MSc in Luxury Management internship placement data for Fall 2017

Master students are entering in the last phase of their master curriculum. Placement data indicates that 95% of Master students decided to complete an internship for their capstone project (final master project where students can choose between thesis, applied project or internship). Half of the students who decided to follow the path of internship search have already started their internship, and IUM is proud to say that its students found internships which reflect the core hearth of their studies’ specializations. This year our students are interning in many international renowned companies located particularly in Monaco, France, Asia, Middle East and the US depending on their specialization.

Most Msc in Luxury Management internships are done in leading brands, as always, but more diversified positions.

In the retail or in the headquarter offices, most MSc in Luxury Management students have started their careers in their “dream brand”. The thorough industry and company analysis that they have to complete throughout the year, additionally with concrete corporate projects have naturally led them towards their natural aspirations.

Louis Vuitton Monaco & Paris, Hotel Renaissance Place Vendôme, Chanel, Maison Vitale, Ferragamo, Park Hyatt Paris Vendôme, Champagne Taittinger, to name a few… have this year again integrated most of our Msc in Luxury Management students.

Floriana Baldassarre, Italian, Retail Management specialization

MSc in Luxury Management internshipI decided to embrace a precise path after my bachelor degree in London, and challenging with myself in a such competitive industry. I am very proud to have chosen and have been part of the MSc Luxury Management with Retail specialization in IUM.

During this program, I have developed strong analytical skill, capable of identifying and assessing strategic opportunities thanks to the different companies we had the honor to be in touch with, in both domestic and international markets. I have also developed solid cross-cultural communication skills enable to be part of teams and manage people, resources and information across cultural boundaries. Flexibility and creativity acquired to address challenges presented in the international business environment. During the master, I acquired that specific knowledge needed in the luxury industry in Monaco which differs from other industries and works differently in each countries.

My Goals now are oriented and determinate to help and bring companies to leading positions by implementing strategic concepts in the Luxury businesses, with a precise focus in the High Jewelry field. I am focus to be a significant part of the Luxury and Fashion industries, and I truly believe that thank to IUM and the luxury foundation received I will achieve my aim!

The ones passionate about luxury hospitality, gastronomy and wines, have started with Hotel Metropole Monaco, Fairmont Monte Carlo, Grand Hotel du Cap Ferrat, JW Marrriott Bucharest Grand Hotel, Meridien Beach Plaza Monte-Carlo, Park Hyatt Paris Vendôme, these magical references in the industry.

Helena Bakker, Dutch, Hospitality & Event Management specialization / Intern at Park Hyatt Paris Vendôme

MSc in Luxury Management internshipMy experience in the Luxury Hospitality Management program was the right choice for me as it allowed me to complete my academic knowledge and give me insights of the luxury hospitality industry as it is today.

My professional experience has also been continuously enriched by the numerous professionals that took their time to let us into their world, through lectures, business meetings and visits. A 10-months program that is definitely challenging and requires commitment, but which is also extremely rewarding in the end. While IUM has given me the opportunity to rediscover myself and what I want for my future career, redefine my objectives and the goal I want to reach.

I know that at the end of this program I will be able to integrate leading hospitality brands at a management position level.


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