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Aug 29, 2008 06:15

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Hi, I am Aastha, 23 yr old girl from India (have about 2.5 yrs of work ex in Finance sector). I wish to study MBA in Luxury brand Management. Since, this is a kind of unheard of subject in India, Im disillusioned. Desperately need advice on kind of schools and countries to apply to, expected job types and prospects, expected salary packages, competant gmat scores, financial aid, etc. (also kindly brief about what this course is all about) ..also if i could get in touch with some1 already pursuing it/or pursued this course..Some ppl are also suggesting not to go in for such a specialised course and limit my options, but I see myself working in luxury apparel/accessories sector.....HELPP!!!!!! pleaseeeeeee..as Im looking towards applying for 2009 Intake...
Hi, I am Aastha, 23 yr old girl from India (have about 2.5 yrs of work ex in Finance sector). I wish to study MBA in Luxury brand Management. Since, this is a kind of unheard of subject in India, Im disillusioned. Desperately need advice on kind of schools and countries to apply to, expected job types and prospects, expected salary packages, competant gmat scores, financial aid, etc. (also kindly brief about what this course is all about) ..also if i could get in touch with some1 already pursuing it/or pursued this course..Some ppl are also suggesting not to go in for such a specialised course and limit my options, but I see myself working in luxury apparel/accessories sector.....HELPP!!!!!! pleaseeeeeee..as Im looking towards applying for 2009 Intake...

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Sep 14, 2008 05:18

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Hi Aastha,
Don't worry, outside India luxury brand management is not that unusual as a subject! Even if it is not the most common specialization, you have a choice of MBA programs in Europe and the US offering this kind of concentration (the only Asian school I know is Tsinghua University in China).

Have a look at this threat: http://www.find-mba.com/board/3931
It gives you some ideas on the question, I suggest that you use the research function of this board to discover other related discussions (http://www.find-mba.com/board).

Besides I hope you know that you should have 3 years of work experience in management positions, most good programs require that - If you start the research now and prepare your application, you'll probably fulfill this condition. Also you might be one of the youngest students in the MBA if you do it now.

Are you ready to leave India and do your MBA abroad? Do you have the financial possibility to do it?
If you need more info, don't hesitate!

Attiya
Hi Aastha, Don't worry, outside India luxury brand management is not that unusual as a subject! Even if it is not the most common specialization, you have a choice of MBA programs in Europe and the US offering this kind of concentration (the only Asian school I know is Tsinghua University in China). Have a look at this threat: http://www.find-mba.com/board/3931 It gives you some ideas on the question, I suggest that you use the research function of this board to discover other related discussions (http://www.find-mba.com/board). Besides I hope you know that you should have 3 years of work experience in management positions, most good programs require that - If you start the research now and prepare your application, you'll probably fulfill this condition. Also you might be one of the youngest students in the MBA if you do it now. Are you ready to leave India and do your MBA abroad? Do you have the financial possibility to do it? If you need more info, don't hesitate! Attiya

Sep 18, 2008 09:33

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Hi Attiya ,

Thanks a lot to have taken time out to read and reply to my post. I did read the thread that you have sent before posting the current one. However, it seemed to be an old one so I went forward to post a new one. I am ready to go wherever to pursue my dreams, however France sounds more exciting since I know the language. Well, the threads don't answer my doubt about the job prospects after such a course and avaliability of campus placements. (I tried to get in touch with the schools themselves to get my queries answered too, but to no help!!) Would it be possible for you to address to these questions, and how strong are my chances of getting through colleges like ESSEC, EM lyon, Paris graduate school of management, etc??...I have a Gmat score of 640 and 2.5 years of work ex till date.
Hi Attiya , Thanks a lot to have taken time out to read and reply to my post. I did read the thread that you have sent before posting the current one. However, it seemed to be an old one so I went forward to post a new one. I am ready to go wherever to pursue my dreams, however France sounds more exciting since I know the language. Well, the threads don't answer my doubt about the job prospects after such a course and avaliability of campus placements. (I tried to get in touch with the schools themselves to get my queries answered too, but to no help!!) Would it be possible for you to address to these questions, and how strong are my chances of getting through colleges like ESSEC, EM lyon, Paris graduate school of management, etc??...I have a Gmat score of 640 and 2.5 years of work ex till date.

