Fashion and Luxury Business

Objectives of the Major in Fashion and Luxury Business

Following the rapid evolution of the job market and the growing request for profiles with a versatile understanding of the fashion, luxury and tourism industries, Luiss Business School has launched the Master’s Degree Programme in Fashion, Luxury and Tourism Management. The programme offers a modern approach to the field to establish a solid foundation for a successful career.

The programme balances managerial courses with more strategic and creative lectures. The management courses give candidates the knowledge they need to lead companies operating in these industries while the strategic and creative lectures give students a deep understanding of the field’s underlying dynamics.

The Master’s Programme is divided into the following majors:

  • Fashion Management (English, Rome)
  • Luxury Management (English, Rome)
  • Tourism Management (English, Rome)
  • Tourism Management (Italian, Belluno)
  • Fashion and Luxury Business (English, Milan and Amsterdam)

The programme allows students to receive a general managerial education paired with the specialised paths of each major. All majors start with the foundations and core concepts of Management, Economics, Marketing, and Branding with a special focus on the Italian market.

The Major in Fashion and Luxury Business, held in Milan and Amsterdam, focuses on the transfer of knowledge of both fashion and luxury industries, as well as developing a business-like approach to these fields.

Students develop an understanding of management techniques of fashion and luxury firms, while focusing on the strategies, management and business actions required to support their future career.

The programme enables graduates to start career paths in a wide range of organisations both in fashion and luxury industries. Furthermore, the international environment gives students further opportunities to expand their knowledge and skills.

The Major in Fashion and Luxury Business transforms classrooms in meeting spaces between top professionals in the industries and students. Influential guest speakers provide candidates with quality professional experiences, technical notions and compelling case studies to draw inspiration from. Students are shown a 360° vision of the fashion and luxury business scenes. Students furthermore are presented with explanations of career paths within the industries to inspire and direct candidates to the areas best suited to their inclinations and capacities.

Through the programme, students:

  • understand the operating mechanisms in fashion and luxury firms
  • comprehend corporate and business strategies
  • study how to manage a product portfolio
  • learn to analyse retail channels
  • become proficient with communication and image tools and techniques
  • discover modern key roles operating

The Programme will start in Amsterdam, at the Amsterdam Fashion Academy,  and  will end in Milan, at the Milano Luiss Hub.

Diploma and ECTS

The Master in Fashion, Luxury and Tourism Management – Major in Fashion and Luxury Business is a one-year Master of Science equivalent to “Master Universitario di I livello” in accordance with the Italian university system. It provides students with at least 60 ECTS – European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System. At the end of the Programme, the Master’s Diploma “Master Universitario di I livello” will be conferred to participants who have passed exams or others assessment tests envisaged in the study program.

Target audience of the Major in Fashion and Luxury Business

The Major in Fashion and Luxury Business is aimed at recent graduates — or those graduating soon — who are interested in developing competencies required in the fashion and luxury industries.

Career prospects

The programme puts students on career paths in a wide range of organisations to:

  • Work within communication and image
  • Support operations and supply chain
  • Operate in visual merchandising
  • Define a digital marketing plan
  • Promote product and image brand
  • Operate as Luxury and Fashion Advisor

Direction and Coordination

Scientific Director of the master

Luca Pirolo, Head of Master Programmes, Luiss Business School

Scientific Directors of the major in Fashion and Luxury Business

Daniela Della Rosa, Adjunct Professor of Luiss Business School
Carlo Fei, Adjunct Professor and Professor of Practice of Luiss Business School

Scientific committee

Pietro Beccari, CEO Christian Dior Couture
Gianluca Brozzetti, Ceo Buccellati
Claudia D’Arpizio, Partner Bain & Co. Italy
Ferruccio Ferragamo, President Salvatore Ferragamo S.p.A.
Alberto Festa, Scientific Director of the Major in Luxury Management
Olivia Mariotti, Scientific Director of the Major in Fashion Management
Matteo Marzotto, Entrepreneur and Manager
Giacomo Moletto, Chief Operating Officer Hearst Europe at Hearst Magazines
Massimo Paloni, Global Supply Chain Executive Vice President Bulgari
Fulvio Peppucci, General Manager – The Level Group
Luca Pirolo, Head of Master Programmes, Luiss Business School
Stefano Sassi, Strategic Consultant at ETRO
Martino Scabbia Guerrini, President of Contemporary & Jeanswear Brands of VF International