrate the human touch. (McKinsey)
The new key imperatives in luxury are operating more sustainably, ensuring diversity and inclusivity, embracing digital capabilities, and integrating people and technology. (BCG)

CAREER PATH

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

TOP EMPLOYERS

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.

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