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Sep 24, 2008 01:27

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You might also want to check out this:

http://www.find-mba.com/board/5609

As Attiya says, this is a topic which has come up quite a lot on the board, and one that I've commented on a few times. So don't be disillusioned. Especially as from what I've read in the press the last few years, India is increasingly fertile ground for luxury brands. Surely it's only a matter of time before your choice of MBA takes off? If you can find somewhere to suit you, I have a feeling you'll be ahead of the curve, and therefore in a great position career-wise. I agree with you, though: that in order to get the absolute most possible out of an MBA in luxury brand management you need to be at a b-school in the US or EU (perhaps even the UK specifically), if at all possible.

I may, of course, be wrong, and I'd welcome any further comments you, Attiya, or any other Indians reading this might have to offer.

Best,

lukeh
You might also want to check out this: http://www.find-mba.com/board/5609 As Attiya says, this is a topic which has come up quite a lot on the board, and one that I've commented on a few times. So don't be disillusioned. Especially as from what I've read in the press the last few years, India is increasingly fertile ground for luxury brands. Surely it's only a matter of time before your choice of MBA takes off? If you can find somewhere to suit you, I have a feeling you'll be ahead of the curve, and therefore in a great position career-wise. I agree with you, though: that in order to get the absolute most possible out of an MBA in luxury brand management you need to be at a b-school in the US or EU (perhaps even the UK specifically), if at all possible. I may, of course, be wrong, and I'd welcome any further comments you, Attiya, or any other Indians reading this might have to offer. Best, lukeh

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Oct 01, 2008 05:18

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Thanks Aastha, for posting this query. I am 33 and have been keenly looking out at good study programs in the same field too.

Attiya/ Lukeh - thanks for your responses too. It has been helpful for me to follow the threads posted by you.

Can anyone please also advise w.r.t. to job & earning prospects, goodwill in the market, etc. for a Master's Diploma and not a recognised degree program offered in the same stream by some of the schools. For me duration is important and this one : http://www.polimoda.com/english/frame/1_six.html in Italy seemed of interest to me for two reasons. One, it has quite a compressive course content. Two, compressed in less than 1 year, as suitable for me.

Since the next batch intake is for Jan 09, I'm in quite a dilemma to rush or not! PLEASE help.
Thanks Aastha, for posting this query. I am 33 and have been keenly looking out at good study programs in the same field too. Attiya/ Lukeh - thanks for your responses too. It has been helpful for me to follow the threads posted by you. Can anyone please also advise w.r.t. to job & earning prospects, goodwill in the market, etc. for a Master's Diploma and not a recognised degree program offered in the same stream by some of the schools. For me duration is important and this one : http://www.polimoda.com/english/frame/1_six.html in Italy seemed of interest to me for two reasons. One, it has quite a compressive course content. Two, compressed in less than 1 year, as suitable for me. Since the next batch intake is for Jan 09, I'm in quite a dilemma to rush or not! PLEASE help.

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Jan 15, 2009 09:28

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Hi,
I just started my research on luxury brand management and was picking up names of universities from many FINDMBA threads. When i further researched on ESSEC, it was a dream,as i had always been looking for this particular specialization in mba and the university has the right industry contacts as well (with its alumini having made projects with leading brands like tods,lvmh group,gucci,hermes etc.). The only issue is that i have a work experience of only a year, where as they require a minimum of 7yrs!..I would really appreciate it if someone can advice me on anyother well reputed universities(in France or elsewhere) where i can pursue the same mba wt my background.
Hi, I just started my research on luxury brand management and was picking up names of universities from many FINDMBA threads. When i further researched on ESSEC, it was a dream,as i had always been looking for this particular specialization in mba and the university has the right industry contacts as well (with its alumini having made projects with leading brands like tods,lvmh group,gucci,hermes etc.). The only issue is that i have a work experience of only a year, where as they require a minimum of 7yrs!..I would really appreciate it if someone can advice me on anyother well reputed universities(in France or elsewhere) where i can pursue the same mba wt my background.

