The Master in Luxury Goods Management - EMLUX is aimed at those students who wish to begin their career path in the luxury industry, a sector that requires both an understanding of the process of creativity and a solid managerial approach in order to succeed in an international multifaceted environment. With a concrete approach, EMLUX allows students to understand the peculiar logic and strategies of luxury companies, who master the ability to craft products that are desired by clients worldwide.
Starting from the necessary cultural foundations of luxury and the understanding of the utmost importance of craftsmanship and of the métiers d’art which are vital for this industry, EMLUX proceeds to unravel the managerial tools that dominate the functions of a luxury company, with a particular focus on brand management, retail, finance and accounting, which are key to obtain economic stability and long-term growth. Our cross-functional approach is the key for future managers, who need to understand the implications and impact of company decisions.
Career opportunities & professional recognition
EMLUX is especially designed to enhance diverse skills related to the particular operational, financial, marketing and product issues that impact strategic and business decisions in the luxury industry. Participants will, therefore, be exposed to the fundamentals needed to start the following careers:
- Marketing or brand manager
- Product manager
- Licensing manager
- Retail/wholesale manager
- Communication manager
- Area manager
Can I learn Italian while studying?
The Master offers a compulsory Italian Language and Culture course to international students. Classes are scheduled twice a week.
Are there internships opportunities?
The Master does not include a mandatory internship. However, students can find placement opportunities within the network of the University. An online platform gives access to plenty of internship offers, and students can contact the company/firm directly. Some internships may include a reimbursement (lunch and transportation), others may offer a monthly compensation, and finally, some internships may not be paid. This information is provided in each offer.
Can I work while studying?
Yes. Non-EU students entering Italy on a VISA are permitted to work part-time (20 hours per week).
Luxury: definition, environment, and characteristics - introductory course
- Sociocultural analysis of luxury
- Human resource management & business organisation
- Cross-cultural management & organisation
- Marketing management
- Brand management
- Global integrated marketing communication
- Research techniques in the luxury industry
- Accounting, financial management, and performance measurement
- Pricing and retail in the luxury industry
- Sales and customer relationship management
- Legal issues
- Supply chain strategy and network design
- Manufacturing, distribution & operations
- Product design, development & management
- Innovation & trends
- Italian language course
- Completion of at least an undergraduate degree, obtained after a minimum of 3 years of study (180 ECTS)
- The undergraduate degree must be obtained before the start of the program
- Università Cattolica will evaluate candidates’ academic and personal background and decide if they meet the specific conditions for admission to the chosen graduate program
- For applicants whose first language is not English:
- TOEFL iBT overall score of at least 80, or
- Academic IELTS overall score of at least 6.0, or
- Completed a degree program taught entirely in the English language