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avantika
Joined: 14 Jan 2009
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Fri Mar 19, 2010 04:56 AM
Hi everyone,

I am currently working with Salvatore Ferragamo in India and its been 1 year. I am looking to study in the coming year but its becoming really tough for me to chose as to which college and which course to take up. I would be primarily looking to do a Masters and not a Diploma neither a certificate course in Luxury or Brand Managment. My choice of colleges would be Polimoda in Florence or Istituto Marangoni in London. Both have the course im looking for but im finding it hard to choose. Please Helpp..!!


Hi!
I just happened to see your post and was wondering if i could get some help from you. For a little personal brief, im currently working in India with a design solutions firm, and have a work experience of 1.5 yrs (will be 2 in july). Also I've done fashion merchandising for my graduation.
Im very keen on working with a luxury brand (brand mgt.), and wanted to do an MBA for the same from ESSEC or INSEAD or basically any good European or American university with the right industry contacts. But i feel i still have at least 2 more yrs of work-ex to work on, before an MBA, so i was just curious(as you'd mentioned Salvatore Ferragamo) about your profile. Im sorry if im prying, but I just wanted to know how you got to Ferragamo, and what you do there... as work experience from a luxury brand would be a real positive.
I'd be very obliged if i could get your help.
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ayesha
Joined: 20 Mar 2010
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Sun Mar 21, 2010 11:36 AM
hi everyone
i m ayesha from mumbai, m working with a designer for past 2 yrs and want to do luxury managemant course, but in mumbai only. can u plese provide me with the name of colleges offering this course in mumbai only.

thanks
ayesha
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sanu
Joined: 24 Apr 2010
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Sun Apr 25, 2010 06:10 PM
Hi......I hav just completed my grads and want to apply for a masters in fashion and luxury management in europe....i was taking a look at my options and its pretty much between skema business school and international university of monaco......but im quite doubtful regarding how gud skema is....does anyone here knw wthr its a gud school???n between dat and monaco wch one is beter???plssssssssss help as i need 2 apply soon!!!
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rhea3003
Joined: 12 May 2010
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Thu May 13, 2010 03:49 PM
Hey Everyone!!
All the replies that are being posted were of great help! Seems like Essec B School is on the top of everyone's list, many seem to be eyeing on it (including me!) :-) Firstly, can anyone please let me know whether they want any work exp in the luxury sector or anything else will do. Everyone seems to be switching from one field to the other. Will that make sense during the admn procedure & interviews? Secondly, i just finshed my final year in uni and wil graduate in july. Was thinking of working with a luxury brand before applying for next year, will that much of experience ensure that i get through? Coz apparently, it's not been mentioned in the school website that 3 yrs min exp is mandatory.. they've just mentioned "any past exp or internships(if any)" in the admn requirements section....anyway i would really appreciate if anyone could help me with this ...i reallly need to sort this out before i graduate!!!! :-)
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arijitroy
Joined: 08 Mar 2010
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Fri May 14, 2010 05:44 AM
Hey Everyone!!
All the replies that are being posted were of great help! Seems like Essec B School is on the top of everyone's list, many seem to be eyeing on it (including me!) :-) Firstly, can anyone please let me know whether they want any work exp in the luxury sector or anything else will do. Everyone seems to be switching from one field to the other. Will that make sense during the admn procedure & interviews? Secondly, i just finshed my final year in uni and wil graduate in july. Was thinking of working with a luxury brand before applying for next year, will that much of experience ensure that i get through? Coz apparently, it's not been mentioned in the school website that 3 yrs min exp is mandatory.. they've just mentioned "any past exp or internships(if any)" in the admn requirements section....anyway i would really appreciate if anyone could help me with this ...i reallly need to sort this out before i graduate!!!! :-)



Hey Rhea,
Although work exp is not mentioned in the website, belive me u wont find ne body without any . It is always better to have exp to applky for Mba program abroad. However i suggest u give ur GMAT first and apply . see wr u stand &then take a call. U never jnow , u might just get admin w/o ne exp.
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ebtea
Joined: 25 Apr 2010
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Fri May 14, 2010 03:38 PM
I would consider HEC Paris. They have partnered with a business school in South Korea and are offering Executive Education programs in luxury management.

