MBA Luxury Brand Management

MBA Luxury Brand Management
Class of 2016-2017

Friday, September 25, 2015

Final thoughts before graduation - Congratulations to the Class of 2015

By Stephanie Walker, MBA in International Luxury Brand Management 2014-2015, USA/UK

It is hard to imagine that an entire year has passed already, and now it is time for the MBA of International Luxury Brand Management Class of 2014-2015 to graduate! This past year has been an enriching experience for all of us in so many ways. We have travelled the globe to learn luxury business first-hand from established and emerging markets alike. Our class has been personally invited to visit the “maisons” of the top luxury companies and we have been so fortunate as to receive advice and insights from alumni as well as major industry players. 

In addition to all of these incredible experiences, the most amazing was the ability of our class to bond, learn and grow together. Our class this past year consisted of 38 highly talented students representing over 20 different nationalities and a wide variety of professional backgrounds (from fashion textile design to hospitality to wealth management). Our differences quickly became our strengths as we worked together on a multitude of projects over the course of the year. The students in our class were quick to bring their individual talents to the table and every class, project and group discussion brought our project topics into new light. It was incredibly inspiring to work with all of these unique individuals and we have formed lasting friendships for years to come!

As our class graduates and we prepare to bid “adieu” to our year together in Paris, it is hard to believe that it is time to start the next chapter in our professional lives. We have all grown and learned so much this year, but it is comforting to know that this is not “au revoir” but only “à bientôt!” Only time will tell where our careers will lead us, but we now have friends that we can visit all over the world!