ICN Business School

MSc in Luxury and Design Management


Enter the Design and Luxury universe and become a creative manager!

This MSc in Luxury and Design Management is the result of cooperation between the 3 Schools of the Artem Alliance: Écolenationalesupérieure d'art de Nancy (School of Art), ICN Business School (School of Management) and Mines Nancy (School of Engineering).


  • To develop the knowledge and expertise necessary for progressing in the ever-changing luxury and design markets,
  • To implement business, marketing and communication strategies that are adapted to professionals in the luxury market,
  • To acquire a culture of design, its history, knowledge of its materials, its role at the heart of luxury firms, its skills and implementation using the bond between marketing and creation,
  • To prepare students for an international career in promoting luxury goods, especially in new emerging markets.


1st year (taught in French):

  • UE 1: Ajustements
  • UE 2: Développement personnel et professionnel 1
  • UE 3: Fondamentaux de la gestion
  • UE 4: Design et créativité
  • UE 5: Conception et matériaux
  • UE 6 + UE 12: Applications pratiques
  • UE 7: Développement personnel et professionnel 2
  • UE 8: Culture luxe
  • UE 9: Management de l’offre dans le luxe
  • UE 10: Gestion des marques
  • UE 11: Gestion de la production
  • "Mapping du luxe Parisien" Seminar in Paris (France)
  • Internship to be carried out in a luxury company (3 to 6 months)

Second year (taught in English):

  • UE 1: 1st Year Mission or Adjustment modules
  • UE 2 + UE 10: Master Thesis
  • UE 3: International Management Techniques 1
  • UE 4:Luxury Product Distribution
  • UE 5: Luxury Communications
  • UE 6: International Management Techniques 2
  • UE 7: Approach of LuxuryMarkets
  • UE 8: Major LuxurySectors
  • UE 9: Sustainability and Ethics
  • UE 11: 2nd Year Mission
  • Seminar in Moscow (Russia)
  • Internship to be carried out in a luxury company (4 to 6 months)

Practical information:

  • Length of studies: 2 years of studies
  • Campus locations: Nancy (France) for the 2-year program
  • Languages of study: French for the 1st year program; English for the 2nd year program
Teaching ModeFull Time
LanguageEnglish, French
Academic RequirementsNo academic background in business or economics required
Tuition Fees

€9,200 for the 1st year program; €8,700 for the 2nd year program (fees 2015, given for information)

Length2 Years
Application Deadline

June 30

Application Procedure


  • After a 3-year Bachelor's Degree, admission in 1st year (2-year program)
  • After a 1-year Master's Degree or a Master, admission in 2nd year (1-year program)
  • French proficiency required for the 1st year program / English for the 2nd year program

To get more information with the admission process (application deadlines, documents to provide, languages tests...): visit the ‘Application Files’ section of the School website or contact the ICN International Relations Office via

Admission Selection:

Selection will be made on the basis of the completed application submitted (an oral interview can be organized). The application should contain: certified academic transcripts from all universities attended, a curriculum vitae, a covering letter and attestations of languages.
Copy of the Certificate(s) of language(s) indicating level achieved [for non-native speakers of the language(s) required]:

  • English language: TOEFL (79-80 IBT), TOEIC (750-800), GMAT (550), IELTS (6,5), Certificate of Cambridge (level C)
  • French language: DALF or DELF (level B2)

The admissions jury will meet in June and in September.