MSc Sustainable Luxury


Luxury brands promise a unique, exclusive, timeless customer experience, with sustainability as an added competitive advantage. And no one does luxury like France. Gain expertise on the landscape, expectations and evolution of the global luxury industry, with special insights and experiences you can only have in France. In this programme, you will learn everything from fundamentals to the most avant-garde practices, while addressing major issues related to the energy transition.

You'll gain a uniquely deep expertise in corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainable development at Audencia, a guiding presence in the field:

  • Get access to new performane measurement methods to account for economic, social and environmental outcomes, developed in collaboration between Audencia and multinational partners like L'Oréal and PwC
  • Network and carry out projects in Gaïa, a centre gathering businesses, professionals, researches and students working to build positive-impact managerial strategies - the first of its kind opened by a business school
  • Study at an institution recognised as a Top 30 school globally in the Positive Impact Rating for Business Schools by the UN's PRME Global Forum

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Key Information

Degree Earned: Master of Science

Language: English

Duration: 24 months, full-time

Programme Start: September

Eligibility See Admissions Pathways for full eligibility requirements, programme options and tuition


This programme will provide you with solid theoretical foundations on the luxuries sector along with practical skills that you will develop through a series of hands-on projects.

  • You will study anthropology and the history of luxuries or luxuries and culture to build up a global and multicultural understanding of the sector.  You will be able to take a new look at the functional aspects of human resources and financial management as applied to the luxuries sector and become a specialist in the sector’s economic models. In fact, you will be looking at the whole of the luxuries value and supply chain.
  • You will take a closer look at the various luxuries marketing and sustainable and responsible supply chain modules covering the most recent research, surveys and case studies.
  • You will also study the transformation of the luxuries industry as well as its movement towards a better integration of social and environmental considerations throughout the whole of the value chain - from product supply to distribution.

Here are some of examples of teaching modules in the MSc in Sustainable Luxury programme:

  • Luxury: social anthropology, history and futures
  • Luxury companies and their environment
  • Aesthetics, art, design and luxury
  • Sustainable innovation and luxury
  • Consumers and luxury brands in a digital age
  • The new sustainable luxury organisation
  • Experiential marketing and retailing
  • Multi-stakeholder management in luxury
  • Luxury supply chain management
  • Digital transformation in luxury
  • Digital marketing communications in Luxury
  • Web and social media analytics
  • Principles of finance and law for managers in luxury
  • Compliance and extra-financial management control




On completion of an MSc in Sustainable Luxuries, you will be able to apply for a wide variety of positions at every level of the luxuries industry.

Marketing and Sales

  • Marketing manager
  • Brand manager
  • Sales manager

Merchandising and Digital marketing

  • Brand event planning manager

Luxuries industry specific Purchasing and Logistics

  • Supply chain & procurement managers
  • All transversal positions in the luxuries industry
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Admissions & Finance

Join us in Nantes to internationalise your future career! Here is a breakdown of everything you will need to make it smoothly through the application process.

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Master in Managent and MSc programmes: 

  • Proficiency in English
  • 3-year degree in any field


See Admissions Pathways for full eligibility requirements.

You may begin your online application at any time; you can save it and make changes before submitting. Admissions are open until the programme is full; however, we strongly recommend applying by the early application deadline of 31 January for the September intake.


See Admissions Pathways for a full list of required documents, and detailed admissions process.

2-year MSc programme (all specialisations) 

  • €25,000

2-year Master in Management programme (including MSc specialisation)

  • €33,000


Study abroad option*

For study abroad and summer terms, additional tuition fees may be applied by partner institutions according to the number of credit hours taken. If additional tuition fees apply, these fees will be paid directly to the partner institutions.

*Available to Master in Management students only.

There are a range Audencia scholarships you may be eligible for, as well as an extensive number of external scholarships. 


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