The fashion and luxury industry is facing historic disruption as a result of big data, digitalization, and social media. Success in this industry now requires new strategies and adaptable, innovative leadership.
The ELLE International Fashion and Luxury Management Program is the result of an innovative collaboration between ELLE, the world’s number one fashion media brand, MIT Sloan Executive Education, and Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM). The program is designed to provide participants with exclusive insight and a global perspective on the fashion and luxury industry.
The ELLE International Fashion and Luxury Management Program is designed for:
- Professionals in the fashion and luxury sector who seek to enhance management and leadership capabilities.
- Professionals from other industries who want to gain an understanding of the global fashion and luxury sectors.
- Professionals who seek to change careers.
The program is divided into 4-modules that will take place in Madrid, Paris, New York, and MIT Sloan’s campus in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
The program’s unique modular structure aims to provide a flexible and dynamic academic setting where participants can broaden their understanding of the fashion and luxury industry and acquire frameworks to face today’s business challenges. The curriculum will delve into the areas of fast fashion, haute couture and luxury, premium brands, and innovation.
During each module, faculty will utilize the most relevant case studies and course materials aligned with each of the six focus areas to provide a global outlook of the fashion and luxury industry.
During the course of the program, participants will have the opportunity to network with key leaders of the industry and apply the frameworks they are learning to real business challenges they face in their work. As a result of this deep dive into these strategic areas of focus, participants will leave the program better prepared to be leaders in the fashion and luxury industry.
Participants will engage in hands-on activities and deep, critical thinking around these modules, with the goal of developing a more innovation-driven and strategic mindset.
The program will leverage relevant case studies and proven frameworks that have immediate applicability to real business challenges. The frameworks presented include strategies for:
- Creating, capturing and delivering value
- Generating sustainable competitive advantage
- Pricing and funnel management
- Launching global brands
- Understanding consumer behavior and making effective use of demand data
- Financial decision making
- Increasing supply chain performance and improving operational execution
A program tutor will be assigned to each participant in order to monitor and assist them during the learning process. Program tutors will provide each participant with feedback and suggestions upon completion of assignments and projects. Program tutors will also be responsible for monitoring the Online Campus and answering any questions that may come up during the duration of the program.
The program will take place throughout the academic year from December to May and will be offered as either a hybrid (online and on-site classes) or as an online-only format.
The hybrid format will consist of on-site classes where participants will have the opportunity to engage with leaders of the industry and gain first-hand insight into the fashion and luxury industry. Participants will have three options for the hybrid format of the program:
- Global: Europe and US
Participants will attend all four modules in Madrid, Paris, New York, and MIT Sloan’s Campus.
- Europe only
Participants will attend modules in Madrid and Paris and complete the New York and MIT Sloan modules online.
- US only
Participants will attend modules in New York and MIT Sloan’s Campus and complete the Madrid and Paris modules online.
The online format is 100% online and is tailored to give participants the flexibility to adapt the program to their schedules and study from anywhere.
All participants will have access to videos of the on-site classes, case studies, and other digital materials. Throughout the duration of the program, participants will need to complete a series of online assignments and projects.
To be considered for the program, all applicants must complete the online application form.
Applicants will be accepted on an individual and rolling basis. In addition to the online application, candidates are required to submit:
- CV or résumé
- Letter of interest
- Copy of passport
Proficiency in written and spoken English is essential. The Admissions Committee may request a telephone interview.
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