Jan 15, 2009 11:28

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Hi,
To reply to the above post, most reputed uni's would ask for a work ex of min. 3 years, other uni might offer you diplomas, or cert but for it to be any worth to you i would suggest you stick with masters, and wait till you get a work ex of 3 years atleast, in case you do desire a career in managing luxury brands please note that it is a very risky propoganda if you dont have the right qualification and experience. Alternate ways would be to pursue an Mba, or masters in similar fields & gain exprnce. and when you have just started it is advisable to not pick a specialization so early, and to weigh options first. i hope i was of any help.

Mark Jenson
Hi, To reply to the above post, most reputed uni's would ask for a work ex of min. 3 years, other uni might offer you diplomas, or cert but for it to be any worth to you i would suggest you stick with masters, and wait till you get a work ex of 3 years atleast, in case you do desire a career in managing luxury brands please note that it is a very risky propoganda if you dont have the right qualification and experience. Alternate ways would be to pursue an Mba, or masters in similar fields & gain exprnce. and when you have just started it is advisable to not pick a specialization so early, and to weigh options first. i hope i was of any help. Mark Jenson

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Jan 15, 2009 01:23

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Hi Mark,
Thanks for offering your advice and i do agree that this branch requires the right qualifications and experience, which is what i want to get at. Its just that i am extremely keen on working with luxury brands and hence want to work towards what i should to get there. A Masters in Luxury Brand Management seems perfect, but yes related options can be looked at as well. Maybe Masters in brand management or an MBA in the same..
Regards,
Avantika
Hi Mark, Thanks for offering your advice and i do agree that this branch requires the right qualifications and experience, which is what i want to get at. Its just that i am extremely keen on working with luxury brands and hence want to work towards what i should to get there. A Masters in Luxury Brand Management seems perfect, but yes related options can be looked at as well. Maybe Masters in brand management or an MBA in the same.. Regards, Avantika

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Jan 15, 2009 01:55

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I would also want to mention that i have done a four year B.A Hons. Programme in Fashion Merchandising and am currently working with a designer in India. Hence my inclination towards this field.
I would also want to mention that i have done a four year B.A Hons. Programme in Fashion Merchandising and am currently working with a designer in India. Hence my inclination towards this field.

Jan 15, 2009 04:59

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Jan 16, 2009 07:51

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Thanks a lot Mark, yes i feel i should concentrate on gaining more work expreience and then look into such a specialization. But also, as i am keen on getting a certain qualification(an MBA or Masters) as soon as possible (as i am currently just a graduate and my growth is stunted if i remain so) i can most probably look into Masters in Brand Management or International Marketing or an MBA in the same.
Thanks a lot for taking out time to reply to my post, your advice was of great help.
Avantika
Thanks a lot Mark, yes i feel i should concentrate on gaining more work expreience and then look into such a specialization. But also, as i am keen on getting a certain qualification(an MBA or Masters) as soon as possible (as i am currently just a graduate and my growth is stunted if i remain so) i can most probably look into Masters in Brand Management or International Marketing or an MBA in the same. Thanks a lot for taking out time to reply to my post, your advice was of great help. Avantika

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Jan 26, 2009 02:57

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Hi Avantika,

Have also looked into programs dealing with design? there is a new wave of MBA Program that are offering focus on design, some of them looking quit promising - like the California College of the Arts (CCA) MBA Program.

