Global Luxury Management at Poole College

“As pointed out by The Boston Consulting Group Insights, luxury is a $1.4 trillion industry – the size of Australia’s GDP, the world’s 13th largest economy – so the welfare of such a large influence in the global marketplace is key.”

MICKEY ALAM KHAN, EDITOR IN CHIEF
LUXURY DAILY, NEW YORK

What is Luxury Management?

THE GLOBAL
LUXURY MARKET

From ancient western and eastern empires to modern societies, luxury goods, objects and services have been an aspirational and affluent force in shaping art, culture, society and economics.

Despite the global economic crisis, sales of luxury goods are surging worldwide. More than a symbol, luxury goods indicate success, advantage, privilege, taste and dreams. The luxury market relies on managers to understand, steward, and grow this unique sector.

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LUXURY IS*

LUXURY MANAGEMENT IS

  • strategy
  • consumer behavior
  • creativity in management
  • global luxury management dynamics
  • brand management
  • marketing
  • growth venture management
  • communication
  • pricing & distribution
  • globalization

Why is this program unique?

THE GLM DUAL DEGREE PROGRAM:

BUSINESS-FOCUSED
2 MASTERS DEGREES EARNED IN ONE YEAR
GLOBAL CURRICULM

NYC TOUR / CAROLINA LUXURY TOUR / EUROPEAN TRADE SHOWS

GLM INDUSTRY ADVISORY BOARD
REAL-WORLD, EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING

DIALOGUE WITH LEADING INDUSTRY EXECUTIVES

Global Luxury Management (GLM) is a specialized option within the one-year Master of Global Innovation Management program. The program was designed especially for students aspiring to careers in the luxury management sector of today’s dynamic, global marketplace, and is being offered jointly by North Carolina State University’s Poole College of Management, in collaboration with NC State’s College of Textiles and SKEMA. SKEMA is a French business school with campuses around the world, including Nice, France; Suzhou, China; and NC State’s Centennial Campus in Raleigh, N.C.

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What is the student experience in the GLM program?

CULTIVATING

passion + business acumen + real world exposure

In addition to the rigorous academic program, "experiential" activities bring a "real world" perspective to both semesters. These activities include a focus on:

  • CAREER MANAGEMENT
  • TOURS TO LEADING LUXURY COMPANIES / LOCATIONS
  • DISCUSSIONS WITH EXECUTIVES
  • PARTICIPATION IN TRADE SHOWS

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STUDENT EXPERIENCE

How does GLM engage with luxury industries?

DIRECT CONNECTIONS THROUGH

the glm industry advisory board

Along with other industry connections, the GLM program maintains an influential industry advisory board, consisting of industry executives who contribute time and perspectives on the global luxury market and the GLM program content by connecting with students, advising educators, and influencing the direction of the next generation of luxury leaders.

  • career development
  • internships
  • guest lecturers
  • company tours
  • executive insights
  • mentorship
  • insider networking

How do I apply?

You are formally invited to attend
the glm
information session

Attend an information session to learn more details and speak directly with Director Nancy Cassill & Assistant Director Derek Keller to find out if GLM is the right path for you.

SIGN UP FOR AN INFOSESSION >

FIND OUT MORE DETAILS ON APPLYING >

student life
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glm student experience

GLM's program revolves around Experiential Learning Curriculm & Activities

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industry engagement

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27

Amanda Unger

glm class of 2013

"The Global Luxury Management Program was a superb transition from my undergraduate studies of textile brand management and marketing. It has allowed me to utilize and apply management strategies to the marketing of luxury products."

Emily Johnston

glm class of 2013

"I really liked that the degrees were completed in two different countries - offering a unique perspective on the industry and first hand exposure to the luxury market abroad."

Amanda Thiel

glm class of 2013

"I am continually impressed with the increased amount of face-time we are able to get with key executives within the Global luxury industry."

Quentin Pleinet

glm class of 2013

"Our different projects, visits and lecturers helped us to be completely involved in the brands’ universes, to broaden our knowledge and meet professionals of the sector."