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Full-time MBA | Luxury Retail

Luxury & Retail
Luxury and Retail

High-End to Bottom Line

Understanding the global luxury and retail markets.
MBA alumni Ryan Day Castle
Student Voices

Ryan Day Castle, MBA 2015

"Stern sits in prime NYC territory, and without the access to alumni and companies in my industry who are just a stone's throw away, I wouldn't have had the seamless transition from finance to fragrance and fashion."

Experiential Learning

Developing Solutions, Driving Impact

CFDA Masters Workshop

In partnership with the Council of Fashion Designers of America, students pair with designers to work on a variety of projects such as financial analysis, product market strategies, investor-ready business plans and expansion strategies.

Doing Business In (DBi) ... Italy

During this one-week global course, students attend lectures at SDA Bocconi School of Management, complete a retail field assignment, and visit companies like Dolce & Gabbana, Versace and the Mantero Silk Factory, as well as several flagship retail outlets in Milan.


A Curriculum Customized to Your Goals

You need a curriculum that is relevant to your career goals. We provide the options to get you there. Choose up to 3 areas of focus from more than 20. From there, you can dial in your experience by selecting from a pool of over 200 electives. 

Enhance your business and management foundation and bolster your marketability with elective courses specifically tailored to careers in the luxury and retail sectors. 
Related Specializations
  Brand Management      Digital Marketing 
           Global Business      Luxury Marketing      

 Supply Chain Management and Global Sourcing 

Related Coursework
  • Advertising Management
  • Global Strategy
  • Luxury Marketing
  • Innovation and Design
  • Brand Strategy
  • Decision Models

Faculty Spotlight

Thomai Serdari, Director of F&L MBA

Thomai Serdari

Thomai Serdari, Ph.D. is a strategist in luxury marketing and branding. She helps clients launch, grow, and successfully manage luxury brands. She is an expert on luxury and actively studies, values and reports on companies or funds that operate and invest within the luxury goods market.

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Student Blog


Richa Deshpande, MBA '19

"Although this summer I was hired as a Marketing intern responsible for building the data analytics capability, I have also had the opportunity to be a product manager, brand strategist and project manager."

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A well-tailored career program

Whether you are interested in retail strategy, brand management, operations, corporate finance or merchandising, our career services program meets you where you are, helping synthesize your skills and passions into a customized roadmap for the luxury or retail career of your design.

Our downtown NYC location and strong relationships with top global luxury brands and retail companies provide you with a built-in professional network and a variety of internship and career opportunities - right in our own backyard.
Select Employers of NYU Stern MBAs in Luxury and Retail
  • Allbirds
  • Chewy
  • Ghost Flower
  • H&M Hennes & Mauritz
  • Nike, Inc.
  • Petite Studio NYC
  • Rebel
  • SKK Jewels
  • Walmart eCommerce
  • Williams Sonoma, Inc.

Community and Clubs

Connection Begins Here

Luxury and Retail Club

The Luxury and Retail Club bolsters industry ties and promotes market knowledge by hosting collaborative events for the Stern community.

Graduate Marketing Association

GMA explores the marketing of products and services across a wide variety of businesses and industries.