Read this article about new the new MBA Programs with focus on design:

http://www.find-mba.com/article/304/mba-programs-in-design-and-the-arts

and also this interview with the head of the design Program at CCA:

http://blog.find-mba.com/category/media-design/

David
Hi Avantika, Have also looked into programs dealing with design? there is a new wave of MBA Program that are offering focus on design, some of them looking quit promising - like the California College of the Arts (CCA) MBA Program. Read this article about new the new MBA Programs with focus on design: http://www.find-mba.com/article/304/mba-programs-in-design-and-the-arts and also this interview with the head of the design Program at CCA: http://blog.find-mba.com/category/media-design/ David

Mar 28, 2009 11:00

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Hi Astha... My name is Pooja and I am 23 yrs old as well. I have been working in the luxury segment in India for the past one year...all i can say is that its still very nascent! Infact I also have been inclined to do my MBA in luxury brand mgmt.I have serached on essec and its faculties and other course details...and seems to be quite satisfying! Have you already applied anywhere? if yes...please do let me know.... and other importnat details like....about the job prospects...financial aid..etc...I may be late for 2009 intake...but the details will help me a lot...Awaiting! thanx..
Hi Astha... My name is Pooja and I am 23 yrs old as well. I have been working in the luxury segment in India for the past one year...all i can say is that its still very nascent! Infact I also have been inclined to do my MBA in luxury brand mgmt.I have serached on essec and its faculties and other course details...and seems to be quite satisfying! Have you already applied anywhere? if yes...please do let me know.... and other importnat details like....about the job prospects...financial aid..etc...I may be late for 2009 intake...but the details will help me a lot...Awaiting! thanx..

Jun 09, 2009 03:33

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Hi all.. I would like to ask few questions.. Currently i'm taking my MBA at Asian Institute of Management Philippine and i'll be graduating December 2009... And i'm really interested in taking the specialization in luxury brand management. Can anyone give me some information on how to continue my MBA course to it in particular?

Thanks a lot...
Hi all.. I would like to ask few questions.. Currently i'm taking my MBA at Asian Institute of Management Philippine and i'll be graduating December 2009... And i'm really interested in taking the specialization in luxury brand management. Can anyone give me some information on how to continue my MBA course to it in particular? Thanks a lot...

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Jul 30, 2009 07:34

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Hi all.. I would like to ask few questions.. Currently i'm taking my MBA at Asian Institute of Management Philippine and i'll be graduating December 2009... And i'm really interested in taking the specialization in luxury brand management. Can anyone give me some information on how to continue my MBA course to it in particular?

Thanks a lot...
Shirleen,

AIM has a student exchange agreement with HEC in Paris.
This school has a very good marketing programme with a strong focus on Luxury management. And Paris is one of the capital of Luxury :)
If you can, you should check with your administration if you can do an exchange there.
<blockquote>Hi all.. I would like to ask few questions.. Currently i'm taking my MBA at Asian Institute of Management Philippine and i'll be graduating December 2009... And i'm really interested in taking the specialization in luxury brand management. Can anyone give me some information on how to continue my MBA course to it in particular? Thanks a lot...</blockquote>Shirleen, AIM has a student exchange agreement with HEC in Paris. This school has a very good marketing programme with a strong focus on Luxury management. And Paris is one of the capital of Luxury :) If you can, you should check with your administration if you can do an exchange there.

Jul 31, 2009 10:42

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Thanks Bianca, but too bad i don't get a chance to go for the exchange. Is there any other chance to do it?
Thanks Bianca, but too bad i don't get a chance to go for the exchange. Is there any other chance to do it?

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Jul 31, 2009 11:55

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Thanks Bianca, but too bad i don't get a chance to go for the exchange. Is there any other chance to do it?
I don't know of other ways.
I'm not sure anyone can really "continue" an MBA.
However, you may get another degree or do an extra course independently.
<blockquote>Thanks Bianca, but too bad i don't get a chance to go for the exchange. Is there any other chance to do it?</blockquote>I don't know of other ways. I'm not sure anyone can really "continue" an MBA. However, you may get another degree or do an extra course independently.

