Experiential Learning

Students experience luxury first-hand through intensive study tours, and work on real company projects under the guidance of faculty. The program’s Industry Advisory Board, comprised of luxury leaders around the globe, enhances mentoring, networking and executive coaching opportunities facilitated by the program’s Career Management Center.

Study Tours

Global Luxury and Management students participate in a number of study tours, notably New York during the fall semester and varying European locations during the spring semester.

New York Study Tour

New York City is a premier luxury marketplace, providing key leadership in the design, development, marketing, branding, finance, and retailing of luxury brands. The New York City Study Tour is an important component of the Global Luxury and Management program, providing students with real world learning experiences, combined with an opportunity to meet and learn from key global luxury industry executives.

European Study Tours and Trade Shows

Europe provides a unique luxury marketplace for students in the Global Luxury and Management program during the spring semester.

Based on Paris, students are within close proximity to several key cities that provide a hands-on learning environment for luxury products and services. SKEMA student organizations regularly sponsor student travel weekend excursions to key European locations such as Milan, Florence, Venice, Paris, London, Prague, and Barcelona.

Trade shows, organized by SKEMA personnel, are also an additional venue for Global Luxury and Management students. These trade shows, with a focus on the watch industry, leather goods, cosmetics / fragrances, apparel and footwear, provide key experiential opportunities for Global Luxury and Management students.

Company Visits

The Global Luxury and Management program utilizes key strategic partnerships with luxury companies and associations, industry personnel, as well as NC State and SKEMA alumni to make possible a number of luxury company site visits during the program.

Recent visits include: Videri Chocolate, Peter Millar, Jill Maurer Jewelry, Dior, Uniqlo, L’Oreal, Louis Vuitton, Intercontinental Paris Le Grand and Stahl.

Corporate Presentations

Global Luxury and Management classes regularly feature industry experts to augment academic theory. Recent corporate presentations featured E&J Gallo Winery, GH Ruch and Associates, HondaJet and Stahl.

Real Consulting Projects

Students are given several opportunities to engage directly with luxury companies on real company projects.

Growth Venture Entrepreneurship Clinic

The Entrepreneurship class uses the (NC State Entrepreneurship Clinic) clinical learning approach to address and tackle problems for our company partners and luxury brands around the world.

The clinical learning method immerses our students in the issues and obstacles facing a real company to provide a unique experiential learning opportunity and, in turn, produce executable solutions for our partner companies.

The director of NC State University’s Entrepreneurship Clinic serves as faculty lead for this course, which is delivered in the Clinic’s off-campus incubator space.