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IN PARTNERSHIP: If you want to know how the luxury world works, then you have to see it for yourself.

This is exactly what the University of Wollongong in Dubai is striving for its students to experience who embark on the newly launched Dual Global Executive Master’s degree in Luxury Management (GEMLux).

Joining forces with the esteemed Politecnico di Milano Graduate School of Business, the four-semester curriculum will see you travel to fashion capitals such as Milan, Geneva and Paris to participate in factory tours, as well as visit the headquarters of luxury brands, exhibitions and industry fairs while gaining exposure to game changers in the luxury retail industry.

Not only that, but this unique program has been supported by industry heavyweights from the world of luxury, such as Chalhoub Group, Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons, Jaeger-LeCoultre and Ferrari S.p.A.

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“UOWD’s GEMLux program bridges the gap between luxury goods and business management,” explains Professor Mohammed Salem, President of UOWD.

“It is also a big draw for people who wish to deepen their knowledge of luxury management, and enhance their creative and managerial skills in the luxury goods and services sector.”

This opportunity is directed at those who are striving to become luxury brand managers, fashion retail buyers, branding and PR specialists, creative directors, brand ambassadors and visual merchandising executives.

The GEMLux degree features course highlights including strategy, contract negotiation, luxury customer experience design and marketing, supply chain management, brand management, distribution and more.

The future of luxury starts here

As an eligibility criterion, the course mandates candidates to possess three to four years of work experience. For further information on the program, please visit, or contact UOWD’s admissions office on or 800-UOWD.

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