MSc Fashion & Luxury Business

The MSc Fashion and Luxury business is designed for students who wish to specialize and undertake in-depth studies to prepare themselves at a high level for the ever-changing demands of the fashion and luxury industries.

October 2021
Full time
1 or 2 year(s)


The mentor of the MSc ​Fashion and Luxury Business is Alain Quillet.


Fashion is a dynamic, constantly changing and fast-growing segment of the luxury industry.


The MSc Fashion and Luxury business is designed for students who wish to specialize and undertake in-depth studies to prepare themselves at a high level for the ever-changing demands of the fashion and luxury industries.

The objective is to train students and provide them with a wide range of management skills in the fashion industry.

The program offers management courses and specialized courses in fashion management, all taught by professionals in the sector.


The strong linkage between Sup de Luxe and the corporate community is to ensure a perfect fusion of management, art, craftsmanship, and science, which is the essence of fashion.


At the end of the program, you will:

  • be able to demonstrate original creative thinking and autonomy in developing project ideas when responding to the changing needs of the fashion industry
  • be equipped to deal with existing and emerging technologies in today’s international fashion industry
  • have an understanding of specialist brand development and business practices globally



Program labelised Master of Science (MSc) by the “Conference des Grandes Ecoles”


Conférence des grandes écoles







Semester 1
  • Ethics and corporate social responsibility
  • Entrepreneurship ecosystem
  • Corporate finance
  • Strategic diagnosis
  • Management information system and project management
  • Self-actualization
  • International finance and risk management
  • End of studies thesis
  • Career development
Semester 2
  • Digitization of the international luxury world
  • Organization of a global luxury event
  • Marketing strategy 
  • Merchandising
  • Communication plan 
  • Advanced law for international organizations



3 types of courses:

  • Industry tailor-made management courses: 6 courses
  • Fashion and Luxury industry: 7 courses
  • Personal and Career development: 3 courses



Understanding Global landscape of the luxury industry

  • Foundations of luxury 
  • Characteristics of luxury companies
  • International market trends and international growth of luxury companies
  • Designing luxury strategies 
  • Executing luxury strategies
  • Structuring and managing the luxury value chain
  • Digital strategies
  • Catching new opportunities and developing new business models

Mastering Business Models in Fashion & Luxury Business

  • Country models in fashion 
  • The fashion process and timeline, the fashion pipeline
  • Business models in fashion and luxury
  • Understanding of the fashion industry segments
  • Sustainability and digitalization of the fashion value chain

Managing legal & regulatory issues in the luxury business

  • Intellectual Property /Trademark
  • Product licensing, contracts and control of brand image
  • Combating counterfeit and parallel imports
  •  International regulatory and tax environment

Understanding Sociology & history of fashion

  • Fashion Sociology
  • Cultural framework to understand fashion

Defining Fashion & Luxury Branding strategy

  • “Luxury Branding Fundamentals” 
  • Luxury & fashion Brand Management
  • “Communication in Luxury Branding” 

Managing Corporate Finance & Performance in the Fashion and Luxury industry

  • Financial analysis & diagnosis of Fashion companies
  • Value drivers of Fashion companies
  • ROCE
  • Investment appraisal
  • Profitability analysis
  • Cost Structure analysis (variable /fixes)
  • How to impact key operational decision-making 
  • ABC
  • Budgeting
  • Balanced Scorecard within the fashion industry

Managing Digital Marketing & E-commerce in the Fashion business

  • Fashion E-commerce and E-business evolution
  • Fashion E-commerce Marketplace
  • Fashion Luxury Marketing Research & Communications in a digital context
  • Developing a Fashion B2C E-commerce Strategy
  • Strategic digital marketing decisions in the fashion business
  • New trends in Digital marketing within the fashion business

French as a foreign language

Personal & Career development

  • CV & Cover letter writing
  • Job search Techniques
  • Presentation techniques
  • Personal branding on social media
  • Orientation sessions
  • Transactional analysis
  • MBTI or equivalent


  • Testimonies
  • Workshops

Research methods

  • The nature and scope of research
  • The research process at postgraduate level
  • Designing a research project
  • Formulating the research question and hypothesis
  • Critically reviewing the literature
  • Appraising research philosophies, approaches and strategies
  • Conducting primary research: interviews and focus groups, observations, surveys
  • Tools & techniques

Designing Fashion and luxury marketing strategies

  • Luxury & Fashion Marketing
  • Luxury & Fashion communication strategies

Mastering specificities of the (luxury) fashion product

  • Crafting the fashion product 
  • Trending the Fashion Product 
  • Use of fabric and materials in garment-making, fabrics knowledge
  • Pattern making and cutting

Managing communication & key events in the fashion business

  • Introduction to event communication business 
  • Managing events for fashion & luxury brands
  • Events at the heart of fashion Communication 
  • Key steps to plan, produce and organize an event
  • history and evolution of fashion shows
  • Discovering backstage
  • Focus on production companies & model agencies
  • Keys success factors and challenges for fashion shows