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rhea3003
Joined: 12 May 2010
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Fri May 14, 2010 07:13 PM
Thanx a ton Arijit and Ebtea!!!! :-) :-)
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rhea3003
Joined: 12 May 2010
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Tue Jul 13, 2010 07:58 AM
Hey everyone!!

I recently got to know about 2 more institutes for luxe management, these are the post grad/master's prog.i.e. IUM,International University of Monaco and Polimoda in Italy, IUM sounds pretty good. But, Im wondering whether it is as good as the one in France like Em Lyon. If anyone's got any idea about this, feel free to post your comments. Thanks.
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bianca
Joined: 16 Dec 2008
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Tue Jul 13, 2010 09:25 PM
I would consider HEC Paris.

Hi,

I'm currently a student at HEC and I second that.
To me, anyone seriously looking at a good degree in Luxury Brand Management should consider mainly ESSEC and HEC. (I'll obviously write more about HEC as I'm better informed about it.)

Why?

1) Because these two institutions are so prestigious in France that it can open many doors.
In France everybody has heard of HEC, and many have heard of ESSEC. Skema and IUM are never heard of. It is important to think about it because it means that when the Luxury Club tries to organise a visit of LV's flagship store, the LV staff is responsive ;)

2) Because location matters.
Being located in Paris (or close to Paris), these two institutions allow their students to discover a lot of what Luxury is. Hey, all you need is to walk around the city during the week end.

3) Because these two programmes are just the most qualified.
ESSEC has had their Luxury programme for over a decade now and they are recognised in the industry.
HEC has started a Luxury certificate this year (www.hec.edu/Certificates/Luxury-Strategies/About-the-certifi… and it has been able to attract amazing teachers (as an example, one teacher use to be the CEO of LV, and another one was VP at Hermès reporting to the CEO). Please note that these are teachers, not just one-off seminars. These people can teach luxury as they lived it for years and are open to discuss the student's projects.
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rhea3003
Joined: 12 May 2010
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Wed Jul 14, 2010 05:37 AM
Hi Bianca,
Thanks for letting us know about the HEC certificate courses, I only knew about the MSc and MBA programs till now. I've pretty much read everything about the program(luxury strategies) by now. Just one problem, I couldn't find the fees and financial aid section. Also, they haven't mentioned the time period of the prog, I was even thinking of downloading the brochure online, but there is no such facility provided. If you do have any idea about this, please feel free to post your comments.

[Edited by rhea3003 on 14 Jul 2010]

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bianca
Joined: 16 Dec 2008
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Wed Jul 14, 2010 09:33 AM
The Luxury certificate is a 3 months specialisation offered to their MBA and MSc.
So you'll have to apply to either MSc or MBA and pay their respective fees. The fee for the HEC MBA is 45keur.
www.mba.hec.edu/Admissions/Financing

In the MBA curriculum, it is available only to the September intake and comes during the 1st personalisation phase of the MBA (www.mba.hec.edu/Academics/Curriculum-Design) where people can basically choose to take a certificate programme instead of electives.

In my class, once we had started our classes in the MBA, we could apply to various certificates (www.hec.edu/Certificates) which allow students to specialise in areas that are of interest.
As an MBA students, I didn't follow the Luxury certificate but could take some classes with the three faculty experts mentionned in the website and I thought they were awesome.

[Edited by bianca on 14 Jul 2010]

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rhea3003
Joined: 12 May 2010
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Fri Jul 16, 2010 05:13 AM
Hey Bianca!!
Thanks a ton for for your help. Since i just finished my graduation this year,so I feel the msc program will be perfect for me! I've already contacted the certificate coordinator about this. Let's see how it goes :-)

Cheers
Rhea
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aarzoo
Joined: 04 Nov 2010
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Fri Nov 05, 2010 10:12 AM
heyy Rhea and Bianca! i was going through your posts and am really interested in taking up the certificate course at HEC.
i also have been doing a lot of research lately and have gathered that Emlyon Bussiness school is also a great option for the same. its not a certificate course and is very specific to the subjects we would like to learn.
Also about the certificate course, will it be enough to land up a job at a good luxury brand since its just a 3 month course! No doubt the faculty is really impressive but is it worth it ?
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bianca
Joined: 16 Dec 2008
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Fri Nov 05, 2010 10:54 AM
Also about the certificate course, will it be enough to land up a job at a good luxury brand since its just a 3 month course! No doubt the faculty is really impressive but is it worth it ?
The luxury certificate is delivered as part of either an MSc or MBA program at HEC. The studies last at least a year (for MSc) to 16 months (for MBA).
Consider that you do an MSc with a specialisation in Luxury.
This is of course a very good value proposition for luxury companies.

