MBA in International Luxury Brand Management

ESSEC Business School

Program Description
EFMD Equis Accredited

MBA in International Luxury Brand Management

ESSEC Business School

Since its foundation in 1995, the MBA in International Luxury Brand Management has become a worldwide reference in graduate education in the world of luxury, and is still today the only MBA specialized in luxury brand management. Thanks to partnerships with leading brands and institutions such as Estée Lauder Companies, Kering, Richemont, as well as independent houses such as Burberry, Chanel, Hermès and Zegna, we train a new breed of managers at the heart of the ever-changing luxury sector.


By choosing this MBA, you are opening the door to a high-level specialization in international luxury brand management, taking advantage of exposure to, and direct interaction with, the business world. Lasting one year, this MBA is modeled on highly demanding leadership training programs and targets those who are ready to fully engage in an intensive educational experience. To acquire the skills needed to evolve in the change-driven, multicultural environment of global luxury companies and holdings, participants learn to develop a complex vision and flexible managerial capacities to help anticipate change, build strategies and provide visionary leadership. The goal of the MBA in International Luxury Brand Management is to help participants become permanent learners, able to develop a global vision of the business, leadership and managerial abilities in order to successfully manage a luxury brand.

Participant profile

The class has an average of 30 participants from many countries. They range in age from 26 to 39, with an average of 7 years of professional experience.

Admission requirements

- A University degree of at least a Bachelor’s or a Master’s level. Exceptionally candidates who do not have a University degree but have a relevant working experience at a senior level could be considered. - At least three years working experience - Be fluent in English - A GMAT score for all candidates, with no exceptions. Scores must be submitted by December 31 or March 31 depending on the recruitment session. We do not accept scores older than two years. We require a minimum score of 550 (our MBA code: X6R-FV-52) but we expect scores of at least 600. - A TOEFL or IELTS score. We prefer a score of 100 IBT on TOEFL and 7 on IELTS. This test is not required for native English speakers or those who have studied for at least three years in an English-language college or university.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated September 27, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 22, 2017
1 year
Full time
39,000 EUR
May 15, 2017
Start date Sept. 22, 2017
France Cergy-Pontoise, Ile-de-France
Application deadline May 15, 2017
End date Request Info
Duration 1 year
Price 39,000 EUR