Managing a Fashion point of sales in a multichannel perspective

  • Operating a retail business in the fashion business
  • E-Retail & Fashion Business
  • Operating a wholesale business in the fashion business
  • The concept of Wholetail.
  • Introduction to fmerchandising strategy & tools
  • Visual Merchandising & Experiential retail in the luxury fashion business

Managing Purchasing & supply chain in the fashion business

  • Building a strategic framework to analyze supply chains in the fashion business 
  • Designing the supply chain networks 
  • Planning & coordinating demand & supply 
  • Planning & Managing Inventories
  • Designing and planning Transportation networks
  • SCM and Information technology



Learning Model

  • Our Master of Science requires a full-time commitment. The lecture calendar includes morning and afternoon sessions, plus on certain days the lectures will extend into the evening.
  • Your learning is guaranteed by an advanced and participatory teaching method that includes lectures, exercises, problem-based learning cases, field projects, corporate visits & seminars and guest speaker sessions.
  • The program will consist of theoretical courses, lectures and internship or job
  • The methods of evaluation are : Continuous, partial and dissertation.



Sup de Luxe Faculty

  • The cutting edge and international reputation of Sup de Luxe for excellence in management of luxury & fashion makes this program a privileged gateway to these industries.
  • This is also due to the MAFED faculty, composed mainly of top executives and professionals who bring their business expertise into the classroom during the courses and seminars, and thus firmly attach this program to the business world.  In addition, It also employs academics / teachers with a deep knowledge and experience developed over years from either teaching/researching or consulting in these sectors.
  • Corporate & world-class experts/lecturers (illustration)
    • Alain Quillet: CEO Paule KA & President of Montaigne Committee
    • Chantal Thomass: Designer & Founder, Chantal Thomass
    • Laurent Grosgogeat: Executive Vice President, Cerruti 1881
    • Marc ANDRÉ KAMEL : Senior  Partner, Bain & Company, Inc.
    • Angeline Durand-Sastre: Fashion Director, Chanel France
    • Bruno Perl : Retail Director France & Monaco, Chanel France
  • Faculty (illustration)
    • Thibaut de la Riviere: Sup de Luxe Dean, PhD in Law (Fields of Expertise : Patents, Business Models in the luxury industry)
    • Cynthia Illouz: Associate Professor @ EDC Paris Business School, PhD in Marketing (Fields of expertise: Corporate Philanthropy & Digital strategies in luxury industries)


Alumni within the Fashion & Luxury business

  • Alain Quillet: CEO Paule KA & President of Montaigne Committee
  • Catherine Bremond: Worldwide Retail Merchandising Director (all activities) at CÉLINE
  • Marie-Clotilde Chapus Claris: Senior Retail Director at Ralph lauren
  • Azalée Beaux : Head of Global Buying & Merchandising at Mulberry England
  • Camille Dolla : Collection Director at Berluti
  • Marie-Laurence Petit-Thorel : Shoes Activity Director at Louis Vuitton
  • Frederic Grangie: President Watches and Jewelry at CHANEL
  • Stéphanie Eveno : CEO at Bettina Vermillon
  • Virginie de Geoffroy: Vice President Sales Watches and Jewellery at Gucci Group Watches
  • Angeline Durand-Sastre: Fashion Director, Chanel France
  • Fanny Signeyrole: Co-founder & CEO at Fashion Talents
  • Orianne County: Country Manager Benelux at Zadig & Voltaire
  • Marie de Limur : Haute-Couture Director at Christophe Josse
  • Stéphane Moussu: Head of Wholesale and key accounts, Diesel
  • Kristina Wilhelm: Head of global retail Merchandising, Lacoste Asia
  • Jérémie Truffaut: Supply Chain Director,
  • Jennifer Cohen: Learning Director, Christian DIOR couture
  • Chloe Schwartz: Senior Product Manager, Hermes




  • A 3-year bachelor’s degree in any field from a recognized university with strong academic performance or a 4-year bachelor’s degree to enter the second year
  • A good command of English
  • No prior knowledge of French is needed; however French language classes are mandatory for non-French speakers as part of the program.


Selection Process

  • A selection committee examines the application file considering the candidate's qualifications and professional experience.
  • If the application submission is judged satisfactory, candidates undergo a face-to-face interview or remotely. The interview lasts about 30 minutes is based on a typical job interview.
  • Successful candidates will be admitted based on the application package and the interview.


Selection Timeline

  • The selection process is ongoing yearlong.
  • Applications are examined on a rolling basis and, given the high number of applications, those received much in advance of the deadline have a greater chance of being admitted. Therefore, it is in your best interest to submit your application as early as possible.


*Tuition fees :

 French and international students :

  • 33.000€ for two years
  • 20.000€ for the second year alone

The rate indicated is subject to deductions according to the terms of payment.