To say it in the words of Oscar de la Renta: “Be the designer of your own destiny”.
When I enrolled at IUM to do the MSc in Luxury Management program, I was already working within the luxury perfume and beauty industry at Chanel. I was curious what new insights the Master in Luxury Goods & Services at IUM would offer me.
The quality of the MSc in Luxury Management program exceeded my expectations in two main aspects:
First, MSc in Luxury Management program´s industry-related and selected courses were taught by extremely engaged professors who are anchored in the luxury field, shared their own experiences and provided first-hand industry knowledge. Inspiring guest speakers and instructive business re-creations in international, dynamic workgroups enhanced my learning process.
Second, I learned about my strengths and experienced personal development while working on my capstone project while deepening my knowledge and passion for brand management, marketing and consumer behavior. Various projects, presentations and case studies helped me to understand my own positioning within groups, how to deal with the pitfalls of the industry and how to be prepared for future positions.
In addition, I had the pleasure to meet amazing personalities from all over the world, build lasting friendships and network on sector-specific field trips with established professionals working for THE major brands.
For someone wanting to work within one of the luxury business fields there is no place more suitable than the epicenter of luxury, Monaco.
Upon completion of my internship at Ferragamo in fashion and retail, I returned to luxury perfume and maquillage at the LVMH group to work in print and online public relations for Givenchy and Kenzo.
I still benefit daily from knowledge I gained and experiences I had at IUM in my current profession in the music industry focusing on luxury collector’s items and limited runs for instruments, specifically rare guitars.
I am glad that I met a student prior to enrolling who had completed their masters studies at IUM and recommended this unique experience.
It has enriched my professional and personal life.
Written by Claudine C. Schweizer, MSc in Luxury Management 2013
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