IFM's Master of Science in International Luxury Management is a one-year graduate program delivered in English.
The objective of this program is to prepare a small group of selected students for careers in the international divisions of French and European luxury companies, at their global headquarters, regional headquarters, or national subsidiaries.
This program draws upon IFM's strength as a unique meeting place for the interaction between management & design. It gives students:
- a strong foundation in management skills as applied specifically to the luxury sector – branding and communication, strategy and operations for international markets, with a particular emphasis on retail management.
- a profound knowledge of creation:
culture of fashion, design and luxury, understanding of the creative process, comprehension of the importance of quality and savoir-faire (know-how) in the luxury industry.
Students will also develop the skills to understand “the French touch” – historical and contemporary references, tools to analyze Paris as a city of creativity and experimentation
– and will learn French to facilitate communication and cultural understanding.
This opportunity to profit fully from being in Paris will give participants a key competitive advantage as they pursue their careers.
Professional opportunities for graduates of this Program are primarily in roles related to international business development, with an important strategic aspect as brand ambassadors. The roles are in functions such as wholesale and retail distribution, buying, marketing and communication, and merchandising.
This Program has the active support of companies including Chanel, Christian Dior, Hermès,
L’Oréal Luxury Products, Louis Vuitton… who participate in the program during the academic courses, and in proposing internships.
IFM is a state-recognized institution of higher education and the MSc in International Luxury Management is registered at level 1 (Master level) with the Répertoire National des Certifications Professionnelles. This registration entitles the non EU students who have graduated from the program (internship included) to obtain the Autorisation Provisoire de Séjour (APS - Temporary Stay Authorization) allowing them to work in France for a year.