Luxury Brand Management


I have just completed my engineering and look forward to joining the field of Luxury Brand Management. I would like to know the best colleges in London/France to pursue the Masters with respect to scope in a good career (learning French) and admission fee.

I have just completed my engineering and look forward to joining the field of Luxury Brand Management. I would like to know the best colleges in London/France to pursue the Masters with respect to scope in a good career (learning French) and admission fee.
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Duncan

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laurie

Luxury can be a tough field to break into, and an MBA isn't always the most direct way of getting into it.

There's this list, which has some of the best schools for luxury:

https://find-mba.com/lists/top-business-school-by-speciality/top-business-schools-for-luxury-brand-management

LBS or HEC Paris / Insead would be great choices, because they are top schools and your post-MBA options would not be limited to the luxury field (in the case that this career doesn't work out for you...)

I'd suggest wherever you do your MBA, to get an internship in a top luxury brand, so you can get some experience in the field and make connections. ESSEC for example has an internship option built into its luxury MBA program, from what I remember. But if you did your MBA at LBS you could aim for a luxury internship as well...

Luxury can be a tough field to break into, and an MBA isn't always the most direct way of getting into it.

There's this list, which has some of the best schools for luxury:

https://find-mba.com/lists/top-business-school-by-speciality/top-business-schools-for-luxury-brand-management

LBS or HEC Paris / Insead would be great choices, because they are top schools and your post-MBA options would not be limited to the luxury field (in the case that this career doesn't work out for you...)

I'd suggest wherever you do your MBA, to get an internship in a top luxury brand, so you can get some experience in the field and make connections. ESSEC for example has an internship option built into its luxury MBA program, from what I remember. But if you did your MBA at LBS you could aim for a luxury internship as well...
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Can you help me? I'm trying to decide between IUM and ISC Paris for luxury marketing. Not sure which to choose!

Can you help me? I'm trying to decide between IUM and ISC Paris for luxury marketing. Not sure which to choose!
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Duncan

What are your goals? Why these schools?;

What are your goals? Why these schools?;
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mba2019

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Hi Duncan,

I am from Canada and only speak English and Cantonese fluently (rudimentary French and no Italian) but would like to pursue an European MBA for a career change into luxury and learn more business/mgmt skills in case luxury doesn't work out. I have a quantitive background (engineering degree and 8 years of experience in financial capital markets) but my true passion is in luxury and fashion. I am applying to ESSEC, SDA Bocconi, HEC Paris and LBS (GMAT 700). I have read your Luxury & Luxury Management posts and you mention that ESSEC is a "luxury powerhouse". It seems that they are highly invested in their students and providing excellent Career Services, although their overall MBA ranking is low. SDA is my top choice as it marries a decent MBA and luxury connections. HEC and LBS are good choices (if I get in) although their focus is less on luxury and more on the MBA and are known to produce more quantitatively-oriented graduates (which I already am).

I want to work in Europe, UK or Canada depending on language limitations and the fact that MBA's are more sought after in UK and Canada.

Does SDA Bocconi as my top choice make sense? Would love your insight.

Thank you.

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Hi Duncan,

I am from Canada and only speak English and Cantonese fluently (rudimentary French and no Italian) but would like to pursue an European MBA for a career change into luxury and learn more business/mgmt skills in case luxury doesn't work out. I have a quantitive background (engineering degree and 8 years of experience in financial capital markets) but my true passion is in luxury and fashion. I am applying to ESSEC, SDA Bocconi, HEC Paris and LBS (GMAT 700). I have read your Luxury & Luxury Management posts and you mention that ESSEC is a "luxury powerhouse". It seems that they are highly invested in their students and providing excellent Career Services, although their overall MBA ranking is low. SDA is my top choice as it marries a decent MBA and luxury connections. HEC and LBS are good choices (if I get in) although their focus is less on luxury and more on the MBA and are known to produce more quantitatively-oriented graduates (which I already am).

I want to work in Europe, UK or Canada depending on language limitations and the fact that MBA's are more sought after in UK and Canada.

Does SDA Bocconi as my top choice make sense? Would love your insight.

Thank you.

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Duncan

No, that doesn't make sense to me. I can't see what MBA level role you could take without Italian. Learn Italian or French, take a master's in corporate finance taught in Italian or French, then get a job in the international finance team.

No, that doesn't make sense to me. I can't see what MBA level role you could take without Italian. Learn Italian or French, take a master's in corporate finance taught in Italian or French, then get a job in the international finance team.
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maury

Good advice. Or do your MBA at HEC or LBS and give yourself a broader range of career options. It's wise to not lock yourself into such a narrow career path (luxury firms don't often recruit MBAs, compared to firms in other sectors like consulting, finance, and even just straight retail.)

Good advice. Or do your MBA at HEC or LBS and give yourself a broader range of career options. It's wise to not lock yourself into such a narrow career path (luxury firms don't often recruit MBAs, compared to firms in other sectors like consulting, finance, and even just straight retail.)
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