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NC State and SKEMA Business School Educate the Future of Global Luxury
The expanding global market for luxury goods and services requires professionals who understand brand management and marketing in today's dynamic global business environment, as well as the culture and heritage of luxury products.
The Global Luxury Management (GLM) program is a unique graduate degree program offered as a partnership between NC State University’s Jenkins Graduate School of Management and SKEMA Business School's Sophia Antipolis campus in France, in collaboration with the NC State College of Textiles. The rigorous one-year dual degree graduate program provides students with a solid foundation in global luxury management coursework combined with experiential activities – to prepare future leaders for the dynamic global luxury marketplace. Students earn two masters degrees, one from NC State and one from SKEMA, during the one-year program.  
GLM is accepting applications of the fall 2014 class. Learn more at: www.poole.ncsu.edu/glm

Iowa State University
Distance (hybrid) Ph.D. in Apparel, Merchandising, & Design
NEW: Program starts Summer 2014
Iowa State University is launching its new distance Ph.D. program in Apparel, Merchandising, & Design. The program is geared toward working professionals who have a master’s degree and are looking to complete a Ph.D. Award-winning faculty members prepare Ph.D. students to become future faculty members. Students spend two to three weeks on campus during the first summer to take up to 13 credits. Other courses are offered online in fall and spring or as short courses on campus in summers. Application deadline: March 15, 2014.  More information is found here: http://www.aeshm.hs.iastate.edu/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/ISU-Hybrid-AMD-Graduate-Flyer-20131.docx

University of North Carolina - Greensboro Online MS Degree Program
The Department of Consumer, Apparel, and Retail Studies at the University of North Carolina - Greensboro offers an online Master of Science degree program with a concentration in Global Apparel Supply Chain Management.  For more information, click here.


University of North Texas Online Courses
The Department of Merchandising & Digital Retailing, College of Merchandising, Hospitality & Tourism, University of North Texas, offers online classes at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.  For more information, click here.  












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