Which school to go to to work in the luxury industry?

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The luxury industry is now a global market with a flourishing health. Whether they are independent brands or large groups, these companies are looking for international managers capable of supporting global growth.

To work in a luxury brand, you need: a diploma or specialized training in luxury, significant experience in the purchase, sale and promotion of luxury products. Many students dream of working in the luxury industry. However, the path is not simple. Which school should you attend to work in the luxury industry?

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What school do you need to go to in order to have a chance to work in the luxury industry?

To work in the luxury industry, you need to have a good understanding of how supply and demand work in this sector. The main areas are finance, marketing and communication. You can study at a business school rather than a university, as they are more specialized for this type of job. They will teach you all the important skills you need to work in this field.

Business schools will also help you develop your career by giving you the opportunity to meet people who are already working in the industry or who are interested in doing so in order to develop your network.

Why go to business school to work in luxury?

A business school is a good start for someone who wants to work in the luxury industry. The skills you learn in these programs will help you build your career. It’s also an opportunity to learn from experts, which will help you understand how the industry works from different angles. At INSEEC, you will have different choices on luxury programs.

Our school offers you a 1 to 3 year training to specialize in luxury.

Thus, with the Bachelor of Luxury program, you will be specialized in all areas of luxury, including high-end sales systems. You also have the possibility to specialize in an MBA in Luxury Brand Management (in 1 or 2 years) after a general sales or marketing curriculum. This program is taught entirely in English. Its purpose is to provide students with the necessary skills to work in a complex and ever-changing environment! The seminars are conducted by working luxury professionals and are based on concrete case studies.

Is it possible to study luxury in college?

This is a question that many people ask. The answer is yes, it is possible to study luxury in college. However, only a few universities offer this course. A good way to do this is to take a generalist course in marketing and specialize through internships (rarely mandatory) or through a research course in luxury (doctorate or thesis).

How do I get into a school like INSEEC to work in luxury?

INSEEC has a selective admission process. Indeed, the admission procedure depends on the program chosen. But in general, you have to go through a pre-selection process. Then, if you are eligible, you will take a written test and a motivation interview. During this interview, English and general knowledge related to the luxury sector will be tested: knowledge of the market, brands, players, trends, etc.

How to prepare your motivation interview to join a luxury training program?

Luxury training is an emerging trend in the education market. However, it can be difficult to prepare for an interview on this topic. So, to help you with your job interview, you can review your resume and make sure it reflects your qualifications. You should prepare common questions that the jury may ask you and prepare answers to those questions. Gather as much information as possible about the luxury culture and especially the reasons why you are choosing this course.

This preparation can also be useful during your interview for an internship or work-study program! In this case you will also need to learn about the company itself as well as its codes and corporate culture.

Any more questions? Feel free to consult our luxury FAQ.

Updated 13 July 2023