Dr. Taishoff, IUM Director of the MBA Programs, has been interviewed by The Economist about the concept of specialized MBA.

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“…The concept of specialized MBAs is well established, and programs dedicated to the luxury industry are a familiar example of the genre… For all the gloomy talk about existential threats to the MBA, luxury-management courses have several things in their favour. First, their links with specialized businesses are not easily emulated by outsiders or replicated online…Third, location provides a barrier to entry—albeit not an impenetrable one. Marika Taishoff of the International University of Monaco calls the principality a veritable “luxury laboratory”, filled with both purveyors and consumers of services from posh spas to private jets.”