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Aug 10, 2009 02:26

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well, you can't continue an MBA program - once you get it, it is a done thing. you can however, as bianca stated, get another degree(MBA or PhD), or just take some courses independently - which IMO is better, as it would take less time, and would probably bring more then taking another MBA(not really sure how recruiters react to a person with 2 MBAs - they may think that something is wrong.....)
well, you can't continue an MBA program - once you get it, it is a done thing. you can however, as bianca stated, get another degree(MBA or PhD), or just take some courses independently - which IMO is better, as it would take less time, and would probably bring more then taking another MBA(not really sure how recruiters react to a person with 2 MBAs - they may think that something is wrong.....)

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Aug 21, 2009 03:33

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hi there,
Just want to straighten things up. Applicants for the MBA in International Luxury Brand Management at ESSEC must have a minimum of Three years experience. Not Seven as mentioned above. This is the only accredited MBA in this concentration in the world. But you need to remember that Luxury is still a "niche" market.
Best,
hi there, Just want to straighten things up. Applicants for the MBA in International Luxury Brand Management at ESSEC must have a minimum of Three years experience. Not Seven as mentioned above. This is the only accredited MBA in this concentration in the world. But you need to remember that Luxury is still a "niche" market. Best,

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Nov 06, 2009 01:04

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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 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..!!

Nov 22, 2009 12:54

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Hi all,
My name is Nidhi and I'm from India. I'm a Software Engineer by profession and an entrepreneur right now. I have 2.5 yrs of experience right now. I have a speciality design studio for candles in Delhi, India. I'm planning to design more eco friendly products, expand my product line. I think it would be great for me to go for an MBA in Luxury Brand Mgmt as it would help me set up my brand later. I also checked out the course at ESSEC. The program looks very promising, but its a very expensive course. Please advice if the course is good for people with profile like mine. Could someone also tell me about some other good colleges in the same field?

Thanks,
Nidhi
Hi all, My name is Nidhi and I'm from India. I'm a Software Engineer by profession and an entrepreneur right now. I have 2.5 yrs of experience right now. I have a speciality design studio for candles in Delhi, India. I'm planning to design more eco friendly products, expand my product line. I think it would be great for me to go for an MBA in Luxury Brand Mgmt as it would help me set up my brand later. I also checked out the course at ESSEC. The program looks very promising, but its a very expensive course. Please advice if the course is good for people with profile like mine. Could someone also tell me about some other good colleges in the same field? Thanks, Nidhi

Jan 12, 2010 08:43

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Hi every body

We can find this info by using search box in the top of website

or use term: keywords site:abc.com at Google.com. Google is everything.

We also find more at: http://www.humanresources.hrvinet.com/brand-manager-job-description/
Best regards
Hi every body We can find this info by using search box in the top of website or use term: keywords site:abc.com at Google.com. Google is everything. We also find more at: http://www.humanresources.hrvinet.com/brand-manager-job-description/ Best regards

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Feb 01, 2010 06:10

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Hi I am a software engineer with 2.6 years work ex till now. I want to switch my career towards luxury and brand management as the course really interest me.But i dont have much knowledge abt the career prospects.Also i checked ESSEC and the course looks good but an quite expensive one.Can someone please provide me the info about the career opportunities after such a specialized mba and the chance of getting a scholarship from schools like ESSEC in this market scenario?
Hi I am a software engineer with 2.6 years work ex till now. I want to switch my career towards luxury and brand management as the course really interest me.But i dont have much knowledge abt the career prospects.Also i checked ESSEC and the course looks good but an quite expensive one.Can someone please provide me the info about the career opportunities after such a specialized mba and the chance of getting a scholarship from schools like ESSEC in this market scenario?

