Why France is a perfect place to study Luxury and Design Management?

France is widely renowned for its craftsmanship, beautiful landscapes and culture, as a country, it is an enduring icon of luxury.

What better place to study an MSc in Luxury Management degree in a location that excels in the  fashion, cosmetics, jewellery, décor, or hospitality?

ICN Business School’s MSc in Luxury Management programme is accredited by the Conférence des Grandes Écoles and recognised as one of the top luxury management programmes (MOCI Ranking - 2021)

It is a multidisciplinary programme that draws on the Art-Technology-Management alliance to expose students to luxury marketing and also product design, development, and manufacture. As a student you will be prepared for a career in the Luxury Management sector, thanks to the involvement of various industry professionals and the practical aspect of the activities on offer.

You are intrigued and need more reasons to consider studying an MSc in Luxury Management programme in France,  particularly if you’re an international student? 

Our programme is Internationally Oriented

Taught in English, our MSc in luxury and design management is a great opportunity to study in France. In practice, you can choose either our Paris or Nancy campus and attend classes on luxury and design. In Nancy, the classes are available in the full-time classical rhythm, whereas in Paris, students will benefit from the alternate rhythm - 2 weeks at school and 2 weeks in the company. Some modules include managing luxury production and design, managing luxury distribution and managing luxury communication. Either campus is a great location for this industry, as Paris is a hub of luxury brands and the French city of Nancy is well located for international travel in Europe.

Work With Our Partner Companies in the Luxury Sector

Beyond the thrill of studying in France, our Luxury Management programme provides students with the opportunity to work with our partner companies in the luxury sector.

Some include :

  • Louis Vuitton
  • Dolce & Gabbana
  • Chanel
  • Cartier
  • Montblanc
  • Swarovski
  • Baccarat
  • Galeries Lafayette Haussmann
  • Cristal Saint-Louis

Gaining work experience while studying is a key opportunity in all of our MSc programmes because at ICN we understand the importance of putting your degree into practice and graduating with your ‘foot in the door’. This is why 91.9% of ICN Graduates get a job within 4 months .

Recruiters don’t just want candidates with academic knowledge, they’re looking for a unique and valuable experience too. Where better to get this than France when it comes to luxurybrands? Plus, as an international student, you’ll be able to showcase your ability to work in a completely international environment and adapt to brands that operate on a global scale

Enjoy the Versatile Education Style of the programme

Choosing to study our MSc in Luxury Management degree means that you will develop your knowledge of the luxury sector’s key international markets and understand the complex nature of the ‘luxury’ sector. 

The programme is split into modules that enable students to keep track of the process used to design, manufacture and launch a product or service from start to finish. 

You will also receive help on how to find a job in this industry with ‘how to succeed in job interviews’ and ‘how to build a career in the luxury industry’ workshops. 

More Employable 

As ICN’s Luxury Management master’s degree is accredited by the Conférence des Grandes Écoles, it is instantly recognisable to employers around the world. 

Head of Leather Work for the Menswear Fashion and Collections at Louis Vuitton, Constance Martel, studied this programme herself. 

She said: 

“The MSc in Luxury and Design Management enabled me to channel my passion for leather work during my final internship at Maison Louis Vuitton. 

The specialization provided by the MSc played a key role in my being selected by the Maison, as did my experiences abroad. 

This internship gave me the chance to prove myself and continue on this trajectory since I am now Head of Leatherwork for the Menswear Fashion Show reporting to Virgil Abloh, an exciting role at the heart of the fashion and luxury world.”

Student satisfaction is a key factor for us. We always strive to create a creative, safe environment for learning so that you can make the most of your time during your studies in France. 

Job Prospects After Graduating with ICN

After graduating and receiving your MSc in Luxury Management degree with us, you will be able to explore a range of job prospects. 

These can include: 

  • Product Manager
  • Product Development Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Quality/After-Sales-Service Manager 
  • Customer Relations Manager
  • Style Coordinator
  • CRM Manager
  • Sales/Store Manager
  • Retail Coordinator
  • Visual Merchandiser
  • Buyer 
  • Communications Manager
  • Recruitment Manager
  • Consultant

While the salary range for these positions will vary depending on your experience, the location of the company and how well-known the brand is. What is universal is that with a degree and relevant experience with a French luxury brand, you’re far more likely to be recruited and progress quicker than those that do not. 

This degree allows you to fast track your career and network with other individuals in the industry to help you even further. 

How to apply as an international student ?