Executive Master in Luxury Management

  • Oct 2020 Next Start
  • 13 Months Duration
  • English Language
  • Executive
  • 13 years Avg. working
  • Milano,Rome, Dubai, London, Paris, Mumbai


The necessary luxury for your career development.

The Executive Master in Luxury Management (EMiLUX) is a post-experience modular program, taught over 13 months in  Milano, Rome, Dubai, London, Paris and Mumbai. Without having to leave your job, you will have the opportunity to open doors that you didn’t imagine existed, and you’ll be able to reach new goals.

COVID-19: SDA Bocconi is open.

Safety and flexibility are our guiding principles to ensure continuity of education including alternative ways of program delivery.

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Milano, Rome, Dubai, London, Paris, Mumbai


Expert field-based faculty



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"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
EMiLUX Director

What they say about EMiLUX

What are the specific skills a manager needs in order to work in the luxury sector?

I believe you need a balanced right/left brain. In a environment where creativity is key to success, it is important to never stop dreaming, but also manage the dreaming. I believe culture and vision need to be paired with a strong business mindset, particularly to be able to manage the complexity of a faster and more global environment.

What is the recipe for a successful luxury manager in the contemporary economic scenario?

Broad vision and fast decision making are key today to keep your strategy evolving with the economic scenario. Profitable markets are getting farther away from traditional comfort zones, which demand us to do things differently: be open to learning new ways to be in tune with the consumer.

What are the qualifications/specific skills of emerging leaders in the luxury goods business?

Today, I will say to learn Chinese, considering that 30% of global luxury sales are coming from those consumers! Beyond that, I believe that selling luxury goes beyond the product itself, and it is about creating a compelling culture which connects well with your target. Be open minded, eager to learn and updated on novelties, as even tradition needs to embrace innovation to stay current and relevant.

What are the emerging trends in the luxury industry?

The world of luxury is radically changing as today's consumers are different from the past. They are definitely getting younger - as well as more Asian - and the way they expect to interact with brands is different. They are seeking for more connectivity, interaction and uniqueness. Having abundance does not justify waste: sustainability and integrity are incredibility meaningful for new generations. Even if they do not expect their products and services to be any less luxurious, they demand that resources to be wisely used, and technology to come in and help. There is a good space for premiumization on different fields. And in a world where there is so much of everything offered, I believe rarity will give a novel meaning to exclusivity: this can be interpreted in different ways. The human touch from the artisan, ingredients and raw materials with little supply in order to make, preserve and inherit luxury products.

How is the international luxury goods market evolving?

Luxury is changing from product centered to human and lifestyle connected, so the way that the brand is positioned in different markets, and how it connects with local consumers in a variety of age spectrums, makes the whole difference in its relevance. Which means that brand powerhouses can extend their product territory, without diluting their value. Art is becoming an important vehicle to deliver memorable experience, and elevate brands from purely commercial to iconic and timeless. Glocalization is becoming a key word, creating meaningful local storytelling, always interpreting the brand spirit with authenticity. Every country has a different story and cultural point of reference, and I see more brands seeking the desire to create a bridge among their own terroir and their consumer culture.

What are the challenges a luxury manager will face?

Speed and volatility require us to be exceptionally alert. Every product, brand and company can be vulnerable to disruption in different markets. The high level of complexity requires us to develop a strong sense of urgency, able to respond with speed and agility on market changes. Be able to anticipate the future, dream about it, and make it today.

Anna Dato - Italian

Make Up Strategic Marketing & Account Development VP Asia, Intercos

When you arrive to EMiLUX, you do not realize how close the friendships to your fellow students will become. After just a few sessions, you feel as if you have known these people for many years. The friendships and networks created with a high level of trust will endure for many years.

Henrik Björck - Swedish
EMiLUX 2017 - 2018

Meet the EMiLUX

Upcoming online sessions
Sep 2020 10:00 - 17:00
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Sep 2020 10:00 - 17:00
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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 Skype.

Next Steps

Jan 2020
Applications Review Start

Go to admissions

31 Aug 2020
Application Deadline
19 Oct 2020
Program Start
20 Nov 2021
Program End

News & Social

01 March 2019
EMILUX, a key for international luxury brands
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17 December 2018
The second module of EMILUX in Milano hosted a special guest for its inagural lesson.
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