IMLVC – International Master in Luxury Value Chain – Italian Excellence


The collaboration between the two prestigious Schools, MIP Politecnico di Milano and LA SALLE Academy, has given rise to a brand-new programme: the International Master in Luxury Value Chain – Italian Excellence, a full-time 12-month course, which awards a I level master degree from Politecnico di Milano.

Thanks to this brand-new Master, students will have the unique opportunity to deep-dive in the Italian way to value creation in luxury. Italy is one of the global pillars for luxury products, and the Italian luxury system – based on small business and districts – could be considered as a unique environment for value creation, thus requiring specific knowledge and competencies. Our students will learn how this complex and articulated system works, thanks to an immersive experience in districts, territories and firms. This way, they will get the chance to develop entrepreneurial ideas by grabbing inspiration from unique small and medium enterprises with super craftsmanship, besides understanding the deep role of local cutlers in fostering luxury products’ creation.

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Language: English

Type: Full time

Intake: Fall 2022

Length: 12 months

Location: Pieve del Grappa, Italy + 2 experiential weeks in Rome and Milan

Tuition fee: € 18.500
€ 9.500 for PoliMi MSc Alumni
For further info click here

University Requirements: 3-year or 4-year Bachelor degree in any disciplines

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


Joint programme with
LA SALLE Academy

Discover more here!


A full- immersion in the
Italian luxury market with two experiential
weeks in Rome and Milan 


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



 Made in Italy: Pieve del Grappa, Milan  and Rome


The programme,  jointly developed with LA SALLE Academy International Campus, offers a highly specialised qualification with candidates receiving a first level master degree from Politecnico di Milano. Discover the highlights of the programme.

  • 1 year studying in Pieve del Grappa + 2 experiential weeks in Rome and Milan
  • 100% in English
  • Focus on the creation and management of the value chain of a luxury organisation
  • Integration with local districts and hands on experiences to discover the soul of Made in Italy
  • 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
  • Contact with key players in the industry, leading to meaningful connections and networking opportunities


The International Master in Luxury Value Chain – Italian Excellence is a 12-month Master programme offered by MIP Politecnico di Milano and LA SALLE Academy International Campus, which seeks to introduce students to the Italian way to value creation in the luxury industry, showing them how this complex and articulated system works thanks to an immersive experience in districts, territories and firms. 

The master is entirely taught in English.

LA SALLE Academy also offers on campus accommodation for italian and international students. Discover more about the campus and facilities here. For more information please contact infomasters@mip.polimi.it.

The programme also includes two experiential weeks in Rome and Milan, during which students will get the chance to experience the soul of  Made in Italy excellence to the fullest.

Study tours and company visits will be organised throughout the semester in some fascinating and beautiful cities such as in Venice, Ville del Veneto, Verona.

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 programme?

Students with a 3-year or 4-year bachelor’s degree or recognised equivalent from an accredited institution.

How long is the 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 Italian throughout the programme.

How many students are on the programme?

The average class size is around 30 students.

Is there an age limit for the programme?

No, but the average age of the candidates is 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.

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 with textbooks by the programme, with the cost included as part of the overall programme fee.



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 Statement of Comparability of the degree and application of the student visa.

The ideal candidate:

  • Possesses strong leadership and managerial potential
  • Is open to learning and exploring a variety of luxury industry business areas, with a special focus on Made in Italy
  • Demonstrates the drive necessary to meet the demands of an extensive Master’s degree
  • Holds a 3-year Bachelor’s degree or 4-year Bachelor’s degree, or recognised equivalent from an accredited institution, in any disciplines 


  • Fill in the form on www.applyformasters.net
  • Upload the following documents:
    • CV in English
    • University Transcripts/Mark sheets
    • Bachelor’s/Master’s degree (if available)
    • Passport or ID
    • Digital Picture
    • Letter of reference (optional)
    • Motivation letter
    • Financial Aid Essay (if applying for one of MIP’s tuition fee reductions)
    • English proficiency certificate: IELTS, TOEFL, TOEIC or equivalent (if available)
  • Pay the Application Fee (EUR 100)


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


If the result of the selection interview is positive, you will receive the final admission and scholarship (if any) decision by email.


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


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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 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.


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The programme costs €18,500. These costs cover the entire length of the programme, although they do not include living and travel expenses.
The tuition fee is €9,500 for alumni who completed a Master of Science programme at Politecnico di Milano in or after 2019.

MIP has partnered with Flywire to accept payments from international students worldwide: for more info, click here.

Candidates can take advantage of an early-bird discount of €1,000 by submitting their applications before 25th February 2022.

Moreover, applicants for the 2022 intake of the International Junior Specialising Masters can apply for fee reductions. The reductions will be given out on a first-come, first-served basis. Therefore, early applications are encouraged. Candidates wishing to apply for financial aid must make their request on the application form at the time of application – later requests for financial aid will not be considered.

For further details about financial aid and contributions you can visit the dedicated webpage.

Please note that we do not offer any full scholarships. The DSU and other scholarships offered by Politecnico di Milano and the Italian Government are not applicable for MIP’s programmes.

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What is the cost of the programme?

The programme costs €18.500. 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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The new key imperatives in luxury are operating more sustainably, ensuring diversity and inclusivity,
embracing digital capabilities, and integrating people and technology. (BCG)


was the online share of sales in the luxury market in 2020 according to Bain reports.


is the annual luxury market growth rate until 2021 forecasted by Deloitte.

By 2025

it is expected that the leading channel of distribution for luxury goods will be e-commerce. (Forbes)

  Digital adoption has soared with many brands finally going online and embracing digital innovations. 71% of fashion executives expect their online business to grow by 20% or more in 2021. (McKinsey)


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

– Product Manager
– Project Development Manager
– Merchandising Manager
– Packaging and Development Manager
– Digital marketing manager
– Innovation manager
– Social media manager
– Brand manager

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