Executive Master in Luxury Management

The necessary luxury for your career development.

Next Start 11 dec 2023
Duration 13 Months
Language English
Format Executive
Avg. working
11 years
Where Paris, Milano, Dubai, London, Los Angeles & Silicon Valley, Lausanne, Rome


The Executive Master in Luxury Management (EMiLUX) is a post-experience modular program, taught over 13 months in Paris, Milano, Dubai, London, Los Angeles & Silicon Valley, Lausanne, Rome.


The EMiLUX is a unique opportunity to empower your career in the luxury business, also looking at it from different cultural perspectives and in different markets. Without having to leave your job, you have the opportunity to open doors you didn't even knew existed, and you'll be able to reach new goals.

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Who is EMiLUX for?

EMiLUX is a unique opportunity for talented international professionals who want to develop their career in this growing and dynamic industry.

EMiLUX is the right master for you if you want to:

  • Become an executive in luxury business with an enlarged perspective
  • Develop a deeper knowledge of international luxury market codes with a broadened mindset
  • Develop an international professional network
  • Nurture your entrepreneurial spirit



My EMiLUX experience - Aliona Todorenco, Engineering & Quality Coordinator at Alexander McQueen

My EMiLUX experience - Lucio Forgione, Deputy Boutique Manager at Cartier



Why choose EMiLUX?

1. International environment in 6 different countries

With 8 international modules to be held in Paris, Milano, Dubai, London, Los Angeles & Silicon Valley, Lausanne, Rome, EMiLUX gives you the opportunity to get in touch with the most important Luxury Brand and Markets in the word.

2. Prestigious partnership

EMiLUX collaborates with top companies and institutions to create exclusive content and tools to better support our candidates in their future career in the luxury industry.

Alongside Bain&Company, BCGDorchester Collection Academy, illy and Cartier as our main partner.

3. Top guest speakers and direct brand experience

To gain the best and most up-to-date insights from the thinking leaders of the industries, and to directly experience brands in stores, showrooms, events and trade fairs.

4. A world class international faculty

The strength of the EMiLUX Faculty lies in a very high level of academic preparation and in the close and uninterrupted contact with the business world. EMiLUX Professors are involved in research, publishing, teaching, and consultancy with some of the most famous luxury companies in the world.

5. Learn without leaving your job

A part-time program divided into 8 intensive modules during pre-established weeks, that allows you to take leave from your company for limited periods and apply new insight immediately in the workplace. 

6. Entrepreneurial Project (EP)

It is a Capstone Project that runs throughout the program, which allows each participant to exercise their creativity, rigor and tenacity in applying course principles (such as strategy, operations, finance, HR, marketing, control, sales and more) and contents to real business problems.

7. Design Thinking Project

Aiming at nurturing participants’ creativity and thinking out of the box, in partnership with illy.

8. Broaden your network

Join the Bocconi community, one of Europe’s oldest and most prestigious business education institutions with over 110.000 Alumni worldwide.

You can also count on the EMiLUX network that includes around 120 Alumni.



Top Guest Speakers

face-to-face modules

in 7 different Cities

Paris, Milano, Dubai, London, Los Angeles & Silicon Valley, Lausanne, Rome



Distance Learning modules

6 distance learning online modules


Countries represented

Study tour

Discovering the Beauties of the Italian North-East

Veneto Study Tour (extra - not included on the fee of the Master)


Scholarships & Tuition Waivers

Class Profile


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Average Work Experience


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Inside My EMiLUX SDA Bocconi programs offer a unique and personalized learning experience. Enter the world of EMiLUX to discover its unique contents.

"Luxury requires you to be both highly imaginative and highly disciplined. The industry has dramatically changed in recent decades, by going through continued revolutions in digital technologies, international markets, and consumer trends. The successful companies are those that preserve their heritage and fundamental values of beauty, creativity, and exclusivity, but at the same time understand new trends and catch emerging opportunities. These are exciting times for luxury, a fascinating yet challenging market where international managers are asked to perform at their best, equipped with cutting edge management tools and endless creativity. I believe that EMiLUX is a unique opportunity for talented international professionals who want to develop their career in this growing and dynamic industry."



