language English
type Full time
intake September
length 12 months
location Milan, Italy and Reims, France
tuition fee 16000 €
university requirements 4 year Bachelor's degree (minimum 240 ECTS) or 3-year Bachelor degree + 1 year of professional experience


Here are some of the most Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) we receive from prospective students interested in our International Master in Luxury Management.

If you do not find an answer to your question below, please contact us at infomasters@mip.polimi.it.

Who is eligible for the IMLUX Programme?
Students with a bachelor of 4 years with an equivalent of 240 ECTS or higher are eligible to apply. Students with fewer than 240 ECTS are eligible to apply provided they have at least one year of relevant work experience.

How long is the IMLUX programme
The programme is 12 months long. 

In what language is the programme taught?
The programme is taught in English, although there are opportunities for students to study the native language of the country of study throughout the programme.

Do I need to speak French and Italian
No, as the medium for the course is English, students are not required to learn French or Italian, although they will be given the opportunity to do so. 

How many students are in the programme
The average class size is around 50 students.

Is there an age limit for the programme
No, but the programme is ideally suited for recent University graduates and those in the initial stages of their career. 

For more information, please write to infomasters@mip.polimi.it.

What is the application date to apply for the programme?
The final application date for Non EU students is the 31st of May, whilst EU students have until the 15th of July to apply for the course starting in 2018.  Please note that the admission process for the master is on a rolling basis, therefore the sooner you apply the more chances you will have of securing your place in the class, as capacity may be reached before the final application deadlines.

How can I apply for the IMLUX programme?
To apply for the programme, please follow the instructions on the Admissions page of our website. Make sure to stay aware of the deadlines for each year. 

Does the IMLUX programme have a letter of recommendation form?
There is no specific form for the recommendation letters; however if you need any further assistance on the ideal template for your application, please contact infomasters@mip.polimi.it and we can provide you with further assistance in this matter. 

I am currently finishing my bachelor studies, but I will not get my degree until after the applications ends. May I still apply?
Yes. Applicants may apply for the programme if they expect to graduate by the starting date of the programme in September. Applicants who are yet to graduate from their respective programme are required to submit documentation from their current school or university indicating the expected graduation date. Final admission will depend on the successful completion of this programme and will only be made once all the necessary documentation is received.

I am not a native English speaker, but I have completed my studies in English. Do I still have to submit English proficiency test scores?
No, for students who have completed their studies in English, a statement from your University stating that the medium of instruction was English is enough. IELTS and TOEFL are not necessary. 

Do I need to sit the GMAT to apply for the course?
No, the GMAT is not necessary for the course. 

How long does the admissions process last, and when do we know the final decision?
Admissions are on a rolling basis, so once all application documents have been received, we can provide you with feedback on the status of your application. This process usually takes around one week on average. 

For more information, please write to infomasters@mip.polimi.it.

What is the cost of the programme?
The programme costs  € 16,000. These cost cover the entire length of the programme, although they do not include living and travel expenses.

How do I apply for tuition fee waivers or grants for the programme
For further information on the options available for financial aid please visit the Financial Aid page.

Can I apply for loans?
While MIP itself does not offer loans, we have explored some loan options for our students, so please contact infomasters@mip.polimi.it for further information.

Will I have to buy textbooks?
No, you will be provided textbooks by the programme, with the cost included as part of the overall programme fee.

For more information, please write to infomasters@mip.polimi.it 

What is the cost of living in Milan?
The cost of living is comparable to many other important European centres. We recommend that students budget for around 800 to 1200 euros per month, however these costs will vary depending on each person’s personal spending habits.

Where is MIP located in Milan?
MIP is located in the north-west of Milan at the Bovisa site, a brand new campus just 2 trains stops from the centre of Milan. It is also well serviced by buses and trams. 

Where can I stay during my studies?
MIP has a range of agreements with various residences around Milan, each with fast and easy access to the Bovisa campus, or we can assist you in finding short term private accommodation. Visit the International Students Office page to find out more. 

For more information, please write to infomasters@mip.polimi.it.

Can I visit you and talk in more details with someone about the programme?
If you would like to have a campus tour and meet with our representatives personally, please contact us at infomasters@mip.polimi.it. We will be happy to arrange a time to see you, or alternatively assist you in arranging to visit any of the partner schools of the programme. 

Can I sit in on a lesson?
Yes, just ask us in advance to arrange a time. Usually there is no problem with sitting in on a lesson, however there are certain times of the year that are not always optimal for this. 

Can I contact you over skype?
Our recruitment representatives are happy to arrange a time to speak with you over Skype. Contact infomasters@mip.polimi.it to arrange a call. 

How can I contact current students or alumni in my area or future industry?
We are happy to put you in contact with our alumni. We ask that you send us a copy of your curriculum vitae so that we might find someone with similar experience or background for you to speak with. 

Am I able to speak to any Admissions Representatives in my country or region?
Admission reps and alumni regularly travel the world attending Masters fairs, in order to meet with students and answer questions about our programmes.  If you would like to speak to an Admissions Representative in person, visit our IMLUX Events page