MBA Luxury Management and Entrepreneurship in the Digital Age

Institut Supérieur de Marketing du Luxe - SUP de LUXE

Program Description

MBA Luxury Management and Entrepreneurship in the Digital Age

Institut Supérieur de Marketing du Luxe - SUP de LUXE

The Luxury sector has spearheaded innovation in management and marketing for several decades. An exclusive clientele and highly sought-after employees make the Luxury Business a unique context to develop new practices, which set the standards throughout a wide range of sectors and industries. Understanding the Global Luxury Business today means understanding how to cope with challenges and fast changes that are also a source of opportunities for new actors.

Traditional luxury and global/digital disruption.

Luxury is actually facing the contradictions and challenges of globalization and digitalization. How are brand managers addressing these challenges, and what has been / will be their strategies for sustainable growth in the future? What is the new scope of the luxury shopping experience? What are the e-commerce and omnichannel strategies? As social media and influencers grow in strength, how can a digital communication strategy be set up so as to rally ‘millenials’ and the new consumers of luxury?

Entrepreneurship in the digital age.

As the luxury sectors show exponential evolutions, it offers opportunities for new actors to develop new business models besides those followed by global groups. New business models appear and independent brands may successfully follow alternative and innovative strategies. How to transform an original project and a passion into a successful brand project? How to build and maintain independent brands in the long term? This program is the beacon for designing winning innovation strategies and novel strategic approaches to guide entrepreneurs, creators, designers, managers and those who dare to challenge the status quo to become groundbreakers in the luxury industries.

The French Luxury Business is the leader of Europe’s globalization movement and Paris is at the heart of it. Home to Europe’s largest business district, Paris attracts international managers and businessmen and women with 20% of businesses run by international CEOs from over 160 different nationalities. Founded as Cartier’s own school for Luxury Business executives in 1990 and still a Cartier Chair, Sup de Luxe is France’s first and leading school in the Luxury Business. Ranked as the N°1 Luxury MBA in the world by EdUniversal, Sup de Luxe prides itself on its worldwide unique company and alumni network allowing its students to learn from industry executives and to acquire the necessary knowledge and invaluable connections to enter the highly sought-after Luxury sector.

Objectives

The general objective of the program is to train professionals so that they provide a vision of change and adaptation to the socio-economic environment within companies in the luxury sector.

They will be able to:

  • Demonstrate expertise concerning the characteristics of the sector.

  • Define the realistic and objective positioning of a brand and build the story that will enable it to reach the established objective.

  • Respect the keys of the differentiating tradition of the luxury sector, incorporating the tools, methodologies, and processes of the digital age.

  • Lead the transformation of organizations to face new projects and entrepreneurial challenges.

Structure

Module

ECTS

History of Luxury through the ages

5

Developing a Luxury Brand: Branding & Identity

5

New consumers of Luxury

5

Experiential Marketing

5

Managing a luxury company

5

Distribution Strategies: the right mix between Channels

5

Managing Innovation & Creativity

5

Entrepreneurship and Startup Methodology

5

Launching a Luxury Brand in the Digital World

5

Considering the new Sustainable and Social responsibility issues of the Luxury industry

5

Content

1. History of Luxury through the ages

  • Once, Creators, they became Brands: a Contemporary history of Luxury Brands.

  • The industrial revolution: perfume, cosmetics, and accessories

  • The great shift of the Luxury Industry, the 90s

2. Developing a Luxury Brand: Branding & Identity

  • Brand management equity, Brand Image

  • Brand stretching and Brand alliance

  • Luxury brand management specific challenges

3. New consumers of Luxury

  • Who are the new consumers of Luxury?

  • Intercultural Management

4. Experiential Marketing

  • Designing customer journey, Brand Ambassadors,

  • Sensorial Marketing, Immersive Marketing, Theatralization, digitalization of the retail Brick&Mortar

  • Omnichannel customer journey, digital experiences

5. Managing a luxury company

  • The Financial Guideline: Operating Costs and Profits

  • Price Positioning Strategy

  • Strategies for Financing: From Start-ups, crowdfunding to IPOs

6. Distribution Strategies: the right mix between Channels

  • Understanding the importance of inter-cultural contexts and local specificities.

  • Evolution of distribution modes: selective distribution, retail, distribution, e-commerce...

  • Laws & Specific legal regulations applicable to the luxury sector

7. Managing Innovation & Creativity

  • Managing creativity and its expressions

  • Decoding trends

8. Entrepreneurship and Startup Methodology

  • Digital transformation: from traditional marketing to disruption and innovation

  • Silicon Valley MethodsLaunching a Luxury Brand in the Digital World

  • Understanding the importance of social networks: web-marketing, communication, e-commerce.

  • CRM, Internet monitoring, and business intelligence.

9. Launching a Luxury Brand in the Digital World

  • Understanding the importance of social networks: web-marketing, communication, e-commerce.

  • CRM, Internet monitoring, and business intelligence.

10. Considering the new Sustainable and Social responsibility issues of the Luxury industry

  • From Sustainable Development to Corporate Social Responsibility

  • Specifics of sustainability related to the luxury industry

  • New luxury consumer and new luxury marketplaces

11. study trip to Paris, the capital of Luxury and Fashion.

  • A real immersion in the heart of brands and Houses and their business.

  • History, culture and the arts are at the center of the DNA of the brands.

  • Meetings with the managers of the sector, designers of new concepts and young entrepreneurs, digital experts.

  • Visits, workshops, initiation to the creation and its management.

  • Understanding the customer experience in situ in major brand stores.

  • Professional exchanges and advice on personal development.

Admission

The MBA Online Luxury Management and Entrepreneurship in the Digital Age is designed for:

  • Graduate students with a degree from a recognized University with good grades and performances (Bachelor, master or Engineering Programs),
  • Young professionals who hope to accelerate their career path.

Candidates should fill out the application form and attach a photo and a CV.

One or two letters of recommendation may be attached to the application file.

Once the file is received and selected, a jury will carefully review it and interview selected candidates during a face to face meeting or via an electronic link.

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated June 19, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Online
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2018
Nov. 2018
Duration
Duration
12 months
Full time
Price
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14,200 EUR
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France - Paris, Île-de-France
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End date July 31, 2019
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Nov. 2018
France - Paris, Île-de-France
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End date July 31, 2019