Gabriella Lojacono

"In today's world, luxury goods companies have been able to recover from the adverse impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, and they are now presented with new opportunities arising from the "green transition," and they are now progressing towards a circular economic model, responsible business, and innovation. EMiLUX offers an exceptional journey across the many areas of the luxury world, which can help international managers enrich their personal and professional lives by combining cultural heritage and creativity with a forward-looking planning, and a business-oriented approach "



Stefania Carraro

What they say about EMiLUX

While we first were disappointed to postpone the Nov'20 in-person module because of covid-19, it quickly turned out that SDA Bocconi with its very professional EMILUX team pivoted quickly, and instead made it super easy for all participants around the globe to join some of the planned presentations online. Then end of Jan'21 it was still uncertain if the module can take place in Feb'21. However, Prof. Gabriella Lojacono and her team did an incredible job assuring that our class can travel to the university that felt like a safe place to us. When arriving in Milan I was especially moved by the warm welcome on the first day though Giuseppe Soda, Dean SDA Bocconi, Prof. Gabriella Lojacono and the EMILUX team, as well as Cartier's representation. During the first two days, I was super impressed by the passionate instructors sharing insights into innovative concepts and business strategies of successful luxury companies, and also by inspiring guest speakers on campus and connected online, e.g. Alessandro Varisco, CEO Twinset. Coming from 13 years of experience of digital retail, merchandising and technical product development, I am super excited for the group to double down in building a diverse tool sets required to successfully lead luxury businesses to the next level. Especially the situation of the uncertain developments in the industry driven by the pandemic will require fresh insights. Our EMILUX class '21 is excited to invest into our personal growth with the support of the expertise of SDA Bocconi in luxury segments and businesses. As the first EMILUX class, we will get the chance to generate knowledge into current customer trends, and how luxury brands succeed by efficiently leveraging technological innovations in the context of omni-channel management. Representing the EMILUX'21 class, I would like to thank the EMILUX instructors and team! We are looking forward to the modules ahead of us!

Bettina Sehorsch - American
EMILUX 4 2021
Product Leader Tech, Amazon.com, New York City (USA)

My impression of the first days in the EMILUX program is beyond all expectations!

We jumped right into the deep of the dynamic and complexity of luxury business whilst using different learning methodologies such as lectures, guest speeches from the field’s big players and of course open discussions.

What I was positively surprised was how many luxury brands and outstanding business cases we discussed only in the first two days and furthermore how the business terms across all business categories were explained for those who are from different fields. This is really important for all of us participants to be on the same page and to go this path as one unity!

 After months of being connected online, it was a great pleasure to meet our new EMiLUX family in person, to connect and to build up our network.

I am already convinced I made the right choice with the EMILUX program and I am sure my expectations will be further surpassed throughout this master.

Eva Einwallner - Austrian
EMILUX 4 2021
Wholesale Operations Specialist at MONCLER

Meet the EMiLUX

Upcoming face-to-face meetings
Feb 2024 15:00 - 20:00 | LOCAL TIME
Orientation Meetings - Roma
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Feb 2024 18:30 - 20:00 | LOCAL TIME
NAPOLI: Change with an impact! Una conversazione con l'Associate Dean di SDA Bocconi sul Manager del Futuro
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Personalized Orientation

SDA Bocconi organizes events and meetings throughout the year, both online and offline, where you can interact with directors, faculty, alumni, and staff.


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EMiLUX is a challenge to be taken on with a strong dedication. The Director and the Recruiting and Admissions team will be happy to arrange an individual orientation meeting at school to answer your questions and give you personalized advice. We can also do this by phone or remotely.


Next Steps

Mar 23
Applications Review Start

Go to admissions

Nov 23
Warm-up | Pre-courses Online
11 Dec 23
Online Start of the Program

News & Social

21 November 2023
Retail and digital transformation take center stage for 7th edition of EMiLUX
Gabriella Lojacono, EMiLUX Director, presents the main new features of the 2024 edition of the ...
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17 May 2023
EMiLUX and the future of luxury at the intersection of sustainability and technology
EMiLUX - Executive Master in Luxury Management
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