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Luxury Business Management MA/MSc

Luxury Business Management MA/MSc

Course overview

The business of Luxury is lucrative and fast-growing, and our MA/MSc Luxury Business Management degree at UCA Epsom will help you become a part of it.

Whether you want to move into a high-level position in luxury brand consultancy, brand management, communications or product management, or start your own entrepreneurial venture, this course will equip you with the skills required to establish yourself within this sector of the industry.

This one-year master’s degree will focus your creative talents and build your business management skills, with a strong emphasis on independent research within your chosen area of expertise.

Every course within the Business School for the Creative Industries' portfolio is taught with a global perspective, giving graduates the skill set required to pursue a creative business career anywhere in the world. Our teaching programmes are all project-based, combining knowledge from both business and the creative industries in order to ensure that you graduate as a well-rounded, highly employable professional with a highly-regarded qualification.

Please note this course has previously been titled MA Luxury Brand Management.


Length of study 1 year full-time
Campus Epsom
Entry requirements Honours degree and/or relevant work experience
Course entry options Sept 2021, Sept 2022
Course details

Course details

The Business Lecture Series
This unit allows you to explore contemporary business practices central to today's global creative industry. It will allow you to build a portfolio of knowledge pertinent to your chosen area of business. You will be introduced to a series of successful business professionals who will not only inspire you creatively but also educate you on the realities of industry practice.

The Global Luxury Sector
This unit explores global context of luxury products, from brand evolution to consumption, marketing and technology and their impact on the luxury market. You will investigate factors that have influenced the luxury brand sector in the past, present and future and appreciate the key drivers of luxury. You will take part in discussions focused on diverse and innovative creative thinking. You will examine global practices and explore the nature of evolving luxury markets.

Promotion for Luxury
This unit will highlight the concepts of creativity and allow you to reflect on methods that are best suited to the luxury market. How do consumers perceive luxury? What are the values they associate with it? It will allow you to explore the strategies behind meeting consumer needs as well as user interface. You’ll gain extensive knowledge of key brand management and leadership strategies within the luxury sector.


Future Trends
This unit is designed to promote and develop creative thinking and problem solving. It will allow you to explore the role and purpose of future trend forecasting as a basis to investigate emerging ideas and their impact on a company’s direction. You will be expected to explore your industry and attempt to decode what makes your brands desirable whilst investigating the key components at the heart of successful global brands within your area of discipline.

International Business Strategy
Throughout this unit you will be expected to critically examine the strategic management process as it applies to internationally oriented organisations in order to remain and sustain competitiveness within the ever changing and demanding international as well as industrial environments. You will gain better appreciation of the key concepts, tools, and principles of strategy formulation and competitive analysis.

Ideas Development and Project Management
This unit will focus on advanced levels of research and analysis and you will be required to define and develop individual brand proposals pertinent to your area of discipline. Your research will be directed and guided by a project proposal in which you will negotiate and review your practice with your tutors. This is the development stage of the proposal, where you begin to develop your concepts and build your strategic plans.

Final Creative Industries Project
Building on your Project management knowledge from previous units, you will be expected to demonstrate the ability to integrate and apply academic and practical knowledge at a strategic level, often valued by business consultancy organisations and employers. This is a negotiated project, which can evolve from your previous experience working as a business practitioner in the creative industries, or can be delivered as a business start- up project or a consultancy project.

Tuition fees

The course fees per year for 2021 entry are:

  • UK students full-time - £12,400

  • EU students full-time - £12,400 (see fee discount information)

  • International students full-time - £18,020 (standard fee)
  • International students full-time - £17,300 (full early payment fee)

Additional course costs
In addition to the tuition fees please see the additional course costs for 2021 entry

Further information
Find out more about our course fees and any financial support you may be entitled to:

These fees are correct for the stated academic year only. Costs may increase each year during a student’s period of continued registration on course in line with inflation (subject to any maximum regulated tuition fee limit). Any adjustment for continuing students will be at or below the RPI-X forecast rate.

To support our students and alumni to progress to the next level of study, we have developed a new range of fee discounts across a range of courses.

Course specifications


Please note, syllabus content indicated is provided as a guide. The content of the course may be subject to change in line with our Student Terms and Conditions for example, as required by external professional bodies or to improve the quality of the course.


The business courses at UCA Epsom have a baseroom with networked computer facilities and you also have access to our extensive range of campus facilities, including: print studios with extensive screen printing facilities, photography studios, 3D workshops, media store for borrowing film and photography equipment. There is also a modern library with a wealth of books, journals, special collections and online resources.


Business School studios, UCA Epsom


Business School studios, UCA Epsom


Business School, UCA Epsom


Business School, UCA Epsom

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

  • An honours degree or equivalent qualification in the subject or a related discipline


  • Relevant work experience, demonstrating your ability to study at postgraduate level.

Consideration will also be given to applicants who can make a strong case for admission in relation to a particular project and can demonstrate their potential to satisfactorily complete the course.

To view the equivalent entry requirements for your country please select it in the list below.

Don't meet the international entry requirements or English language requirements?

You may be able to enter the course through the following entry courses:

Pre-sessional English courses in the UK or China

UCA International Foundation courses

The UCA International College

This course doesn’t require a portfolio. If you receive an offer, you’ll be invited to attend an Offer Holder Webinar where you can meet the course team and learn more about the course.

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UK applications

International & EU applications

Due to visa requirements, this course is not available to students that require a Tier 4 (General) visa.
If you have another category of visa please contact us: to find out if you are eligible to study.

If you're interested in joining Year 3 of this course, please contact our Admissions Team on +44 (0) 1252 892 960 or

When to apply:

You can apply throughout the year but we recommend you try and apply as early as possible so you have time to arrange accommodation and visas, if required.

For more information visit our how to apply pages

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