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Mar 09, 2010 12:42

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Hi, I am Aastha, 23 yr old girl from India (have about 2.5 yrs of work ex in Finance sector). I wish to study MBA in Luxury brand Management. Since, this is a kind of unheard of subject in India, Im disillusioned. Desperately need advice on kind of schools and countries to apply to, expected job types and prospects, expected salary packages, competant gmat scores, financial aid, etc. (also kindly brief about what this course is all about) ..also if i could get in touch with some1 already pursuing it/or pursued this course..Some ppl are also suggesting not to go in for such a specialised course and limit my options, but I see myself working in luxury apparel/accessories sector.....HELPP!!!!!! pleaseeeeeee..as Im looking towards applying for 2009 Intake...


hi aastha,

apparently even i am interested in this course , so i did some search regarding the same. however i did not find any college in the top 100 in FT ranking to be offering this except Essec Business school in france. they have a specialized 1 yr programm for luxury managemnt and branding. u shd check out the web site for further info.

regards
roy
<blockquote>Hi, I am Aastha, 23 yr old girl from India (have about 2.5 yrs of work ex in Finance sector). I wish to study MBA in Luxury brand Management. Since, this is a kind of unheard of subject in India, Im disillusioned. Desperately need advice on kind of schools and countries to apply to, expected job types and prospects, expected salary packages, competant gmat scores, financial aid, etc. (also kindly brief about what this course is all about) ..also if i could get in touch with some1 already pursuing it/or pursued this course..Some ppl are also suggesting not to go in for such a specialised course and limit my options, but I see myself working in luxury apparel/accessories sector.....HELPP!!!!!! pleaseeeeeee..as Im looking towards applying for 2009 Intake...</blockquote> hi aastha, apparently even i am interested in this course , so i did some search regarding the same. however i did not find any college in the top 100 in FT ranking to be offering this except Essec Business school in france. they have a specialized 1 yr programm for luxury managemnt and branding. u shd check out the web site for further info. regards roy

Mar 16, 2010 08:27

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hello everybody! im neha, 23 yrs old and i have 1.5yrs of work experience in the hotel industry.
im interested in masters in luxury mgmt. I can see that this thread has been going on for quite a while now! So by now if there are any of you who have decided on a university and find that it is satisfying, could you please give me any sort of info?!! Which universities are good? what are the job opportunities that come by on completion of the course etc..
This would be of great help.
Thanks and regards,
neha
hello everybody! im neha, 23 yrs old and i have 1.5yrs of work experience in the hotel industry. im interested in masters in luxury mgmt. I can see that this thread has been going on for quite a while now! So by now if there are any of you who have decided on a university and find that it is satisfying, could you please give me any sort of info?!! Which universities are good? what are the job opportunities that come by on completion of the course etc.. This would be of great help. Thanks and regards, neha

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Mar 19, 2010 06:12

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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.
<blockquote>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..!! </blockquote> 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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Mar 21, 2010 01:03

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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
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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Apr 25, 2010 08:30

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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!!!
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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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 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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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.
<blockquote>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!!!! :-) </blockquote> 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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I would consider HEC Paris. They have partnered with a business school in South Korea and are offering Executive Education programs in luxury management.
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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Thanx a ton Arijit and Ebtea!!!! :-) :-)
Thanx a ton Arijit and Ebtea!!!! :-) :-)

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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.
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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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 (http://www.hec.edu/Certificates/Luxury-Strategies/About-the-certificate) 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.
<blockquote>I would consider HEC Paris.</blockquote> 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 (http://www.hec.edu/Certificates/Luxury-Strategies/About-the-certificate) 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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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.
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.

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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.
http://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 (http://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 (http://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.
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. http://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 (http://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 (http://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.

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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
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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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 ?
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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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).
<blockquote>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 ?</blockquote>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).

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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!
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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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
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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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
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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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 : http://www.essec.edu/programs/mba-programs/mba-in-international-luxury-brand-management.html
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
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 : http://www.essec.edu/programs/mba-programs/mba-in-international-luxury-brand-management.html 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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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
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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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 (http://www.find-mba.com/search).

Also see Luxury & Luxury Brand Management http://www.find-mba.com/board/24603
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 (http://www.find-mba.com/search). Also see Luxury & Luxury Brand Management http://www.find-mba.com/board/24603

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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.
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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