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.