The luxury industry has evolved rapidly over the last decade, with brands expanding and consolidating into mature and fast-developing markets. Successful professionals in this field demonstrate the ability to operate in a highly competitive global context. An innovative and creative approach with a strong cultural perspective is also key.
The MA Luxury Brand Management takes a strategic view of the dynamic characteristics and opportunities within the global luxury goods and services industry. It combines academic study with the practicalities of management, with a focus on delivering an exceptional experience for consumers and gaining a global competitive advantage.
Studying in the heart of London, one of the world’s capitals for the luxury industry, you will develop the skills needed to manage leading brands in a highly competitive environment, combining knowledge with an innovative approach and a strong cultural perspective.
The programme is taught by highly qualified academics and experienced industry professionals, and focuses exclusively on luxury, branding and management across the full value chain.
Read about a current MA Luxury Brand Management student's thoughts on contemporary luxury and how this programme is preparing her for a career in the industry here.
The luxury industry has doubled in size over the past 10 years, reflecting an increasingly global presence. Traditionally a sector associated with Europe, luxury brands are expanding into the markets of the fast-developing BRIC economies.
You will enjoy a high level of teaching contact and support from lecturers who offer a breadth of expertise and experience across a variety of luxury sectors. You will also benefit from lectures by guest speakers and visits to companies managing luxury brands. High profile speakers in 2016 have included Helen David, Harrods Fashion Director, Matthew Zorpas from The Gentleman Blogger and Valerie Kaminov, CEO of Miller Harris Perfumes.
Through taught classes, hands-on projects and contact with industry experts, you will develop the knowledge, insights and critical skills to make informed judgements about the strategic and tactical business activities of luxury brands.
The programme is kept current by the research, business practice and networks of academic staff, who incorporate the latest industry thinking into teaching and learning. You will be able to apply the knowledge and skills you develop on the programme through a final project – either an academic dissertation, live business project or start-up project.
This degree is recognised by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), providing you with access to CMI resources during your studies, and enabling you to gain CMI membership upon degree completion.
Through taught classes, projects and contact with industry experts you will develop the knowledge, insights and critical skills to make informed judgements about the strategic and tactical business activities of luxury brands.
This programme has been designed to equip you with the knowledge, confidence and skills to pursue management roles in international luxury brand management, marketing, communications and retailing.
MA Luxury Brand Management alumni are working in a range of roles in advertising, PR, brand management, and marketing, in prestigious companies throughout the industry. Many have also started their own companies. Some of the companies our alumni are working at include:
CMI membership provides access to a wealth of resources that foster employability, including Continued Professional Development (CPD) and access to dedicated job postings.
There are two entry points a year in January and September. If you begin your studies in September, it will take approximately 12 months to complete the programme. If you start in January, it will take approximately 16 months.
This is a full-time programme, covering three terms. The programme is composed of modules, each of which carries a specific credit value. You will take eight core modules, plus two further modules of your choice.
You will be able to apply the knowledge and skills you develop on the programme through a final project which is either an academic dissertation or a live consultancy project for a client luxury brand. In both cases you will be able to develop a network of industry contacts that will be invaluable in your future career.
Terms 1 and 2
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Annual tuition fee: £19,950
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You will learn through taught classes, hands-on projects and contact with industry experts.
The programme is kept current by the research, business practice and networks of academic staff, who incorporate the latest industry thinking into teaching and learning.
You will benefit from regular guest speakers, who typically come from luxury brands and related businesses such as wealth management and real estate.
Course content is also informed by the annual Financial Times and International Herald Tribune summits on luxury.
Your final project will either be an academic dissertation or a live consultancy project for a client luxury brand.
Some of our courses encourage trips outside of the campus. If you have a condition that affects your mobility you are advised to contact the Disability Officer.
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Last updated: 20 May 2016
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I have enjoyed the one-on-one time with our lecturers. They come from varied backgrounds and have years of experience in different fields within the luxury industry. This meant our lectures were not just based on theoretical ideas but also their personal experiences, adding considerable value to our learning process.
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