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Luxury Management

Summer Program

Participants will have the option to choose between two-week sessions fully offered on campus or an accelerated one-week session, which requires online preparation by students prior to arrival.  

Anne Michaut
The Luxury Management Summer Program offers an engaging and comprehensive approach to the specific business model of luxury. We will provide future managers essential tools to manage luxury businesses.

Anne Michaut

Academic Director


  • Created and taught by leading professors and experts in luxury business
  • Exposure to leading guest speakers
  • Real-life case studies in the luxury industry
  • Accessible to students of all backgrounds with an interest in luxury
  • Opportunity to collaborate with peers through group work
  • Final presentation to jury of renowned professionals, including Michel Chevalier, President of Parfums Dusita.


The luxury sector is a major aspect of the French economy and requires a specific set of managerial skills and expertise. The HEC Paris Summer Program in Luxury Management is geared towards students who possess the following qualities:

  • Intellectual curiosity and a particular interest in luxury business
  • An interest in different ways of doing business
  • A taste for refined goods and services

The summer program introduces students to key concepts and principles of luxury management. The curriculum seeks to provide in-depth understanding of the luxury industry, its role in society and the key principles defining it, through particular focus on luxury brand management, the touchpoint between brand and customer, the balance between business and creation and the contemporary sales strategies adopted by luxury brands.

The program is primarily action-based, with teaching methods including cases, workshops and field trips in Paris’ high fashion district. Students are encouraged not only to learn new business principles but also to apply them in a real business setting. At the end of the two-week program, students present their team proposals to a Jury of brand managers.

Although the program is intended for participants with limited experience in the luxury industry, the course material and teaching methods still provide a challenging experience for those with more experience and more advanced knowledge.


Upon successful completion of the summer program, participants will be able to:

  • Appreciate the luxury sector, its products and services
  • Understand the key specificities of the luxury business in terms of managerial practices
  • Apply the key principles of management in the luxury industry to make appropriate business decisions
  • Describe and analyze the characteristics of a luxury brand and get a sense of the prerequisites to be able to build one over time
  • Develop and formulate a luxury strategy based on the offering’s characteristics and market opportunities
  • Master the implications of a luxury strategy from a financial perspective

Two course options

Luxury Management Summer Program: 2 weeks on campus, which students can choose to pursue during either Intake 1 or Intake 3.

Accelerated Luxury Management Summer Program: 1 week on campus from July 1 to July 5.

If you are selected onto the Accelerated Program, you will need to prepare yourself prior to arrival. You will be sent online learning material accessible from home or abroad as of 10 June, and are expected to spend about 20 hours going through this content. This pre-program preparation ensures that all participants have solid foundations in luxury management by the time they arrive at HEC, in order to make the most of the course.


Intake 1 Intake 2 Intake 3
Monday, June 10 - Friday, June 21, 2019 Monday, June 24 - Friday, July 5, 2019 Monday, July 8 - Friday, July 19, 2019
Entrepreneurship - The Start-up Studio Inclusive and Social Business Strategies Investment Banking and International Finance
Geopolitics, Globalization and Business Strategy Investment banking and International Finance Luxury Management
Corporate Finance Marketing for the Digital Era Mergers and Aquisitions
Luxury Management Financial Markets and Asset Management Statistics and Business Analytics
  Accelerated Luxury Management * The Future of Energy

*Full week on campus – preceded by intensive online study.