Being a student of the HEC MBA, I can assure you that the school has all the right contacts in the luxury industry. It's not only the teachers, but a whole with a great dynamic for this sector. At the MBA, the Luxury Club is very active and organises corporate visits to luxury companies. Many students (of MBA and MSc) nailed internships/jobs at luxury big names (Hermès, Gucci, LVMH, L'Oréal).

[Edited by bianca on 05 Nov 2010]

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awikalee
Joined: 14 Nov 2010
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Mon Nov 15, 2010 12:11 AM
Hi all.
Thank you very much for such an informative session. I am also currently in a decision phase.

Now I learn a little bit more about HEC and ESSEC...

Since Bianca's provided us with the information about luxury management program at HEC.... I was wondering if there's anyone who knows details about luxury management program at ESSEC.

I've checked out polimoda in Florence as well... and it looks like a great program! But they do not require a GMAT or any crazy requirement like the normal MBA programs so it's giving me a second thought. But they seem to have very good connections with all the european luxury companies.

Please help us if you know anymore detailed information about these schools.

Thank you!
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isabelleParis
Joined: 09 Jan 2011
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Mon Jan 10, 2011 03:50 PM
The ESSEC MBA in Luxury Brand Management is probably the most comprehensive specialised MBA programme that you will find on the market - I worked there for 3 years, and can vouch for the quality of the curriculum, the selection of participants, and the alumni network. Ideally you should have five to seven years work experience to benefit from all facets of the programme - most MBAs are designed to encourage the cross-sharing of experience between participants; prior experience of the luxury sector is not compulsory - what is important is to bring a certain expertise (for example having experience in retail, or supply-chains, or intellectual property /trademark, sourcing ... ) that will make your profile attractive to the luxury sector. Do check the website and in particular, the CV book of the current/past participants that you can easily download, to give you an idea of the type of participants. Most interesting for this MBA programme is the extensive alumni network as very early on there were participants from Asia - Japan, China, Korea, India - as well as the Americas and Europe.
Good luck on your MBA in Luxury Brand Management search ,
Isabelle
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york
Joined: 22 Jul 2006
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Tue Jan 11, 2011 07:09 AM
Hi Isabelle,
how big is the ESSEC Luxury Brand Management MBA class? I could not find that information on the website. What's the link to the CV book of past participants?
Thanks
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francoise
Joined: 17 Aug 2009
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Wed May 25, 2011 03:19 PM
hi York!
The ESSEC MBA in international luxury brand management admits now every year between 40 an 45 participants. For further information, please follow this link : www.essec.edu/programs/mba-programs/mba-in-international-lux…
This is STILL the only MBA in luxury brand management worldwide. The corporate network contributing to course content and offering careers is very high level!
Good luck!
francoise

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maverikk
Joined: 07 Sep 2011
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Sun Sep 18, 2011 11:46 AM
Hi everyone,

i ve read and researched quite a lot and currently need to choose between Marangoni, London & Polimoda. Kindly help me as i'm still confused on which one to opt for. I have also been offered admission at IUM, Domus, Skema, IFA.

thanks in advance
cheers, vinay
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Duncan

Joined: 18 Apr 2011
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Sun Sep 18, 2011 04:25 PM
When Francoise says that ESSEC is the *only* luxury MBA in the world, that's not quite right. Even on this site you can find ten (www.find-mba.com/search).

Also see Luxury & Luxury Brand Management www.find-mba.com/board/24603

[Edited by Duncan on 11 Mar 2014]

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Lady Rano
Joined: 19 Feb 2012
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Mon Feb 20, 2012 07:09 PM
This link has been most helpful to me. I have put together a list of school that offer luxury brand management MBA: INSEAD, ESSEC, Polimoda, IUM, SKEMA, ESERP, ESC Rennes, EMLYON, ISC Paris, Academia de lusso, Geneva school of business, CHM, HEC paris, European business school, ELMC Paris, SUP LUXE Paris... I hope this list helps those searching. Please any information you gather post on this site. All the best people.
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