Luxury Connect and SDA Bocconi come together in India for Luxury Business Management Programs

Italian business school SDA Bocconi school of management, in association with Luxury Connect of New Delhi, will commence delivering  executive education programs in India with a special focus on the luxury business. These programs, based on the global experience of SDA Bocconi, are further guided by a special survey conducted by Luxury Connect across the Indian luxury segment on a pan-India basis.


The school of management has in fact tied up with Luxury Connect and will work on developing this sector of education. The schedule foresees  a 5 day executive learning program which will target people already working in the luxury industry, but not necessarily qualified in the same. With the opening up of FDI in India, it is expected that more brands coming into the country will seek experienced and qualified professionals for a better management system of their operations.

Upon successful completion of this first phase, the programs are proposed to be then followed with a longer program of around 3 months for executives with lesser experience. Luxury Connect also envisages that the market will be ready, in the next two years or so, for a fully fledged luxury business program.

“We decided to start this programme in India because Bocconi already has links and exchanges with many Indian universities and many of our top performing students are Indians who come from these exchange programmes. Furthermore, SDA Bocconi has this year launched the Mumbai International School of Business Bocconi (MISB Bocconi), a new school in Mumbai born from the partnership between Università Bocconi and a group of Indian entrepreneurs, devoted to offering high-quality postgraduate and executive education. Keeping the demands of international luxury students in mind, we have chosen India as a destination,”  says Stefano Caselli, SDA Bocconi professor and MISB Bocconi project manager.
The programme’s main focus will be to provide international as well as local luxury corporate exposure to students. “Bocconi realizes that Indians go on to become top level managers abroad. Luxury being a growing yet neglected area in the education field, we chose Bocconi as our partner due to its very special approach towards luxury and its association with the Italian luxury trade body Altagama’ says Abhay Gupta, founder, promoter and CEO of Luxury Connect.

The faculty will be of European origin and will carry the essence of the Bocconi flavor to India. The program will rotate to different metros every three months helping the respective local industry to take advantage of the program.

SDA Bocconi ranked 7th in Europe the Financial Times Business Scool rankings 2011, its MBA ranked 4th in the Forbes 2011 ranking of non-US programs and it is one of only 56 schools worldwide to have obtained the triple AACSB,  EQUIS and AMBA accreditation. 83% of its students in the MBA programme are international students.

LUXURY CONNECT founded and managed by Abhay Gupta, a veteran and pioneer in the luxury business of India, is the erstwhile Executive Director of Blues Clothing Company Ltd. He is also the name behind entry and development of top brand names like VERSACE, CORNELIANI, VERSACE HOME, AREDDO CLASSIC etc to India.



Filed under Luxury Business Management Program, Luxury India

4 responses to “Luxury Connect and SDA Bocconi come together in India for Luxury Business Management Programs

  1. varun sharma

    Hi My Name is Varun sharma. I am working professional. i was looking for course in luxury Brand management. in retail. So i just came across these comments . I wanted to know if this course is offered by Luxury connect and SDA Bocconi , In New delhi where it is located and whats do procedure for enrollement. please advice me regarding this.

  2. Please go directly on the link below and see all information regarding the courses and programs –!executive-programs
    All information are on
    Wishing you best of luck,
    Sacha Orloff Consulting Group


    Hi. My daughter is interested in an MBA in Luxury Brand Management in Mumbai India. Please let me know if you have some courses in Mumbai. If not, where else can she study for this course? Please advice.

  4. Dear Madam,

    Please see the below link and contact via email, or phone Luxury Connect. They will be pleased to answer all your queries.
    E: or
    Phone | 91 99 71 12 93 99

    Best regards,
    Sacha Orloff Consulting Group

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